Archive for the ‘Angelo Mathews’ Category

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Crushing Defeat for Sri Lanka in the West Indies

June 12, 2018

Fazeer Mohammed,  courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 11 June 2018, where the title reads “West Indies crush Sri Lanka by 226-runs in first Test”

West Indies completed a crushing 226-run victory over Sri Lanka just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Sunday as the tourists surrendered meekly following the demise of century-maker Kusal Mendis and captain Dinesh Chandimal.Set a daunting target of 453, the Sri Lankans crashed from 189 for three in mid-morning to be dismissed for 226 just after lunch, suffering their first Test match defeat at the hands of the Caribbean side for ten years, when they were also beaten at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.

 Off-spinning all-rounder Roston Chase triggered the final capitulation in which five wickets fell for just eight runs. Roston Chase of West Indies bowls during day 5 of the 1st Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, on June 10, 2018. Randy Brooks / AFP

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Lankan Squad for the West Indies: Viewpoints

May 13, 2018

ONE: “Will Sri Lanka cold-shoulder Vandersay again?”  by Sportswriter, Sunday Observer, 13 May 2018

Uncapped leg spin bowler Jeffrey Vandersay has been recalled into the Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming three-Test tour of the West Indies, but experts fear that he will most likely sit out the matches as has been the case before. Vandersay shot to the limelight by taking seven wickets in a three-day match against Pakistan three years ago but was not selected for the ensuing Test series against the same opposition.

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Angelo in Sorry State and SLC Doctor in Muddled State

January 21, 2018

Bipin Dani, in Lahore Times, 19 January 2018 where the title is Key player Angelo Mathews will be advised longer rest during off season” .Our change of title is considered.. see comment at end = Editor, Cricketique

Sri Lanka’s regular captain Angelo Mathews, who has been rested for two matches in Bangladesh will need “enough rest” to overcome his frequent hamstring injury problem. This was revealed by Pro. Arjuna de Silva, the member of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board medical panel. Speaking exclusively over telephone from Colombo, he said, “Angelo Mathews is our key player and we can / could not afford him to miss longer”.

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Sri Lanka’s Test Squad vs Bangladesh …. Two Reports

January 14, 2018

Sri Lanka Test squad: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, Lahiru Gamage and Lahiru Kumara.

ONE: Rex Clementine, in Sunday Island, 14 January 2017

Sri Lanka have dropped promising top order batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama for the two match Test series against Bangladesh. Samarawickrama, who made his Test debut against Pakistan during the tour of UAE, played all three Tests against India and finished with 74 runs in six innings. The 22-year-old is one of the brightest prospects around having finishing the last domestic season as the highest run getter. His close-in fielding earned the praise of former Indian cricketers as he fearlessly stood at short leg after begin repeatedly hit by Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli. Read the rest of this entry ?

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An Appraisal of Sri Lanka’s 2018 Performance

January 3, 2018

Andrew  Fidel Fernando, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 3  Jan 2018

To begin with, some numbers: of the 13 Tests Sri Lanka played this year, they lost seven to the four they won. In ODIs 23 defeats (yes, 23) to five wins. In T20Is, ten losses, five victories.

Sri Lanka’s series win in the UAE was memorable, but it didn’t translate to an improved performance over the rest of the year © AFP

Are you depressed yet?

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Day One at Nagpur Test Match

November 24, 2017

Sidarth Monga at ESPNcricinfo, 24 November 2017, where the title reads “Ashwin, Jadeja hand India advantage on 11-wicket day”

India 11 for 1 trail Sri Lanka 205 (Chandimal 57, Karunaratne 51, Ashwin 4-67, Ishant 3-37, Jadeja 3-56) by 194 runs
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The Kolkata Contretemps: Dickwella clarifies

November 23, 2017

Rex Clementine, in The Island, 23 November 2017, under title Dickwella opens up on Calcutta antics”
article_imageSri Lanka’s wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella engages in an altercation with Indian captain Virat Kohli as the umpires try to intervene.

Sri Lanka’s young wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who was the talking point for his antics in the opening Test against India in Calcutta, revealed that he tried to get under the skin of the Indian players in a bid to kill time. Read the rest of this entry ?