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Shikhar Dhawan interacts with Sri Lankan players after the completion of 3rd T20I.(Getty)

Dhawan chats with SL players after India's loss and fans are loving it: WATCH

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Dhawan was seen interacting with a bunch of Sri Lankan players after the match ended on Thursday night. Winning skipper Dasun Shanaka was also present during the conversation.
Rahul Dravid interacting with Dasun Shanaka. (Screengrab)
Rahul Dravid interacting with Dasun Shanaka. (Screengrab)

Shanaka's interaction with Rahul Dravid during 3rd ODI gets Twitter talking

UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 02:53 PM IST
  • It is just not the Indian team that is reaping the benefits of Dravid’s wisdom and experience but the opposing teams also.
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka and coach Mickey Arthur arguing after 2nd ODI against India
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka and coach Mickey Arthur arguing after 2nd ODI against India

VIDEO: SL head coach and captain involved in heated argument after loss to India

UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 07:29 AM IST
  • Video of Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Dasun Shanaka having a heated argument after the 2nd ODI loss to India went viral on social media.
India vs Sri Lanka: SL captain Dasun Shanaka says both teams have numerous newcomers and that they will start even despite many labelling India as overwhelming favorites.(Twitter)
India vs Sri Lanka: SL captain Dasun Shanaka says both teams have numerous newcomers and that they will start even despite many labelling India as overwhelming favorites.(Twitter)

INDvSL: Captain Shanaka feels both teams will start even ahead of ODI series

UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2021 02:19 PM IST
  • India vs Sri Lanka: SL captain Dasun Shanaka says both teams have numerous newcomers and that they will start even despite many labelling India as overwhelming favorites.
Wasim Jaffer.(Punjab Kings Twitter)
Wasim Jaffer.(Punjab Kings Twitter)

Jaffer has a hilarious take on Sri Lanka's reported captaincy change

UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2021 12:36 AM IST
  • The 29-year-old Dasun Shanaka will become Sri Lanka's sixth captain in less than four years if he gets the job.
Dasun Shanaka plays a shot during the third one-day international cricket match between England and Sri Lanka.(AP)
Dasun Shanaka plays a shot during the third one-day international cricket match between England and Sri Lanka.(AP)

Shanaka to replace Perera as captain for series against India: Reports

PTI | , Colombo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 10:21 PM IST
The 29-year-old, an explosive batsman and a seam bowler, will become Sri Lanka's sixth captain in less than four years if he gets the job.
Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka (C)(BCCI)
Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka (C)(BCCI)

SL's Dasun Shanaka cleared to travel to Windies, will join during ODI series

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Shanaka, who was named in the 'White Ball Squad' for West Indies series, did not travel with the team due to a visa issue he confronted, pursuant to the loss of his previous passport, which had a valid visa for the USA stamped on it.
South Africa's Faf du Plessis celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the third day of the first Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion.(AFP)
South Africa's Faf du Plessis celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the third day of the first Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion.(AFP)

Du Plessis century puts South Africa ahead, Sri Lanka toils

Centurion | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Du Plessis was aided by Temba Bavuma, who made 71 in the pair’s partnership of 179. South Africa began the day on 317-4 but surged ahead in the morning session with du Plessis and Bavuma in charge.
Dean Elgar drives(Getty Images)
Dean Elgar drives(Getty Images)

1st Test: Elgar falls short of ton as South Africa fight back against Sri Lanka

Pretoria | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:45 PM IST
Elgar looked set for his 13th Test ton until he offered Sri Lanka seamer Dasun Shanaka a sharp caught-and-bowled chance that was superbly taken.
Sri Lanka charged to 396 all out in its first innings(Twitter)
Sri Lanka charged to 396 all out in its first innings(Twitter)

SA vs SL, 1st Test: Sri Lanka post 396, their best score in South Africa

Centurion | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:42 PM IST
The Sri Lankans continued where they left off on the first day with an attacking brand of batting as Dasun Shanaka hit 66 not out for his maiden Test half-century.
Sri Lankan players celebrate their victory against Pakistan in the final of Twenty20 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.(AP)
Sri Lankan players celebrate their victory against Pakistan in the final of Twenty20 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.(AP)

Sri Lanka players hail Pakistan as ‘safe nation to play cricket’

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 10:34 PM IST
The Sri Lankan officials also thanked their Pakistani counterpart and handed souvenirs to the security officials.
A second-string Sri Lanka team dominated the no.1 ranked team in all the three T20Is.(Sri Lanka Cricket / Twitter)
A second-string Sri Lanka team dominated the no.1 ranked team in all the three T20Is.(Sri Lanka Cricket / Twitter)

