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346 cricketers, including 226 Indians, have been shortlisted for the upcoming Indian Premier League auction. Nine players have listed themselves at the base price of INR. 2 Crore. Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Colin Ingram, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Sam Curran, Angelo Mathews and D’Arcy Short are the players who have listed themselves at […]

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346 cricketers, including 226 Indians, have been shortlisted for the upcoming Indian Premier League auction. Nine players have listed themselves at the base price of INR. 2 Crore.

Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Colin Ingram, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Sam Curran, Angelo Mathews and D’Arcy Short are the players who have listed themselves at the highest base price.

Among Indians, Jaydev Unadkat has the highest base price of INR. 1.5 Crore – a figure he shares with nine other foreign players. Among the 19 players who have listed themselves at INR. 1 Crore, there are only four Indians – Yuvraj Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel.

Only two Bangladesh players have been shortlisted – Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. Among the top players from Bangladesh, with Mustafizur Rahman not allowed to participate by the BCB, and Shakib Al Hasan already being retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tamim Iqbal was a notable miss.

Eight players from Afghanistan have been shortlisted while USA also has a representation in the form of Muhammad Khan.

The franchises were asked to submit their final shortlist by December 10, 5 PM. The auction will take place on December 18.

Number of players from each country: India – 226, South Africa – 26, Australia – 23, West Indies – 18, England – 18, New Zealand – 13, Afghanistan – 8, Sri Lanka – 7, Bangladesh – 2, Zimbabwe – 2, USA – 1, Ireland – 1, Netherlands – 1.

