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SL v SA, World T20 2012, Group C, Hambantota

SA not intimidated by spin factor

Sep 21, 2012: If cricket was science fiction, contests between Sri Lanka and South Africa might be characterised as tussles between Ewoks and Vulcans.

Andrew Fernando in Hambantota

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, World T20 2012, Group C, Hambantota

The mysterious career of Ajantha Mendis

Sep 18, 2012: Despite losing his aura in the longer formats, Ajantha Mendis remains a threat in T20, where batsmen cannot afford to see him off

Andrew Fernando in Hambantota

SL v Zim, World T20 2012, Group C, Hambantota

The Mendises script big win for Sri Lanka

Sep 18, 2012: Ajantha Mendis and Jeevan Mendis scripted a comprehensive win for Sri Lanka in the World T20 opener against Zimbabwe

The Report by Firdose Moonda

ICC World Twenty20 2012

Rookie spinner Dananjaya gets World T20 call-up

Aug 23, 2012: Ajantha Mendis has returned to the Sri Lanka squad for the World Twenty20. Mendis last played for Sri Lanka in South Africa in January this year before suffering a back injury

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Nagenahira Nagas v Ruhuna Royals, SLPL, Colombo

Nagenahira take rain-hit opener

Aug 11, 2012: Nagenahira Nagas prevailed by five runs in a rain-curtailed SLPL curtain-raiser against Ruhuna Royals at the R Premadasa Stadium

Andrew Fernando at the R Premadasa Stadium

Sri Lanka news

Ajantha Mendis named in Sri Lanka provisional squad

May 14, 2012: Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis and fast bowler Dilhara Fernando have been named in the 30-man provisional squad for the upcoming tours by Pakistan and India

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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

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Emerging Cape Cobras v Sri Lankans, tour match, Brackenfell

Jayawardene, spinners shine in warm-up win

Jan 10, 2012: Sri Lanka's top order made the most of their practice game against Emerging Cape Cobras, before their spinners got a good work-out to seal a 78-run win at Brackenfell Sports Field

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Sri Lanka in South Africa 2011-12

Ajantha Mendis included in Test squad for SA

Nov 22, 2011: Ajantha Mendis has been included in Sri Lanka's Test squad for the tour of South Africa ahead of Suraj Randiv

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ICC news

Twenty20 rankings launched with England on top

Oct 24, 2011: England, the reigning World Twenty20 champions, have been unveiled as the top T20 side as the ICC launched their rankings for the shortest format of the game

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Plane tales from the hills

Sep 27, 2011: Galle to Colombo? Our fearless correspondent takes an unconventional mode of transport and lives to tell the tale

Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2011

Samaraweera dropped for Pakistan Tests

Sep 21, 2011: Thilan Samaraweera, the Sri Lankan middle-order batsman, has been left out of the 16-man squad for the three-Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in October and November

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Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 5th day

Mendis out of third Test

Sep 12, 2011: Ajantha Mendis will play no part in the Test series against Australia, having been ruled out of the final match in Colombo because of a back complaint

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Finger flickin' Mendis a must for Pallekele

Sep 7, 2011: The man who took Mendis straight from the army into Sri Lanka's spin-bowling academy says he could be the difference in the Tests against Australia

Ashley Mallett

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Australia struggle despite Mendis' absence

Aug 31, 2011: Given Australia's struggles against Sri Lanka's mystery spinner in the limited-overs games, it was surprising he was not picked for the Test

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle

Can video unravel the mystery spinner?

Aug 30, 2011: Australia's batsmen have gorged themselves on video footage of Sri Lanka's attack in the lead-up to the first Test in Galle in a bid to help them combat the hosts' bowlers better

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Marsh learning to read Mendis from the hand

Aug 21, 2011: Shaun Marsh's innings of 70 in the fourth ODI, during which he saw off Ajantha Mendis, could have earned him a spot in the Test side

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Pallekele

Mendis developing new delivery

Aug 9, 2011: Ajantha Mendis has said that he is in the process of developing a new delivery that he hopes to unveil in the near future

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Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Pallekele

Ajantha Mendis spins Sri Lanka to 2-0 win

Aug 8, 2011: Ajantha Mendis turned tricks beyond the grasp of six Australian batsmen as Sri Lanka completed an eight-run victory for a 2-0 sweep of the Twenty20 internationals against Australia at Pallekele

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Worcestershire v Sri Lankans, tour match, New Road

Jayasuriya helps Sri Lanka to warm-up win

Jun 22, 2011: Sanath Jayasuriya warmed up for the upcoming series against England by making 78 from 60 balls to help Sri Lanka to a 57-run win over Worcestershire.

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