Dinesh Chandimal

  • Sri Lanka shuffle pack for ODI series against Pakistan August 19, 2014

    Sri Lanka have made several changes after naming a 15-man squad for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan. Batsmen Upul Tharanga and Dinesh Chandimal, spin duo Seekkuge Prasanna and Suraj Randiv, and fast bowler Dhammika Prasad have been recalled after missing last month's three-match series against South Africa that Sri...
  • Sri Lanka return to winning ways in England May 17, 2014

    London: Sri Lanka secured their first victory on English soil this season with a crushing 128-run win over Kent in a one-day match at Canterbury on Friday. The tourists made 301 for 7 in their full 50 overs after losing the toss, Angelo Mathews top-scoring with 51 in an innings where...
  • Malinga is Sri Lanka's new T20 skipper, Chandimal gets axe April 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper. Chandimal, 24, opted out of the last three matches, including the semi-final and final, of the recent World Twenty20 in Bangladesh...
  • Lasith Malinga attributes his success in World T20 to IPL April 8, 2014

    Colombo: Pacer Lasith Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to the World T20 title, has attributed his success in the just-concluded event in Bangladesh to IPL. "My experience of playing in the IPL for 6 years helped," Malinga told reporters on arrival here. The team was given a hero's welcome at the international...
  • 'Accidental' skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success April 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Lasith Malinga found himself thrust into the Sri Lankan captaincy midway through the World Twenty20 and emerged with the trophy in his arms on Sunday after three heady weeks in Bangladesh. Having twice gone down in the final, Sri Lanka entered the tournament under the leadership of 24-year-old Dinesh Chandimal...
  • Malinga to lead Sri Lanka after Chandimal opts out April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: Pace bowler Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 semi-final against the West Indies on Thursday after captain Dinesh Chandimal opted out of the game. Sri Lanka Cricket announced Chandimal's decision on Twitter on Thursday. Chandimal has been in indifferent form and had missed Sri Lanka's last league...
  • Du Plessis, Chandimal suspended for second over-rate offences March 28, 2014

    Chittagong: South Africa and Sri Lanka captains Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Chandimal have been suspended for one match each, while their players have been fined, after both sides maintained slow over-rates during the ICC World T20 Group 1 match here. This was both captains' second minor over-rate offences within a...
  • England face uphill task against Sri Lanka in World Twenty20 March 26, 2014

    Chittagong: Their campaign opener against New Zealand spoilt by rain, 2010 champions England face a difficult task of taming table-toppers Sri Lanka to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the ICC World Twenty20 here on Thursday. England were left ruing the weather after their effort of posting 172/6 went in...
  • As it happened: World T20 warm-up, India vs Sri Lanka March 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: India opt to field against Sri Lanka. Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri Lanka in...
  • World T20 warm-up: Chance to check combination as India take on Sri Lanka March 16, 2014

    Mirpur: Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri Lanka in their first warm-up game of the ICC World Twenty20 on Monday. While the tournament proper will begin...
  • Young India face Lankan test in Asia Cup February 27, 2014

    The two of the hot favourites for the Asia Cup 2014, India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in Fataullah on Friday for what could be one of the most vital games of the tournament. A win for either side would almost ensure a place in the final of the...
  • We've firepower to unsettle Indian batting line-up: Chandimal February 27, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal on Friday said that his team was not too much worried about Virat Kohli's fine form as his side's bowling attack can unsettle the Indian batting line-up in their crucial Asia Cup league match here on Friday. The Lankans began their Asia Cup campaign with...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka aim for win in Asia Cup opener February 25, 2014

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka will cross swords once again when they take on each other in the opening encounter of Asia Cup 2014 on Tuesday. The two teams had recently played a five- match ODI series in UAE, which Pakistan won. As far as the Sri Lankan camp is concerned,...
  • 1st T20, Bangladesh vs SL: Hosts face uphill task against No. 1 SL February 11, 2014