IPL auction shortlist

Name Country Role Base Price (INR. Lakh)
Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka BOWLER 200
Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka ALL-ROUNDER 200
Colin Ingram South Africa BATSMAN 200
Brendon McCullum New Zealand BATSMAN 200
Corey Anderson New Zealand ALL-ROUNDER 200
Chris Woakes England ALL-ROUNDER 200
Samuel Curran England ALL-ROUNDER 200
Shaun Marsh Australia BATSMAN 200
D’Arcy Short Australia ALL-ROUNDER 200
Name Country Role Base Price (INR. Lakh)
Morne Morkel South Africa BOWLER 150
Dale Steyn South Africa BOWLER 150
Rilee Rossouw South Africa BATSMAN 150
Jaydev Unadkat India BOWLER 150
Alex Hales England BATSMAN 150
Jonny Bairstow England WICKETKEEPER 150
Luke Wright England BATSMAN 150
Liam Dawson England ALL-ROUNDER 150
James Faulkner Australia ALL-ROUNDER 150
Alex Carey Australia WICKETKEEPER 150
Name Country Role Base Price (INR. Lakh)
Hashim Amla South Africa BATSMAN 100
Jean-Paul Duminy South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 100
Martin Guptill New Zealand BATSMAN 100
Lockie Ferguson New Zealand BOWLER 100
Axar Patel India ALL-ROUNDER 100
Yuvraj Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 100
Wriddhiman Saha India WICKETKEEPER 100
Mohammad Shami India BOWLER 100
Chris Jordan England ALL-ROUNDER 100
Joe Denly England BATSMAN 100
Mark Wood England BOWLER 100
Steven Finn England BOWLER 100
Moises Henriques Australia ALL-ROUNDER 100
Adam Zampa Australia BOWLER 100
Usman Khawaja Australia BATSMAN 100
Kane Richardson Australia BOWLER 100
Daniel Christian Australia ALL-ROUNDER 100
Ben Laughlin Australia BOWLER 100
James Pattinson Australia BOWLER 100
Name Country Role Base Price (INR. Lakh)
Sikandar Raza Butt Zimbabwe ALL-ROUNDER 75
Carlos Brathwaite West Indies ALL-ROUNDER 75
Nicholas Pooran West Indies WICKETKEEPER 75
Jason Holder West Indies ALL-ROUNDER 75
Darren Bravo West Indies BATSMAN 75
Lendl Simmons West Indies BATSMAN 75
Dwayne Smith West Indies ALL-ROUNDER 75
Kusal Perera Sri Lanka WICKETKEEPER 75
Hardus Viljoen South Africa BOWLER 75
David Wiese South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 75
Marchant De Lange South Africa BOWLER 75
James Neesham New Zealand ALL-ROUNDER 75
Luke Ronchi New Zealand WICKETKEEPER 75
Matt Henry New Zealand BOWLER 75
Naman Ojha India WICKETKEEPER 75
Ishant Sharma India BOWLER 75
Tymal Mills England BOWLER 75
Harry Gurney England BOWLER 75
Name Country Role Base Price (INR. Lakh)
Brendan Taylor Zimbabwe WICKETKEEPER 50
Shimron Hetmyer West Indies BATSMAN 50
Khary Pierre West Indies BOWLER 50
Rovman Powell West Indies ALL-ROUNDER 50
Johnson Charles West Indies WICKETKEEPER 50
Andre Fletcher West Indies WICKETKEEPER 50
Oshane Thomas West Indies BOWLER 50
Fabian Allen West Indies ALL-ROUNDER 50
Obed Mccoy West Indies BOWLER 50
Keemo Paul West Indies ALL-ROUNDER 50
Sheldon Cottrell West Indies BOWLER 50
Thisara Perera Sri Lanka ALL-ROUNDER 50
Jeevan Mendis Sri Lanka ALL-ROUNDER 50
Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka ALL-ROUNDER 50
Isuru Udana Sri Lanka ALL-ROUNDER 50
Reeza Hendricks South Africa BATSMAN 50
Heinrich Klaasen South Africa WICKETKEEPER 50
Aiden Markram South Africa BATSMAN 50
Junior Dala South Africa BOWLER 50
Robbie Frylinck South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 50
Vernon Philander South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 50
Dane Paterson South Africa BOWLER 50
Ryan Mclaren South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 50
Jon-Jon Smuts South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 50
Glenn Phillips New Zealand WICKETKEEPER 50
Anton Devcich New Zealand BATSMAN 50
Doug Bracewell New Zealand ALL-ROUNDER 50
Seth Rance New Zealand BOWLER 50
Neil Wagner New Zealand BOWLER 50
Paul Stirling Ireland ALL-ROUNDER 50
Cheteshwar Pujara India BATSMAN 50
Manoj Tiwary India BATSMAN 50
Hanuma Vihari India BATSMAN 50
Gurkeerat Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 50
Varun Aaron India BOWLER 50
Mohit Sharma India BOWLER 50
Rahul Sharma India BOWLER 50
Saurabh Tiwary India BATSMAN 50
Rishi Dhawan India ALL-ROUNDER 50
Parvez Rasool India ALL-ROUNDER 50
Mithun Abhimanyu India BOWLER 50
R Vinay Kumar India BOWLER 50
Barinder Sran India BOWLER 50
Faiz Fazal India BATSMAN 50
Irfan Pathan India ALL-ROUNDER 50
Manpreet Grewal India BOWLER 50
Ashoke Dinda India BOWLER 50
Sudeep Tyagi India BOWLER 50
Liam Livingstone England ALL-ROUNDER 50
Samit Patel England ALL-ROUNDER 50
Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh WICKETKEEPER 50
Mohammed Mahmudullah Bangladesh ALL-ROUNDER 50
Ben Mcdermott Australia WICKETKEEPER 50
Fawad Ahmed Australia BOWLER 50
Ashton Turner Australia ALL-ROUNDER 50
Sean Abbott Australia BOWLER 50
Jack Wildermuth Australia ALL-ROUNDER 50
Hazratullah Zazai Afghanistan BATSMAN 50
Shafiqullah Shafiq Afghanistan WICKETKEEPER 50
Mohammad Shahzad Afghanistan WICKETKEEPER 50
Gulbadin Naib Afghanistan BOWLER 50
Sayed Shirzad Afghanistan BOWLER 50
Name Country Role Base Price (INR. Lakh)
Sherfane Rutherford West Indies ALL-ROUNDER 40
Muhammad Khan USA BOWLER 40
Lewis Gregory England ALL-ROUNDER 40
Patrick Brown England BOWLER 40
Laurie Evans England BATSMAN 40
Jamie Overton England ALL-ROUNDER 40
Zahir Khan Pakteen Afghanistan BOWLER 40
Name Country Role Base Price (INR. Lakh)
Cameron Delport South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 30
Anureet Singh Kathuria India BOWLER 30
Ishwar Pandey India BOWLER 30
Aniruda Srikkanth India WICKETKEEPER 30
Pradeep Sangwan India BOWLER 30
K Vignesh India BOWLER 30
Benjamin Dwarshuis Australia BOWLER 30
Chris Green Australia ALL-ROUNDER 30
Name Country Role Base Price (INR. Lakh)
Shamar Springer West Indies ALL-ROUNDER 20
Anrich Nortje South Africa BOWLER 20
Ryan Rickelton South Africa WICKETKEEPER 20
Lutho Sipamla South Africa BOWLER 20
Johannes Malan South Africa BATSMAN 20
Pite Van Biljon South Africa BATSMAN 20
Jason Smith South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shadley Van Schalkwyk South Africa ALL-ROUNDER 20
Blair Tickner New Zealand BOWLER 20
Stephan Myburgh Netherlands BATSMAN 20
Sachin Baby India BATSMAN 20
Ankeet Bawane India BATSMAN 20
Armaan Jaffer India BATSMAN 20
Devdutt Padikkal India BATSMAN 20
Anmolpreet Singh India BATSMAN 20
Manan Vohra India BATSMAN 20
Ayush Badoni India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Varun Chakaravarthy India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shivam Dube India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Sarfaraz Khan India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Akshdeep Nath India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Jalaj Saxena India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Ankush Bains India WICKETKEEPER 20
Arun Karthick Basker India WICKETKEEPER 20
K.S Bharat India WICKETKEEPER 20
Baba Indrajith India WICKETKEEPER 20
Sheldon Jackson India WICKETKEEPER 20
Anuj Rawat India WICKETKEEPER 20
Aniket Choudhary India BOWLER 20
Tushar Deshpande India BOWLER 20
Rajneesh Gurbani India BOWLER 20
Chama Milind India BOWLER 20
Ishan Porel India BOWLER 20
Nathu Singh India BOWLER 20
Murugan Ashwin India BOWLER 20
K C Cariappa India BOWLER 20
Yuvraj Chudasama India BOWLER 20
Ravi Sai Kishore India BOWLER 20
Jagadeesha Suchith India BOWLER 20
Ruturaj Gaikwad India BATSMAN 20
Priyam Garg India BATSMAN 20
Amandeep Khare India BATSMAN 20
K Rohit Rayudu India BATSMAN 20
R Samarth India BATSMAN 20
Tajinder Dhillon India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Pravin Dubey India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shubham Ranjane India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Atit Sheth India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Ronit More India BOWLER 20
Zeeshan Ansari India BOWLER 20
Satyajeet Bachhav India BOWLER 20
Bhargav Bhatt India BOWLER 20
Rajesh Bishnoi India BOWLER 20
Unmukt Chand India BATSMAN 20
Abhimanyu Easwaran India BATSMAN 20
Chirag Gandhi India BATSMAN 20
Kattingeri Ashwin Hebbar India BATSMAN 20
Himanshu Rana India BATSMAN 20
Sarthak Ranjan India BATSMAN 20
Akshath Reddy India BATSMAN 20
Himmat Singh India BATSMAN 20
Baba Aparajith India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Sandeep Bavanaka India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Akash Bhandari India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Subodh Bhati India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Hiten Dalal India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Saurabh Kumar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Diwesh Pathania India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Bipul Sharma India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Atharwa Taide India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Mohammed Azharudeen India WICKETKEEPER 20
Harvik Desai India WICKETKEEPER 20
Kedar Devdhar India WICKETKEEPER 20
Nikhil Naik India WICKETKEEPER 20
Mahesh Rawat India WICKETKEEPER 20
Jitesh Sharma India WICKETKEEPER 20
Vishnu Vinod India WICKETKEEPER 20
Manjeetkumar Chaudhary India BOWLER 20
Yash Dayal India BOWLER 20
Royston Dias India BOWLER 20
Umar Nazir Mir India BOWLER 20
Chetan Sakariya India BOWLER 20
Kuldeep Sen India BOWLER 20
Kanishk Seth India BOWLER 20
Rahul Shukla India BOWLER 20
Arshdeep Singh India BOWLER 20
Jaskaran Singh India BOWLER 20
Sandeep Warrier India BOWLER 20
Siddharth Desai India BOWLER 20
Rajat Goel India BOWLER 20
Pappu Roy India BOWLER 20
Pradeep Sahu India BOWLER 20
Karanveer Singh India BOWLER 20
Gurvinder Singh India BOWLER 20
Kushaal Wadhwani India BOWLER 20
Tanmay Agarwal India BATSMAN 20
Harpreet Bhatia India BATSMAN 20
Ishank Jaggi India BATSMAN 20
Sharad Lumba India BATSMAN 20
Tanmay Mishra India BATSMAN 20
Virat Singh India BATSMAN 20
Treyaksh Bali India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Ajit Chahal India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Pankaj Jaswal India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Roosh Kalaria India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Milind Kumar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shamss Mulani India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Darshan Nalkande India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Sairaj Patil India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Swapnil Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shashank Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Lalit Yadav India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Samarpit Joshi India WICKETKEEPER 20
Aryan Juyal India WICKETKEEPER 20
Sumanth Kolla India WICKETKEEPER 20
Anmol Malhotra India WICKETKEEPER 20
Urvil Patel India WICKETKEEPER 20
Sharath Ravi India WICKETKEEPER 20
Ajay Rohera India WICKETKEEPER 20
Prabhsimran Singh India WICKETKEEPER 20
Upendra Singh Yadav India WICKETKEEPER 20
Badrey Alam India BOWLER 20
Bandaru Ayyappa India BOWLER 20
Stephen Chipurupalli India BOWLER 20
Rasikh Dar India BOWLER 20
Mohit Jangra India BOWLER 20
Suraj Kamath India BOWLER 20
Mohsin Khan India BOWLER 20
Ravi Kiran Majeti India BOWLER 20
Nidheesh MD India BOWLER 20
Safvan Patel India BOWLER 20
Kushang Patel India BOWLER 20
Tanveer Ul Haq India BOWLER 20
Lalith Yadav India BOWLER 20
Prithvi Raj Yarra India BOWLER 20
Rajesh Bishnoi Sr India BATSMAN 20
Swapnil Gugale India BATSMAN 20
Priyank Panchal India BATSMAN 20
Rajat Patidar India BATSMAN 20
Dwaraka Ravi Teja India BATSMAN 20
Prayas Ray Barman India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Ashok Menaria India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Riyan Parag India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Akash Parkar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Pratyush Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Milind Tandon India ALL-ROUNDER 20
R Vivek India ALL-ROUNDER 20
R.Sanjay Yadav India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Ravi Balhara India BOWLER 20
Ashish Hooda India BOWLER 20
Lukman Hussain Meriwala India BOWLER 20
Babasafi Pathan India BOWLER 20
Pankaj Rao India BOWLER 20
Anupam Sanklecha India BOWLER 20
Pawan Suyal India BOWLER 20
Kartik Tyagi India BOWLER 20
Ajay Yadav India BOWLER 20
Kuldip Yadav India BOWLER 20
Shubham Singh Rohilla India BATSMAN 20
Ganesh Satish India BATSMAN 20
Naushad Shaikh India BATSMAN 20
Iqbal Abdullah India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shubham Agrawal India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Agnivesh Ayachi India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Jay Bista India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Harpreet Brar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Vinod C V India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Akshay Chandran India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Arun Chaprana India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shiva Chauhan India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Ankit Sharma India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Manzoor Dar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Puneet Datey India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Pavan Deshpande India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Aakarshit Gomel India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Mehdi Hasan India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Akhil Herwadkar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Venkatesh Iyer India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Anirudha Joshi India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Akshay Karnewar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Aman Khan India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shrikant Mundhe India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shreekant Wagh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Karanveer Kaushal India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Chirag Khurana India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Tanush Kotian India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Vishal Kushwah India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Dhrumil Matkar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Akul Pandove India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Suyash Prabhudessai India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Suryakant Pradhan India ALL-ROUNDER 20
T Ravi Teja India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Dhruva Kumar Reddy India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Sumit Ruikar India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Jatin Saxena India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Ekant Sen India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Kshitiz Sharma India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Mrinank Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Mukesh Kumar Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Vivek Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Sanvir Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Shiva Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Gurinder Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Utkarsh Singh India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Harsh Tyagi India ALL-ROUNDER 20
Aaron Summers Australia BOWLER 20
Jack Prestwidge Australia ALL-ROUNDER 20
Jason Sangha Australia ALL-ROUNDER 20
Jake Weatherald Australia BATSMAN 20
Aaron Hardie Australia ALL-ROUNDER 20
Qais Ahmad Afghanistan BOWLER 20
Karim Janat Afghanistan ALL-ROUNDER 20

