MAHELA JAYAWARDENE

  • 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...
  • Kumar Sangakkara is no less than Sachin Tendulkar January 4, 2015

    "Balanced yet intense, ruthless in his need to succeed, always contributing to his team's cause, he is among the finest cricketers Sri Lanka has produced," the late Peter Roebuck, one of the world's greatest cricket writers, once wrote about Kumar Sangakkara. Roebuck was describing the art of Sangakkara. "Kumar Sangakkara...
  • 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,...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England December 15, 2014

    Colombo: Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England on Tuesday will be his last at home turf. "Going for my last practice session with the boys...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI December 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • Jayawardene, Afridi to be most experienced players at 2015 World Cup December 13, 2014

    Dubai: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene and Pakistan's seasoned allrounder Shahid Afridi will be the two most experienced cricket players going into the 2015 World Cup, with their fifth appearance in the mega event, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release said on Friday. Both Jayawardene and Afridi, first played in...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to miss 3rd ODI against England December 2, 2014

    Mahela Jayawardene had requested Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to rest him for the third One-dayer against England due to personal reasons. The request has been granted by SLC and Ashan Priyanjan has been named as Mahela's replacement, according to reports. The third ODI is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at...
  • 2nd ODI: Sangakkara, Jayawardene star as Sri Lanka beat England November 29, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's bowlers bundled out England for 185 before the hosts chased down the target with eight wickets to spare in the rain-hit second one-day international on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series. England won the toss and opted to bat in a match shortened to...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opted to bat against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali,...
  • Sangakkara asked to review retirement: reports November 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has been asked to review his retirement plans after he had told national selectors in April of hanging up his boots post the 2015 World Cup in Australia. The 37-year-old left-handed batsman might still be keen on giving up ODIs after the 50-over World Cup...
  • Sri Lanka's World Cup preparation is on track, says Mahela Jayawardene November 12, 2014

    Sri Lanka might have surrendered the five-match ODI series against India in the third game itself but former captain Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday said that there was nothing to worry about their World Cup preparation as things are on track. "When you go into a big tournament you have to have...
  • Virat Kohli praises bowlers for series win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday credited his bowlers for the series clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third ODI, and said the home team's bowling unit dished out a "brilliant performance" to restrict the visitors to 242. Chasing a modest 242, a clinical India produced a...
  • 3rd ODI: Dhawan, Umesh lead India's series-clinching win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Sri Lanka once again kneeled in front of India's domination on Sunday, losing the third ODI by six wickets and with it the chance to stay alive in the series, which India now lead with a winning 3-0 margin. The ODI champions continued in the ruthless fashion promised by skipper Virat...