Sachithra Senanayake

  • Sri Lanka to send banned spinner Sachithra Senanayake for coaching July 14, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket authorities decided on Sunday to send off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake for intense coaching after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled his bowling action illegal and banned him from international matches. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said the coaching team was being asked to study reports from...
  • Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake banned over action July 12, 2014

    Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday. Senanayake, 29, was reported during his side's five-match one-day international series in England in June and his action underwent assessment in Cardiff. Tests revealed he exceeded the allowed 15-degree flex in...
  • Sri Lanka retain 'suspect' Sachithra Senanayake for South Africa ODIs July 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake, who was reported for a suspect bowling action during the one-day international series against England last month, has been included in the squad for the first two ODIs against South Africa. After being reported, Senanayake underwent testing at the Cardiff Metropolitan University on June 29...
  • Sachithra Senanayake to undergo tests for suspect bowling action June 9, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will undergo a biomechanical test after being reported by the ICC for a suspect action. He will be sent to the Cardiff Metropolitan University for bio-mechanical tests, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Monday. Senanayake was reported for a suspect action by the on field umpires Marias...
  • 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 non-striker, who only days earlier had...
  • 'Mankading' raises debate on spirit of cricket once again June 4, 2014

    Nothing tends to divide fans more than a supposed affront to the 'spirit' of cricket, the standard of conduct that sits alongside its laws to help govern the so-called gentleman's game. When Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake removed the bails as batsman Jos Buttler was backing up at the non-striker's end during...
  • Michael Clarke backs controversial 'Mankad' run-out rule June 4, 2014

    Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he had no problem with a controversial run out rule that marred the fifth and final one-day international between England and Sri Lanka. His England counterpart Alastair Cook insisted a "line had been crossed" after Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Jos Buttler as...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash England by 157 runs, level series 1-1 May 25, 2014

    Sri Lanka skittled out England for 99 - their sixth-lowest total in one-day internationals - to cruise to a 157-run win in Durham on Sunday and tie the five-match series at 1-1. Replying to Sri Lanka's 256 for 8 that was inspired by opener Tillakaratne Dilshan's 88, England were reduced to...
  • 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...
  • 2nd ODI: Mathews leads SL to a two-wicket win over Pakistan, level series 1-1 December 21, 2013

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews hit a vital knock of 47 runs off 44 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling two-wicket victory over Pakistan on Friday in their second one-day international, leveling the five-match series at 1-1. Mathews, who earlier sprained his groin while bowling, got useful contributions from Kumar...
  • 1st T20: Duminy shines as South Africa beat Sri Lanka August 2, 2013

    Colombo: Jean-Paul Duminy's all-round performance with 51 runs and three wickets steered South Africa to a 12-run win over Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match Twenty20 series on Friday. Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa made 115 for 6 in 20 overs with Duminy top scoring. He...
  • SL beat South Africa in thrilling finish January 23, 2012

    Johannesburg: Sri Lanka tailender Sachithra Senanayake smashed a six on the second-last ball for his team to chase down South Africa's total of 312-4 and win by two wickets in the fifth and final one-day international. Playing in just his second ODI and facing his second delivery on Sunday, Senanayake struck...