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Bowling action of Akila Dananjaya found to be illegal http://www.thepapare.com/bowling-action-akila-dananjaya-found-illegal/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:50:15 +0000 http://www.thepapare.com/?p=2297591

The International Cricket Council today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and, as such he has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. >>Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action<< The assessment revealed that his deliveries exceeded the 15 […]

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The International Cricket Council today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and, as such he has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

>>Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action<<

The assessment revealed that his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

In accordance with Article 11.1 of the ICC Regulations For The Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspect Illegal Bowling Actions, Dananjaya’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction.

However, according to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the consent of the Sri Lanka Cricket, Dananjaya may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of the SLC.

>>Erratic Sandakan’s time to shine<<

Dananjaya was reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against England, which the visitors won by 211 runs in Galle and had undergone an independent assessment of his bowling action on 23 November 2018 at the National Cricket Centre, Brisbane.

Dananjaya can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with clause 4.5 of the Regulations.

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Himmat Singh century overpowers Sri Lanka Emerging Team http://www.thepapare.com/himmat-singh-century-overpowers-sri-lanka-emerging-team/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:33:52 +0000 http://www.thepapare.com/?p=2297571

Middle order batsman Himmat Singh’s unbeaten century guided India Emerging team to a 4-wicket win over Sri Lanka Emerging team in their final group game of the Emerging Teams Asia Cup on Monday at R. Premadasa International Stadium. With both teams already qualified for the semi-finals, the top spot in group A was up for […]

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Middle order batsman Himmat Singh’s unbeaten century guided India Emerging team to a 4-wicket win over Sri Lanka Emerging team in their final group game of the Emerging Teams Asia Cup on Monday at R. Premadasa International Stadium.

With both teams already qualified for the semi-finals, the top spot in group A was up for grabs on a scorching hot day.

Singh carried his team single-handedly with a fine 126 which came in 140 deliveries as India chased down Sri Lanka’s score of 260 with more than 2 overs remaining.

Sri Lanka through to Semis with thrilling win over Afghanistan

Sri Lankan fast-bowler Asitha Fernando removed Indian opening batsman Atharwa Taide in the very first ball to send jitters into the Indian dressing room.

Despite losing Taide and one-drop batsman Nitish Rana early to the bowling of Fernando, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Singh built up a solid 148-run stand for the third wicket to deny Sri Lanka.

Both Gaikwad and Singh, batted with utmost confidence to keep the scoreboard ticking by accumulating runs at a healthy rate. Gaikwad made 67 off 73 deliveries with 5 fours and 1 six before being stumped off left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya.

Ambidextrous spinner Kamindu Mendis picked up three Indian wickets for Sri Lanka. But, 22-year old Singh gave away nothing to guide India and hit the winning runs.

Earlier, former Sebastanite, Avishka Fernando, who opened in the previous matches, came in at number three and struck a fine 80 in 106 balls to set up the Lankan innings. He hit his second half-century in the tournament and in doing so, slammed 6 fours and 1 six.  

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Shehan Jayasuriya made a vital contribution of 38 off 42 balls but Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals. They negotiated the Indian spinners well. But, gave away wickets to the pace of Shivam Mavi and Prasidh Krishna, who shared five wickets amongst them.

Experienced Asela Gunaratne returned to form by playing a wonderful knock of 67 to provide the much-needed late blitz to the Lankan innings.

The two semi-finals will be played on Thursday (13th December) as Sri Lanka will play Pakistan at R. Premadasa Stadium, while India will battle it out against Bangladesh at CCC Grounds.

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Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka

260/7

(50 overs)

Result

India

261/6

(47.3 overs)

India won by 4 wickets

Sri Lanka’s Innings

Batting R B
Sandun Weerakkody lbw by J Yadav 22 21
Hasitha Boyagoda c J Yadav b P Krishna 6 14
Avishka Fernando c J Yadav b S Mavi 80 106
Shehan Jayasuriya b P Krishna 38 42
Kamindu Mendis lbw by S Mulani 12 22
Asela Gunarathne not out 67 64
Shammu Ashan c P Singh b S Mavi 0 6
Chamika Karunarathne c R Gaikwad b S Mavi 8 22
Shehan Madushanka not out 12 6
Extras
15 (lb 3, w 9, nb 3)
Total
260/7 (50 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-26 (H Boyagoda, 3.4 ov), 2-55 (S Weerakkody, 7.5 ov), 3-127 (S Jayasuriya, 22.5 ov), 4-155 (K Mendis, 29.5 ov), 5-192 (A Fernando, 37.6 ov), 6-194 (S Ashan, 39.5 ov), 7-228 (C Karunarathne, 47.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Shivam Mavi 10 0 62 3 6.20
Prasidh Krishna 8 0 47 2 5.88
Jayant Yadav 10 0 40 1 4.00
Shams Mulani 9 0 42 1 4.67
Siddharth Desai 9 0 53 0 5.89
Nitish Rana 4 0 13 0 3.25

India’s Innings

Batting R B
Atharwa Taide lbw by A Fernando 0 1
Ruturaj Gaikwad st S Weerakkody b L Ambuldeniya 67 73
Nitish Rana c S Madushanka b A Fernando 13 18
Himmat Singh not out 126 140
Deepak Hooda c A Fernando b K Mendis 26 24
Prabhsimran Singh c A Fernando b K Mendis 3 6
Jayant Yadav c S Weerakkody b K Mendis 9 11
Shams Mulani not out 11 13
Extras
6 (w 5, nb 1)
Total
261/6 (47.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-0 (A Taide, 0.1 ov), 2-20 (N Rana, 4.4 ov), 3-168 (R Gaikwad, 30.3 ov), 4-209 (D Hooda, 38.4 ov), 5-221 (P Singh, 40.1 ov), 6-234 (J Yadav, 42.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Asitha Fernando 7 2 20 2 2.86
Shehan Jayasuriya 3 0 21 0 7.00
Lasith Ambuldeniya 9 0 62 1 6.89
Asela Gunarathne 4.3 0 27 0 6.28
Shehan Madushanka 6 0 32 0 5.33
Kamindu Mendis 9 0 51 3 5.67
Chamika Karunarathne 3 0 17 0 5.67
Shammu Ashan 6 1 31 0 5.17









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More positives for Lankans from warm-up game http://www.thepapare.com/new-zealand-xi-vs-sri-lanka-3-day-practice-match-day-3-match-report-scorecard/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:07:37 +0000 http://www.thepapare.com/?p=2297471

Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella get much needed runs under their belt in the third and final day of the warm up game against New Zealand XI at Napier today. New Zealand name 13-man squad for Sri Lanka Tests Will Somerville, the New Zealand off-spinner who played a.. Sri Lanka were 321 for 5 in their […]

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Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella get much needed runs under their belt in the third and final day of the warm up game against New Zealand XI at Napier today.

