Introducing the Premier League in Sri Lanka, 2024 Series ESPN Summary Preview …. at …. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/lanka-premier-league-2024-1421415/teams Source:Thuppahis photo of 2023 winners Kandy Falcons Squad size: 22 (six overseas) Players bought: Pre-signings and retentions: Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Kamindu Mendis, Andre Fletcher and Kyle Mayers Auction signings: Ashen Bandara (US $20,000), Dinesh Chandimal (US $40,000), Dasun Shanaka (US $85,000), Ramesh Mendis (US $10,000), Dimuth Karunaratne (US $10,000), Mohammed Hasnain (US $30,000), Chaturanga de Silva (US $30,000), Lakshan Sandakan (US $20,000), Azam Khan (US $50,000), Salman Ali Agha (US $10,000), Mohammed Ali (US $10,000), Kasun Rajitha (US $26,000), Pawan Rathnayake (US $5000) Chamath Gomez, (US $5000), Kavindu Pathirathne (US $5000) and Sammu Ashan (US $5000) Hits: All the work was done by Kandy prior to the auction proper. Retaining Hasaranga and Kamindu was vital, as was having the experience of Mathews. That apart, the signings of Fletcher, Mayers and Chameera have bolstered the spine of the side considerably. Misses: Kandy might ...

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS – By Victor Melder Dinesh Chandimal has withdrawn from the team playing the 2nd Test match against Bangladesh with immediate effect due to a ‘family medical emergency.’ Accordingly, Chandimal will return home immediately, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. “Sri Lanka Cricket, his teammates, and the coaching staff fully support Dinesh Chandimal at this moment of need and request that the public respect his and his family’s privacy,” SLC said. Today is the 4th day of the 2nd Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, which is being played in Chattogram, Bangladesh. (Daily Mirror, 2.4.2024) The touring Sri Lankans beat Bangladesh by 192 runs to win the second and final Test played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdury Stadium, Chattogram. Sri Lanka won the 2-match Series 2 – 0. Scores: Sri Lanka – 1st Innings – 531 (Kusal Mendis 93, Kamindu Mendis 92, Karunaratne 86, de Silva 70, Chandimal ...

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh Twice — Away in Bangladesh – and Move to Third in Test Table-by Mahinda Balasuriya Mahinda Balasuriya in ESPNcricinfo, 3 April 2024, where the title runs thus:  “Sri Lanka wrap up 192-run win to complete series sweep” Source:Thuppahis Sri Lanka did not take long on the fifth morning to pick up the remaining three Bangladesh wickets • Getty Images Despite some dogged resistance from Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sri Lanka needed just a little over an hour on the final morning to take the last three Bangladesh wickets and secure a resounding 192-run victory in Chattogram. The result meant Sri Lanka swept the series 2-0, but more importantly, collected vital World Test Championship points that see them go up to joint-third on the table. Bangladesh, meanwhile, dropped to eighth. The visitors went about wrapping up this game much like they had approached the rest of the series – by sticking to their plans. ...

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Two Twin Hundreds by Dhananjaya & Kamindu create history for Lanka – By Michael Roberts Source : thuppahis Dhananjaya de Silva and Kamindu Mendis become the first ever duo to stitch 170+ runs in both innings of a Test match & 3rd ever pair of batsmen to score Centuries in both innings of a Test match! BRIAN THOMAS and HIRAN HEWAVISENTI also had high praise for the two ….. with the latter having this to say: …. Ha ha …. FB denies copying rights. What a bugger THE REPORTS in espncricinfo …. thus far = bugger all …. Nought yet on the innings within easy access. SL 280 & 418 BAN (13 ov, T:511) 188 & 47/5 Day 3 – Bangladesh need 464 runs. Current RR: 3.61  • Last 10 ov (RR): 37/3 (3.70) ...

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Two New Cricket Captains for Sri Lanka-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Item in The Island, 31 December 2023 ….. with highlighting imposed by The Editor, Thuppahi Dasun Shanaka’s reign as Sri Lanka’s white-ball captain has come to an end as Sri Lanka’s new selection committee appointed Kusal Mendis and Wanindu Hasaranga to lead the ODI and T20I sides, respectively. With Dimuth Karunaratne currently leading the Test side, this is the first time Sri Lanka have three different captains in the three formats. Shanaka first captained Sri Lanka in 2019, on the team’s first tour to Pakistan since the 2009 Lahore attack, but it was not until 2021 that he became their regular captain. Under him, Sri Lanka won 23 out of 41 ODIs and 22 out of 48 T20Is. The highlight of his tenure was the 2022 T20 Asia Cup victory in the UAE where Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in the final. Also notable were ODI series wins against South ...

