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Rangana Herath urges for patience from Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators as country continues search for next spin ace
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Rangana Herath urges for patience from Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators as country continues search for next spin ace

Sri Lanka have lost three of four home Tests since Herath hung up his boots with visiting teams increasingly becoming more adept at thwarting the threat of their spinners in helpful conditions.

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Visitors recall experienced pacer Suranga Lakmal for two-match Test series
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Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Visitors recall experienced pacer Suranga Lakmal for two-match Test series

Lakmal returned to Sri Lanka's Test squad after missing the tour of Pakistan due to dengue fever.

KL Rahul continues to be top ranked Indian batsmen in ICC T20I rankings, Virat Kohli moves up to ninth position
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KL Rahul continues to be top ranked Indian batsmen in ICC T20I rankings, Virat Kohli moves up to ninth position

The ICC T20 rankings were updated after the conclusion of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka, which Kohli's men won 2-0.

India vs Sri Lanka: Pacer Lasith Malinga to captain visitors' squad, Angelo Mathews set to make T20I return
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India vs Sri Lanka: Pacer Lasith Malinga to captain visitors' squad, Angelo Mathews set to make T20I return

32-year-old all-rounder Angelo Mathews made a comeback to the team after a 16-month absence from the shortest form of the game

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Birthday boy David Warner's unbeaten century powers hosts to massive 134-run victory
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Australia vs Sri Lanka: Birthday boy David Warner's unbeaten century powers hosts to massive 134-run victory

Birthday boy Warner clubbed an unbeaten 100 as he powered Australia to a massive 233 for two, aided by century stands with skipper Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, LIVE Cricket Score, 3rd ODI at Karachi: Visitors look to salvage series in final match
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, LIVE Cricket Score, 3rd ODI at Karachi: Visitors look to salvage series in final match

Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary from the third one-day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the National Stadium in Karachi on our live blog.

Lasith Malinga jumps 20 places in latest T20I bowler's rankings after outstanding show against New Zealand
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Lasith Malinga jumps 20 places in latest T20I bowler's rankings after outstanding show against New Zealand

Malinga, along with New Zealand's left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, have made major gains in the T20I Player Rankings after the conclusion of the three-match series, which New Zealand won by 2-1.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas' complacency, Dimuth Karunaratne's calm presence led to historic series win for island nation
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas' complacency, Dimuth Karunaratne's calm presence led to historic series win for island nation

Dimuth Karunaratne the man who was handed the reins after Dinesh Chandimal was axed changed the team culture. He relaxed the curfew for the players.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Lasith Embuldeniya's arrival a huge positive for visitors but the spinner should be preserved for Tests
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Lasith Embuldeniya's arrival a huge positive for visitors but the spinner should be preserved for Tests

There’s been few positives in Sri Lankan cricket over the last 24 months. The arrival of Embuldeniya has been a need of the hour after many setbacks.

Sri Lanka recall Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep for two Test series against New Zealand
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Sri Lanka recall Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep for two Test series against New Zealand

Both left-hand batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and pacer Nuwan Pradeep are making a comeback to the Sri Lankan Test side after a year.

Sri Lanka vs England: Hosts sack selectors as Joe Root and Co move closer to Test series sweep
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Sri Lanka vs England: Hosts sack selectors as Joe Root and Co move closer to Test series sweep

The selection panel headed by former Test bowler Graeme Labrooy and also including Gamini Wickremasinghe, Eric Upashantha, Chandika Hathurusingha and Jeryl Woutersz were only appointed in June.

Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors on course to complete clean sweep as hosts struggle in second innings
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Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors on course to complete clean sweep as hosts struggle in second innings

Moeen Ali opened the bowling for England and took openers Danushka Gunathilaka for 6 and Dimuth Karunaratne for 23 on the spin paradise in Colombo.

Sri Lanka vs England: Jonny Bairstow scores ton on return before spinners lead hosts' comeback on first day
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Sri Lanka vs England: Jonny Bairstow scores ton on return before spinners lead hosts' comeback on first day

Jonny Bairstow missed the series opener in Galle with an ankle injury and the brilliant batting and neat glovework of his replacement Ben Foakes kept Bairstow out of England’s series-clinching victory in Pallekele.

Sri Lanka vs England: Armed with local knowledge, Joe Root and Co plot clean sweep against Islanders
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Sri Lanka vs England: Armed with local knowledge, Joe Root and Co plot clean sweep against Islanders

England captain Joe Root said Trevor Bayliss and his deputy Paul Farbrace's knowledge about different grounds and how Sri Lanka have played historically, what they’ve seen with their time here in Sri Lanka has been invaluable.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Dinesh Chandimal guides hosts to hard-fought three-wicket victory in low-scoring T20 thriller
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Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Dinesh Chandimal guides hosts to hard-fought three-wicket victory in low-scoring T20 thriller

Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka's hard-fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game's shortest format

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Dimuth Karunaratne's unbeaten 158 lifts hosts to 287 on tough opening day
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Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Dimuth Karunaratne's unbeaten 158 lifts hosts to 287 on tough opening day

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 158 to lift Sri Lanka to 287 all out against South Africa on day one of the first Test in Galle on Thursday.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Mominul Haque's record ton helps hosts salvage draw
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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Mominul Haque's record ton helps hosts salvage draw

Mominul hit 105 off 174 balls to help Bangladesh reach 307-5 before the teams accepted the draw with an hour's play left on the fifth day.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Rangana Herath puts visitors on top with late wickets on Day 4
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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Rangana Herath puts visitors on top with late wickets on Day 4

Sri Lanka spinners led by Rangana Herath took three crucial wickets late in day four to leave Bangaldesh with an uphill task of saving the opening Test in Chittagong on Saturday.