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Nidahas Trophy 2018

Dinesh Chandimal handed two-match over-rate ban

Mar 11, 2018: Thisara Perera will captain Sri Lanka in their Nidahas Trophy matches against India on Monday and Bangladesh on Friday

ESPNcricinfo staff

The briefing

How much dying can Test cricket do?

Mar 1, 2018: Plenty, and then some more, as we found out in February

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Mathews sidelined from Nidahas Trophy

Feb 27, 2018: Dinesh Chandimal, who had led Sri Lanka in six limited-overs matches during the tour of Bangladesh, is likely to take charge in the T20I tri-series, also involving India and Bangladesh

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet

Mendis has grabbed all opportunities as opener - Chandimal

Feb 18, 2018: Sri Lanka's captain was pleased with Kusal Mendis' form and the team's tour sweep in Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Late wickets leave Bangladesh in trouble after Sri Lanka's 713

Feb 3, 2018: The fall of three late Bangladesh wickets lent hope the Chittagong Test may yet produce a result, after Sri Lanka had secured a first-innings lead of 200, amassing 713 for 9

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, tri-nation series final, Mirpur

We knew 220-230 would be enough - Chandimal

Jan 27, 2018: While the stand-in captain praised Sri Lanka for their series turnaround, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said his team could not execute their plans despite doing 'some homework' before the final

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Mirpur

Sri Lanka's graft outdoes Bangladesh's millionaire approach

Jan 27, 2018: Sri Lanka's batsmen put up a performance that demonstrated the value of hard grind in the one-day game: a far cry from the overambitious approach of their opponents

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Mirpur

Sri Lanka put their faith in Hathurusingha

Jan 26, 2018: Riding on the confidence gained from two massive wins, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal is hopeful his team can continue what has been a bright start under the new coach in the tri-series final

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-nation series 2018, Mirpur

Bangladesh seniors boosting their side - Chandimal

Jan 24, 2018: While the likes of Shakib, Tamim and Mushfiqur are taking up responsibility, Mathews keeps getting injured, Chandimal himself is often not in good form and Thisara hasn't quite racked up the best numbers in the tri-series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh tri-series

Injury sidelines Mathews for two ODIs

Jan 19, 2018: Mathews suffered a right hamstring tightness while he was batting against Zimbabwe earlier in the series. Chandimal will lead Sri Lanka in his absence

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Rookie fast bowler Shehan Madushanka in SL squad for tri-series

Jan 9, 2018: Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis and legspinning-allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga also made their return to the 16-man squad for the tri-series in Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Mathews, Chandimal in ODI captaincy frame

Jan 4, 2018: Sri Lanka's ODI captaincy may pass back to Angelo Mathews, barely six months after he resigned from the position, or go to Test captain Dinesh Chandimal who has not consistently featured in the XI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

A day of bloody-minded cricket SL badly needed

Dec 4, 2017: Through their centuries and a crucial partnership, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal stood up for their side's pride and gave the young batsmen in the side a lesson in fighting back

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Centuries for Mathews and Chandimal but India still on top

Dec 4, 2017: Having kept it locked up all through this tour, Sri Lanka finally reminded everyone of the batting quality they possess, as centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and, at long last, Angelo Mathews helped them avoid the follow-on at the Feroz Shah Kotla

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi

Need to score 350 in the first innings - Chandimal

Dec 1, 2017: Chandimal said that SL must score at least 350 in their first innings, failing which it would be tough for the visitors to 'stay in the game'

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 4th day

Ashwin quickest to 300 wickets, India record joint-biggest win

Nov 27, 2017: Virat Kohli will go to South Africa without having lost a Test series as a captain after India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with their joint-biggest Test win and Sri Lanka's biggest defeat

The Report by Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur

Nagpur pitch less seam-friendly than Eden Gardens - Chandimal

Nov 23, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain said the team is prepared to field a fifth bowler or an allrounder in keeping with their "changed" attitude to win the match

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata

Important to play five bowlers against good Test sides - Chandimal

Nov 15, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain said that using five bowlers - to aid in taking 20 wickets in the match - and staying energetic in the field through the Test was important against Pakistan and will remain so in India

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Assertion sparks Sri Lanka's Chandimal reign

Oct 10, 2017: Against Zimbabwe and India, Sri Lanka had not begun to respond to their new leader. But Dinesh Chandimal put a stamp on his outfit with bold leadership against Pakistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai

'Sri Lanka are not going to play for a draw' - Chandimal

Oct 6, 2017: The captain also said the onus was on the fast-bowlers to make the best use of the slightly more seamer-friendly conditions a day-night Test offers

Osman Samiuddin in Dubai
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