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Jaffna Kings – Galle Gladiators clash in LPL curtain raiser-by Dhammika Ratnaweera Source:Dailynews The third edition of the Lanka Premier League ( LPL) cricket tournament will commence today ) at three venues Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium Hambantota, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. This is the first time LPL the main franchise cricket tournament of Sri Lanka will be conducted at three venues Hambantota, Pallekele and Colombo and five teams will battle it out for this tournament which will commence today from Hambantota Said Tournament Director Samantha Dodanwela. Five teams Colombo Stars, Aura Dambulla ,Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Kings and Kandy Falcons will compete in this tournament which attracts several international players from West Indies, England, Afghanistan, Netherlands, Pakistan, and New Zealand. ...

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Chandimal, Jayasuriya star as Sri Lanka stun Australia to level Test series – By AFP Debutant spinner Prabhat Jayasuriya takes a match haul of 12 wickets as Sri Lanka beat Australia by an innings Source : thenews.com.pk GALLE: Dinesh Chandimal’s maiden double century and a match haul of 12 wickets by debutant Prabhat Jayasuriya led Sri Lanka to an innings and 39-run thrashing of Australia in the second Test on Monday. Chandimal made an unbeaten 206 in Sri Lanka’s 554 all out, as the hosts managed a first innings lead of 190 in Galle. Jayasuriya, a left-arm spinner, then took six wickets to help dismiss Australia for 151 in the final session on day four as the hosts bounced back from their opening loss to end the series at 1-1. The tourists posted 364 with Steve Smith hitting an unbeaten 145 in the first innings but their batting faltered the second ...

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No walk-in-the-park for Sri Lanka in Galle-BY CALLISTUS DAVY The Sri Lanka team celebrate winning the five-match ODI series against Australia 3-2 at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday night ahead of the Test series starting in Galle on Wednesday Source:Sundayobserver Elated by their triumph in the ODI series, Sri Lanka will be looking for a repeat of the home Test series against Australia in 2016 when the two teams leave aside the fanfare of white ball cricket and get down to more series stuff with the first of two Tests starting in Galle on Wednesday. Sri Lanka had a 3-0 clean sweep of Australia the last time the two teams played in a Test series in the island but the difference this time will be that the home team will be without their supreme match winning spin bowlers Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera. The duo accounted for 41 ...

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Dickwella, Gunathilake and Mendis given a pardon, permitted to play in domestic cricket- Lanka Premier League to commence on 5th December  By sunil Thenabadu (sports editor-eLanka) Banned Sri Lanka cricketers  for misconduct for breaking the Bio-Bubble while touring England with SL team Niroshan Dickwella, Dhanushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis in June this year have got a reprieve  before their one year ban period expired have been granted permission to play in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) that will have top players both overseas and local in action when it begins on December 5 in Sri Lanka.  The three players were banned from both international and domestic cricket and fined Rs.10 million each at a time they were also involved in a pay dispute with Sri Lanka Cricket.  The squads:  Jaffna Kings: Faf du Plessis, Thisara Perera, Wahab Riaz, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Chaturanga de Silva, ...

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (OCTOBER 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder Minod Bhanuka, Ramesh Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Lakshan Sandakan and Ashen Bandara have been added to Sri Lanka’s original squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup – announced mid-September. Lahiru Madhushanka, who was named in the original squad will not travel with the team as he is recovering from an injury. Reserve-keeper Minod Bhanuka and the two batsmen – Ramesh Mendis and Pathum Nissanka – were part of Sri Lanka’s recent home series defeat to South Africa in August. They came away with underwhelming performances and were omitted from the initial squad. Ashen Bandara last played a month before at home in the series win against India, while Lakshan Sandakan’s previous outing for the national side came in July in England. Neither made a big enough mark to be considered initially, but Sri Lanka have now added to their squad, which ...

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