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka equals MS Dhoni’s record against Pakistan, joins elite list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 01:03 PM IST
Shanaka was appointed as the captain for the tour after T20I captain, Lasith Malinga, refused to travel to Pakistan. Their ODI skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, was also among ten cricketers who refused to pay a visit to the country.
Mohammad Hasnain celebrates after getting a wicket.(PCB)
Mohammad Hasnain celebrates after getting a wicket.(PCB)

Pakistan teenager Mohammad Hasnain creates world record with hat-trick against Sri Lanka

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Hasnain picked up the wickets of Bhanuka Rajapaksa (32), Dasun Shanaka (17) and Shehan Jayasuriya (2) to shatter the world record.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Sri Lanka squad arrive in Pakistan despite security concerns

Karachi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:02 PM IST
The Sri Lanka team were attacked in Lahore in 2009 and since then most international teams have refused to tour the South Asian country, leaving Pakistan to play nearly all their “home” games in the United Arab Emirates.
Sri Lanka cricketers before leaving for Pakistan tour(Sri Lanka Cricket Board)
Sri Lanka cricketers before leaving for Pakistan tour(Sri Lanka Cricket Board)

Sri Lanka squad leaves for Pakistan despite security concerns

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:58 AM IST
ODI skipper Lahiru Thirimanne said he also had no concerns and they had been given assurances of a very high degree of protection in Pakistan, usually reserved for visits by heads of state
Lahiru Thirimanne will lead Sri Lanka in ODIs in Pakistan(REUTERS)
Lahiru Thirimanne will lead Sri Lanka in ODIs in Pakistan(REUTERS)

Lahiru Thirimanne, Dasun Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka on Pakistan tour

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 06:08 PM IST
The SLC has named squads comprising of players with relatively lesser experience, with uncapped batsman Minod Banuka set to make his debut in both ODI and T20I formats.
File image of Dimuth Karunaratne(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Dimuth Karunaratne(Action Images via Reuters)

Sri Lanka bench strength makes Dimuth Karunaratne hopeful of fresh start

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Karunaratne also pointed to players who have spent the last few months on the sidelines.
A file photo of Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga.(Action Images via Reuters)
A file photo of Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga.(Action Images via Reuters)

Sri Lanka reduce squad to 16 for Bangladesh ODIs

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 09:18 PM IST
The first ODI will be played on Friday, the second two days later and the final match on July 31. All three games will be in the day-night format at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
File image of players of Sri Lankan cricket team celebrating after the fall of a wicket.(AP)
File image of players of Sri Lankan cricket team celebrating after the fall of a wicket.(AP)

Sri Lanka name 22-man squad for Bangladesh ODIs

Colombo | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 08:42 PM IST
The first of the three one-day internationals will be played on July 26, the second two days later and the final match on July 31.
File image of Dasun Shanaka(Getty Images)
File image of Dasun Shanaka(Getty Images)

Sri Lanka blasts: Dasun Shanaka revisits Easter Sunday horror

London | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 11:42 AM IST
The 27-year old Sri Lankan all-rounder said that he first started looking for his mother and grandmother following the blast whereas his friends stayed behind to help others.
England's captain Eoin Morgan (L) and his teammate Joe Root.(REUTERS)
England's captain Eoin Morgan (L) and his teammate Joe Root.(REUTERS)

England win 4th ODI against Sri Lanka (DLS method), win series

Kandy | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 06:15 PM IST
England were 132-2 after 27 overs chasing 274 to win when rain cut short the fourth ODI on Saturday.
Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva (2ndL) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed South Africa's Willem Mulder during the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa.(AFP)
Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva (2ndL) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed South Africa's Willem Mulder during the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa.(AFP)

Sri Lanka edge South Africa in rain-affected fourth ODI

Pallekele | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Half-centuries from Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera set Sri Lanka up for a thrilling three-run ODI D/L win over South Africa.
Angelo Mathews (L) will miss the second Test vs West Indies, as will Lahiru Gamage (not pictured).(AFP)
Angelo Mathews (L) will miss the second Test vs West Indies, as will Lahiru Gamage (not pictured).(AFP)

Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Gamage out of Sri Lanka’s tour of West Indies

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 03:57 PM IST
Angelo Mathews ruled himself out of Sri Lanka’s second Test vs West Indies due to a family issue while Lahiru Gamage is forced to go home after fracturing finger.
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