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Long streak of home matches will help Dhoni find momentum: Kohli
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 23 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said that the series of upcoming limited-over matches scheduled to be held this year will provide a great opportunity to the players, including his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to define their roles and execute it well ...

Ashwin very much part of ODI team: India's bowling coach
Kandy [Sri Lanka], Aug 22 : India's bowling coach Bharat Arun on Tuesday quashed suggestions that off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's one-day career is on the downswing, saying the latter remains a vital cog in the national squad.

India will surely win 2019 World Cup: Axar Patel
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 21 : Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was one of India's star performers in the Dambulla ODI, believes that the current Indian team is on a roll and exuded confidence that they will surely win the 2019 ICC World Cup slated to be held in England.

India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in first ODI
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 20 : The Indian Cricket Team achieved yet another comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.

Indian spinners restrict Lanka to 216 in Dambulla ODI
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 20 : India bundled out Sri Lanka for mere 216 runs in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.

Dambulla: India to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI today
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], Aug. 20 : The first One Day International of the 5-match series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Dambulla today.

Manish Pandey hopes to carry 'A' series form against Sri Lanka
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 18 : Middle-order batsman Manish Pandey, who has been recalled to the national side for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, is all ready to perform and cement his place.

Lanka eye World Cup 2019 spot in India series
Dubai [UAE], August 18 : Sri Lanka will be eyeing the chance to seal direct qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019 in an upcoming five-match home series against India which commences in Dambulla on Sunday.

Prosecution of lawmakers for entering Majlis: End of democracy in the ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 18 : The democracy in the Maldives has been transformed into sheer autocracy ever since the Members of Parliament of United Opposition submitted a no-confidence motion against the Speaker on July 3.

Excited to play as India's vice-captain: Rohit Sharma
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], Aug 16 : Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has recently been appointed as the vice-captain of the limited-overs team, on Thursday said he is excited with the prospect of stepping onto the field in his new role when the national side head into the five-match ODI series, beginning ...

Anushka Sharma spotted with Virat Kohli in Sri Lanka
New Delhi , August 16 : Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli might not be vocal about their alleged relationship, but their meetings - in and outside - their work premises keep their fans in a perfectly happy space.

Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board post whitewash against India
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 : Following Sri Lanka's Test series whitewash against India, former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has said that the Dinesh Chandimal-led side could not be faulted for the drubbing and blamed the country's cricket board for the same.

Tharanga to lead Lanka in ODIs, T20I against India; urges support ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 16 : Left-arm Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will lead the side in the upcoming five-match ODI series against India.

Dhawan, KL Rahul attain career-best Test rankings; Jadeja slips
Dubai [UAE], Aug 15 : Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul have attained career-high positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete a 3-0 rout of the home side.

Team India hoists tri-colour in Kandy to celebrate I- Day
Kandy [Sri Lanka], Aug. 15 : After completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash against Sri Lanka, the Indian men's cricket team celebrated the occasion of 71st Independence Day by hoisting the national flag in Kandy.

Pandya's innings changed Sri Lanka's mindset: Kohli on Pallekele win
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 14 : After Indian completed a three-match Test series whitewash against Sri Lanka 3-0 with a huge victory in Pallekele, skipper Virat Kohli on Monday heaped praises on 'Man of the Match' Hardik Pandya, saying that it was his innings which changed the mindset of the ...

Jacqueline Fernandez receives a special gift from 'Snapchat'
New Delhi, , Aug 14 : Recently, Jacqueline Fernandez celebrated her 32nd birthday and while the whole world was busy showering the Sri Lankan beauty with their love and wishes, a special gift was received by the 'Kick' actress from Snapchat.

Pallekele Test: Ashwin, Shami wreak havoc as India complete first ...
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 14 : A superb bowling performance by Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami saw India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs in the third and final Test to complete a three-match series whitewash at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Monday.

Ashwin to play country cricket for Worcestershire
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 14 : Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, is confirmed to make his county cricket debut for Worcestershire this season.

Shan Masood hopeful of Pak Test return against Lanka
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 14 : Pakistan's out-of favour batsman Shan Masood has insisted that he is currently focussing on performing well in the domestic circuit to grab the national selectors' attention ahead of the Test series against Sri Lanka in the UAE later this year.

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four TN fishermen; taken for probe
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug. 10 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Monday apprehended four Tamil Nadu fishermen along with a country boat near Punkudi Island.

Sri Lanka 'keen' to tour Pakistan for first time since 2009
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 14 : Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala has said that he is "keen" to take his national team to Pakistan for the first time since their bus was attacked by gunmen in Lahore.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Yuvraj Singh dropped, K.L. Rahul returns for ...
New Delhi , August 13 : Yuvraj Singh on Sunday was axed even as K.L. Rahul and Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey made a comeback to the Indian squad for the five-match One Day International series and one-off Twenty20 against Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Hardik Pandya, bowlers put visitors in ...
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], August 13 : India showcased all-round cricketing excellence on the second day of the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele, putting the host to trail by 333 runs at Stumps after Virat Kohli decided to enforce the follow-on.

Pandya smacks maiden Test ton propelling India to 487, Lanka 61/4 at ...
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 13. : Hardik Pandya's maiden test hundred propelled India to pile 487 runs on the board in the first innings of the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Sunday.

Pallekele Test: Dhawan, Rahul shine before Lanka fight back
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 12 : Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul shared a brilliant 150-run opening stand before Sri Lanka fought back as India reached 329-6 at stumps on the opening day of the third and the final Test at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday.

Three Indians in custody in Sri Lanka for staying illegally
Samanthurai [Sri Lanka], August 12 : Three Indians were apprehended by the Eastern Naval Command in Sri Lanka for illegally staying in Sri Lanka.

Pallekele Test: Kuldeep Yadav makes debut as India opt to bat
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 12 : India have won the toss and elected to bat first in the dead-rubber third and final Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka here at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Virat Kohli urges boys not to get complacent in Pallekele Test
Kandy [Sri Lanka], August 11 : With India already having won the Test series against Sri Lanka, skipper Virat Kohli wants his boys not to get complacent and rather focus on their job during the third and final Test of the series beginning Saturday at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy.

Chameera, Gamage included in Lanka squad for Pallekele Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 10 : Fast bowlers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Gamage have been included in the 14-man Sri Lanka squad for the third and final Test against India to be played at the Pallekele International Stadium from Saturday.