MAHELA JAYAWARDENE

  • World Cup 2015: Last hurrah for some big names 3 days ago

    "I've had a tremendous time playing for West Indies. All I ask is, did I entertain?" Brian Lara threw this question to the crowd at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on April 21, 2007, after West Indies lost a thriller to England, the hosts' last game in the World Cup and...
  • World Cup: Bharat Arun's hardwork shows in India's bowling resurgence March 20, 2015

    Pride, anguish, elation, surprise and 100% success - these were the elements that went into the making of the first two quarterfinals in the 2015 World Cup. Bangladesh may have exited the stage, but they can go back with pride given the way they played in the mega event. They fought...
  • Watch: South Africa storm into semis, ICC World Cup, Day 30 highlights March 18, 2015

    South Africa stormed into the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday with a nine-wicket rout of Sri Lanka which brought the curtain down on the ODI careers of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. ...
  • World Cup: Twitter bids adieu to Sangakkara, Jayawardene March 18, 2015

    Sri Lankan greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene bid farewell to limited overs cricket on Wednesday, disappointed with a World Cup quarter-final defeat but happy that Sri Lanka were in a better place than when he came into the side in 2000. The elegant lefthander scored 45 runs against South Africa...
  • Not an ideal end but Sanga-Jaya had a memorable partnership March 18, 2015

    If they were a law firm, or chartered accountants, they would be called Jayawardene, Sangakkara & Associates. But, because they are merely a cricket team, they call themselves Sri Lanka. To say this is not to disrespect the other members who walk alongside Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, but rather...
  • Sachin Tendulkar lauds Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene March 18, 2015

    Sydney: Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar led the cricketing world in applauding Sri Lankan veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who bowed out of ODIs today after their team's World Cup quarterfinal loss to South Africa here. Both Jayawardene and Sangakkara had announced that the World Cup would be their final ODI...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Quarter-final March 18, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) It will be a highly-charged contest between two powerful batting line-ups as former champions Sri Lanka take on superbly talented but traditional under-performers South Africa in the first quarter-final of the cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). In a quest...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa hope to shrug off 'chokers' tag against Sri Lanka March 17, 2015

    It's come down to this now; 12 days, 7 games and 3 victories stand between eight teams and the label of World Cup winners. After a prolonged period of foreplay that involved 42 games, cricket's pinnacle event has reached the business end, as it were. This is the point of...
  • World Cup: The time is right for me to stop, says Mahela Jayawardene March 16, 2015

    So dominant has Sri Lanka's batting been in this World Cup that Mahela Jayawardene has batted just twice in the last four games. Having started with a duck against New Zealand in the tournament opener on February 14, Jayawardene made an even 100 against Afghanistan, a crucial knock given Sri...
  • World Cup 2015: Mahela Jayawardene praises Lasith Malinga March 16, 2015

    Sydney: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene on Monday praised pace spearhead Lasith Malinga, crediting him with returning straight to form in the cricket World Cup after a five-month injury lay-off. Though not at his lethal best, Malinga has been Sri Lanka's premier bowler in the group stages, pocketing 11 wickets...
  • Mahela Jayawardene enjoying his last World Cup March 16, 2015

    So dominant has Sri Lanka's batting been in this World Cup that Mahela Jayawardene has batted just twice in the last four games. Having started with a duck against New Zealand in the tournament opener on February 14, Jayawardene made an even 100 against Afghanistan, a crucial knock given Sri...
  • Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to play with Sussex March 13, 2015

    Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene has agreed to play with Sussex in the first half of England's domestic Twenty20 competition, the county cricket club said on Friday. Jayawardene, who is currently taking part in the 50-overs World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, will be available for the first seven matches...
  • World Cup: Injury-hit Sri Lanka must tough it out, says Jayawardene March 6, 2015

    Sydney: Mahela Jayawardene says Sri Lanka will have to tough it out at the World Cup amid a spate of tournament-ending injuries. The Sri Lankans, who face a crucial pool match against hosts Australia in Sydney on Sunday, have been forced to call in their second reinforcement after another injury setback. Batsman...
  • Watch: India roll over SA, Afghan scare for SL; ICC World Cup, Day 9 Highlights February 23, 2015

    Shikhar Dhawan once again starred with 137 as India thumped South Africa by 130 runs, while Mahela Jayawardene's 100 took Sri Lanka out of trouble against Afghanistan. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Intense focus dulls Mahela Jayawardene's century rescue mission February 22, 2015

