Sri Lanka

  • 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...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday. Sunday's final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265 Tests...
  • Lasith Malinga plans to get rid of Virat Kohli with 'one good ball' April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga says that Virat Kohli is a great batsman but they have the bowlers who can bowl that one good delivery, which can dismiss even the greatest. "We all know Virat is a great player. But even the greatest player needs only one ball to...
  • Controversies are part of Indian cricket: MS Dhoni April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at his pragmatic best on the eve of the World T20 final against Sri Lanka as he said "controversies are big part in Indian cricket" and his name was associated with almost every good or bad thing that happened in Indian cricket. "Over the years...
  • MS Dhoni on the cusp of becoming the first captain to win three World Cups April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: In sublime form through the tournament, India would be aiming to become the first team to win the World Twenty20 title for a second time but a gutsy Sri Lanka stands in the way in what promises to be an exciting summit clash between the subcontinental rivals on Sunday. While...
  • 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:...
  • World Twenty20 final, India vs Sri Lanka: Six players to watch out for April 5, 2014

    In India and Sri Lanka, two of the best-performing teams have reached the final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, and this is an unarguable fact given the way the two subcontinent giants have dominated the tournament right from the start. But now it all boils down to who plays better...
  • Five things to know about Team India ahead of World T20 final April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli's unbeaten knock of 72 runs gave India a comfortable victory over South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday. India, who won the inaugural edition of the tournament, will now face Sri Lanka in the final. Here are five things to know about the Team...
  • Gould, Kettleborough named umpires for World T20 final April 5, 2014

    Dubai: Englishmen Ian Gould and Richard Kettleborough were on Saturday appointed on-field umpires for the World Twenty20 Championship final between India and Sri Lanka to be played in Dhaka on Sunday. The ICC announced details of the umpire and match referee appointments for the women's and men's finals of the World...
  • India favourites against Sri Lanka in World T20 final: Srikkanth April 5, 2014

    India are now on the cusp of lifting the World Twenty20 title when they meet Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday. ...
  • Lankan issue will not affect us in polls: Congress April 4, 2014

    Union Minister and senior Congress leader G K Vasan on Friday said the Centre's stand in abstaining from voting on a US resolution on alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka at UNHRC would not affect the party in the Lok Sabha elections. "No way the Sri Lankan issue will affect the...
  • Sri Lanka offer $1 mn bonus to win WT20 April 5, 2014

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan team will be handed a million dollar bonus if they can shake off their reputation as chokers in the final of the World Twenty20 this weekend, the country's cricket board announced on Friday. The day after the players won a rain-affected semi-final against the West Indies, Sri...
  • Thunderstorm forecast during India's WT20 semi-final against SA April 4, 2014

    With the weather playing a spoilsport during Thursday's first ICC World T20 semi-final clash between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in Mirpur, cricket lovers would expect a rain-free day during the second semi-final between India and South Africa to be played at the same venue on Friday. However, as per...
  • Almighty wants Sangakkara, Mahela to win a World Cup: Darren Sammy April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: The affable Darren Sammy was graceful in defeat and said that may be God wants Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara to get a chance to savour the taste of winning a World Championship trophy in their swansong T20 international event. "Today, there were two gentlemen (Sangakkara and...
  • Disappointing and sad to lose via Duckworth-Lewis method: Darren Sammy April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: A dejected West Indies captain Darren Sammy on Thursday said it was "disappointing" and "sad" for the defending champions to exit from the ICC World Twenty20 after losing to Sri Lanka via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-marred semi-final at the Shere Bangla Stadium. A dominant Sri Lanka made it to...
  • Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 27 runs (D/L) to enter World T20 final April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: A dominant Sri Lanka on Thursday made it to the ICC World T20 final for the third time knocking out defending champions West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method after thundershowers stopped proceedings in the 14th over of the second innings. Batting first in the first semi-final,...
  • As it happened: World Twenty20 semis, Sri Lanka vs West Indies April 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) In a bid to reach their second successive World T20 final, defending champions West Indies lock horns with Sri Lanka, who in turn would be hoping to avenge their loss in the last edition's summit clash. Both the sides boast of...
  • Malinga to lead Sri Lanka after Chandimal opts out April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: Pace bowler Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 semi-final against the West Indies on Thursday after captain Dinesh Chandimal opted out of the game. Sri Lanka Cricket announced Chandimal's decision on Twitter on Thursday. Chandimal has been in indifferent form and had missed Sri Lanka's last league...
  • Top order has to fire against Sri Lanka: Ramdin April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies top order has to fire if the champions are to beat Sri Lanka in the first semi-finals of the ICC World T20 tournament on Thursday. The two teams meet at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in a re-match of the finals of the tournament held...
  • 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...
  • Sangakkara, Mahela have never let their country down: Farbrace April 2, 2014

    Mirpur: They have decided to call time on their Twenty20 International careers after the ongoing World T20 here but Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are still the players who can be the difference between winning and losing for Sri Lanka, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday. "Mahela played a fantastic innings...
  • West Indies can make history at World T20, says Darren Sammy April 2, 2014

    Dhaka: Cricket's 20-over format is tailor-made for the powerful West Indians and there is no reason why they cannot become the first team to defend the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, skipper Darren Sammy said on Wednesday. Currently ranked eighth both in Test and one-day internationals, West Indies have emerged as...
  • This day, three years back, India won their second World Cup April 2, 2014

    This day, three summers back, India joined Australia and West Indies to become only the third team to win the coveted ICC World Cup twice. It was April 2, 2011, when a six from skipper MS Dhoni fulfilled the dream of a nation and that man Sachin Tendulkar. India first lay...
  • Sri Lanka eye revenge as West Indies aim for encore in WT20 semis April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: In a bid to reach their second successive World T20 final, defending champions West Indies will on Thursday lock horns with Sri Lanka, who in turn would be hoping to avenge their loss in the last edition's summit clash. One can expect a good encounter as both teams have a...
  • India topple Sri Lanka to become No. 1 team in ICC T20 rankings April 2, 2014

    Dubai: Riding on their superb unbeaten run in the World Twenty20 Championships so far, the Indian cricket team toppled Sri Lanka to clinch the top spot in the ICC rankings issued on Wednesday. "India have moved ahead of Sri Lanka into the number-one position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings...
  • Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct April 1, 2014

    Chittagong: Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was on Tuesday fined 20 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against an umpire's decision after being dismissed in his side's final group match against New Zealand in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. "Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of...
  • 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 April 1, 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...