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Statsguru Awards

A South Africa show

Mar 14, 2014: The players of 2013, as decided by the numbers. Also starring George Bailey, Saeed Ajmal, and Virat Kohli

S Rajesh

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

Senanayake relishes batting responsibility

Feb 19, 2014: Sri Lanka are aware of Sachithra Senanayake's value as a spinner and a lower-order batsman, and have persisted with him despite other options

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Chittagong

Sri Lanka take series after another final-ball win

Feb 14, 2014: Sri Lanka sealed the two-match Twenty20 series 2-0 after beating Bangladesh by three wickets in Chittagong

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Prasanna Jayawardene returns to Sri Lanka Test squad

Dec 23, 2013: Wicketkeeper-batsman Prasanna Jayawardene has been named in Sri Lanka's 16-man Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan, having last played a Test against Australia last year

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Dambulla

Bad light gives Sri Lanka win, series squared

Nov 16, 2013: Fading light cut New Zealand's feisty middle order short in Dambulla, as they pursued an unlikely 90 runs from the last eight overs with four wickets in hand

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dambulla

Board XI v SL A, four-day tri-series, 2nd day

Sri Lanka A capitulate against spin

Oct 24, 2013: A dismal first-innings for Sri Lanka A may not necessarily end in defeat at SSC, as Board XI batted again at the end of penultimate day at SSC, perhaps in an effort to give key batsmen time in the middle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 4th day

Development XI succumb meekly to Senanayake

Oct 11, 2013: Development XI collapsed for the second time in as many days to hand Board XI an innings and 108-run victory in the four-day match at the P Sara Oval

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 3rd day

Perera hits belligerent 150 as team folds

Oct 10, 2013: On the day Tillakaratne Dilshan officially announced his retirement, Kusal Perera made a play at his vacated opening position, slamming 150 from 142 balls on a rain-effected day three of the four-dayer at the P Sara Oval

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff

NZ can be more than quietly confident

Jun 8, 2013: The phrase "quietly confident" captures New Zealand's approach to almost any international assignment but on the surface, this time there is perhaps no reason to be so quiet about it

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Spinners alive and kicking in T20

Apr 19, 2013: Big bats, unorthodox strokes and short boundaries can't beat a canny spinner

Harsha Bhogle

From spending big to spending smart

Apr 1, 2013: The player-acquisition strategies of the franchises have changed over the years the IPL has been in existence

Nagraj Gollapudi

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2012-13

Jayasuriya defends selection of minister's son

Mar 30, 2013: Sanath Jayasuriya has justified the selection of a minister's son in the Sri Lanka squad for the one-off Twenty20 against Bangladesh, after his selection panel attracted sharp criticism in some parts of the local media

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2012-13

'I have more variations now' - Senanayake

Mar 29, 2013: Although Sri Lanka's pace reserves have struggled to produce quality in recent years, a bevy of burgeoning spinners has begun to vie for places in the national team, the latest being 28-year old Sachithra Senanayake

Andrew Fidel Fernando

IPL 2013

Small names, big money

Feb 3, 2013: Five surprise buys from the 2013 IPL auction

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2013 auction

Million for Maxwell on day of surprises

Feb 3, 2013: The IPL 2013 auction was supposed to be a relatively quiet one where settled franchises looked to fill in a couple of holes in their squads but, as is the case every year, it had plenty of surprises

Siddarth Ravindran

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Johannesburg

AB masters the scoop

Jan 22, 2012: Plays of the Day for the fifth ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2011-12

Senanayake replaces injured Mendis

Jan 14, 2012: Sachithra Senanayake will replace the injured Ajantha Mendis in Sri Lanka's squad for the remainder of the ODI series in South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

Premier Limited Over Tournament 2011-12

SSC and Nondescripts set up final clash

Dec 15, 2011: Traditional rivals Sinhalese SC and Nondescripts CC will meet in the final of the Premier Tier A on Saturday after they won their respective semi-final matches against Chilaw Marians and Colts

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

England Lions v Sri Lanka A, Unofficial Test, Scarborough, 1st day

Taylor hits 76 to keep selectors on notice

Aug 2, 2011: England Lions were bowled out for 299 on the first day of four against Sri Lanka A at Scarborough

Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A, 2nd unofficial Test, 1st day, Hambantota

Twenty-two wickets fall on riveting day

Sep 15, 2010: Both teams were bowled out for under three-figures and there was more as Sri Lanka lost a couple of wickets in their second innings after securing a three-run lead

ESPNcricinfo staff
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