    Dunedin: Sri Lankan maestro Mahela Jayawardene said it took all his powers of concentration to produce his match-saving World Cup century against Afghanistan in Dunedin on Sunday. He was too focused to even acknowledge his 19th ODI hundred, and fourth in a World Cup, but said afterwards he ranked it with...
  • ICC World Cup: Mahela Jayawardene leads Sri Lanka to nervy win against Afghanistan February 22, 2015

    Thisara Perera and Jeevan Mendis combined for a 58-run partnership to give Sri Lanka a nervous four-wicket victory over Afghanistan in their World Cup Pool A match at University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday. The pair finished off what Mahela Jayawardene (100) and Angelo Mathews (44) had started after Sri Lanka...
  • Yuvraj Singh, Hashim Amla among big stars to go under IPL hammer on Monday February 15, 2015

    Bengaluru: Top cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in IPL 8 auctions that will see quite a few Indian and International players going under the hammer on Monday. Last year's most expensive buy, Yuvraj, who was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 14 crores, will...
  • 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...
  • Jayawardene and Sangakkara's exit will leave a huge void February 14, 2015

    The same yet very different - that is the way I think of the two legends, Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara as they prepare to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup for the final time. What unites them - aside from their long-standing friendship, the fact they have both led...
  • All-round New Zealand humble Sri Lanka by 98 runs in World Cup opener February 14, 2015

    Christchurch: A cold, grey morning underpinned by a blustery southerly and a fine drizzle gave way to a summery bright afternoon in Christchurch as the home team rang in the World Cup with a commanding performance against Sri Lanka on Saturday (February 14). If the Hagley Oval provided the perfect...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Pool A, Match 1 February 14, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Camps with contrasting moods -- New Zealand brimming with confidence and Sri Lanka searching for consistency -- launch the cricket World Cup. New Zealand, co-hosts with Australia, have their tails up after a 4-2 domination of Sri Lanka in a recent...
  • Conditions in New Zealand will be challenging: Mahela Jayawardene February 13, 2015

    Adelaide: As he gets ready to play the final phase of his 18-year long illustrious career, Mahela Jayawardene says he will miss the Sri Lankan dressing room after the conclusion of 2015 Cricket World Cup. The countdown will start for Jayawardene when he takes the field tomorrow at Christchurch in the...
  • Veterans play key role in Sri Lanka World Cup campaign February 13, 2015

    Christchurch: Sri Lanka veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will likely be embarking on their last major international campaign when the Cricket World Cup begins in Christchurch on Saturday, and no two players at the tournament more clearly underscore the value of experience to a Cup contender. Jayawardene has already retired...
  • Veterans set to play key role in World Cup February 9, 2015

    The belief that "old is gold" will once again be put to the test in this World Cup, with several players bolstering teams with their experience and guile. Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and New Zealand's Daniel Vettori are the most experienced players as each of the trio will...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Sri Lanka want to do it for Mahela and Sanga February 5, 2015

    As the sun begins to set on two of the most tenacious characters of all time in Sri Lankan cricket, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the one last time in their glorious careers to lead the island nation's aspirations in the World Cup 2015, in a...
  • Sri Lanka bank on Sangakkara-Jayawardene hit show at World Cup January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive heartbreaks. The missing link in the enduring partnership between the two 37-year-olds that started at the turn of the...
  • 4th ODI: Williamson, Ronchi seal New Zealand's win over Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    Nelson: Kane Williamson scored 103 to rescue an ailing New Zealand innings Tuesday and steer them to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international for a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series. Williamson returned to the line-up after a two-match absence with a shoulder injury to score...
  • 1st ODI: Jayawardene's ton in vain as New Zealand win by 3 wickets January 11, 2015

    Christchurch: Brendon McCullum lashed a half-century from 19 balls, matching his national record, to spur New Zealand to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday in the series-opening one-day international. Opening the batting, McCullum gave New Zealand a blazing start as they chased Sri Lanka's 218 for 9, hitting three...
  • 1st ODI: New Zealand, Sri Lanka start World Cup countdown January 10, 2015

    New Zealand and Sri Lanka begin fine-tuning their World Cup preparations in Christchurch on Sunday with the first of seven one-day internationals. The first game will also serve as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup opener to be played between the same two teams on the same ground on February...