New Zealand name 13-man squad for Sri Lanka Tests

Will Somerville, the New Zealand off-spinner who played a..

Sri Lanka were 321 for 5 in their second innings at stumps on the final day. Dhanushka Gunathilake was the top scorer with 83 runs while Kusal Mendis scored a brisk 72. Dickwella also managed to chip in with an unbeaten 43 runs. Early on, Sri Lanka made 210 for 9 in their first innings and in response New Zealand XI made 270 for 8 in their first innings.

Another good day with the bat for the tourists. Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya De Silva started off the day slowly. De Silva once again failed to capitalize the start that he got but Kusal Mendis made full toll out of the opportunity. He stroked 8 boundaries and 2 maximums in his knock of 72. It was much needed for the youngster as he missed out on the first innings.

Skipper Chandimal failed to impress in the 2nd innings when he missed a straight delivery off the chinaman Coburn. Roshen Silva looked good while he was there but he couldn’t convert his start to a big score when he chipped a short delivery straight to the cover fielder.

Dickwella had a point to prove in the second innings after he went for a golden duck. He did so in his flamboyant fashion scoring a brisk 43 off just 56 deliveries. His challenger for the spot in the side, Sadeeera Samarawickrama also got a chance in the middle and looked rock solid as the pair remained unbeaten until the end of the day.









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Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka

210/9 & 321/5

(80 overs)

Result

NZ Borad XI

270/8 & 139/2

(28.3 overs)

Sri Lanka’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
Danushka Gunathilaka c MW Chu b LR Dudding 0 2
Lahiru Thirimanne c WT O’Donnell b MW Snedden 6 13
Dinesh Chandimal c DN Phillips b LI Georgeson 26 46
Kusal Mendis c MW Chu b MW Snedden 0 2
Angelo Mathews not out 128 177
Dhananjaya de Silva c MW Snedden b PF Younghusband 14 32
Niroshan Dickwella c WT O’Donnell b PF Younghusband 0 1
Roshen Silva c DN Phillips b BP Coburn 0 4
Dilruwan Perera lbw by BP Coburn 0 3
Suranga Lakmal c KD Clarke b BP Coburn 10 26
Lahiru Kumara not out 12 48
Extras
14 (lb 4, wd 8, nb 2)
Total
210/9 (59 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-1 (D Gunathilaka, 0.4 ov), 2-10 (L Thirimanne, 5.1 ov), 3-10 (K Mendis, 5.3 ov), 4-59 (D Chandimal, 15.4 ov), 5-87 (D De Silva, 24.3 ov), 6-87 (N Dickwella, 24.4 ov), 7-88 (R Silva, 25.6 ov), 8-88 (D Perera, 27.3 ov), 9-104 (S Lakmal, 35.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
LR Dudding 9 1 38 1 4.22
MW Snedden 7 0 29 2 4.14
BR Hampton 11 1 38 0 3.45
LI Georgeson 5 2 13 1 2.60
PF Younghusband 10 6 25 2 2.50
BP Coburn 13 4 44 3 3.38
WT O'Donnell 4 0 19 0 4.75

NZ Borad XI’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
LI Georgeson c K Mendis b S Lakmal 8 57
DS Robinson lbw by L Kumara 4 12
WT O'Donnell c N Pradeep b D Chameera 22 40
Sandeep Patel st N Dickwella b L Sandakan 69 106
DN Phillips b D Perera 17 23
MW Snedden lbw by D Perera 24 55
KD Clarke lbw by D De Silva 46 53
BR Hampton c D De Silva b L Sandakan 6 18
PF Younghusband not out 31 76
MW Chu not out 33 59
Extras
10 (b 1, lb 1, w 1, nb 7)
Total
270/8 (82 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-4 (DS Robinson, 3.6 ov), 2-35 (LI Georgeson, 16.6 ov), 3-35 (WT O'Donnell, 17.6 ov), 4-63 (DN Phillips, 26.2 ov), 5-125 (MW Snedden, 44.2 ov), 6-179 (S Patel, 53.1 ov), 7-191 (BR Hampton, 57.2 ov), 8-222 (KD Clarke, 65.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Kasun Rajitha 14 4 55 0 3.93
Lahiru Kumara 13 4 26 1 2.00
Dushmantha Chameera 12 2 60 1 5.00
Suranga Lakmal 8 2 21 1 2.63
Dilruwan Perera 12 2 30 2 2.50
Lakshan Sandakan 19 2 67 2 3.53
Dhananjaya de Silva 2 0 3 1 1.50
Danushka Gunathilaka 2 0 6 0 3.00

Sri Lanka’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
Danushka Gunathilaka c MW Snedden b PF Younghusband 83 77
Lahiru Thirimanne c MW Chu b BP Coburn 45 83
Dhananjaya de Silva c LI Georgeson b MW Snedden 28 78
Kusal Mendis not out 72 105
Dinesh Chandimal b BP Coburn 8 18
Roshen Silva c BR Hampton b PF Younghusband 27 47
Niroshan Dickwella not out 43 56
Sadeera Samarawickrama not out 10 16
Extras
5 (lb 2, w 3)
Total
321/5 (80 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-116 (D Gunathilaka, 21.2 ov), 2-142 (L Thirimanne, 32.5 ov), 3-188 (D De Silva, 49.1 ov), 4-213 (D Chandimal, 56.2 ov), 5-308 (R Silva, 75.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
LR Dudding 17 3 67 0 3.94
MW Snedden 14 2 55 1 3.93
BR Hampton 8 1 47 0 5.88
BP Coburn 14 0 77 2 5.50
PF Younghusband 20 6 48 2 2.40
LI Georgeson 6 0 18 0 3.00
WT O'Donnell 1 0 7 0 7.00

NZ Borad XI’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
LI Georgeson b K Rajitha 9 38
DS Robinson c D Gunathilaka b L Kumara 26 29
WT O'Donnell not out 52 57
DN Phillips not out 39 52
Extras
13 (lb 7, w 1, nb 5)
Total
139/2 (28.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-39 (DS Robinson, 9.2 ov), 2-44 (LI Georgeson, 11.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Suranga Lakmal 5 1 27 0 5.40
Lahiru Kumara 5 1 14 1 2.80
Nuwan Pradeep 5 0 26 0 5.20
Kasun Rajitha 5 1 12 1 2.40
Dushmantha Chameera 4.3 0 40 0 9.30
Angelo Mathews 3 1 10 0 3.33
Kusal Mendis 1 0 3 0 3.00









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New Zealand name 13-man squad for Sri Lanka Tests http://www.thepapare.com/new-zealand-name-13-man-squad-for-sri-lanka-tests/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:29:48 +0000 http://www.thepapare.com/?p=2297334

Will Somerville, the New Zealand off-spinner who played a starring role on debut in their historic final Test in Abu Dhabi, has been left out of the squad for the upcoming home Tests against Sri Lanka. New Zealand have opted for just one slow bowler, Ajaz Patel, in the 13-man squad announced on Monday, 10 […]

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Will Somerville, the New Zealand off-spinner who played a starring role on debut in their historic final Test in Abu Dhabi, has been left out of the squad for the upcoming home Tests against Sri Lanka.

New Zealand have opted for just one slow bowler, Ajaz Patel, in the 13-man squad announced on Monday, 10 December. Both Somerville and Ish Sodhi, who was also left out, will play in the fourth round of the domestic first-class tournament.

