Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka correspondent, ESPNcricinfo

@afidelf


Sri Lanka bowl first; Prithvi Shaw and Varun Chakravarthy to debut for India
Sri Lanka bowl first; Prithvi Shaw and Varun Chakravarthy to debut for India

The hosts field two debutants of their own - middle-order batter Charith Asalanka and allrounder Chamika Karunaratne

Sophisticated approach helps Avishka Fernando finish top scorer in series
Sophisticated approach helps Avishka Fernando finish top scorer in series

Fernando had begun aggressively, as he often does, but then toned his batting down in the middle overs

Spinners, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa give Sri Lanka vital Super league points
Spinners, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa give Sri Lanka vital Super league points

India collapse from 157 for 3 to 225 all out in rain-hit game

Charith Asalanka: Team and coaches 'all emotional' after loss
Charith Asalanka: Team and coaches 'all emotional' after loss

'We're a young team. We haven't won much recently, and we're trying to do our best to play together for our country'

No. 8 Deepak Chahar blindsides Sri Lanka in epic finish
No. 8 Deepak Chahar blindsides Sri Lanka in epic finish

India were far from favourites when Chahar came out to bat, but he changed all of that

Series on the line as ailing Sri Lanka prepare to face mighty India again
Series on the line as ailing Sri Lanka prepare to face mighty India again

Sri Lanka have lost all but one of their nine completed ODIs this year

Chamika Karunaratne backs Sri Lanka batters to post 300-plus scores
Chamika Karunaratne backs Sri Lanka batters to post 300-plus scores

Karunaratne, who top-scored in the first ODI, said the fact that most of the batting order had got starts was encouraging

Dhawan, Kishan, Shaw lead Sri Lanka rout after Kuldeep, Chahal shine
Dhawan, Kishan, Shaw lead Sri Lanka rout after Kuldeep, Chahal shine

India galloped to a seven-wicket win in the first ODI in Colombo with 80 balls to spare

Five lesser-known Sri Lanka players who can make a difference against India
Five lesser-known Sri Lanka players who can make a difference against India

Can Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka and Co step up?

How Sri Lanka Cricket is toying with Sri Lanka's cricket
How Sri Lanka Cricket is toying with Sri Lanka's cricket

The governing body, in order to win a contracts dispute, has compromised team unity and here's how

Kusal Perera set to be ruled out of India series
Kusal Perera set to be ruled out of India series

Shoulder injury will likely rule batter out for six weeks

Dinesh Chandimal seeks clarity from Sri Lanka Cricket about international future
Dinesh Chandimal seeks clarity from Sri Lanka Cricket about international future

In a letter to the board, he says "past greats of SL have shown 2nd half of the career is where greater performances are made"

Sri Lanka allowed to come out of isolation as players return negative tests
Sri Lanka allowed to come out of isolation as players return negative tests

Batting coach Grant Flower and team analyst GT Niroshan were described as being in a "stable" condition

Lanka Premier League postponed to November-December due to packed cricket calendar
Lanka Premier League postponed to November-December due to packed cricket calendar

The tournament was originally scheduled to run from July 30 to August 22

Sri Lanka team's data analyst GT Niroshan tests positive for Covid-19
Sri Lanka team's data analyst GT Niroshan tests positive for Covid-19

There are chances that Sri Lanka may have to field a second-string side against India because of the virus

SL batting coach Grant Flower tests positive for Covid-19 after returning from England
SL batting coach Grant Flower tests positive for Covid-19 after returning from England

It is not clear what impact this will have on Sri Lanka's ODI series against India starting Tuesday

Dasun Shanaka set to replace Kusal Perera as Sri Lanka's white-ball captain
Dasun Shanaka set to replace Kusal Perera as Sri Lanka's white-ball captain

Switch expected after Perera's apparent central role in the contracts standoff between the players and board

Disillusioned Angelo Mathews considers international retirement
Disillusioned Angelo Mathews considers international retirement

He is believed to be unhappy over treatment meted out by SLC during the contracts standoff

Sri Lanka players agree contracts for India series, Angelo Mathews only one to decline offer
Sri Lanka players agree contracts for India series, Angelo Mathews only one to decline offer

Several senior players who are not part of the white-ball set-up are now without deals after SLC withdrew offer of annual contracts

Tom Curran claims four-for but rain saves Sri Lanka after latest collapse
Tom Curran claims four-for but rain saves Sri Lanka after latest collapse

Dasun Shanaka the only batter to pass 20 in another below-par display