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Thilan Samaraweera retirement

A remarkable comeback, and a high in South Africa

Mar 7, 2013: Samaraweera's Test career is best defined by his successful return from injury, capped by his brilliant performance in South Africa in 2011-12

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Thilan Samaraweera's retirement

Sri Lanka's man for a crisis

Mar 6, 2013: Thilan Samaraweera's ability to lift Sri Lanka out of a pit of the top order's making was an emphatic endorsement for substance over style

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Samaraweera retires from international cricket

Mar 6, 2013: Thilan Samaraweera has retired from international cricket after being left out of the Sri Lanka squad for the first Test against Bangladesh in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Samaraweera could retire from international cricket

Mar 5, 2013: Thilan Samaraweera has indicated he would like to retire from international cricket in a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket, but the board is yet to accept his retirement

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2012-13

Sri Lanka name best-available squad for first Test

Mar 4, 2013: Sri Lanka have named a full-strength squad for the first Test against Bangladesh, marking an official end to the contracts crisis between the players and the board

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Premier League Tournament 2012-13

SSC and Tamil Union stay top

Feb 26, 2013: Sinhalese Sports Club and Tamil Union remained atop the Group B table after round four of the Premier League, while Moors Sports Club leapt to the top of Group A with a big win over Burgher Recreation club

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Worcestershire news

Samaraweera signs with Worcestershire

Feb 14, 2013: Worcestershire have signed Sri Lanka middle-order batsman Thilan Samaraweera for the 2013 county season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Samaraweera proves his worth, again

Nov 27, 2012: Thilan Samaraweera throughout his cricketing career has proved himself a fighter; more so than any of the decorated men he bats below

Andrew Fernando at the P Sara

Sri Lanka v NZ, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Sri Lanka fight back on slow day

Nov 27, 2012: Sri Lanka were still a long way off from matching New Zealand's score at the end of the third day, but gained a psychological boost by edging past the follow-on target of 213, thanks to a dogged stand between Thilan Samaraweera and Suraj Randiv

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Kandurata v Uthura, SLPL, Pallekele

Samaraweera, Tanvir star in Kandurata win

Aug 18, 2012: Two vicious bursts from Sohail Tanvir and Thilan Samaraweera's hitherto-unsuspected shot repertoire saw Kandurata Warriors comfortably beat Uthura Rudras

The Report by Andrew Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Attacking Perera gives Sri Lanka control

Jul 10, 2012: Sri Lanka took a significant step in their attempt to thwart Pakistan from levelling this rain-affected series, through a combination of dogged batting on a testing pitch, a fair amount of luck, and aggression

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Underrated Jayawardene among the best

Apr 3, 2012: It was deja vu on day one in Colombo as Mahela Jayawardene again played an innings to confirm his status as among the best of a generation

Andrew McGlashan in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Millions of runs for Jayawardene

Apr 3, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the first day of the second Test in Colombo

Andrew McGlashan in Colombo

Premier League Tournament 2011-12, 9th round

NCC demoted to Tier B after winless season

Mar 18, 2012: ESPNcricinfo rounds up the ninth round of matches of the Premier League Tournament 2011-12

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2011-12

'Thought my career had ended' - Samaraweera

Jan 15, 2012: When he was not picked in the original squad to tour South Africa, Thilan Samaraweera thought he would have to start looking for things to do other than cricket. After two centuries, he wants to continue for a while yet

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Samaraweera proves an overseas point

Jan 13, 2012: He has averaged more than 50 in his last three series outside the subcontinent, which is much better than the stats of the more illustrious Sri Lankans

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2011-12

Samaraweera proves his point

Jan 8, 2012: Marks out of ten for Sri Lanka following their 1-2 Test series loss away in South Africa

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

224, Three, Six - A numbers game for Kallis

Jan 6, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the third Test at Cape Town

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa win first home series since 2008

Jan 6, 2012: South Africa won their first home series since 2008, a period in which they had been denied on five occasions, prevailing over Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, to take the rubber 2-1

The Report by Nitin Sundar

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Durban, 2nd day

An innings worthy of an explosive celebration

Dec 27, 2011: Thilan Samaraweera says his only previous century outside the subcontinent earned him three years of Test cricket. Perhaps his knock in Durban will secure a few more

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead
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