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India vs Sri Lanka: Big-hitting batsman Kusal Perera says it was 'hard to pick' the wrist spinners
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India vs Sri Lanka: Big-hitting batsman Kusal Perera says it was 'hard to pick' the wrist spinners

Kusal Perera said, "We tried to capitalize with fours and sixes. We didn't want too many dot balls. We tried to hit out and ended up losing too many wickets."

India vs Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga absent from visitors' squad for T20I series; Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne rested
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India vs Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga absent from visitors' squad for T20I series; Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne rested

Veteran speedster Lasith Malinga has not been picked in the Sri Lanka T20 squad for the three- match series against India, starting 20 December.

India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors drop Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal from Thisara Perera-led limited overs squad
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India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors drop Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal from Thisara Perera-led limited overs squad

Chandimal, who was last man out for 164 in Sri Lanka's first innings in New Delhi on Tuesday, is the major victim of the latest changes made to rejuvenate the national fortunes

India vs Sri Lanka: Islanders' sports minister stops nine players including ODI captain Thisara Perera from leaving for India
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India vs Sri Lanka: Islanders' sports minister stops nine players including ODI captain Thisara Perera from leaving for India

The rest of the squad are already in India taking part in a Test series. Sri Lankan cricket is in chaos and the national side has lost 21 one-day games this year and won just four.

India vs Sri Lanka, ODI series preview: Hosts in a fix over World Cup qualification, visitors' face problem of plenty
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India vs Sri Lanka, ODI series preview: Hosts in a fix over World Cup qualification, visitors' face problem of plenty

Barely a few days after the whitewash against India, Sri Lanka find themselves in a desperate situation. They have to win at least two matches of the ODI series if they are to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.

India vs Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga to lead hosts in ODI series, Lasith Malinga returns to squad
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India vs Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga to lead hosts in ODI series, Lasith Malinga returns to squad

Skipper Tharanga has called for support from his countrymen ahead of what should prove to be another tough outing against the higher-ranked India.

Shikhar Dhawan makes the most of his opportunity against Sri Lanka to give India strong starts
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Shikhar Dhawan makes the most of his opportunity against Sri Lanka to give India strong starts

Shikhar Dhawan’s recent form provides India’s strong middle order with a wonderful platform and strong foundation on which to build on and grind the opposition’s bowlers into submission.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rangana Herath ruled out of third Test in Pallekele due to back injury
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India vs Sri Lanka: Rangana Herath ruled out of third Test in Pallekele due to back injury

Sri Lanka have already suffered crushing defeats in the first two Tests and losing Herath compounds their problems.

India vs Sri Lanka: Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of action for 'one or two months' due to hamstring injury
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India vs Sri Lanka: Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of action for 'one or two months' due to hamstring injury

Pradeep, who had taken six wickets in the opening Test, had bowled only four balls with the second new ball on Thursday and did not take field on Friday.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts recall Lahiru Thirimanne as replacement for injured Asela Gunaratne
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India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts recall Lahiru Thirimanne as replacement for injured Asela Gunaratne

Sri Lanka on Monday recalled left-handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanne in its squad for the second Test against India as a replacement for injured Asela Gunaratne.

India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli says batsmen's success in Galle Test has made selection 'tricky' for next match
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India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli says batsmen's success in Galle Test has made selection 'tricky' for next match

India's thrashing of Sri Lanka in the first Test has left captain Virat Kohli with a "massive" yet welcome headache as he ponders his team selection for the next match.

India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli and co were outstanding in all three departments, says Rangana Herath
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India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli and co were outstanding in all three departments, says Rangana Herath

Herath-led Sri Lanka were all out for 245 in their second innings on Day 4 as India comfortably won the first Test to lead the three-match series 1-0.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Clinical visitors thrash hosts by 304 runs to record biggest overseas win
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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Clinical visitors thrash hosts by 304 runs to record biggest overseas win

India captain Virat Kohli completed his 17th Test ton on Saturday and then let his bowlers demolish injury-hit Sri Lanka to claim a 304-run victory inside four days in the first Test.

India vs Sri Lanka: We dropped Shikhar Dhawan and paid the price, rues hosts' team manager
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India vs Sri Lanka: We dropped Shikhar Dhawan and paid the price, rues hosts' team manager

Sri Lanka's cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha on Wednesday rued the dropped catch of Shikhar Dhawan, saying the team paid a heavy price as India finished Day One of the first Test at 399 for three.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Asela Gunaratne ruled out of the series after breaking thumb on Day 1
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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Asela Gunaratne ruled out of the series after breaking thumb on Day 1

Gunaratne sustained the injury in the 14th over while fielding at second slip. He hurt his thumb while attempting a catch of India opener Shikhar Dhawan off the bowling of Lahiru Kumara.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Asela Gunaratne's injury shows exactly why substitutions must be allowed in cricket
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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Asela Gunaratne's injury shows exactly why substitutions must be allowed in cricket

There’s no reason a cricket team should endure the double whammy of first losing a player, and then not even being able to seek a replacement for him.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara drive hosts to dominant position on Day 1
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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara drive hosts to dominant position on Day 1

It was the second time Dhawan scored a century in a single Test session, having made 187 on his debut against Australia — including 106 in one session.

Shikhar Dhawan's successful comeback, Cheteshwar Pujara's 12th ton helps India dominate Sri Lanka on Day 1
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Shikhar Dhawan's successful comeback, Cheteshwar Pujara's 12th ton helps India dominate Sri Lanka on Day 1

Catch the best moments of the Day 1 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka.