SRI LANKA VS ENGLAND

  • Angelo Mathews wants settled Sri Lanka for England series Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches. Rival captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday that...
  • Alastair Cook seeks revenge in Sri Lanka Yesterday

    London: England captain Alastair Cook on Thursday vowed to try and win a seven-match series in a tit-for-tat revenge against Sri Lanka ahead of next year's World Cup. Speaking to reporters at the start of the ODI series, seen as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup in Australia...
  • Injured James Anderson ruled out of Sri Lanka tour November 5, 2014

    James Anderson has been ruled out of England's one-day international series in Sri Lanka as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Tuesday. The 32-year-old pace bowler, who picked up the injury earlier this year, will not take...
  • ICC to review code after SL switch captain October 2, 2012

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka switched the captaincy in its last World Twenty20 group match against England on Monday to avoid Mahela Jayawardene being banned for slow bowling again. Jayawardene was fined on Saturday for a slow overrate in the win over West Indies, and faced a onematch ban if the team was...
  • Sri Lanka a surprise entry into semifinal: Manjrekar October 2, 2012

    After defeating England in their last Super Eight match, Sri Lanka become the first team to book a semifinal berth in World T20. ...
  • We didn't want to risk lose Jayawardene: Sangakkara October 2, 2012

    Pallekele: Kumar Sangakkara on Monday clarified that he led Sri Lanka in place of Mahela Jayawardene against England as the side did not want to risk lose the skipper on the count of slow over rate ahead of the semifinals. Jayawardene has already been fined for slow over rate against the...
  • Strauss confident about future as captain April 8, 2012

    Colombo: Andrew Strauss heads home from Asia confident of his future as captain after England ended a miserable run in Tests by beating Sri Lanka to draw the series and retain their numberone ranking. The tourists eased to an eightwicket win in the second and final Test at the P Sara...
  • 2nd Test: SL 2186, lead England by 33 runs April 6, 2012

    Colombo: Offspinner Graeme Swann took two wickets in three balls of the penultimate over on the fourth day to put England on a strong footing for a serieslevelling win in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Friday. After captain Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera shared 90 runs for the fifth...
  • Pietersen warned twice for changing stance April 5, 2012

    Colombo: Umpires warned England batsman Kevin Pietersen twice for changing his stance to attempt a switch hit during day three of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Pietersen was spoken to by Bruce Oxenford and Asad Rauf after the Sri Lankan bowler Tillakaratne Dilshan had to stop twice...
  • England top order fires after SL's 275 April 4, 2012

    Colombo: Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss frustrated Sri Lanka by scoring halfcenturies in a solid 122run opening partnership to put England in command of the second Test on Wednesday. England reached 154 for 1 at stumps on the second day in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings of 275. Cook was...
  • Mahela Jayawardene: the cynosure of SL cricket April 4, 2012

    We have seen certain individuals in the cricket arena in the last two decades or so who have given their best performances when pushed against the wall. They thrived in situations when the going got tough. They delivered when their teams expected them, as individuals and as leaders, to produce...
  • Struggling Strauss shrugs off captaincy talk April 2, 2012

    Colombo: England captain Andrew Strauss insisted on Monday that he would fight on as captain and battle through his batting slump as the team look for a serieslevelling win in the final Test against Sri Lanka. Strauss's world number one side face a mustwin situation at the P. Sara Oval...
  • Sri Lanka eye 20 sweep against England April 2, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will settle for nothing less than a 20 series whitewash in the second and final Test against England in Colombo from Tuesday, as the buoyant hosts celebrate 30 years of Test cricket. Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by 75 runs, meaning a draw would...
  • Woeful England still in a spin March 29, 2012

    At the end of a fourth consecutive Test defeat in Asia, all of which have come since England became the No. 1 team in Test cricket, inside four days, the teams captain Andrew Strauss hit the nail on the head. "In truth we made too many mistakes to win the game,"...
  • 1st Test: Eng 111/2 at stumps on Day 3 March 28, 2012

    Galle: Rangana Herath claimed two wickets to give Sri Lanka a good start in their victory pursuit as England reached 111 for 2 in chasing a tough 340 to win the first Test on Wednesday. The leftarm spinner who took six wickets in the first innings bagged openers Alastair Cook (14)...
  • Swann leads England fightback in Galle March 27, 2012

    Galle: Offspinner Graeme Swann took 4 for 28 in leading England's fightback to restrict Sri Lanka's second innings to 84 for 5 and a 209run lead after two days of the first Test on Tuesday. England conceded a 125run firstinnings lead to Sri Lanka. Opener Lahiru Thirimanne and senior batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan,...
  • Train in sauna to battle Lanka heat: Gough March 26, 2012

    London: Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has some advice for the English team that aims to conquer Sri Lanka in their own backyard train in a sauna to battle the heat and humidity of Sri Lanka. Gough said high temperatures would be a challenge for England. "Sri Lanka is the...
  • SL progress to 289/8 at stumps on Day 1 March 26, 2012

    Galle: Captain Mahela Jayawardene hit a fighting 168 not out to rescue Sri Lanka from trouble and lead it to 289 for eight wickets at stumps on the opening day of the first cricket Test against England on Monday. Jayawardene hit 20 boundaries and three sixes in 289 balls in what...
  • England look to seal warmup games March 19, 2012

    Colombo: England's Graeme Swann said on Sunday the team was hoping to set the stage for the upcoming Test series with a win at the next warmup game against Sri Lanka. England made a winning start to their tour of Sri Lanka by defeating the Board XI by an innings...
  • England gear up for tough Lanka test March 14, 2012

    Colombo: England will look for a good workout when they prepare for the twoTest series against Sri Lanka with a practice match against a local team in Colombo from Thursday. The threeday match will be followed by another warmup game from March 2022 before the first Test opens in Galle...