INDIA VS SRI LANKA

  • Cuttack to host India-Sri Lanka ODI series opener on Nov 2 4 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cuttack will host the opening match of the hastily-arranged ODI series between India and Sri Lanka on November 2 after the West Indies' stunning pullout over a pay dispute. According to ESPNCricinfo, the schedule of the series has been released by Sri Lanka Cricket and Ranchi will host the...
  • Sri Lanka include Sangakkara, uncapped Gamage in ODI squad for India 3 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne. However, a half-fit Kumar Sangakkara is there in the touring party. If Sangakkara is declared unfit, Niroshan Dickwella is...
  • Kumar Sangakkara doubtful for India tour 3 days ago

    Colombo: Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury. Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight...
  • Eden Gardens may host fourth India-Sri Lanka ODI 3 days ago

    Kolkata: It's not official yet, but Eden Gardens is in line to host the fourth one-dayer on November 13 in the upcoming stop gap five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. "We are most likely to get the fourth ODI here on November 13. It's difficult to host the match here before...
  • Dhoni rested; Ashwin, Aaron return for Sri Lanka ODIs 4 days ago

    After coming down hard on the West Indies with a decision to sue the WICB over withdrawing midway through its tour of India, the BCCI announced the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match home series with Sri Lanka, resting regular skipper MS Dhoni and giving the...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India 4 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday defended its decision to send the national team for a tour of India next month amid criticism coming from certain quarters, saying that it was taken at the best interest of the game. SLC said it was a collective decision of its executive committee to...
  • India tour ideal opportunity for fringe players, says Sanath Jayasuriya 5 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has said that the hastily-arranged five-match ODI series in India, to be held in early next month, will help the fringe players prove their worth before next year's World Cup. After the West Indian players abruptly pulled out of their tour of India...
  • Ajinkya Rahane seeks consistency to secure India spot 5 days ago

    Dharamsala: Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has said he is working towards attaining greater consistency and is looking to convert starts into big scores to secure his place in the Indian squad. Opener Rahane scored a stroke-filled half century and was looking good for a hundred until his dismissal for 68 in the...
  • Kumar Sangakkara questions Sri Lanka's decision to schedule India tour 6 days ago

    After West Indies' dramatic pullout from the India tour due to pay dispute with WICB, Sri Lanka Cricket's decision to fill in with a five-match ODI series has come in for sharp criticism from Kumar Sangakkara. "Our 6 weeks of pure fitness work ends abruptly. Have a week to do...
  • SL players concerned about skills training ahead of India tour 1 week ago

    Colombo: With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match ODI series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series. This has been reflected in a tweet by senior cricketer Kumar Sangakkara this morning. "Our 6...
  • Sri Lanka to fill in for West Indies, accept BCCI's five-ODI offer October 17, 2014

    Moments after the West Indies Cricket Board pulled out of the remainder of the India tour on Friday over a payment dispute with its players, Sri Lanka Cricket accepted BCCI's invitation to play five ODIs in India in November. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and...
  • Yuvraj can be criticised, but not crucified: Tendulkar April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar on Monday stood firmly behind a beleagured Yuvraj Singh, saying that the talented left-hander "is down but far from being out" and backed him to make it to the 2015 World Cup squad. Tendulkar, who has always been a mentor to Yuvraj had soothing took to social...
  • One defeat ruins India's World Twenty20 title dreams April 7, 2014

    Understandably, there is a hue and cry over India's loss in the finals of World T20 against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. What's more, Yuvraj Singh is now deemed the villain. How fickle are we, the fans! Yuvraj was the toast of the nation three years ago when he won the World...
  • World T20: It was a perfect day for Sri Lanka, says MS Dhoni April 6, 2014

    Mipur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday admitted that his batsmen couldn't execute the plans well in the last four overs against Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. "In the middle overs, our batsmen tried our best to get...
  • Man of the Series Virat Kohli pleased with World T20 outing April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli, who won the World Twenty20 player of the tournament award, said that India reaching the final was the most pleasing thing for him. Sri Lanka beat India in the final to win the 2014 World T20 title for the first time after reaching the finals in the 2009...
  • As it happened: World T20, India vs Sri Lanka Final April 6, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing his final T20 International, Sangakkara hit a match-winning 52 not out after Sri Lanka restricted India to a paltry 130/4 in the final on Sunday. Pre-match: Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in equal measure. Not...
  • MS Dhoni wary of Sri Lankan spinners in World Twenty20 final April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has pointed to Sri Lankan spinners as the ones to watch out for when the two teams clash in the final of the World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. Spinners Rangana Herath and Sachithra Senanayake have done exceptionally well in the tournament...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday. Sunday's final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265 Tests...
  • Lasith Malinga plans to get rid of Virat Kohli with 'one good ball' April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga says that Virat Kohli is a great batsman but they have the bowlers who can bowl that one good delivery, which can dismiss even the greatest. "We all know Virat is a great player. But even the greatest player needs only one ball to...
  • MS Dhoni on the cusp of becoming the first captain to win three World Cups April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: In sublime form through the tournament, India would be aiming to become the first team to win the World Twenty20 title for a second time but a gutsy Sri Lanka stands in the way in what promises to be an exciting summit clash between the subcontinental rivals on Sunday. While...
  • India to take on Sri Lanka in women's World Twenty20 March 23, 2014

    Sylhet: Indian women would look to begin their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note when they take on Sri Lanka in a Group B league match on Monday. Indian women have not played against top oppositions in recent times and their performance has been a mixed one in the the...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India March 17, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs. Needing 12...
  • 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...
  • Team India goes 'CSK way' as training jersey turns yellow March 16, 2014

    Fatullah: To put it mildly, the colour of their recent performances has been dull but that didn't deter the BCCI from trying to add a dash of brightness ahead of Holi. The Indian team on Sunday sported a bright canary yellow training jersey on the eve of their first warm-up match...
  • World T20: Indian pacers do not warm-up to 'mannequin training' March 16, 2014

    Fatullah: India's bowling coach Joe Dawes has been under-fire for quite sometime as his 'out of the box' coaching methods are simply not working and there was a distinct lack of energy evident among the Indian players ahead of their opening warm-up tie against Sri Lanka on Sunday. None of the...
  • 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...
  • Asia Cup: Sangakkara ton snatches win from sloppy India February 28, 2014

    India had a decent-looking 264 for 9 on the board; but four dropped catches, one missed stumping and a sublime Kumar Sangakkara century put Virat Kohli's hopes of winning to bed and allowed Sri Lanka a hard-fought two-wicket win in the Asia Cup encounter on Friday at Fatullah. Sangakkara stayed cool...
  • 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...