RANGANA HERATH

  • Rangana Herath ruled out of World Cup hours before quarter-final March 18, 2015

    Sri Lanka's World Cup hopes took a dip just hours before their quarter-final with South Africa with left-arm spinner Rangana Herath ruled out of the tournament. Herath will be replaced by offspinner Tharindu Kaushal, organisers said in a statement. Sri Lanka chief selector Sanatah Jayasuriya had said two days ago that he...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka sweat over Rangana Herath's fitness March 16, 2015

    On Monday morning, as Sri Lanka assembled for their first practice session at the Sydney Cricket Ground ahead of Wednesday's first quarterfinal of the World Cup against South Africa, much of the attention centred around Rangana Herath. In the afternoon, as South Africa continued their preparations for the marquee clash, knowing...
  • World Cup: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath likely to be fit to face Proteas March 16, 2015

    Sydney: Sri Lanka's front-line spinner Rangana Herath is recovering well and looks likely to face South Africa in Wednesday's World Cup quarter-final at Sydney Cricket Ground, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said on Monday. Herath, 36, split the webbing between two fingers on his bowling hand trying to take a return chance...
  • World Cup: Sri Lanka's Mathews, Herath set to be fit for quarters March 12, 2015

    Sydney: Sri Lanka were on Thursday "a 100 percent sure" that skipper Angelo Mathews, down with a heel injury, will be fit for their quarter-final outing of the cricket World Cup in Sydney next week. The Sri Lankans were also hopeful of spinner Rangana Herath being available before the last eight...
  • World Cup 2015: Dual injury blow for Sri Lanka ahead of Australia clash March 6, 2015

    Sydney: Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least two changes for Sunday's crunch cricket World Cup clash with Australia, with veteran spinner Rangana Herath ruled out and batsman Dimuth Karunaratne being sidelined for the rest of the tournament. The 36-year-old, left-armer Herath has been ruled out after splitting the...
  • ICC World Cup: Sri Lanka send stand-by spinner for injured Rangana Herath March 3, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lanka leg spinning-allrounder Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to join the World Cup squad as a stand by for the injured Rangana Herath. Herath split his finger during his team's match against England and the wound is expected to take 7-10 days to heal, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath doubtful for Australia clash March 1, 2015

    Wellington: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next weekend's World Cup Pool A clash against Australia after hurting his spinning hand while bowling against England at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday. The left-arm spinner required four stitches on his left index finger after suffering the injury while attempting a...
  • Sri Lanka wait on Rangana Herath fitness for second Test January 2, 2015

    Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is "50-50" to play New Zealand in the second Test at the Basin Reserve, though Sri Lanka will still go into the game keen to play positive, attacking cricket, captain Angelo Mathews has said. The 36-year-old Herath, who was the world leading Test wicket taker in...
  • Sachithra Senanayake recalled by Sri Lanka after action cleared December 9, 2014

    Colombo: Off spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been recalled by Sri Lanka hours after his reformed bowling action was deemed legal Tuesday by the International Cricket Council. Senanayake was added to the Sri Lanka squad to play the remaining two one-day internationals against England because strike bowler and left-arm spinner Rangana...
  • 2nd Test: Perfect farewell for Mahela as SL sweep series against Pakistan August 18, 2014

    Colombo: Rangana Herath claimed 14 wickets for the match to help ensure former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket with a 20 series sweep of Pakistan in the first session of final day Monday. Sri Lanka won the second Test by 105 runs after Pakistan was out for...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka close in on a win against Pakistan August 17, 2014

    Colombo: Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four secondinnings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the twomatch series, Pakistan were precariously placed on 127 for 7 at stumps on the fourth day with their last...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's fivewicket haul on Day 2 August 15, 2014

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a fivewicket haul but halfcenturies from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan trail Sri Lanka, who lead the twoTest series 10, by...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to take 10 lead August 10, 2014

