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Newly-appointed Sri Lankan skipper Kusal Perera(ICC / Twitter)

'Sri Lanka need to play fearless cricket to win matches': Kusal Perera

ANI | , Colombo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka will be led by Kusal Perera while Kusal Mendis will be his deputy.
File photo of Kusal Mendis.(AP)
File photo of Kusal Mendis.(AP)

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal motor accident: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 03:25 PM IST
The 25-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has represented Sri Lanka in 44 Tests and 76 ODIs. Mendis was part of the national squad which had resumed training after the COVID-19 lockdown.
Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando, left, celebrates his century during the second one day international cricket match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Sooriyawewa, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando, left, celebrates his century during the second one day international cricket match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Sooriyawewa, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.(AP)

Fernando, Mendis tons help Sri Lanka clinch ODI series with Windies rout

Hambantota | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:41 PM IST
Fernando, who blasted 127, and Mendis, who made 119 as Sri Lanka finished with 345/8. In reply West Indies were bowled out for 184.
File image of Brendan Taylor(Getty Images)
File image of Brendan Taylor(Getty Images)

Zimbabwe looking forward to Bangladesh challenge: Brendan Taylor

Dhaka | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 11:43 AM IST
They lost the first Test, and then an unbeaten second-innings century from Kusal Mendis denied them a series levelling-win in the second Test.
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis.(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis.(AFP)

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews lead visitors’ progress in Harare

Harare | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 06:58 PM IST
It was a hard sweat for the Sri Lanka batsmen who still trailed Zimbabwe by 153 at tea with their captain Angelo Mathews unbeaten on a painstaking 51.
Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka(Getty Images)
Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka(Getty Images)

Sri Lanka name Angelo Mathews in T20I squad to tour India

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 08:18 AM IST
The cricket board said Mathews, 32, will be in the squad led by Lasith Malinga to play three matches in India.
Pakistani batsman Babar Azam hits boundary.(AP)
Pakistani batsman Babar Azam hits boundary.(AP)

Pakistan fight back after Sri Lankan bowlers shine in second Test

Karachi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 06:49 PM IST
Lahiru Kumara and Lasith Embuldeniya grabbed four wickets each to dismiss Pakistan for just 191 before the home team had the visitors at 64-3 at stumps at the National Stadium.
File image of Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis.(Action Images via Reuters)

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya likely to miss third T20I

Colombo | By ANI
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Mendis has suffered an injury on his knee on the right leg, while Jayasuriya has sustained an injury; above the knee on his right leg.
Karunaratne, fresh from a match-winning century in the first Test in Galle last week last week, hit six boundaries during his 100-ball stay in overcast conditions.(AP)
Karunaratne, fresh from a match-winning century in the first Test in Galle last week last week, hit six boundaries during his 100-ball stay in overcast conditions.(AP)

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Dimuth Karunaratne helps Sri Lanka to 85-2 on rain-hit first day

Colombo | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 06:11 PM IST
The left-hander batted with positive intent despite losing opening partner Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Mendis either side of tea.
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel, center, celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis(AP)
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel, center, celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis(AP)

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Ajaz Patel takes five wickets as Sri Lanka reach 227 for seven

Galle | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2019 06:59 PM IST
From 143 for two, Sri Lanka slumped to 161 for seven before an unfinished 66-run stand for the eighth wicket between Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal stopped the rot
Kusal Mendis suffered a bike accident during the victory celebration(Screen grab)
Kusal Mendis suffered a bike accident during the victory celebration(Screen grab)

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis falls from bike during victory celebration - WATCH

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 05:25 PM IST
The video footage of Mendis falling off the bike went viral on social media with people expressing concerns for the right hander. Mendis fell from the vehicle while taking a sharp turn
Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne (L) touches gloves with teammate Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga(AFP)
Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne (L) touches gloves with teammate Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga(AFP)

ICC World Cup, Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s predicted XI against Afghanistan - Couple of changes expected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Ahead of the match against Afghanistan, skipper Karunaratne will try not to make a lot of changes in order to maintain team morale but the team can see a couple of new faces.
File image of players of Sri Lankan cricket team.(AP)
File image of players of Sri Lankan cricket team.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019, NZ vs SL: Sri Lanka Predicted XI - New faces ready to shine

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 08:03 AM IST
Kusal Mendis conceded that his team was playing catch-up ahead of the World Cup after they lost both their warm-up games.
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis in action(Action Images via Reuters)
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis in action(Action Images via Reuters)

ICC World Cup 2019: We’ll be on the bowling machine to get used to the conditions - Kusal Mendis

London | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 10:54 AM IST
Sri Lanka have struggled with the bat, scoring 251 against South Africa, and 239-8 against Australia.
Faf du Plessis in action.(AFP)
Faf du Plessis in action.(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up: South Africa take down Sri Lanka

Cardiff | By ANI
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 11:38 PM IST
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 87 runs on Friday in a warm-up fixture at Cardiff ahead of the upcoming ICC World Cup.
South Africa's Aiden Markram celebrates his scoring 50 runs during their 5th ODI against Sri Lanka.(AFP)
South Africa's Aiden Markram celebrates his scoring 50 runs during their 5th ODI against Sri Lanka.(AFP)

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Aiden Markram’s ODI best sets up series clean sweep for Proteas

Cape Town | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Aiden Markram hit an unbeaten 67 to put South Africa in a dominant position before floodlight failure ended the fifth and final one-day international against Sri Lanka at Newlands on Saturday
Sri Lanka's Oshada Fernando congratulates teammate Kusal Mendis on reaching 50 runs during their third day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Oshada Fernando congratulates teammate Kusal Mendis on reaching 50 runs during their third day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth.(AP)

Sri Lanka win second Test, become first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa

Port Elizabeth | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 04:00 PM IST
Sri Lanka beat South Africa in the second Test to become the first Asian side to win a Test series in South Africa.
File image of Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis(AP)
File image of Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis(AP)

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis cleared of serious injury ahead of Test series

London | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Sri Lanka team manager Jeryl Woutersz informed that Mendis’ finger is still sore but he is doing fine.
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera celebrates scoring a century (100 runs) during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 5, 2019(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera celebrates scoring a century (100 runs) during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 5, 2019(AFP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera’s 140 in vain as New Zealand snatch ODI series

Mount Maunganui | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Perera made 58 in a 75-run stand with Lasith Malinga for the eighth wicket, and scored 45 of the 51 runs for the ninth wicket with Lakshan Sandakan.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (R) greets to teammate Henry Nicholls.(AFP)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (R) greets to teammate Henry Nicholls.(AFP)

New Zealand seek record series win in Sri Lanka decider

Christchurch | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 06:34 PM IST
New Zealand have put the frustration of the drawn first Test aside as they push to win a fourth consecutive series for the first time.
File photo of Kane Williamson(REUTERS)
File photo of Kane Williamson(REUTERS)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Second test likely to be more bowler friendly - Kane Williamson

Wellington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 08:55 AM IST
The first test ended in a damp draw on Wednesday after rain restricted all but an hour of play on the fifth and final day, with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews unbeaten at the end having saved their side by batting the entire fourth day.
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis (L) and teammate Angelo Mathews walk from the field as rain starts to fall during day five of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 19, 2018(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis (L) and teammate Angelo Mathews walk from the field as rain starts to fall during day five of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 19, 2018(AFP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Rain, epic stand save Sri Lanka in Wellington Test

Wellington | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:22 AM IST
Mendis was unbeaten on 141 and Mathews 120 not out at stumps after a stubborn 274-run stand that, along with the weather, allowed Sri Lanka to salvage a draw.
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews, left, and Kusal Mendis leave the field at the close of play.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews, left, and Kusal Mendis leave the field at the close of play.(AP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5 in Wellington Live Score and Updates

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 10:02 PM IST
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Day 5: Angelo Mathews celebrated with push-ups on the pitch after joining Kusal Mendis in passing 100 as Sri Lanka batted the whole day without losing a wicket on Day 4.
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis (R) celebrates reaching his century (100 runs) with teammate Angelo Mathews during day four of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis (R) celebrates reaching his century (100 runs) with teammate Angelo Mathews during day four of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.(AFP)

Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews defy New Zealand with epic stand to give Sri Lanka hope

Wellington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 01:20 PM IST
Kusal Mendis was 116 not out at stumps on day four and Angelo Mathews 117, with their record-breaking unbroken 246-run partnership setting a Sri Lankan record against New Zealand.
Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara (R) talks with Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha (C) and batting coach Thilan Samaraweera(AFP)
Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara (R) talks with Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha (C) and batting coach Thilan Samaraweera(AFP)

Identify players for World Cup, support them: Kumar Sangakkara

Hindustan Times, Dubai | By Rex Clementine
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 02:41 PM IST
The five-time winners crashed out in the first round after humiliating defeats at the hands of Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka's Amila Aponso, second right, and Lasith Malinga, in blue jerseys, leave the field with Bangladesh players at the end of one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Dubai.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Amila Aponso, second right, and Lasith Malinga, in blue jerseys, leave the field with Bangladesh players at the end of one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Dubai.(AP)

Asia Cup 2018: Mushfiqur Rahim stars in Bangladesh’s 137-run win over Sri Lanka

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 12:37 AM IST
Mushfiqur Rahim scored a career-best 144 off 150 balls with 11 boundaries and four sixes for his sixth ODI hundred as Bangladesh scored 261 all out in 49.3 overs after opting to bat.
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya (L) celebrates with his teammate Niroshan Dickwella during the ODI match against South Africa.(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya (L) celebrates with his teammate Niroshan Dickwella during the ODI match against South Africa.(AFP)

Akila Dananjaya guides Sri Lanka to massive 178-run win over South Africa

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Akila Dananjaya took career-best bowling figures to help Sri Lanka thrash South Africa by 178 runs in the fifth and final cricket one-day international on Sunday.
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne celebrates his half century against South Africa on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne celebrates his half century against South Africa on Thursday.(REUTERS)

Dimuth Karunaratne hits Sri Lanka to 272-run lead against South Africa on Day 2

Galle | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 06:35 PM IST
Dilruwan Perera and Suranga Lakmal dismantled South Africa before Dimuth Karunaratne continued his marvellous form with the bat as Sri Lanka took command of the first Test on Day 2.
Kusal Mendis smashed 87 and shared a vital partnership with Dinesh Chandimal as Sri Lanka ended day 4 with a lead of 287 against West Indies.(AFP)
Kusal Mendis smashed 87 and shared a vital partnership with Dinesh Chandimal as Sri Lanka ended day 4 with a lead of 287 against West Indies.(AFP)

Dinesh Chandimal denies ball tampering with sweet, rescues Sri Lanka

AFP, St Lucia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 03:55 PM IST
Dinesh Chandimal has denied tampering with the ball by using a sweet in his pocket but he shared a vital partnership with Kusal Mendis to boost Sri Lanka’s lead near 300 against West Indies.
Dinesh Chandimal scored his fourth century overseas as Sri Lanka were rescued by the skipper but West Indies still held an advantage due to Shannon Gabriel’s third five-wicket haul.(Getty Images)
Dinesh Chandimal scored his fourth century overseas as Sri Lanka were rescued by the skipper but West Indies still held an advantage due to Shannon Gabriel’s third five-wicket haul.(Getty Images)

Dinesh Chandimal ton boosts Sri Lanka after Shannon Gabriel 5/59

Omnisport, St Lucia | By Ben Spratt
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 08:57 AM IST
Dinesh Chandimal scored his 11th Test century to rescue Sri Lanka but the visitors were bowled out for 253 with Shannon Gabriel taking 5/59 and Kemar Roach taking 4/49.
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