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'I want my players to have played their most enjoyable cricket during my time'

Aug 22, 2018: Chandika Hathurusingha, eight months into his coaching role with Sri Lanka, talks about the team's objectives, and winning at home and abroad

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

The case for scrapping the toss

Jul 21, 2018: Could giving the away team the choice of batting or fielding first reduce the scope for overly lopsided contests on pitches heavily skewed in the home side's favour?

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2018

Maharaj hoping to learn from "best in the world" Herath

Jul 18, 2018: The South African spinner described the Sri Lankan's consistency as "phenomenal" and said he wanted to incorporate how the older man could turn and slide the ball at will

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Herath may retire from international cricket in November

Jul 10, 2018: Herath may quit following the three-match Test series against England. Provided he plays every Sri Lanka Test until then, he will finish five Tests short of 100

Andrew Fidel Fernando

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Bridgetown

Sri Lanka look to refocus on cricket in pink-ball Test; Lakmal named captain

Jun 22, 2018: They are 1-0 down and will be led by Suranga Lakmal in Dinesh Chandimal's absence. West Indies, meanwhile, have won their two most recent Tests at the Kensington Oval

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Dhaka

Herath isn't battling father time, he has cut a deal with him

Feb 10, 2018: As he surpasses some of the game's most exalted figures and plonks himself in the pantheon, this chubby, ancient guy can still embarrass your batsmen

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Dhaka

'Feel like we've started another journey' - Herath

Feb 10, 2018: Veteran spinner sees a "proper" team with youth and experience in equal measure following three years of rebuilding

Mohammad Isam

Test bowling nominees

Turn, turn, turn

Jan 15, 2018: Seven of our top ten Test bowling performances of 2017 came from spinners. Who was the best?

Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Sri Lanka in India 2017

Rangana Herath out of Delhi Test with back injury

Nov 28, 2017: Sri Lanka are likely to name legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay as the replacement for the Test that starts in Delhi on December 2

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata, 4th day

A crucial innings, the Rangana Herath way

Nov 19, 2017: Rangana Herath mixed some cracking shots square of the wicket with a good sprinkling of plays and misses in a unique innings that was frustrating for India and very, very handy for Sri Lanka

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

Sri Lanka news

Gunaratne wins big at SLC's annual awards

Nov 1, 2017: The allrounder picked up four awards at the ceremony, while Rangana Herath and Chamari Atapattu were named the men's and women's cricketers of the year

Madushka Balasuriya

Rangana Herath and his fourth-innings mastery

Oct 6, 2017: In the Abu Dhabi Test, Rangana Herath once again showed his fourth-innings mastery, becoming only the fourth bowler to take 100 wickets in the last innings

S Rajesh

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017-18

The truth about Rangaiyya

Oct 3, 2017: To the rest of the world, Rangana Herath is a lovable teddy bear of a slow left-armer. To Pakistan, he's a mean-ass, conniving devil who has taunted and harassed them for over a decade

Osman Samiuddin in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

When Herath tormented Pakistan

Oct 2, 2017: Five previous instances when Rangana Herath spun Sri Lanka to victory against Pakistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, Day 5

Herath and his fourth-innings heists

Oct 2, 2017: Sri Lanka have defended scores of less than 250 only four times in their Test history. Every single time, Rangana Herath has been at the centre of it all

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Herath: first left-arm spinner to 400 Test wickets

Oct 2, 2017: Statistical highlights of Rangana Herath's 400-wicket Test career

Bharath Seervi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day, October 2, 2017

Herath's 400th wicket seals dramatic victory for Sri Lanka

Oct 2, 2017: Pakistan lost a Test match in Abu Dhabi for the first time, as 16 wickets fell on a nail-biting final day on which Rangana Herath became the first left-arm spinner to break the 400 barrier

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Pakistan's transition an advantage for SL bowling - Chandimal

Sep 27, 2017: Pakistan will begin working out their batting order after the retirements of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, and Dinesh Chandimal believes a settled Sri Lanka bowling attack can exploit this

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2017

Herath to be rested for Pallekele Test

Aug 8, 2017: The left-arm spinner pulled up with a stiff back in the second Test and will stay in Colombo to receive treatment. Two players will be added to Sri Lanka's squad for the third Test

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Rahane reveals thinking behind India's quick feet

Aug 4, 2017: Dancing down the track to Rangana Herath has proved a productive tactic for India's batsmen in this series, with the knock-on effect of creating opportunities to score off the back foot as well

Sidharth Monga at the SSC
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