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Apr 3, 2014 1:00pm Sri Lanka vs West Indies (160/6 - 80/4) ICC World Twenty20
Apr 3, 2014 1:00pm Sri Lanka vs West Indies (160/6 - 80/4) Sri Lanka - Bangladesh Series
Apr 6, 2014 1:00pm India vs Sri Lanka (130/4 - 134/4) ICC World Twenty20
Apr 6, 2014 1:00pm India vs Sri Lanka (130/4 - 134/4) Sri Lanka - Bangladesh Series
Apr 6, 2014 1:00pm Sri Lanka vs Tbc ICC World Twenty20
Apr 6, 2014 1:00pm Sri Lanka vs Tbc Sri Lanka - Bangladesh Series
May 6, 2014 9:30am Republic of Ireland vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
May 8, 2014 9:30am Republic of Ireland vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
May 20, 2014 5:00pm England vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
May 22, 2014 12:00pm England vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
May 25, 2014 9:30am England vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
May 28, 2014 1:00pm England vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
May 31, 2014 9:30am England vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
Jun 3, 2014 1:00pm England vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
Jun 12, 2014 10:00am England vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
Jun 20, 2014 10:00am England vs Sri Lanka England - Sri Lanka Series
Jul 6, 2014 4:15am Sri Lanka vs South Africa South Africa - Sri Lanka Series
Jul 6, 2014 4:15am Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka - South Africa Series
Jul 9, 2014 9:00am Sri Lanka vs South Africa South Africa - Sri Lanka Series
Jul 9, 2014 9:00am Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka - South Africa Series
Jul 12, 2014 4:15am Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka - South Africa Series
Jul 12, 2014 4:15am Sri Lanka vs South Africa South Africa - Sri Lanka Series
Jul 16, 2014 4:30am Sri Lanka vs South Africa South Africa - Sri Lanka Series
Jul 16, 2014 4:30am Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka - South Africa Series
Jul 24, 2014 4:30am Sri Lanka vs South Africa South Africa - Sri Lanka Series
Jul 24, 2014 4:30am Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka - South Africa Series
Dec 31, 2014 6:00am Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (327/4 - 204/10) Pakistan - Sri Lanka Series

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  • England cricket team's new head coach is Peter Moores with current Sri Lanka ... - Telegraph.co.uk
    He will be in charge of the side in all three formats of the game after the England and Wales Cricket Board decided to unite the jobs under one coach after the Ashes whitewash. Reappointing Moores is a gamble by Downton, the managing director of the ...I won World Cup but I'm not right for England yet, admits Sri Lanka coach FarbraceDaily MailMoores returns as England cricket coachFinancial Times
  • Sri Lanka Shows Steady Is Best in World Twenty20 Cricket - Wall Street Journal
    Sri Lanka Shows Steady Is Best in World Twenty20 Cricket ... Then there's the Dutch, who had Cooper and Stephan Myburgh second and third in the batting charts, and Ahsan Malik joint-top among the bowlers, despite losing more games than they won.Sri Lanka set to host Pakistan for Tests in AugustESPNcricinfo.comStamford School tours Sri LankaThe Sunday Times Sri LankaA fortnight to rememberThe Isla
  • Match Facts: Sri Lanka v India - International Cricket Council
    Sri Lanka has won 40 of their completed 64 T20Is. Only Nepal (two wins and one defeat) has a higher win percentage. Sri Lanka also has the highest win percentage in ICC World Twenty20 matches, having won 20, lost nine and tied one of their 30 games in ...India v Sri Lanka, World T20, final, Mirpur Can Sri Lanka lay to rest ghosts ...
  • The finest of Sri Lanka's early years - ESPNcricinfo.com (blog)
    After watching Sri Lanka's meritorious victory in the World T20 recently, I was motivated to continue this wander through the history of some of my favourite cricket-playing countries and move on to consider who was Sri Lanka's first great with the ...
  • Malinga to lead SL in semi after Chandimal opts out - ESPNcricinfo.com
    I am amazed at how far Sri Lanka cricket has progressed in my life-time! Win or lose the match, the fact that SL ... The weather is expected to be fine"(espncricinfo on Today's Semi) But for Sri Lanka there is no any need for any given conditions ...
  • Clarke backstabs Sri Lankan cricket - The Island.lk (subscription)
    When negotiations were on for the Big Three's takeover of cricket a month ago, the other ICC full members including Sri Lanka were given a firm assurance that the future for the game was going to be good once England, India and Australia take more ...
  • World T20 2014 India turn over a new leaf - ESPNcricinfo.com
    Glorious and wonderful Sri Lanka congrats...This game is a lesson or adequate reminder to all coaches, managers,captains, administrators..etc.. of cricket that no matter how strong the opposition is they can still be beaten on any any good day.Take ...
  • Sri Lanka coach backs Chandimal for T20Is - Wisden India
    “Every young cricketer in the Sri Lankan set-up is grateful for the senior players around him. The fact that there's former captains in the team – all of them are very giving of their time and knowledge not just on ... Sri Lanka will need to make a ...
  • Knockout time for Sri Lanka, New Zealand - International Cricket Council
    A month ago, if you had conducted a poll among cricket pundits around the world and asked which team were most likely to go all the way at the ICC World Twenty20 2014, the near unanimous answer would have been: Sri Lanka. The reasons are manifold ...
  • Sri Lanka eyes semis spot - Independent Online
    Sri Lankan Twenty20 cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal says his side has a special game plan for their clash with England. Photo: Ishara S Kodikara. Related Stories. Proteas fined for slow over rate · Netherlands makes lowest T20 score ever · Australia ...

Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2011 Profile

Transformed from underdog status to a major cricketing nation during the 1990, Sri Lanka finished runners-up in last World Cup.
Transformed from underdog status to a major cricketing nation during the 1990, Sri Lanka finished runners-up in last World Cup.

Strength

Much like in most part of their cricketing history, Sri Lanka’s strongest point is their ability to bowl and play spin. The batsmen have no issues in treating the opposite spinners with disdain while the spin bowlers have quality which is not found too much in other parts of the world. With Muthiah Muralitharan expected to play in the World Cup and guys like Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath and Suraj Randiv growing by leaps and bounds as spin bowlers, things will get difficult for the opposition.

 

Weakness

The Sri Lankan side has often shown its inability to be ruthless in situations where such a quality could have assisted them in greater glory. The aggression that is usually associated with the likes of the Australian and South African side is missing from the Lankan team and that is where they could miss out on going the distance.

Opportunity

The last time the World Cup was played in the sub-continent, Sri Lanka had gone on to win it. They are one of those sides who love playing at home and have an enviable record in Sri Lanka. Most of their first round games will be in Lanka and that will give them a good opportunity to get the wins under their belt which will allow them to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Threat

It has to be the Sri Lankan middle-order’s inability to get the runs. For long, the Lankan team has depended very heavily on the trio of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene and captain Kumar Sangakkara, but the likes of Thilan Samaraweera, Thilina Kandamby, Chamara Silva and CHamara Kapugedera have all been disappointing. Without too much consistent contribution from the middle-order, it will make it difficult for the aforementioned trio to keep up the same levels of consistency throughout the tournament.

Previous Record

Sri Lanka has won one edition of the World Cup in 1996 and apart from that, have entered the final of one other tournament. This was in 2007 where they were defeated by Australia in the final. Apart from that, they had lost in the first round of the first five editions of the tournament – from 1975 to 1992 – and barely won any games. They were often considered minnows in the cricket world before stunning the world to capture the 1996 version. They lost out in the first round of 1999 and entered the semi-finals of the 2003 edition of the tournament.

Expected Captain

Kumar Sangakkara will lead the side through to the World Cup.

Players to look out for

Sri Lanka will rely heavily on the captain and Jayawardene and two will be the players to look for in the batting department. However, this is also going to be Muralitharan’s swansong international cricket tournament and one can expect a lot of fanfare associated with his participation. How he handles the situation and whether he is able to perform to the best of his abilities despite the obvious distraction will be something to watch out for.