Articles about Lahiru Thirimanne

Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Thirmanne’s international career is filled with ups and downs. For a once highly-regarded talent, his performances for Sri Lanka never achieved the consistency that was expected of him. Thirimanne made his first-class debut in 2008 for Ragama Cricket Club. It was, however, in the next season that he caught the attention of the Lankan public and the cricket board. In that season, he scored over 700 runs from just eight games. This led to him being offered a place in the ODI team, and he made his international debut against India in 2010. Thirimanne made his Test debut against England in 2011. In a generation of Sri Lankan cricketers who are hard-hitters of the ball, he stood out with his calm and composed nature and a knack for playing freely after wearing down the bowling attack. Equally strong on both feet, he was once compared to Kumar Sangakkara for his temperament, but the lack of consistency always hurt him. He was out of the team from 2016 to 2018, and since his return, he has been considered as a Test specialist. Thirimanne has also been the stand-in captain for the team on various occasions.

WI vs SL, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 3

24 Mar 2021

Sports
WI vs SL, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 3

West Indies, who resumed Day 3 on 268/8 against Sri Lanka in the ongoing first Test, folded for 271.

Jason Holder claims five wickets against Sri Lanka

22 Mar 2021

Sports
Jason Holder claims five wickets against Sri Lanka

West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder claimed five wickets against Sri Lanka in the first Test match

James Anderson takes 30th five-wicket haul in Test cricket

23 Jan 2021

Sports
James Anderson takes 30th five-wicket haul in Test cricket

Legendary England pacer James Anderson showed his brilliance with the ball on Day 2 of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Angelo Mathews smashes 11th career Test ton: Records broken

22 Jan 2021

Sports
Angelo Mathews smashes 11th career Test ton: Records broken

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews brought up his 11th career Test century in the ongoing Day 1 of the second Test against England in Galle.

Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

21 Jan 2021

Sports
Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

The England cricket team will hope to win the Test series against Sri Lanka when the two sides face each other in the second encounter, starting Friday.

SL vs ENG: Moeen Ali cleared to join England's bubble

17 Jan 2021

Sports
SL vs ENG: Moeen Ali cleared to join England's bubble

All-rounder Moeen Ali, on Saturday, entered England's bio-bubble after clearing two COVID-19 tests.

Mathews returns as SL name squad for England Test series

13 Jan 2021

Sports
Mathews returns as SL name squad for England Test series

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced a 22-member squad for the upcoming Test series against England.

Angelo Mathews ruled out of South Africa Test series

18 Dec 2020

Sports
Angelo Mathews ruled out of South Africa Test series

Sri Lanka have named an expanded 22-man squad for the upcoming Test series against South Africa and England.

Sri Lanka name full-strength Test squad for Pakistan tour

29 Nov 2019

Sports
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.

Sri Lankan cricket squad leaves for Pakistan despite security concerns

24 Sep 2019

Sports
Sri Lankan cricket squad leaves for Pakistan despite security concerns

The Sri Lankan men's cricket squad has left for the tour of Pakistan despite security concerns.

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

21 Aug 2019

Sports
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

18 Aug 2019

Sports
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.

India beat Sri Lanka: Here are the records broken

06 Jul 2019

Sports
India beat Sri Lanka: Here are the records broken

India overcame Sri Lanka in match number 44 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday.

2019 World Cup: Sri Lanka set India a 265-run target

06 Jul 2019

Sports
2019 World Cup: Sri Lanka set India a 265-run target

The Sri Lankan cricket team set India a 265-run target in match number 44 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Headingley in Leeds.

Sri Lanka beat Windies: Here are the records broken

02 Jul 2019

Sports
Sri Lanka beat Windies: Here are the records broken

Sri Lanka came up with an all-round performance to tame Windies by 23 runs in the match number 39 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street on Monday.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Preview, pitch report and TV listing

14 Jun 2019

Sports
Sri Lanka vs Australia: Preview, pitch report and TV listing

Title holders Australia are all set to take on Sri Lanka in the match number 20 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Kennington Oval in London on Saturday.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Preview, pitch report and TV listing

10 Jun 2019

Sports
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Preview, pitch report and TV listing

The ICC World Cup 2019 has already witnessed several high-octane clashes.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: How to pick the winning Dream11?

06 Jun 2019

Sports
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: How to pick the winning Dream11?

Asian sides Pakistan and Sri Lanka face each other in match number 11 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Bristol County Ground on Friday.

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan: Here are the records broken

05 Jun 2019

Sports
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan: Here are the records broken

Sri Lanka made sure that they learn from the mistakes of the previous game as they beat Afghanistan by 34 runs (D/L) in match number seven of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Preview, pitch report and TV listing

03 Jun 2019

Sports
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Preview, pitch report and TV listing

The ICC World Cup 2019 will witness an interesting clash as Afghanistan take on Sri Lanka in the seventh match at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Decoding the winning Dream11 team

31 May 2019

Sports
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Decoding the winning Dream11 team

New Zealand and Sri Lanka would lock horns in match number three of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday in Cardiff.

World Cup: Reasons why Sri Lanka won't qualify for semi-final

07 May 2019

Sports
World Cup: Reasons why Sri Lanka won't qualify for semi-final

The ICC World Cup 2019 is less than a month away.

Sri Lanka announce 15-member squad for 2019 World Cup

18 Apr 2019

Sports
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.

AUSvsSL: Dimuth Karunaratne stretchered off after being struck on neck

02 Feb 2019

Sports
AUSvsSL: Dimuth Karunaratne stretchered off after being struck on neck

Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne was struck on the neck by a Pat Cummins delivery in the second match at Canberra.

No Malinga, no Lakmal for T20 series

16 Dec 2017

Sports
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.

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Probable XI

16 Dec 2017

Sports
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.

India vs SL 2nd ODI: Predicted Playing XI

12 Dec 2017

Sports
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.

Unhappy SL Sports Minister recalls Sri Lanka's ODI squad

05 Dec 2017

Sports
Unhappy SL Sports Minister recalls Sri Lanka's ODI squad

Pollution in the national capital, is making Sri Lankan players sick but that wasn't the reason behind Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara stopping 9 cricketers from travelling to India.

3rd Test India vs SL-Predicted Playing XI lineup

01 Dec 2017

Sports
3rd Test India vs SL-Predicted Playing XI lineup

Having decimated Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test in Nagpur to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, India are overwhelming favorites going into the 3rd Test at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla.

Probable playing XI: India-Sri Lanka 1st Test

14 Nov 2017

Sports
Probable playing XI: India-Sri Lanka 1st Test

Sri Lanka are set to face India in a three-match Test series beginning from 16th November.