Pakistan experienced another defeat on Lankan shores as they failed to defeat a strong Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in their warm-up game for the upcoming ODI series concluded at De Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa with the home team registering a 13-run win according to the D/L method.

 Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks.

Rangana Herath, the 5 foot 6 inches tall tidy left-arm orthodox spinner who hails from Kurunegala has stamped his authority as the successor of the great off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in the Sri Lanka Test team. 

Contribute a word, a line, a passage to Cricket’s soldier, artist, legend the retiring Mahela Jayawardena.

 

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England’s Joe Root has continued his impressive march on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after breaking into the top 10 for the first time in his career.

National Selectors have named Lahiru Thirimanne as the captain of the Sri Lanka Board President's XI squad which will face Pakistan in a warm-up game on 20th August at De Soysa Stadium in Moratuwa.

Sri Lanka national selectors have recalled lanky off-spinner Suraj Randiv into the 15-man ODI squad to face Pakistan in the upcoming 3-match series after a lapse of 3 years. 

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews praised the support of former captain Mahela Jayawardene had given him during his tenure as captain. Jayawardene contributes the lion’s share during team meetings as Sri Lanka draw up plans against opponents and Mathews was full of praise for the 37-year-old who quit Test cricket after the second Test against Pakistan at the SSC yesterday.

Mahela Jayawardena's 17-year Test career came to an end on a winning note on Monday (August 18) as Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the final Test of the two-match series by 105 runs to take the series 2-0