    To prepare for the bigger battle at the ICC World Twenty20 will be on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's mind when the two subcontinent teams face each other in the first T20 international at Chittagong on Wednesday. The two-match series will also be a battle between the top-ranked T20 team Sri Lanka...
  • 2nd Test: Sangakkara scores hundred to lift SL on Day 4 February 7, 2014

    Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh on Friday with a day remaining. After Sri Lanka declared their second innings on 305 for 4, setting...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened February 4, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka routed Bangladesh by an innings in the first Test at Mirpur and they will look for the same sort of result in the second and final Test in Chittagong. Whether it's batting or bowling, Sri Lanka were clinical...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 January 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Opener Kaushal Silva hit a maiden Test century to lead a dominant batting display by Sri Lanka on the second day. Silva scored 139 as the tourists reached 375-5 by stumps. Sri Lanka will resume on Wednesday...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 2 January 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 round-up: Kaushal Sliva hit 30 and Dimuth Karunarate scored 28 to help Sri Lanka reach 60 for 0 at stumps on the first day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Monday. The Sri Lankans were still trailing...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 January 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Sri Lanka will look to bounce back after an embarrassing setback last week as Angelo Mathews' tourists begin a two-Test series against an equally inconsistent Bangladesh from Monday. The Islanders were left red-faced when Pakistan chased down 302 in 57.3...
  • Dinesh Chandimal doesn't expect to lose 1st Test January 3, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Dinesh Chandimal is not expecting Sri Lanka to lose the first Test against Pakistan after his century stand with captain Angelo Mathews on Friday provided Sri Lanka with a lead of 241 runs. Chandimal missed out on a century when he was dismissed for 89 but his 138-run fourth...
  • 1st Test: Captain Mathews muscles Sri Lanka to 420 for 5 on Day 4 January 4, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Angelo Mathews led Sri Lanka's strong fightback with a career-best unbeaten 116 and guided his team to a healthy lead of 241 in the first cricket Test against Pakistan on Friday. Mathews defied Pakistan throughout the fourth day and lifted Sri Lanka to 420 for 5 in their second...
  • 5th ODI: Dinesh Chandimal earns consolation win for Sri Lanka December 28, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Dinesh Chandimal notched a half century for the first time in 11 months and carried Sri Lanka to a thrilling two-wicket victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international on Friday. Chandimal, who scored his last ODI fifty against Australia in January, made a composed unbeaten 64...
  • 2nd ODI: Mathews leads SL to a two-wicket win over Pakistan, level series 1-1 December 21, 2013

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews hit a vital knock of 47 runs off 44 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling two-wicket victory over Pakistan on Friday in their second one-day international, leveling the five-match series at 1-1. Mathews, who earlier sprained his groin while bowling, got useful contributions from Kumar...
  • Sri Lanka promise fightback against Pakistan in 2nd T20 December 12, 2013

    Dubai: Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal vowed his team would come back hard at Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Dubai on Friday to keep their world number one ranking intact. Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka by three wickets in a thrilling last-over finish in the first match on Wednesday....
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20 in Dubai December 12, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 in Dubai. Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other up ahead...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka begin tune-up for World Twenty20 December 10, 2013

    Dubai: Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other up ahead of the World Twenty20 in three months' time. Pakistan, fourth in the Twenty20 rankings, are also aiming to topple Sri Lanka from the top of the standings by winning...
  • Sri Lanka fined for maintaining slow over-rate November 22, 2013

    Dubai: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates were docked 10 per cent of their earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team's Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Pallekele. "Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand to win series 1-0 November 21, 2013

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten 59 and Kusal Perera smashed a 37-ball 57 to propel Sri Lanka to an easy eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 and a 1-0 win in the two-match series on Thursday. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and asked the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd T20 November 21, 2013

    Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Sri Lanka included Kusal Perera and Ajantha Mendis in place of Lahiru Thirimanne and Sachithra Senanayake. Teams: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka, New Zealand pray for no more rains November 20, 2013

    There is just one Twenty20 match left in New Zealand's short tour to Sri Lanka and both team will want it not to be affected by rain. The first T20 at the same venue, Pallekele, was washed out without a ball being bowled on Tuesday and the winner will be...