Sri Lanka

9:41 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months due to an illegal bowling action. Dananjaya’s suspension is a result of the ICC’s automatic penalty for bowlers who have twice failed an assessment inside a two-year period. Dananjaya was assessed after he was
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7:54 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka have named Sri Lanka’s ODI and T20I captains respectively for the limited-overs tour of Pakistan. The announcement comes two days after Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga, the incumbents, informed the Sri Lanka Cricket of their unwillingness to tour Pakistan, along with eight others, citing security
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12:08 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Ajantha Mendis, perhaps cricket’s original mystery spinner in the video analysis age, has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. The 34-year old last played international cricket in 2015, an ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch. The inventor of what became known as the “carrom ball” – legbreaks
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1:02 PM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Just how wholesome can Kane Williamson get? He’s fielding in a ground in the northernmost reaches of Colombo, as New Zealand warm up for their Test series in Sri Lanka, which begins next week. His bowlers aren’t having a lot of luck on a surface that seems to have
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10:45 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff “Maaali, Maaali, Maaali, Maaali”. Colombo was roaring. There were cardboard cut-outs of the man all over the place. And he was right in the middle with a white ball in hand and an endless supply of batsmen to feast on. Lasith Malinga was as good as he ever was playing
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10:05 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka and spinners Akila Dananjaya and Lakshan Sandakan, who all missed out on World Cup selection, have been recalled into the 22-member ODI squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh. Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardena and Jeffrey Vandersay – who were a part of the squad
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