Sri Lanka part ways with director of cricket Tom Moody

Sri Lanka Cricket has terminated Tom Moody‘s contract as its director of cricket 19 months into a three-year arrangement. The decision has been described by the board as “amicable”, and SLC is understood to be open to the idea of bringing Moody, who has also coach the Sri Lanka men’s team in the past, back … Read more

Nuthyangana, Sewwandi and Methtananda named in Sri Lanka’s squad for women’s Asia Cup

Sri Lanka have made three changes to the side that travelled to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games in July-August, as they named their 15-member squad for next month’s Asia Cup. Twenty-year-old Nuthyangana, who will deputise for Anushka Sanjeewani behind the stumps, has been earmarked as a talent for the future, as has 21-year-old Sewwandi who … Read more

T20 World Cup 2022 – Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara in Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup squad, subject to fitness

Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara have been included in Sri Lanka’s squad for the T20 World Cup, subject to fitness tests. Injuries had kept both fast bowlers out of the recently concluded Asia Cup, which Sri Lanka had won with a fast-bowling attack that was entirely uncapped prior to the tournament. Of the four specialist … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, Final

Big picture It is a tournament Pakistan love, and yet a tournament that hasn’t always loved them back. Pakistan’s curious lack of success over this competition’s four-decade history has always baffled and puzzled, given, if history is a guide, there are only three possible ultimate destinations for this trophy. For the first half of this … Read more

Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 12th Match, Super Four 2022

Toss: Sri Lanka opt to bowl vs Pakistan Sri Lanka won the toss for the third time in the Super Fours, and opted to bowl, having won their three last matches chasing. Dubai has also strongly favoured chasing sides over the past two years, with dew also potentially complicating the task of the side bowling … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, 9th Match, Super Four

Big picture One bad result is all it takes to leave a team staring at possible elimination from the Asia Cup. Pakistan faced – and overcame – that challenge after losing to India in the group stages. And now it’s India who are in a precarious position after losing to Pakistan in the Super 4 … Read more

Match Preview – Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022, 12th Match, Super Four

Big Picture Both economies are on the verge of collapse – Sri Lanka’s, it might be argued, is collapsing already; both nations are straining under outsized external debt; and both are negotiating with the IMF for relief. It is the first of two Pakistan vs Sri Lanka matches to finish the Asia Cup off. Welcome … Read more

Asia Cup 2022 scenarios – India can hope for final spot if Pakistan lose to both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

Two defeats in two matches in the Super 4s means India’s chances of qualifying for the Asia Cup 2022 final are hanging by a thread, if that. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, are almost through, though there is still a chance they can lose out. Here is a look at how the teams stack up with three … Read more

Recent Match Report – India vs Sri Lanka 9th Match, Super Four 2022

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl vs India Sri Lanka won the toss in their second Super 4 match and asked India to bat first. It was an important match for India: they needed to win it to keep their progression to the final in their own hands. With one win over Afghanistan, Sri Lanka … Read more

Recent Match Report – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 2022

Toss Sri Lanka opt to bowl vs Afghanistan The Super 4 stage of the 2022 Asia Cup got underway with a coin toss in Sharjah that eventually proved redundant since its winners Sri Lanka chose to chase and Afghanistan wanted to bat first anyway. Dasun Shanaka said Sri Lanka preferred to bowl since his side … Read more