LAHIRU THIRIMANNE

  • Extra bowler will help Sri Lanka in future World Cup matches, says Muralitharan 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    One thing is clear after Sri Lanka's great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly well, the bowling is very obviously proving a big weakness and a major headache for captain Angelo Mathews, especially...
  • Watch: Sangakkara's special, Unconvincing Pakistan win, Day 16 at ICC World Cup 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne scored 139 and Kumar Sangakkara smashed a brilliant 117* to chase down England's 309 with 16 balls to spare while unconvincing Pakistan did enough to beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs. ...
  • World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne coming of age at right time for Sri Lanka 22 hours 15 minutes ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten century to guide Sri Lanka to a crushing nine-wicket victory over England in their World Cup Pool A clash on Sunday could not have come at a better time for the side who are now building some momentum. The 25-year-old Thirimanne stroked his way to his fourth ODI...
  • World Cup 2015: Thirimanne, Sangakkara tons help SL sink hapless England Yesterday

    If you've watched them much in recent times, you'd have little reason to believe England have a blueprint for playing One-Day Internationals. Everyone knows how India and Sri Lanka approach the format and their relative strengths and weaknesses; everyone knows that New Zealand and Australia have captains with the funk...
  • Poor fielding cost us: Lahiru Thirimanne February 15, 2015

    Christchurch: In a team full of stars, the likes of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, one man flew into the World Cup under the radar but made his presence felt instantly. Lahiru Thirimanne, an upright, elegant and industrious left-hand batsman, comfortably outscored Dilshan at the top of the...
  • Huge responsibility to fill Mahela's void: Lahiru Thirimanne January 1, 2015

    Wellington: Sri Lankan left-hander Lahiru Thirimanne says he has big boots to fill as he is slowly getting into the groove to bat at the crucial number four position vacated by former captain Mahela Jayawardene, who retired from Tests in August 2014. "Batting at No.4 is a big challenge for me,...
  • Bowling biggest concern going into World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Blaming bowlers for their downfall in the ongoing series against India, Sri Lankan vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne on Saturday said bowling would be their main concern going into the World Cup. "We have to work on our wicket-taking options and mainly our bowling plan. Our bowlers didn't bowl well, I think...
  • Sri Lanka in the wickets in final warmup June 7, 2014

    Sri Lanka's bowlers were in the wickets on Friday ahead of next week's first Test against England at Lord's. The tourists reduced Northamptonshire to 146 for five at stumps on the second day of four in reply to Sri Lanka's 558 for eight declared a deficit of 412 and with...
  • Lahiru Thirimanne hits careerbest in Sri Lanka runfest June 7, 2014

    Lahiru Thirimanne's careerbest 156 helped Sri Lanka pile on the runs against Northamptonshire on Friday. Sri Lanka, at lunch on the second day of four at Northampton, were 485 for five in their final match before next week's first Test against England at Lord's. Sri Lanka were 358 for three overnight. But...
  • Tonup Silva and Thirimanne star for Sri Lanka June 6, 2014

    Kaushal Silva and Lahiru Thirimanne both scored hundreds as Sri Lanka compiled 358 for three on the opening day of their tour match against Northamptonshire. At stumps on Thursday's first day of four at Northampton, opener Silva was 152 not out in what was Sri Lanka's final match before next...
  • Thirimanne issues 'Mankad' warning to England June 6, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne insisted on Thursday the tourists would have no qualms about running out an England batsman backing up too far during their upcoming Test series, despite the furore over Jos Buttler's dismissal at Edgbaston. Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Buttler as the nonstriker, who only days earlier had...
  • Sri Lanka beat England by six wickets to win ODI series June 4, 2014

    Birmingham: Sri Lanka swept to a sixwicket victory over England at Edgbaston on Tuesday, sealing a 32 victory in their oneday international series. Lahiru Thirimanne scored an unbeaten 60 and Mahela Jayawardene added 53 as the tourists reached 222 for 4 in reply to England's 219 all out in the decider...
  • 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 128run win over Kent in a oneday match at Canterbury on Friday. The tourists made 301 for 7 in their full 50 overs after losing the toss, Angelo Mathews topscoring with 51 in an innings where...
  • Sri Lanka: The wounded tigers of World Twenty20 March 11, 2014

