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Champions Trophy 2017

Kusal Perera ruled out of Champions Trophy, Dhananjaya returns

Jun 10, 2017: Kusal Perera has become the second Sri Lankan after Chamara Kapugedera to be ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy due to injury. Allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva has been approved as a replacement

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Colombo

Time out of SL side gave Kusal renewed determination

Apr 4, 2017: Sri Lanka opener Kusal Perera said that getting dropped after a poor run of form late last year provided him motivation to work on refining his game

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Colombo

Kusal Perera 77 aces Sri Lanka chase

Apr 4, 2017: Kusal Perera made a roaring return to Sri Lankan colours, cracking 77 off 53 balls to lead the hosts on a successful hunt of Bangladesh's 155 for 6

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17

Injured Kusal Perera ruled out of first two ODIs

Mar 23, 2017: The wicketkeeper-batsman is likely to rejoin the squad ahead of the third ODI at the SSC on April 1

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Bangladeshis

Sabbir 72, Mahmudullah 71* in Bangladesh's warm-up defeat

Mar 22, 2017: More than 700 runs were scored in Bangladesh's tour match against Sri Lanka President's XI in Colombo, where the hosts completed a final-over win

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17

Kusal Perera, Thisara return to Sri Lanka ODI squad

Mar 17, 2017: Kusal Perera and Thisara Perera were recalled to Sri Lanka's ODI squad for the series against Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Kumara, Lakmal a glimmer amid catalogue of pain

Jan 15, 2017: Sri Lanka were beaten by increasingly convincing margins through the series and ESPNcricinfo looks at whether anyone emerged with credit

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

No. 3, will you please stand up

Dec 31, 2016: Sri Lankan cricket rarely fails to be in crisis, but of the current issues, the No.3 position appears the most contentious. We look at a few long-term candidates

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Kusal Perera gamble at No. 3 pays meagre dividends

Dec 29, 2016: Sri Lanka rolled the dice in August by slotting Kusal Perera at No. 3, but eight innings in, his claim to the position may be in doubt after twin failures at Port Elizabeth

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Port Elizabeth

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare. 4th day

Herath ten-for puts Sri Lanka on the brink

Nov 9, 2016: Rangana Herath's seventh ten-for in Tests put a depleted Sri Lanka side within touching distance of a 2-0 Test series sweep in Zimbabwe

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day

Perera's rapid 110 headlines Sri Lanka's dominance

Oct 29, 2016: Kusal Perera's maiden Test ton and fifties from Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne helped Sri Lanka plunder 317 for 4 on the first day in Harare

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Colombo, 2nd Day

Karunaratne 131 pips Cornwall six-for to put Sri Lanka A ahead

Oct 5, 2016: Sri Lanka A took a lead of 72 as Dimuth Karunaratne scored a patient 131

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Sri Lanka news

ICC to support Kusal's damages claim off WADA - SLC chief

Jul 6, 2016: The ICC has agreed to support Sri Lanka Cricket and Kusal Perera's claim for costs and damages from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Malahide

'Unforgivable' - Bracewell's judgment on Ireland's bowling tactics

Jun 18, 2016: Ireland's coach John Bracwell condemned Ireland's bowling approach as "unforgivable" as they failed to follow pre-match advice on how to approach Sri Lanka's batsmen

Tim Wigmore in Malahide

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Malahide

Prasanna just misses fastest ODI hundred as Ireland thumped again

Jun 18, 2016: Seekkuge Prasanna's 95 almost beat Sanath Jayasuriya's fastest ODI hundred in history and Kusal Perera struck a hundred as Sri Lanka thumped Ireland for a second time in Malahide

The Report by Tim Wigmore in Malahide

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dublin

Ireland aiming to upset wounded Sri Lanka

Jun 15, 2016: The hosts begin a busy period of ODI cricket by welcoming a somewhat battered opposition for a pair of matches in Malahide

The Preview by Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Come on folks, you need to be realistic

Jun 11, 2016: The third day began with much hope for Sri Lanka but it ended with talk of progress being restricted to small moments

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 1st day

Prolific Bairstow rescues England again

Jun 9, 2016: Jonny Bairstow, looking more battle-hardened by the month, completed his third Test hundred in eight innings to rouse England from a problematic opening day in the Lord's Test

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's

Lord's return a 'great opportunity' - Kusal

Jun 7, 2016: Kusal Perera was banned from cricket six months ago but two days out from the Lord's Test he was seen getting special attention in the Nursery Ground nets

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Ford concerned about Sri Lanka's fast-bowling depth

Jun 5, 2016: Sri Lanka lack depth in their fast-bowling battery, coach Graham Ford said, after two frontline quicks left the tour of England with injury, and a third was reported for a suspect action. 

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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