    Galle: Rangana Herath grabbed 6 for 48 as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets on a remarkable last day of the first Test on Sunday. The leftarm spinner turned the game on its head when Pakistan, who trailed by 82 after the first innings, was bowled out for 180....
  • Pakistan can cope with nemesis Rangana Herath August 5, 2014

    Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq is confident that his batsmen will be able to overcome the threat posed by Sri Lanka leftarm spinner Rangana Herath in the twoTest series starting on Wednesday. Herath has often proved to be a thorn in Pakistan's side having taken 65 of his 237 Test wickets against them...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 June 24, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day 4 roundup: Sri Lanka took control of the second Test after Dhammika Prasad claimed four wickets on day four to reduce England to 57 for 5, needing an unlikely 293 more runs to win at Headingley. Sri Lanka were earlier...
  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? April 6, 2014

    History repeats itself. After three years and four days since the 2011 ICC World Cup final, the two Asian neighbours - India and Sri Lanka - are again standing at the cusp of history; this time, though, to decide who wears the crown in the other limited-overs format as they...
  • 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...
  • Five things to know about the Sri Lankan team ahead of WT20 final April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Will it be third time lucky for Sri Lanka? The Sri Lankans have played in the World Twenty20 final two times, but never walked away with the trophy. Here are five things to know about the Sri Lankan team that will play Sunday's World Twenty20 final against India: Bad history:...
  • Sri Lanka welcome 'lovely' spin headache ahead of semis April 2, 2014

    Dhaka: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's magical spell against New Zealand have presented Sri Lanka with a "lovely headache" ahead of Thursday's World Twenty20 semi-final against West Indies, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday. Picked ahead of spin colleague Ajantha Mendis who had proved expensive against England, Herath destroyed New Zealand in...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax April 2, 2014

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • Herath was outstanding, we played mindless cricket: Brendon McCullum March 31, 2014

    Chittagong: Rangana Herath's extraordinary spin bowling was termed as unbelievable and outstanding by the captains of Sri Lanka and New Zealand as the left-arm spinner took five wickets at the expense of just three runs to script his team's stunning win, here on Monday. Herath bowled 21 balls and among them...
  • WT20: Sri Lanka storm into the semis as Herath's five-for demolishes New Zealand March 31, 2014

    Chittagong: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath produced a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka recorded a crushing 59-run victory over New Zealand in a dramatic Super 10 match to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20. Herath turned the virtual knock-out match on its head...
  • MS Dhoni not the only casualty as injuries mar Asia Cup 2014 February 24, 2014

    Injuries to star players, including India's World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have taken the sheen off the Asia Cup which opens in Bangladesh on Tuesday. New entrants Afghanistan appear the only injury-free side as the other four teams struggle to field their best players for the 11-match tournament, billed as...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened February 4, 2014

    For ballbyball 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...
  • Jayawardene, Herath to miss ODI series against Bangladesh February 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's star batsman Mahela Jayawardene and strike bowler Rangana Herath will not play in the threematch oneday series against Bangladesh starting February 17. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Monday that the two players have been rested for the ODI series, but are part of the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4 January 19, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: Ahmed Shehzad scored a maiden century but Pakistan toiled for runs in their bid for a serieslevelling win against Sri Lanka. The 22yearold righthander made 147 in only his second Test as Pakistan scored 291 for 6...
  • 3rd Test: Herath triple strike leaves Pakistan at 291 for 6 January 18, 2014

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad cashed in on a very flat pitch to hit a maiden Test century but Sri Lanka hit back through Rangana Herath's triple strike to restrict Pakistan to 291 for 6 in the decisive third Test on Saturday. Shehzad made 147 off 275 balls with 12 fours...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 January 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Dilruwan Perera and captain Angelo Mathews just missed centuries before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at a strong 428 for 9 against Pakistan on the second day of the decisive third Test on Friday. Pakistan were 19...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test January 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test halfcentury and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made an unbeaten...