New Zealand beat Pakistan in third Test to win series

Will Young, the 26-year-old opening batsman who scored a century in a one-day game for New Zealand A against India A on Sunday, earned his maiden call-up to the national squad.

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The selectors also decided to persist with Tom Latham, who scored just 109 runs in six innings against Pakistan, and Matt Henry, who will have his task cut out trying to break into an attack consisting Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner.

“There’s a real swell of support for the Test team following their efforts in the UAE, so we’re hoping to transition that momentum into a big home summer,” Gavin Larsen, the New Zealand selector, said.

 

Ajaz (Patel) certainly grabbed his opportunity on the UAE tour and he’s a proven performer in New Zealand conditions. Will Somerville was an obvious stand-out on debut in the Abu Dhabi decider and it’s great to know we’ve got quality spin bowlers who can create competition for places.

Thirimanne recalled; Kumara returns to Test squad after disciplinary layoff

“The first international of the home summer is always an exciting time and the revamped Basin Reserve should be a fitting setting to launch the Sri Lankan tour.”

Squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling (wk), Will Young, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner

 

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Gunathilaka and the bowlers find form on day 2 http://www.thepapare.com/new-zealand-xi-vs-sri-lanka-3-day-practice-match-day-2-match-report-scorecard/ Sun, 09 Dec 2018 07:37:39 +0000 http://www.thepapare.com/?p=2297221

A much better performance from the bowlers and batsmen saw Sri Lanka gain much needed confidence on day 2 of their warm up game against New Zealand XI at Napier today. Sri Lanka was 160 for the loss of 2 wickets in their innings after New Zealand XI declared their 1st innings at 270 for […]

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A much better performance from the bowlers and batsmen saw Sri Lanka gain much needed confidence on day 2 of their warm up game against New Zealand XI at Napier today.

Sri Lanka was 160 for the loss of 2 wickets in their innings after New Zealand XI declared their 1st innings at 270 for 8 in the second session of day 2. Dhananjaya De Silva and Kusal Mendis were unbeaten at the crease on 19 and 11 respectively at stumps on day 2.

Day 2 was day filled with many positives for the visiting Lankans. After a horrible day with the bat on day 1, where the only positive was Angelo Mathews’ back-to-the-wall century, Sri Lankans came back strong with a good bowling performance. Yes, they failed to bowl-out the New Zealand Xi but, it was a very consistent and disciplined bowling performance from the seamers and the spin duo. The likes of Lahiru Kumara, who is coming back from suspension showed good rhythm both with the new and old ball. Kasun Rajitha and Suranaga Lakmal was also very tidy but the lanky Dushmantha Chameera was not hitting the right lengths and he was taken for a few runs.

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The wickets were shared by almost all the bowlers. The spin duo shared two wickets each. Lakshan Sandaken was comparatively better in his control while Diruwan produced few tight spells. The seamers Chameera, Lakmal and Kumara shared 1 wicket each, with Lahiru Kumara been the most economical of the lot. Part timer Dhananjaya De Silva also chipped in with a wicket.

Lankan openers looked more relaxed with the bat in hand in the 2nd innings. Dhanushka Gunathilaka took on the new ball with some dashing boundaries and later took a liking to the spinners as he stroked twelve 4’s and one 6 in his knock of 83. His partner Lahiru Thirimanne was more reserved as he slowly accumulated 43 runs before nicking one behind off the chinaman BP Coburn. Dinesh Chandimal opted to let both Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya De Silva bat before him as both the players missed out on the first innings. Mendis managed to get off the pair as he stroked 2 boundaries in the dying moments of the day while Dhananjaya looked solid as ever on the other end.









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Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka

210/9 & 321/5

(80 overs)

Result

NZ Borad XI

270/8 & 139/2

(28.3 overs)

Sri Lanka’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
Danushka Gunathilaka c MW Chu b LR Dudding 0 2
Lahiru Thirimanne c WT O’Donnell b MW Snedden 6 13
Dinesh Chandimal c DN Phillips b LI Georgeson 26 46
Kusal Mendis c MW Chu b MW Snedden 0 2
Angelo Mathews not out 128 177
Dhananjaya de Silva c MW Snedden b PF Younghusband 14 32
Niroshan Dickwella c WT O’Donnell b PF Younghusband 0 1
Roshen Silva c DN Phillips b BP Coburn 0 4
Dilruwan Perera lbw by BP Coburn 0 3
Suranga Lakmal c KD Clarke b BP Coburn 10 26
Lahiru Kumara not out 12 48
Extras
14 (lb 4, wd 8, nb 2)
Total
210/9 (59 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-1 (D Gunathilaka, 0.4 ov), 2-10 (L Thirimanne, 5.1 ov), 3-10 (K Mendis, 5.3 ov), 4-59 (D Chandimal, 15.4 ov), 5-87 (D De Silva, 24.3 ov), 6-87 (N Dickwella, 24.4 ov), 7-88 (R Silva, 25.6 ov), 8-88 (D Perera, 27.3 ov), 9-104 (S Lakmal, 35.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
LR Dudding 9 1 38 1 4.22
MW Snedden 7 0 29 2 4.14
BR Hampton 11 1 38 0 3.45
LI Georgeson 5 2 13 1 2.60
PF Younghusband 10 6 25 2 2.50
BP Coburn 13 4 44 3 3.38
WT O'Donnell 4 0 19 0 4.75

NZ Borad XI’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
LI Georgeson c K Mendis b S Lakmal 8 57
DS Robinson lbw by L Kumara 4 12
WT O'Donnell c N Pradeep b D Chameera 22 40
Sandeep Patel st N Dickwella b L Sandakan 69 106
DN Phillips b D Perera 17 23
MW Snedden lbw by D Perera 24 55
KD Clarke lbw by D De Silva 46 53
BR Hampton c D De Silva b L Sandakan 6 18
PF Younghusband not out 31 76
MW Chu not out 33 59
Extras
10 (b 1, lb 1, w 1, nb 7)
Total
270/8 (82 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-4 (DS Robinson, 3.6 ov), 2-35 (LI Georgeson, 16.6 ov), 3-35 (WT O'Donnell, 17.6 ov), 4-63 (DN Phillips, 26.2 ov), 5-125 (MW Snedden, 44.2 ov), 6-179 (S Patel, 53.1 ov), 7-191 (BR Hampton, 57.2 ov), 8-222 (KD Clarke, 65.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Kasun Rajitha 14 4 55 0 3.93
Lahiru Kumara 13 4 26 1 2.00
Dushmantha Chameera 12 2 60 1 5.00
Suranga Lakmal 8 2 21 1 2.63
Dilruwan Perera 12 2 30 2 2.50
Lakshan Sandakan 19 2 67 2 3.53
Dhananjaya de Silva 2 0 3 1 1.50
Danushka Gunathilaka 2 0 6 0 3.00

Sri Lanka’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
Danushka Gunathilaka c MW Snedden b PF Younghusband 83 77
Lahiru Thirimanne c MW Chu b BP Coburn 45 83
Dhananjaya de Silva c LI Georgeson b MW Snedden 28 78
Kusal Mendis not out 72 105
Dinesh Chandimal b BP Coburn 8 18
Roshen Silva c BR Hampton b PF Younghusband 27 47
Niroshan Dickwella not out 43 56
Sadeera Samarawickrama not out 10 16
Extras
5 (lb 2, w 3)
Total
321/5 (80 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-116 (D Gunathilaka, 21.2 ov), 2-142 (L Thirimanne, 32.5 ov), 3-188 (D De Silva, 49.1 ov), 4-213 (D Chandimal, 56.2 ov), 5-308 (R Silva, 75.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
LR Dudding 17 3 67 0 3.94
MW Snedden 14 2 55 1 3.93
BR Hampton 8 1 47 0 5.88
BP Coburn 14 0 77 2 5.50
PF Younghusband 20 6 48 2 2.40
LI Georgeson 6 0 18 0 3.00
WT O'Donnell 1 0 7 0 7.00