    Upbeat after a scintillating victory in the recently concluded Asia Cup, Sri Lanka will look to put behind their past two defeats in the ICC World Twenty20 finals and target back-to-back titles in Bangladesh. The islanders earned a morale booster ahead of the 2014 World Twenty20 by becoming the Asian champions...
  • Thirimanne will be perfect fit for Sanga's shoes: Mathews March 9, 2014

    Mirpur: Heaping praise on Lahiru Thirimanne for his match-winning hundred against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the youngster is shaping up to be the perfect replacement for veteran Kumar Sangakkara once he calls it a day. "You push him up the order or down,...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by five wickets to win the Asia Cup 2014 March 8, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's fluent century. Sri Lanka were clinical as they restricted Pakistan to a modest 260 for five and then overhauled the target with...
  • Asia Cup: Malinga takes five wickets as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 12 runs February 25, 2014

    Fatullah: Speedster Lasith Malinga's brilliant five-wicket haul under pressure and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's second ODI century helped Sri Lanka script a thrilling 12-run win over Pakistan in a nail-biting opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament on Tuesday. Malinga produced a sensational spell of death bowling, picking up key wickets...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Match 1, Asia Cup February 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TEAM NEWS: Chaturanga de Silva makes his ODI debut for SL, who will be without Dilshan and Kulaseakara in the tournament opener against the defending champions. Pakistan playing the same side that faced Sri Lanka in the last ODI of...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka aim for win in Asia Cup opener February 24, 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,...
  • Sri Lanka recall Mahela Jayawardene for World Twenty20 February 17, 2014

    Colombo: Batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Lahiru Thirimanne were included on Monday in Sri Lanka's 15man squad for next month's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Both players are missing the current oneday international series against Bangladesh due to injuries. Jayawardene is recovering from a back injury and Thirimanne from an ankle problem. Uncapped allrounder Chaturanga...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI December 20, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Despite a narrow defeat, Sri Lanka will remain positive and high on confidence for Friday's second oneday international against Pakistan, vowed skipper Angelo Mathews. Pakistan clinched a hardfought 11run win in the first daynight international in Sharjah on Wednesday after Sri...
  • As it happened: Otago vs Kandurata September 18, 2013

    CLICK HERE for the Live updates from Otago Volts vs Kandurata Maroons, 3rd Qualifier match of CLT20 at Mohali. Otago won their first match against Faisalabad Wolves, while Kandurata lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Playing XIs: Kandurata: Upul Tharanga, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Lahiru Thirimanne(c), Chamara Silva, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Dilhara...
  • Shikhar Dhawan says he has lot to learn about captaincy September 17, 2013

    Mohali: His batting was flawless as he led Sunrisers Hyderabad to a convincing eight-wicket win over Kandurata Maroons on Tuesday but Shikhar Dhawan says it will take him time to learn captaincy skills. Dhawan, who scored a 71 in Hyderabad's chase of 169, led the IPL side for the first time....
  • Sri Lanka beat Australia by 20 runs to set up India semis June 18, 2013

    London: Sri Lanka will play India in the Champion Trophy semifinals after ousting defending champion Australia by 20 runs and overtaking New Zealand in the group standings on Monday. Sri Lanka posted 2538 on a turning pitch at The Oval due to Mahela Jayawardene's 84 from 81 deliveries and Lahiru Thirimanne's...
  • 1st Test: Bangladesh 135-2 on Day 2, trail SL by 435 runs March 9, 2013

    Galle: Former captain Mohammad Ashraful led Bangladesh's fightback on his return to international cricket by hitting an unbeaten half-century on Saturday after Sri Lanka declared on 570 for 4 on the second day of the first Test. Ashraful, his country's most capped player with 58 Tests and playing his first...
  • Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 2: as it happened March 9, 2013

    Live updates from day two of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle international stadium. Bangladesh 1st innings: End of over 43: Bangladesh 135 for 2 at stumps: That is it for Day 2. After a solid batting performance from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have replied well with Mohammad...