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Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Cricket Australia said in a statement on Thursday afternoon that Hughes had died at St Vincent’s Hospital.  “He never regained consciousness following […]

Dilshan helps Lanka beat England

Dilshan helps Lanka beat England

A magnificent century by Moeen Ali proved in vain as England suffered a 25-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the first of seven one-day internationals on Wednesday. The left-handed opener struck 119 as England replied to Sri Lanka’s 317 for six but the chase petered out once he was dismissed in the 30th over. Half-centuries […]

Australia cricketer critical after being hit

Australia cricketer critical after being hit

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in a critical condition after being hit by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The South Australia left-hander, 25, who has played 26 Tests, collapsed after a delivery from New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott struck his helmet. Hughes was carried off on a stretcher and an ambulance took […]

Sri Lanka names team for 3 ODIs

Sri Lanka names team for 3 ODIs

The Sri Lanka national cricket selectors have named a 15 member team to face England in the first three of seven One Day Internationals. Sri Lanka Cricket said that at a selection committee meeting the national selectors named Angelo Mathews as the captain of the team. Angelo Mathews ( Captain ) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith […]

Australia regains #1 ODI ranking

Australia regains #1 ODI ranking

Four-time world champion Australia has returned to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings after defeating South Africa 4-1 in the five-match ODI series, which concluded in Sydney on Sunday. George Bailey’s side had started the series in third position on 114 ratings points and has finished on equal points with India on […]

Sanga asked to delay Test retirement

Sanga asked to delay Test retirement

Kumar Sangakkara’s Test future remains undecided after Sri Lanka’s selectors implored him to reconsider his decision to retire from all formats after the 2015 World Cup. Sangakkara told the selectors he would quit internationals in April at a meeting on Thursday morning but he is now rethinking that move upon request from the selectors, among […]

Sangakkara on CNN’S Talk Asia

Sangakkara on CNN’S Talk Asia

This month on CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ Anna Coren sits down with the former Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakkara. In their candid conversation they talk openly about his life, cricketing career, World Cup ambitions and retirement plans. Sangakkara also discusses the devastating three-decade long civil war in Sri Lanka where “a lot of people […]

Sri Lankan board didn’t co-operate in IPL probe

Sri Lankan board didn’t co-operate in IPL probe

A panel in India had said it found it impossible to get to the bottom of an incident involving a leading Indian batsman who was allegedly in the company of a girl during the Sri Lanka tour in 2010, the Deccan Chronicle reported today. Nishantha Ranatunga, the secretary of the Sri Lanka Cricket, was approached by […]

Sanath defends decision to tour India

Sanath defends decision to tour India

Sri Lanka Cricket national selector Sanath Jayasuriya today defended the decision to send the national team to India where they eventually lost the series 5-0. Speaking in Parliament today, Jayasuriya said he takes full responsibility of the decision to tour India after the West Indies team withdrew over a pay dispute with the West Indies […]

England arrive in Sri Lanka for one-day series

England arrive in Sri Lanka for one-day series

England touched down in Sri Lanka ahead of their seven-match one-day international series in preparation for the World Cup. Alastair Cook and Co arrived at their hotel in Colombo at 6am local time on Monday morning after their flight from England via Abu Dhabi. Their first match on the tour will be against Sri Lanka […]

Kohli stars as India complete series sweep

Kohli stars as India complete series sweep

For two weeks, Angelo Mathews had seen Indian after Indian line up and take his turn at knocking the Sri Lankans down flat. On Sunday (November 16), he decided that enough was enough, and did some punching of his own, taking out as many of the misery givers as he could single-handedly. But just like […]

Johnson named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Johnson named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was today announced as the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year. The 33-year-old was also named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. During the voting period between 26 August 2013 and 17 September 2014, Johnson claimed 59 Test wickets at an […]

Lanka cricket now laughing stock says Arjuna

Lanka cricket now laughing stock says Arjuna

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga says Sri Lanka cricket has now become the laughing stock of the cricketing world following the humiliating performance of the national team in India. Ranatunga slammed the decision to send the national cricket team to India after the team was thrashed by the Indians in the ongoing series. […]

India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs

India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs

India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs in the fourth One Day International in Kolkata today. The Indians had earlier scored a massive 404/5 and in reply Sri Lanka could score only 251/10 in 43.1 overs. FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestMail.ru

Rohit Sharma breaks ODI record

Rohit Sharma breaks ODI record

Rohit Sharma created history, becoming the first man ever to smash two double centuries in ODIs. Rohit got his second double ton (264 runs) vs Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens today. His first (209) came against Australia in Bangalore on November 3, 2013. Rohit also surpassed Virender Sehwag’s 219 to become the highest-scorer in ODIs. […]

ICC boosts Cricket World Cup prize money

ICC boosts Cricket World Cup prize money

An unbeaten run to the title will earn the winner of next year’s Cricket World Cup more than $5 million. And, along with a 20 per cent increase in prizemoney, tournament organisers have lessened the drama, confirming no “super overs” will be added to decide matches tied in the playoffs stages. The International Cricket Council […]

India cruise to series win against Lanka

India cruise to series win against Lanka

A superb all-round performance helped India cruise to a six-wicket win in the third One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka and clinch the five-match series 3-0 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Set a target of 243 runs, India coasted to victory in 44.1 overs, winning with 35 balls to spare. Opener Shikhar Dhawan played […]

Mahela joins the 12,000 club

Mahela joins the 12,000 club

Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardena today crossed the 12,000 run mark in One Day International (ODI) matches, during the third ODI against India. Jayawardena became the third Sri Lankan and fifth batsman in the world to achieve the milestone. Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara are the other Sri Lankans to cross the 12,000 ODI run […]

Sangakkara, 3 others out of 4th, 5th ODIs

Sangakkara, 3 others out of 4th, 5th ODIs

Kumar Sangakkara is among four players who will be rested from the 4th and 5th one day international matches against India in the ongoing series in India. The Sri Lanka cricket board said that  Sangakkara, Suraj Randiv, Upul Tharanga and Dhammika Prasad will be replaced by Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Ajantha Mendis and Shaminda Eranga for the final two […]

Rayudu takes India to 6-wicket win over Lanka

Rayudu takes India to 6-wicket win over Lanka

Ambati Rayudu’s ton took India to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International (ODI) match at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. This win took India to a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. This was yet another display of a good all-round performance where India outplayed Sri […]

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