NZ Borad XI’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
LI Georgeson b K Rajitha 9 38
DS Robinson c D Gunathilaka b L Kumara 26 29
WT O'Donnell not out 52 57
DN Phillips not out 39 52
Extras
13 (lb 7, w 1, nb 5)
Total
139/2 (28.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-39 (DS Robinson, 9.2 ov), 2-44 (LI Georgeson, 11.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Suranga Lakmal 5 1 27 0 5.40
Lahiru Kumara 5 1 14 1 2.80
Nuwan Pradeep 5 0 26 0 5.20
Kasun Rajitha 5 1 12 1 2.40
Dushmantha Chameera 4.3 0 40 0 9.30
Angelo Mathews 3 1 10 0 3.33
Kusal Mendis 1 0 3 0 3.00









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Sri Lanka through to Semis with thrilling win over Afghanistan http://www.thepapare.com/acc-emerging-teams-asia-cup-2018-sri-lanka-vs-afghanistan-match-report-scorecard/ Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:40:53 +0000 http://www.thepapare.com/?p=2297092

The Sri Lanka Emerging team beat their Afghan counterparts by 1 wicket with just 4 balls remaining today at the Colombo Cricket Club Grounds to secure a spot in the Semifinals. Sri Lanka in their chase of 211 were cruising towards victory at 155/4 in the 34th over with in-form Kamindu Mendis and Captain Sammu […]

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The Sri Lanka Emerging team beat their Afghan counterparts by 1 wicket with just 4 balls remaining today at the Colombo Cricket Club Grounds to secure a spot in the Semifinals.

Sri Lanka in their chase of 211 were cruising towards victory at 155/4 in the 34th over with in-form Kamindu Mendis and Captain Sammu Ashan on 47 and 34 respectively. Suddenly, Sri Lanka lost 3 wickets in 3 consecutive overs which pushed Kamindu Mendis to a situation, where he was the only recognized batsman to pull Sri Lanka out of the hole.

Sri Lanka Emerging Team off to a winning start

The defending champions, Sri Lanka Emerging Team got off to a winning start..

Left arm spinner Zia-ur-Rehman, the pick of the bowlers for Afghanistan today, luckily finished his 10 overs right after the collapse making life easier for Kamindu Mendis. After adding 30 steady runs for the 8th wicket with Shehan Madushanka, both the batsmen perished within the space of 3 and a half overs leaving the last pair of Asitha Fernando and Lasith Embuldeniya with a task of 14 runs in 29 deliveries.

This time it was all-rounder Karim Janat’s medium pace which troubled the Lankan batsmen, but not the last pair. The duo held their nerves and took Sri Lanka over the line in the last over saving the hosts from embarrassment. Embuldeniya scored 6 runs in 23 deliveries while Asitha scored 9 off 15 with a crucial boundary.

Before the collapse happened Kamindu Mendis and Sammu Ashan, who led the team because appointed skipper Charith Asalanka was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury he sustained during yesterday’s game against Oman, were successfully involved in repair work in terms of a 74-run partnership for the 5th wicket.

The Sri Lankan top order were unable to provide an ideal start as opener Sandun Weerakkody and number 3 batsman Hasitha Boyagoda were dismissed cheaply. Avishka Fernando backed his half-century in the previous game with a quick 34 runs while Asela Gunaratne, who was prmoted up the order contributed with 32 runs.

Early in the day Afghanistan didn’t start well either, after winning the toss and electing to bat first. Both openers were sent back to the dressing room early by opening bowlers Asitha Fernando and Jehan Daniel, who came into the side replacing Chamika Karunaratne.

Shahidullah then together with national cap Karim Janat put up a valuable 84-run stand before he got out as left arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya’s first victim. Embuldeniya who came in to the side replacing injured Jeffrey Vandersay went on to pick up 3 wickets for just 35 runs putting breaks to the Afghan inning which looked like reaching a big score.

Kamindu Mendis, before his match winning knock of 71 runs in the run-chase, picked up 3 crucial wickets with his ambidextrous spin. His 3 wickets included the very important wicket Karim Janat who scored 68 runs and was well set to build on it.

The Afghanistan skipper, explosive Najibullah Zadran was dismissed by pacie Shehan Madushanka for just 2 runs which proved costly for the visitors at the end. With the help of some useful cameos from wicket keeper Rahmatullah Gurbaz and Azmatullah Omarzai towards the end of the inning Afghanistan managed to score a modest 210 runs.

With this win Sri Lanka and India, who beat Afghanistan yesterday and Oman today, will qualify to the Semifinals. The two teams will meet each other on the 10th Monday to decide the leader of the group.









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Full Scorecard

Afghanistan

210/10

(47.5 overs)

Result

Sri Lanka

211/9

(49.2 overs)

SL Emerging won by 1 wicket

Afghanistan’s Innings

Batting R B
Ihsanullah Janat c S Weerakkody b A Fernando 10 12
Ibrahim Zadran c S Weerakkody b J Daniel 2 10
Karim Janat b K Mendis 68 99
Shahidullah Kamal c A Fernando b L Ambuldeniya 38 54
Nasir Jamal c A Gunarathne b L Ambuldeniya 12 15
Najibullah Zadran c K Mendis b S Madushanka 2 6
Rshmanullah Gurbaz c S Madushanka b L Ambuldeniya 31 26
Azmatullah Omarzai c & b K Mendis 22 34
Qais Ahmad (runout) S Jayasuriya 6 12
Zia Ur Rehman not out 4 10
Fazal Haque c S Ashan b K Mendis 7 9
Extras
8 (lb 3, w 5)
Total
210/10 (47.5 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-10 (Ihsanullah, 2.2 ov), 2-16 (Ibrahim Zadran, 5.2 ov), 3-100 (Shahidullah, 23.4 ov), 4-124 (Nasir Jamal, 29.2 ov), 5-129 (Najibullah Zadran, 30.5 ov), 6-151 (Karim Janat, 34.2 ov), 7-179 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 39.5 ov), 8-195 (Qais Ahmad, 43.3 ov), 9-201 (Azmatullah Omarzai, 45.5 ov), 10-210 (Fazal Haque, 47.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Asitha Fernando 6 1 28 1 4.67
Jehan Daniel 5 0 18 1 3.60
Shehan Jayasuriya 6 0 28 0 4.67
Shehan Madushanka 5 0 24 1 4.80
Lasith Ambuldeniya 10 2 35 3 3.50
Kamindu Mendis 8.5 0 46 3 5.41
Asela Gunarathne 7 0 28 0 4.00

Sri Lanka’s Innings

Batting R B
Sandun Weerakkody c Ihsanullah b A Omarzai 1 7
Avishka Fernando c R Gurbaz b Shahidullah 34 31
Hasitha Boyagoda c Q Ahmad b Z Rehman 1 16
Asela Gunarathne c & b Najibullah 32 35
Kamindu Mendis c R Gurbaz b K Janat 71 98
Shammu Ashan c Shahidullah b Z Rehman 34 45
Shehan Jayasuriya lbw by Q Ahmad 1 2
Jehan Daniel b Z Rehman 1 2
Shehan Madushanka c Ihsanullah b K Janat 9 25
Lasith Ambuldeniya not out 6 23
Asitha Fernando not out 9 15
Extras
12 (b 1, lb 1, w 7, nb 3)
Total
211/9 (49.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-5 (DS Weerakkody, 1.2 ov), 2-26 (H Boyagoda, 6.6 ov), 3-49 (WIA Fernando, 11.2 ov), 4-81 (DAS Gunaratne, 17.6 ov), 5-155 (S Ashan, 33.4 ov), 6-156 (GSNFG Jayasuriya, 34.1 ov), 7-157 (JKC Daniel, 35.1 ov), 8-187 (DSK Madushanka, 41.5 ov), 9-197 (PHKD Mendis, 45.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Fazal Haque 6 1 24 0 4.00
Azmatullah Omarzai 5 2 17 1 3.40
Zia-ur Rehman 10 1 33 3 3.30
Qais Ahmed 10 0 55 1 5.50
Shahidullah Kamal 5 0 33 1 6.60
Najibullah Zadran 4.2 0 16 1 3.81
Karim Janat 9 1 31 2 3.44









