Akila Dananjaya: News

Sri Lanka has a history of producing unconventional spinners, and Akila Dananjaya is the latest installment on that list. Dananjaya has had a peculiar career when compared to others. During his stint as a net bowler for the Sri Lankan team, he impressed Mahela Jayawardene with his impressive control. At Jayawardene's request, he was fast-tracked to the national team without playing a single first-class match. However, after Jayawardene stepped out of the captaincy, Dananjaya found it hard to stay on the right side of the selectors. After a long absence from international cricket, Dananjaya was back in the national team fold in 2017. In 2018, six years after his T20I and ODI debuts, he made his Test debut. In his first Test match, he grabbed eight wickets and became only the second Sri Lankan to do so. His bowling figure of 8/44 is the best on debut by a Sri Lankan. In 2018, he was suspended by ICC for suspected illegal bowling action. He was later cleared by ICC in 2019. He was suspended the same year again for 12 months and was finally cleared to bowl in international games in 2021.

SL beat WI in 2nd T20I, level series: Records broken

The all-round heroics of Wanindu Hasaranga helped Sri Lanka win the 2nd T20I against West Indies.

1st T20I; WI beat SL despite Dananjaya's hat-trick: Records broken

West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets in the first T20I at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.

29 Nov 2019

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka name full-strength Test squad for Pakistan tour

Sri Lanka are all set to tour Pakistan as the country would be hosting a Test series for the first time in 11 years.

12 Oct 2019

Pakistan News

Pakistan No. 1 in T20Is despite loss to Sri Lanka

Pakistan endured a tough time in the just-concluded three-match T20I series at home against Sri Lanka, as they succumbed to a 0-3 whitewash.

SL vs NZ, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and more

Sri Lanka and New Zealand will battle it out against each other in the second and final Test of the two-match series from Thursday onwards.

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand: Here are the records broken

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in the first Test match by six wickets at Galle.

Sri Lanka announce 15-member squad for 2019 World Cup

Sri Lanka announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 to start from May 30 onwards.

In-form Lankan spinner Dananjaya to get his action assessed

Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya, who picked a flurry of wickets in the second Test against England, is set to miss the third and final match of the series.

Quinton de Kock joins MI from RCB in IPL trade

South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock will ply his trade with a new Indian Premier League franchise in 2019.

18 Sep 2018

Afghanistan

Asia Cup: Discussion points as Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out

Afghanistan ended Sri Lanka's campaign in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018, being held in the UAE.

15 Aug 2018

Sri Lanka

Lanka beat Proteas in lone T20I: Here're the records broken

South Africa were bamboozled by Sri Lanka's spin attack as they posted their lowest ever T20I score to lose the one-off match in Colombo.

29 Jul 2018

Sri Lanka

South Africa beat Sri Lanka in first ODI: Match report

South Africa changed their fortunes, on their tour of Sri Lanka, as they tasted their first victory.

Suspended Gunathilaka to miss ODIs due to misconduct

Sri Lanka's opening batsman, Danushka Gunathilaka, has been left out of the squad for the upcoming 5-match ODI series against South Africa, starting July 29.

17 Apr 2018

Mumbai

MI vs RCB: Head-to-head, Playing XI and other interesting stats

Mumbai Indians have their tasks cut out when they come up against Royal Challengers Bangalore in match number 14 of 2018 IPL.

11 Mar 2018

Mumbai

Squad analysis IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians will need their core-players to deliver the goods if they want to defend the title.

Amazing facts from this year's IPL auction

The Indian Premier League is the most watched T20 league in the world and competing in the tournament is a dream for many cricketers.

No Malinga, no Lakmal for T20 series

Sri Lanka have announced their T20 squad for the upcoming series against India and some big names have been given a miss.

16 Dec 2017

India

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Probable XI

After a crushing defeat in the 1st ODI, India bounced back in style, riding on Rohit Sharma's double hundred in 2nd ODI. Now, with the series equally poised, the action shifts to Vizag.

12 Dec 2017

Virat Kohli

India vs SL 2nd ODI: Predicted Playing XI

Having lost the first ODI in an embarrassing fashion, Indian team-sans-Virat Kohli, will look to bounce back in the 2nd ODI in Mohali to remain in contention for the 3-match ODI series.

25 Aug 2017

India

Records broken during 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka

MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India to an incredible comeback victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka, yesterday.