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Ben Stokes opts out of England’s T20 World Cup title defence | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The England Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Tuesday that all-rounder Ben Stokes has chosen not to be selected for this year's Twenty20 World Cup in order to concentrate on getting fitter for the summer's Test matches.The reigning T20 World Cup champions are England, who won their second championship in Australia in 2022.In addition, the ECB stated that Stokes' main goal "is to get fully fit to bowl" in the forthcoming Test series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies.Stokes had surgery in November to address a knee problem that was impeding his ability to bowl consistently."I'm working hard and focusing on building my bowling fitness back up to fulfill a full role as an all-rounder in all formats of cricket," Stokes, England's Test captain, said in a statemen...
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Sri Lanka on top in second Bangladesh Test despite batting blues | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Asitha Fernando showcased an impressive performance, claiming figures of 4-34 as Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 178 in the second Test in Chittagong, securing a substantial lead of 353 runs in the first innings.Opting not to enforce a follow-on, Sri Lanka found themselves struggling in their second innings, reaching 102-6 by stumps on the third day, extending their lead to 455 runs.Despite the debutant pacer Hasan Mahmud's encouraging 4-51 for Bangladesh and Khaled Mahmud's contribution of 2-29, Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 39 alongside Prabath Jayasuriya, three not out. The duo aimed to bolster Sri Lanka's lead with support from the tail-enders.Earlier, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, and Prabath Jayasuriya also made notable contributions, claiming two wick...
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IPL 2024: Sri Lanka’s Matheesha Pathirana reaches Chennai, will join CSK squad soon | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Matheesha Pathirana's manager, Amila Kalugalage, has confirmed that the talented Sri Lankan pacer has arrived in Chennai and is set to link up with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad imminently.Pathirana had been sidelined due to a hamstring injury sustained during the second T20I of the series against Bangladesh. Consequently, he missed out CSK's season opener against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB).In a recent update, Kalugalage took to X (formerly Twitter) to share a photo of Pathirana, affirming his presence in Chennai and signaling his impending inclusion in the CSK squad.“Wanakkam Chennai, he (Matheesha Pathirana) has just landed in Chennai,” wrote Kalugalage on X.Despite being the highest wicket-taker for the franchise in the previous IPL season, with an impre...
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Wanindu Hasaranga set to miss Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first three IPL fixtures | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is slated to miss at least the initial three matches of the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad, as he has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for a two-Test series versus Bangladesh starting on March 22.Hasaranga, who has participated in four Tests for Sri Lanka, had previously declared his retirement from Test cricket in August of the prior year to concentrate on white-ball cricket.Also See: How to watch IPL in CanadaHowever, the 26-year-old was recently named in Sri Lanka's 17-man squad alongside the uncapped spinner Nishan Peiris.The first Test match is scheduled to take place in Sylhet from March 22 to 26, with the second encounter planned from March 30 to April 3 in Chattogram.Also Read: How to watch IPL 2024 live in USA, Canada and MENA reg...
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Bangladesh drop struggling Litton Das for third Sri Lanka ODI | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Bangladesh have made a significant change for Monday's third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka, opting to drop Litton Das following his consecutive ducks in the first two matches, which were deemed humiliating.In his place, the team has decided to debut Jaker Ali, who showcased a commendable performance during the T20 leg of Sri Lanka's tour, ultimately won by the visiting team with a 2-1 margin.Das faced challenges not only in the one-day matches but also in the preceding T20 series, where he managed to accumulate just 44 runs across three matches.Consequently, the team management has opted for a fresh approach, hoping for a more impactful contribution from Ali in the crucial upcoming encounter."Considering Litton's recent performance in white-ball cric...
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Sri Lanka appoint former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed as fast-bowling coach | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday announced appointment of former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed as the fast-bowling coach of its men’s team.In an official statement, SLC said, “Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of former Pakistan pace bowler Aaqib Javed as the national team’s ‘fast bowling coach.’ He will work with the national team until the completion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in the West Indies and USA during June 2024.”Currently, Aaqib holds the position of director of cricket operations and head coach at Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League.He will promptly join in his new role with Sri Lanka Cricket.“We warmly welcome Aaqib and believe that his immense international experience, both in playing and coaching, will ...
