Kusal Mendis News
Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis has been cleared to continue play in the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka after complaining of chest pain that required hospital treatment.
'Good start to life under Rohit Sharma's captaincy': Twitter lauds India's 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka
After a disappointing Test series loss in South Africa, India came back roaring and dismantled Sri Lanka totally to win the series 2-0 at home. Here's how Twitter reacted to India's win.
India vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne says Kusal Mendis still not fit, Niroshan Dickwella back for first Test
Both Dickwella and Mendis were banned for a year for breaching bio-bubble protocols during Sri Lanka's tour of England last year.
Meanwhile, the 18-member Sri Lanka Test squad, led by star batter Dimuth Karunaratne, reached in Dharamsala on Friday for the two-match series against India starting 4 March in Mohali.
Mendis hit an unbeaten match-winning 69 and skipper Dasun Shanaka blasted 35 as Sri Lanka won the fifth and final T20I against Australia by five wickets on Sunday.
The 27-year-old took a routine test on Monday, and a source from Sri Lanka Cricket said he would miss at least the first two matches of the series, which starts Friday.
Zimbabwe crashed out for 70 in 24.4 overs as Sri Lankan bowlers combined to defend their total of 254-9 in Kandy.
Sri Lanka Cricket lift one-year suspensions on Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka
"Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to lift the one-year suspension imposed on the three players from playing International Cricket, across all three formats, with immediate effect," SLC stated in a press release.
SLC hands Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka one-year bans, fine for bio-bubble breach in UK
The trio was caught on camera on the streets of Durham during the limited-overs series, which was a bio-bubble breach and they were sent back home midway into the tour and were suspended.
SLC's disciplinary committee recommends two-year bans for Gunathilaka, Mendis, 18-month sanction for Dickwella
Additionally, they have been imposed a hefty fine of USD 25,000. In late June, they were found to have breached the COVID safety bio-bubble in Durham ahead of the three-match ODI series against England.
Sri Lanka's preparations for a home series against India were disrupted when Flower, 50, tested positive for COVID-19 on his return to the national team on 6 July.
India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts' batting coach Grant Flower tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of limited-overs series
Sri Lanka are set to take on India in a six-match white-ball series starting 13 July. Flower has been isolated from the rest of the squad which is undergoing hard quarantine on arrival.
The SLC probe panel comprises Justice Nimal Dissanayaka (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka), Panduka Keerthinanda (Attorney-at-Law), Asela Rekawa (Attorney-at-Law), Uchitha Wickremasinghe (Attorney-at-Law), and Major General (Retd) MRW De Zoysa.
India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella dropped from squad for upcoming series
Dubbed the "terrible trio" by media, vice-captain Kusal Mendis, opener Danushka Gunathilaka and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella returned home Tuesday
England vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for breaching bio-bubble
The trio were seen roaming the streets of Durham after the final T20 international on Sunday night, which Sri Lanka lost by a massive 89 runs.
England vs Sri Lanka: SLC launches inquiry against Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis for bio-bubble breach
The two were seen roaming the streets in Durham after the final T20 international on Sunday night, which Sri Lanka lost. Both the players were a part of the playing XI in the match with Sri Lanka lost by massive 89 runs.
Dawid Malan returned to form with a classy 76 from 48 balls after single-figure scores in the back-to-back wins at Cardiff. With just one fifty in his last seven innings, the world No 1-ranked T20 batsman sparkled in a knock containing five fours and four sixes after being promoted to open the batting.
The last match of the series will be played on 26 June at Southampton.
Highlights, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI at Dhaka, Full Cricket Score: Tigers win by 33 runs, lead series 1-0
Follow live score and updates from the first ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on our blog.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera appointed ODI skipper; Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews dropped
Perera, who has represented Sri Lanka in 101 ODIs, 22 Tests and 47 T20Is, takes over the reins from Dimuth Karunaratne.