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Sylhet Sixers v Comilla Victorians, BPL 2017-18, Sylhet

Tharanga, Fletcher set up Sylhet's tense win

Nov 5, 2017: The openers added 73 before Nurul Hasan's unbeaten 3-ball 11 sealed the chase of 146 with one ball to spare

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Sylhet Sixers v Dhaka Dynamites, BPL 2017-18, Sylhet

Sylhet announce BPL arrival with thumping win

Nov 4, 2017: Sylhet Sixers, the newest team in the Bangladesh Premier League, announced their arrival with a nine-wicket thumping of the defending champions Dhaka Dynamites in a packed 18,000-capacity Sylhet International Cricket Stadium

The Report by Mohammad Isam in Sylhet

Sri Lanka news

ICC launches corruption probe in Sri Lanka

Sep 23, 2017: The ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit has launched an investigation even as the players, including captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga, urged SLC to probe the 'baseless allegations' reportedly made by former selector Pramodaya Wickremasinghe

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Tharanga opts out of Test cricket for six months

Sep 4, 2017: Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain has decided to take time off Tests to focus on the white-ball formats, and has been left out of the provisional squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India in Sri Lanka 2017

SL bring Chandimal, Thirimanne in place of Gunathilaka, Tharanga

Aug 25, 2017: The two batsmen have been brought in for the remainder of the ODI series after Danushka Gunathilaka was ruled out due to a shoulder injury and Upul Tharanga was suspended for two matches

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo

Languid, loose, luckless

Aug 4, 2017: Is he this blinding talent that is constantly checked by blameless adversity? Is he on a career-long quest to tick off every bizarre dismissal? Where does the bad luck end? Where does Upul Tharanga begin?

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka news

Chandimal to lead SL in Tests, Tharanga in shorter formats

Jul 12, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal has been named Sri Lanka's new Test captain, after Angelo Mathews stepped down from the role in all formats on Tuesday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Galle

Hasaranga hat-trick, Sandakan four; Zimbabwe 155

Jul 2, 2017: A new-look Sri Lanka spin attack hit the ground running to dismiss Zimbabwe for 155 and set up a seven-wicket win in the second ODI in Galle

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Upul Tharanga suspended for two matches after four-hour innings

Jun 3, 2017: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended for his team's next two matches in the 2017 Champions Trophy because of a "serious" over-rate offence

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New Zealand v Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy warm-ups, Birmingham

Guptill, Williamson make short work of Sri Lanka's 356

May 30, 2017: Upul Tharanga's century for Sri Lanka went in vain as Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson smashed 17 fours and nine sixes to help New Zealand chase down the 357 target with 23 balls to spare

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Colombo

Sri Lanka mull over opening combination

Apr 3, 2017: Captain Upul Tharanga said the choice of their openers in the first T20I will depend on the opposition's plans and involve trying to neutralise the Bangladesh spinners

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo

Tharanga puts improved fielding down to fearlessness

Apr 1, 2017: Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga said that fearlessness helped his team tighten up their fielding, after their athletic defence of 280 in the third ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

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

When Colombo hosted a clinic in incompetence

Mar 16, 2017: The final hour of play on the second day was a hilarious mixture of errors that took away from an otherwise competitive match

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka news

Consistent selection puts Tharanga at ease

Mar 13, 2017: Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga has said that being picked consistently in the team has been the key to his mental state and good performances in recent matches

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Tharanga unperturbed by rain forecast

Mar 10, 2017: Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka batsman, has said that the team had not included the weather in their calculations as they batted on past tea on the fourth day

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Nerveless nineties and century-free grounds

Mar 7, 2017: Also: who is the fastest Englishman to 100 ODI wickets, and was Nathan Lyon's 8 for 50 in Bengaluru a record?

Steven Lynch

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle

Can Kusal, Dhananjaya build on early promise?

Mar 6, 2017: Sri Lanka's history is replete with several batsmen falling by the wayside after promising starts. In it are valuable lessons for two promising batsmen from the current crop

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Cape Town

Chandimal needs rest to rediscover best - Tharanga

Feb 7, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka's vice-captain, needs a break from the game to rediscover his form, according to stand-in skipper Upul Tharanga

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Cape Town

Du Plessis' 185 makes it 4-0 for SA

Feb 7, 2017: Faf du Plessis struck the second-highest score by a South African in ODIs to help them win by 40 runs and move within one win to become the No. 1 ranked team

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs against South Africa

Jan 24, 2017: Lahiru Madushanka, Chaturanga de Silva, and Sandun Weerakkody have been added to the ODI squad as replacements for the injured trio of Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Pradeep, and Danushka Gunathilaka

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