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Watch: Litton Das earns Dhoni comparison with a no-look run out against Sri Lanka in 3rd T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Remember the back-flip run out by MS Dhoni of New Zealand's Ross Taylor at Ranchi in 2016?As Taylor was going for the second run, Dhoni collected the throw on the bounce and just flicked back the ball onto the stumps, without turning, to dislodge the bails to run out the Kiwi batsman. Bangladesh wicket-keeper Litton Das emulated the legendary former Indian captain in the 3rd T20I against Sri Lanka at Sylhet on Saturday.On the last ball of the Sri Lanka innings, Dasun Shanaka miscued a pull off Mustafizur Rahman to long-on and the batters tried to steal a second. The throw from the deep by Rishad Hossain was a poor one as it was well outside the off-stump.Litton had to run across to glove the ball and then back flicked it without having a look at the stumps. The hit the ...
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Sri Lanka pick suspended T20 skipper Wanindu Hasaranga for Bangladesh tour | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Sri Lankan cricket board on Wednesday announced a 17-man T20 squad for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, with Wanindu Hasaranga leading the team despite his recent suspension. The 26-year-old skipper will not participate in the first two matches of the three-match tournament due to his International Cricket Council (ICC) ban. Hasaranga received the penalty for verbally abusing an umpire during a T20 match against Afghanistan.During the particular match, Hasaranga contested an umpire's decision not to call a no-ball on a high delivery to Kamindu Mendis in the final over, with Sri Lanka needing 11 runs from three balls. The first T20 match of the series is scheduled for March 4. In addition to the T20 matches, Sri Lanka will also play three one-day internationals and t...
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Sri Lanka T20 skipper Wanindu Hasaranga gets two-match ban for abusing umpire | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council on Saturday handed a two-match ban to Wanindu Hasaranga, the newly appointed Sri Lanka Twenty20 captain, for verbally abusing an umpire during the recent series-ending loss against Afghanistan.The 26-year-old confronted on-field umpire Lyndon Hannibal after the match, expressing dissatisfaction for not calling a no-ball on a high delivery to Kamindu Mendis in the final over when Sri Lanka required 11 runs from three balls.In a statement, the ICC mentioned that the incident had violated its code of conduct regarding "personal abuse." Hasaranga had accrued sufficient demerit points over the past two years, leading to the imposition of a two-match ban and a fine equivalent to 50 percent of his match fee."Hasaranga stands suspended from Sri...
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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Live Score, 2nd T20: AFG win the toss, opt to bowl first

[ad_1] Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan squads SL vs AFG Live Telecast in India: Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will feature in the second T20I on Monday. Sri Lanka Squad: Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Charith Asalanka (VC), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kamindu Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara, Binura Fernando Afghanistan squad: Ibrahim Zadran (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Ishaq Rahimi, Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Wafadar Momand, Qais Ahmad. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=func...
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2nd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 155 runs to secure 2-0 series win | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka sealed a commanding 155-run victory over Afghanistan in the second one-day international on Sunday in Kandy, securing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Despite being set a target of 309 to level the series, Afghanistan crumbled and were bowled out for 153 within 34 overs, with leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga shining with four wickets.While Afghanistan appeared well-positioned at 128 for one during their pursuit of the target, the dismissal of Rahmat Shah (63) and Ibrahim Zadran (54) marked a turning point, leading to little resistance from the remaining batsmen.The duo had forged a crucial 97-run partnership for the second wicket, but Asitha Fernando, making his first ODI appearance in 15 months, made a breakthrough by dismissing Ibrahim, caught...
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Pathum Nissanka becomes first Sri Lankan to hit double century in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first Sri Lankan cricketer to score an ODI double century. His remarkable innings powered the hosts to an imposing total of 381 against Afghanistan in the series opener in Pallekele on Friday.Nissanka remained unbeaten on an extraordinary score of 210, surpassing the previous record held by Sanath Jayasuriya, who had scored 189 against India in 2000.Nissanka's innings also marked the joint fifth-highest individual score in the history of one-day internationals (ODIs).Sri Lanka's team total of 381-3 in this match not only set a new record for the highest score at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium but also ranked as the team's fourth-highest total in ODIs.Nissanka's historic double c...
