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The 44-year-old accused the board of setting him up as a fall guy if the host lost the series to the visiting Australians.
—Quote— Sri Lanka’s record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralitharan launched a blistering attack Monday on his former bosses after they complained about his behaviour in his new role as a mentor to Australia. After his former employers said Muralitharan was damaging his legacy, the 44-year-old…
Australian captain Steven Smith confirmed that the team will field a two-man spin attack consisting of Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Tuesday.
This July is serving as a balm for the fan of Test cricket for until May, this fan was mourning the perhaps depleted and outgoing fashion of the 5-day game of cricket as the world was celebrating the fast-paced revolution of the 20-over game and dancing to the tunes of the Caribbean “champions”. That particular […] The post Australia v Sri Lanka – A one sided affair! appeared first on CricTracker.
England fast bowler James Anderson is a man to fear at home. The overcast conditions and helpful pitches along with his own swing bowling abilities make a lethal bowler. The right-arm swing bowler added more reputation to his name after he broke Australian legend Glenn McGrath’s record of most Test wickets at home
Match is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM IST in Pallekele, Sri Lanka.
SLC and Muttiah Muralitharan have traded caustic verbal blows following an altercation between Murali and the Sri Lanka team manager over Murali’s consulting role with the Australia side
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews’ frustrating level is shooting up with a few more Sri Lankan players getting injured ahead of the Test series against the world no.1 team Australia. Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal and allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva are the two new players, who are added to the list of injured players.
Australian captain Steve Smith has named spin twins Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe in his line-up for the series opener against Sri Lanka.
The much-anticipated Sri Lanka v Australia first Test is set to begin at Pallekele with both sides eagerly awaiting the mammoth contest. However, in spite of playing in familiar and in home conditions, Sri Lanka are not even close to being the favorites in the series of contrasting proportions. Moreover, the fact that the Aussies […] The post SL v AUS, 1st Test Preview: Australia being as stern favorites appeared first on CricTracker.
Australia captain Steve Smith is confident of being able to win the Test series against Sri Lanka, starting in Pallekele on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka’s problems worsened ahead of Tuesday’s opening test match against Australia with Suranga Lakmal and Dhananjaya de Silva injured.
In a stark indication of the game’s convoluted and context-less international schedule, Australia’s captain Steven Smith was handed the mace by the ICC’s chief executive David Richardson in a “closed event” in Kandy
Australia have opted for a two-man spin attack for the first Test against Sri Lanka. Both the available spinners – left arm spinner Steven O’Keefe and off-spinner Nathan Lyon will share the spin bowling responsibilities on the dry & dusty wicket. Australian coach Darren Lehmann had earlier indicated that the management might choose both the […] The post Australia name playing XI for first Test against Sri Lanka appeared first on CricTracker.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board lodged a complaint Monday with the visiting Australians after their bowling consultant and local legend Muttiah Muralitharan was involved in a bust-up with his former colleagues. On the eve of the first of three Tests, board president Thilanga Sumathipala accused Muralitharan of insulting Sri Lanka team manager Charith Senanayake in […]
Sri Lanka lodged a complaint with Australia’s bowling consultant and local legend Muttiah Muralitharan over a bust-up.
On the eve of a series which Angelo Mathews embarks upon without his two best seam bowlers of the past 18 months, Sri Lanka’s captain has called on the coaching system to raise its game
Sumathipala said Muralitharan had bullied groundsmen at the Pallekele Stadium on Saturday into allowing the Australians to practice there when it was theoretically off limits to both teams.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board lodged a complaint Monday with the visiting Australians after their bowling consultant and local legend Muttiah Muralitharan was involved in a bust-up with his former colleagues. On the eve of the first of three Tests, board president Thilanga Sumathipala accused Muralitharan of insulting Sri Lanka team manager Charith Senanayake in…
Australia captain Steven Smith has said that the side is keen to turn its Test form around in Asia, where they have won only one of their last 15 Tests
Australian captain, Steve Smith believes that the upcoming series against Sri Lanka will be challenging as the Aussies have a disappointing record in the sub-continent. The three Test match series starts from July 26 in Kandy and the World Champions will surely be looking to better their record in Sri Lanka. “We haven’t performed all that well […] The post It will be a real challenge, but we’re ready to go: Steve Smith appeared first on CricTracker.
Sri Lanka's Test summer did not go off well with the Islanders getting thrashed in their tour of England earlier this year, suffering a humiliating 3-0 whitewash at the hands of the Three Lions. The Lankan outfit now find themselves in familiar climate and surroundings when they welcome Australia for a three-Test, five-One Day International (ODI) and two-T20 International series. With 304 wickets from 70 Tests, Herath is their main weapon and if Sri Lanka are to give some sort of contest to the Australians, he will need to be in top form.
The 38-year-old left-arm spinner will stand tall as the one big hurdle in the visitors’ quest for a series win in Sri Lanka