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Steve Rixon appointed Sri Lanka’s new fielding coach http://www.thepapare.com/steve-rixon-appointed-as-sri-lankas-new-fielding-coach/ Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:06:25 +0000 http://www.thepapare.com/?p=2296979

Sri Lanka Cricket, today in a media release, confirmed the appointment of Steve Rixon as their fielding coach until the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The 64-year old former Australian wicket-keeper will take over before Sri Lanka’s Boxing Day test in New Zealand on the 24th of this month. Will Ashantha De […]

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Sri Lanka Cricket, today in a media release, confirmed the appointment of Steve Rixon as their fielding coach until the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

The 64-year old former Australian wicket-keeper will take over before Sri Lanka’s Boxing Day test in New Zealand on the 24th of this month.

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Rixon, who has a tremendous record as a fielding coach has been hired at a moment Sri Lanka are doing very bad in terms of fielding and will take over a massive challenge.

The experienced coach previously has worked as the assistant coach of Australia and also has coached New Zealand. His most recent coaching stint with an international team was with Pakistan, during which Pakistan’s fielding really improved. He also has experience in coaching T20 franchises in India.

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“We are happy to welcome Steve into the team. I am sure he will be able to help the team moving forward, with his expertise in the area of fielding which is a vital component of the game” said Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.

Manoj Abeywickrema (L)

The incumbent fielding coach Manoj Abeywickrema, who took over after South African Nic Pothas stepped down from the role in April earlier this year, will be drafted into the High Performance Center to work with the Development Squads.

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Angelo Mathews saves the day for Sri Lanka http://www.thepapare.com/new-zealand-xi-vs-sri-lanka-3-day-practice-match-day-1-match-report-scorecard/ Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:24:22 +0000 http://www.thepapare.com/?p=2296948

Sri Lanka just witnessed glimpses of a fallen warrior as Angelo Mathews resurrected the Lankan innings from 104 for 9 to 210 for 9 with an unbeaten 128 on day one in their warm up game against New Zealand XI at Napier. Reminiscing Sri Lanka’s first overseas win in New Zealand The national cricket team […]

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Sri Lanka just witnessed glimpses of a fallen warrior as Angelo Mathews resurrected the Lankan innings from 104 for 9 to 210 for 9 with an unbeaten 128 on day one in their warm up game against New Zealand XI at Napier.

Reminiscing Sri Lanka’s first overseas win in New Zealand

The national cricket team is currently in New Zealand on a four week…

After winning the toss, skipper Chandimal decided to bat first. Apart from Mathews it was only the skipper who hung in and scored 28 in the Sri Lanakan innings which was declared at tea on day one. In response at stumps, the New Zealand XI were 67 for 4 in their first innings.

It wasn’t the ideal start for the visitors. The top order couldn’t even last 25 overs which was disappointing. Gunathilake was the first to fall for a 4 ball duck. He was shortly followed by Thirimanne, who is making a comeback to the test side.

Kusal Mendis who came in at 4 found a faint nick down the leg side in the 2nd ball he faced. Skipper Chandimal looked good while he was there. He hung around for more than an hour but failed to capitalize his start.

Dhananjaya De Silva came in at 6. As always he looked promising in his short stay in the crease but threw away his wicket trying to loft one over the mid on fielder against the turn. The very next ball, Dickwella edged one straight to first slip as he continued his horrible form in whites.

The tail didn’t last long apart from Lahiru Kumara. He gave good support to Mathews who looked to be batting in a different level compared to the rest of the batters. He built up his innings wonderfully. His half century came in 96 balls but after seeing all the wickets falling at the other end, he decided to up the ante. He reached his century in just 150 balls but most importantly his innings showed glimpses of how he used to score a lot of runs with the tail in his early days.

With the ball in hand, the Sri Lankan seamers did a good job. Lahiru Kumara whose known for his inconsistency, looked the most disciplined out of the lot which is a good sign for the upcoming Test series.

Apart from Kasun Rajitha, the three other seamers Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara and Suranga Lakmal shared one wicket each. The spin duo of Dilruwan and Sandaken also bowled pretty well. Dilruwan Perera managed to sneak one through the bat and pad of the right handed Philps to claim his first wicket while Sandaken kept it tight on the other end.









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Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka

210/9 & 321/5

(80 overs)

Result

NZ Borad XI

270/8 & 139/2

(28.3 overs)

Sri Lanka’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
Danushka Gunathilaka c MW Chu b LR Dudding 0 2
Lahiru Thirimanne c WT O’Donnell b MW Snedden 6 13
Dinesh Chandimal c DN Phillips b LI Georgeson 26 46
Kusal Mendis c MW Chu b MW Snedden 0 2
Angelo Mathews not out 128 177
Dhananjaya de Silva c MW Snedden b PF Younghusband 14 32
Niroshan Dickwella c WT O’Donnell b PF Younghusband 0 1
Roshen Silva c DN Phillips b BP Coburn 0 4
Dilruwan Perera lbw by BP Coburn 0 3
Suranga Lakmal c KD Clarke b BP Coburn 10 26
Lahiru Kumara not out 12 48
Extras
14 (lb 4, wd 8, nb 2)
Total
210/9 (59 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-1 (D Gunathilaka, 0.4 ov), 2-10 (L Thirimanne, 5.1 ov), 3-10 (K Mendis, 5.3 ov), 4-59 (D Chandimal, 15.4 ov), 5-87 (D De Silva, 24.3 ov), 6-87 (N Dickwella, 24.4 ov), 7-88 (R Silva, 25.6 ov), 8-88 (D Perera, 27.3 ov), 9-104 (S Lakmal, 35.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
LR Dudding 9 1 38 1 4.22
MW Snedden 7 0 29 2 4.14
BR Hampton 11 1 38 0 3.45
LI Georgeson 5 2 13 1 2.60
PF Younghusband 10 6 25 2 2.50
BP Coburn 13 4 44 3 3.38
WT O'Donnell 4 0 19 0 4.75

NZ Borad XI’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
LI Georgeson c K Mendis b S Lakmal 8 57
DS Robinson lbw by L Kumara 4 12
WT O'Donnell c N Pradeep b D Chameera 22 40
Sandeep Patel st N Dickwella b L Sandakan 69 106
DN Phillips b D Perera 17 23
MW Snedden lbw by D Perera 24 55
KD Clarke lbw by D De Silva 46 53
BR Hampton c D De Silva b L Sandakan 6 18
PF Younghusband not out 31 76
MW Chu not out 33 59
Extras
10 (b 1, lb 1, w 1, nb 7)
Total
270/8 (82 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-4 (DS Robinson, 3.6 ov), 2-35 (LI Georgeson, 16.6 ov), 3-35 (WT O'Donnell, 17.6 ov), 4-63 (DN Phillips, 26.2 ov), 5-125 (MW Snedden, 44.2 ov), 6-179 (S Patel, 53.1 ov), 7-191 (BR Hampton, 57.2 ov), 8-222 (KD Clarke, 65.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Kasun Rajitha 14 4 55 0 3.93
Lahiru Kumara 13 4 26 1 2.00
Dushmantha Chameera 12 2 60 1 5.00
Suranga Lakmal 8 2 21 1 2.63
Dilruwan Perera 12 2 30 2 2.50
Lakshan Sandakan 19 2 67 2 3.53
Dhananjaya de Silva 2 0 3 1 1.50
Danushka Gunathilaka 2 0 6 0 3.00