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Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 10 wickets in one-off Test | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Sri Lanka clinched a comfortable 10-wicket victory on Monday in the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Colombo.Afghanistan, having been bowled out for 296 in their second innings, set a modest target of 56 for Sri Lanka. The openers, Dimuth Karunaratne (32 not out) and Nishan Madushka (22 not out), chased down the required runs in 7.2 overs.Afghanistan faced an uphill battle after conceding a 241-run lead in the first innings, but they showed resilience in their second innings, especially with Ibrahim Zadran scoring his maiden Test hundred. Rahmat Shah also contributed with a half-century, but once the key pair was dismissed, Afghanistan collapsed.Prabath Jayasuriya claimed his seventh five-wicket haul in Test cricket, finishing with figures of five for 107. The morning session o...
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PCB, SLC financial dispute over Asia Cup expenses | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] LAHORE: The cricket boards of Pakistan and Sri Lanka are locked in a financial dispute over who should bear the additional $3-4 million burden incurred due to the shifting of the Asia Cup to the island nation last year.With the BCCI unwilling to send its team to Pakistan, the original host, due to geo-political tensions, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided on a hybrid model and roped in Sri Lanka to host the majority of the matches.This resulted in extra expenses being incurred on chartered flights, hotel bookings, venue hiring fees and travel, among others.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) made it clear during the ACC council meeting in Bali last week that it was not willing to take the financial burden as it did not earn extra and was also not the ...
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Recovering Rashid Khan to miss Afghanistan’s first-ever Sri Lanka Test | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Afghanistan's premier spinner Rashid Khan will be absent from the squad for their historic first-ever Test against Sri Lanka next month, as confirmed by selectors in Kabul on Monday. This decision stems from Rashid's ongoing recovery from a recent back surgery.The 25-year-old holds the distinction of being Afghanistan's leading Test wicket-taker, having secured 34 wickets in five matches.His pivotal role in all formats of the game makes his absence a notable setback for the team.The selectors emphasised that Rashid's rehabilitation is being approached with caution, underlining the importance of monitoring his recovery process."Rashid Khan continues to recover from the back surgery and is set to miss the one-off Test against Sri Lanka," the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB...
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Watch: Glimpses of Lasith Malinga 2.0 in Nuwan Thushara’s SA20 debut | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] It didn't take much time for Nuwan Thushara to get into the thick of the action in his SA20 debut on Sunday when the Sri Lankan's death-over bowling reminded the cricket world of his countrymate and fast-bowling great Lasith Malinga. Playing for MI Cape Town against the Paarl Royals, Thushara registered impressive figures of 2 for 27 in his four overs to limit the Royals to 162/3. Thushara showed his death-over bowling skills when he dismissed Jos Buttler and Fabian Allen in the 18th over off back-to-back deliveries -- both bowled full, especially the one that dismissed Allen, which reminded of Malinga's toe-crushers. Watch Thushara's wickets in this video:It put Thushara on a hat-trick, but Mitchell van Buuren managed to prevent that.Interestingly, Thushara will be honing his ski...
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Hasaranga takes 7-19 as Sri Lanka crush Zimbabwe to win ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] COLOMBO: Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga made a stunning return to international cricket with a career-best 7-19 to guide his side to an eight-wicket win against Zimbabwe and clinch a 2-0 ODI series win Thursday in Colombo.In a game cut to 27 overs a side by two downpours, Sri Lanka's star bowler, in his first match after a six-month hamstring injury absence, skittled the tourists for just 96."It's been a long break," he told reporters afterwards. "It's hard work to come back to the side and (I am) very pleased with the effort."Sri Lanka knocked off the runs inside 17 overs with Kusal Mendis making the lion's share with an unbeaten 66 from 51 balls.Zimbabwe had got off to a good start reaching 43 for no loss but the introduction of Hasaranga proved disastrous for the visi...
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Sri Lanka name 16-member squad for three-match T20I series against Zimbabwe | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday announced a 16-member squad led by Wanindu Hasaranga for the upcoming three-match T20 series against Zimbabwe.In a recent decision, SLC stated that different captains would lead the team in the Test, One-Day International (ODI), and Twenty20 formats.Notably, both Test captain Dhananjaya de Silva and ODI captain Kusal Mendis have been included in the T20 squad. Pathum Nissanka has also been added to the squad but his availability will be subject to fitness.The three-match T20 series is scheduled to commence on January 14, with matches taking place at two-day intervals in Colombo.The squad: Wanindu Hasaranga (captain), Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva...