Tharanga is one of those players who has flattered to deceive throughout his career. Blessed with the natural talent to both caress and bludgeon the ball, the left-handed opener has however failed to realise his full potential as a batsman. While his Test record doesn't make for impressive reading, his recent ODI form has been a touch better. Given the lack of experience in the current Lankan side, Tharanga is one of the few experienced campaigners left in the Islanders' setup and he could play a crucial role at the 2019 World Cup.read more
Tharanga played 31 Tests for Sri Lanka, scoring 1754 runs at an average of 21.89, including three centuries and eight fifties.
Tharanga, who scored 2 off 20 deliveries before getting dismissed by Zaheer Khan in the 2011 World Cup final, appeared in front of the Special Investigation Unit
Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl on a dew-laden Barabati Stadium, but proved no match to India as they were bundled out for a paltry 87 while chasing 181 yesterday.
The players, including captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga, urged SLC to initiate an immediate inquiry by summoning Wickremasinghe.
Vandersay has not featured in a T20 match for Sri Lanka since the World T20 last year despite being one of the team's standout players in that tournament.
Not posting a single score of above 250 has been one of the reasons for Sri Lanka's failure to win a match reckons Tharanga.
Kapugedara was impressed by the progress of the bowlers and asked his batsmen to step up in the remaining two ODI's left.
Chamara already the anointed vice-captain for the Sri Lankan team in the first two matches and thus was the obvious candidate to lead the side.
The duo has been called in the squad after the ICC imposed a two-match ban on skipper Upul Tharanga for a slow over rate offence.
Dananjaya was taken off bowling after eight overs and that allowed the Indian pair to settle down.
The crisis panel would discuss the poor showing by the national team and look to identify the problem areas in the national team.
On being asked about Dinesh Chandimal's return to the ODI line-up, Tharanga replied, "We have not come to a final conclusion with the team but there certainly will be changes."
Skipper Tharanga has called for support from his countrymen ahead of what should prove to be another tough outing against the higher-ranked India.
The hosts were struggling at 154/5 in reply to India's mammoth first innings total of 600 at the end of second day's play in the first Test at Galle.
Sri Lanka trail by 63 runs as Zimbabwe's skipper Cremer picked up three crucial wickets on Day 2 to put visitors ahead.
Sri Lanka Cricket has named Dinesh Chandimal as the new test captain while opener Upul Tharanga will be in charge of the team in the shorter formats.
Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella scored their maiden international centuries to help hosts beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third one-dayer.
With the win, the hosts have levelled the series 1-1 after Zimbabwe won the first match by six wickets.
New Delhi: Suffering a 2-0 deficit in the on-going 5-match series, Sri Lanka have replaced four players including Kumar Sangakkara to their squad for the fourth and fifth One-Day Internationals against India in Kolkata and
HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka : A brilliant all-round performance by Thisara Perera guided Sri Lanka to a 77-run victory over Pakistan in their second one-day international on Tuesday to level the three-match series. Perera's whirlwind 65