Sri Lanka’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
Danushka Gunathilaka c MW Snedden b PF Younghusband 83 77
Lahiru Thirimanne c MW Chu b BP Coburn 45 83
Dhananjaya de Silva c LI Georgeson b MW Snedden 28 78
Kusal Mendis not out 72 105
Dinesh Chandimal b BP Coburn 8 18
Roshen Silva c BR Hampton b PF Younghusband 27 47
Niroshan Dickwella not out 43 56
Sadeera Samarawickrama not out 10 16
Extras
5 (lb 2, w 3)
Total
321/5 (80 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-116 (D Gunathilaka, 21.2 ov), 2-142 (L Thirimanne, 32.5 ov), 3-188 (D De Silva, 49.1 ov), 4-213 (D Chandimal, 56.2 ov), 5-308 (R Silva, 75.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
LR Dudding 17 3 67 0 3.94
MW Snedden 14 2 55 1 3.93
BR Hampton 8 1 47 0 5.88
BP Coburn 14 0 77 2 5.50
PF Younghusband 20 6 48 2 2.40
LI Georgeson 6 0 18 0 3.00
WT O'Donnell 1 0 7 0 7.00

NZ Borad XI’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
LI Georgeson b K Rajitha 9 38
DS Robinson c D Gunathilaka b L Kumara 26 29
WT O'Donnell not out 52 57
DN Phillips not out 39 52
Extras
13 (lb 7, w 1, nb 5)
Total
139/2 (28.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-39 (DS Robinson, 9.2 ov), 2-44 (LI Georgeson, 11.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Suranga Lakmal 5 1 27 0 5.40
Lahiru Kumara 5 1 14 1 2.80
Nuwan Pradeep 5 0 26 0 5.20
Kasun Rajitha 5 1 12 1 2.40
Dushmantha Chameera 4.3 0 40 0 9.30
Angelo Mathews 3 1 10 0 3.33
Kusal Mendis 1 0 3 0 3.00









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The defending champions, Sri Lanka Emerging Team got off to a winning start in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 beating Oman National Team by 109 runs in their opening match played at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Photos: Sri Lanka vs Oman – ACC Emerging Asia Cup 2018 ThePapare.com | Waruna Lakmal […]

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The defending champions, Sri Lanka Emerging Team got off to a winning start in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 beating Oman National Team by 109 runs in their opening match played at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Photos: Sri Lanka vs Oman – ACC Emerging Asia Cup 2018

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Sri Lanka skipper Charith Asalanka won the toss and had no hesitation to bat first on a placid surface. The two Lankan openers, Sandun Weerakkody and Avishka Fernando got off to a rollicking start smashing 72 runs in the first powerplay.

Soon after right-handed Fernando reached his fifty, Weerakkody fell in the 13th over when the score was 81. Right-arm off-spinner Jay Odedra struck again, when Fernando too fell for the guile of Odedra as Sri Lanka were restricted to 98 for 2. Fernando’s excellent knock of 56 off 54 balls had nine boundaries.

Read: Charith Asalanka to lead Sri Lanka in Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018

Former Trinitian Hasitha Boyagoda looked in fine form at number three. He played a couple of eye-pleasing strokes to anchor the innings. Skipper Asalanka injured himself in the 23rd over and had to retire, which proved to be costly for the home team.

Kamindu Mendis joined Boyagoda and the young pair batted excellently to set up an excellent platform for Sri Lanka. Boyagoda top-scored with a brilliant knock of 80 off 94 deliveries with 6 fours and 1 six before falling to a short-pitched delivery of Bilal Khan.

Despite losing Boyagoda in the 38th over, Sri Lanka did not lose their momentum as vice-captain Sammu Ashan gave able support to Mendis to go past the elusive 300-run mark.

Asela Gunaratne, who is looking to make his comeback into the national team, failed to make an impact with the bat.

Mendis and Ashan scored at more than a run-a-ball as the Lankan innings gathered momentum. Mendis scored at over 120 to make a crucial 75 off 62 deliveries with 6 fours and 1 six. But, it was Ashan who provided the late blitz as Sri Lanka scored 95 runs in the final powerplay.

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Former Anandian Ashan bludgeoned 3 sixes and 3 fours to score a fine, unbeaten 57 off 34 deliveries as Sri Lanka posted 324 for 5 from their allotted 50 overs.

In reply, Oman too managed to get a decent start as their openers, Jatinder Singh and Twinkal Bhandari added 74 runs for the first wicket. Singh was dismissed by Mendis as Oman started losing wickets in quick time.

Photos : Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 – Press Conferences

Asela Gunaratne bowled economically but without any success while Shehan Madushanka and Sammu Ashan took crucial wickets in the middle period. Ashan bowled his full quota of 10 overs, capturing 2 wickets for 34 runs.

Oman batsmen were strangled by the Lankan slow bowlers as none of the batsmen were able to score over 36. They were not given any room whatsoever to get near the final target as they ended on 215 for 8 from their 50 overs.

Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan on 8th December, Saturday at CCC Grounds.









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Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka

324/5

(50 overs)

Result

Oman

215/8

(50 overs)

Sri Lanka’s Innings

Batting R B
Sandun Weerakkody c M Nadeem b J Odedra 29 31
Avishka Fernando c & b J Odedra 56 54
Hasitha Boyagoda c J Singh b B Khan 80 94
Charith Asalanka not out 10 14
Kamindu Mendis lbw by B Khan 75 62
Asela Gunarathne st Bhandari b J Odedra 3 10
Sammu Ashan not out 57 34
Chamika Karunarathne not out 1 1
Extras
13 (b 5, lb 4, w 4)
Total
324/5 (50 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-81 (DS Weerakkody, 12.3 ov), 2-98 (WIA Fernando, 16.6 ov), 3-222 (H Boyagoda, 37.6 ov), 4-231 (DAS Gunaratne, 40.3 ov), 5-299 (PHKD Mendis, 48.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Bilal Khan 10 0 61 2 6.10
Kaleemullah 6 0 63 0 10.50
Fayyaz Butt 4 0 42 0 10.50
Ajay Lalcheta 8 1 40 0 5.00
Jay Odedra 10 0 48 3 4.80
Zeeshan Maqsood 10 0 45 0 4.50
Khawar Ali 2 0 17 0 8.50

Oman ‘s Innings

Batting R B
Twinkal Bhandari c & b S Madushanka 32 54
Jatinder Singh c J Daniel b K Mendis 36 59
Aqib Ilyas (runout) K Mendis 28 29
Khawar Ali c S Weerakkody b S Madushanka 0 5
Zeeshan Maqsood c J Daniel b S Ashan 16 25
Mohammad Nadeem lbw by S Ashan 13 29
Ajay Lalcheta b A Fernando 34 35
Fayyaz Butt c S Weerakkody b H Boyagoda 26 52
Jayesh Odedra not out 7 10
Kaleemullah not out 9 4
Extras
14 (b 2, lb 1, w 9, nb 2)
Total
215/8 (50 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-74 (Jatinder Singh, 18.1 ov), 2-80 (TK Bhandari, 19.3 ov), 3-92 (Khawar Ali, 21.5 ov), 4-116 (Aqib Ilyas, 27.1 ov), 5-129 (Zeeshan Maqsood, 30.5 ov), 6-143 (Mohammad Nadeem, 34.2 ov), 7-191 (AV Lalcheta, 45.2 ov), 8-205 (Fayyaz Butt, 49.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Asitha Fernando 7 0 26 1 3.71
Chamika Karunarathne 8 0 33 0 4.13
Asela Gunarathne 10 0 33 0 3.30
Shehan Madushanka 6 0 45 2 7.50
Kamindu Mendis 8 0 31 1 3.88
Shammu Ashan 10 0 34 2 3.40
Hasitha Boyagoda 1 0 10 1 10.00









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