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Wed Nov 26
09:00 GMT
14:30 local
Sri Lanka vs England
England - Sri Lanka Series, 1st ODI
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
CSN, NOW TV, Sky Go, Willow TV, Sky Go Extra, Fox Sports 2 Australia, Sky Sports 2/HD Live 
Sat Nov 29
04:30 GMT
10:00 local
Sri Lanka vs England
England - Sri Lanka Series, 2nd ODI
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
NOW TV, Sky Go, Sky Go Extra, Fox Sports 2 Australia, Sky Sports 2/HD Live 

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    ... wicket of Kaushal Silva during the tour victory over Sri Lanka A. England pace bowler Steven Finn is looking to the future with confidence after suffering a torrid spell in international cricket. Sky Bet ... The 25-year-old was handed the new ball ...
  • A century of wins for India - ESPNcricinfo.com
    Sri Lanka is the first country against whom India has achieved 100 wins in international cricket. 5 Number of times that India ... All three instances have come since 2013, with India being involved in two of the three games. 278 Total runs scored by ...
  • Hales DROPPED for Ali as Cook seeks bowling improvement for Sri Lanka A ... - Express.co.uk
    "He bowled really well in that last game against India up at Headingley and he has improved it so much since he came into international cricket. "It's a really tough call on Alex but that's nowhere near our final decision. That's for this one game here ...
  • Sri Lanka cricket great Sangakkara to retire after World Cup 2015 - Emirates 24/7
    Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara acknowledges the crowd after scoring a double century during the second day of the second Test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 5, 2014.Kumar Sangakkara asked to delay Test retirementESPNcricinfo.comKumar Sangakkara to retire from all forms of the game after ICC Cricket World ...
  • Floored Sri Lanka look to batsmen - ESPNcricinfo.com
    Dropped catches, flat bowling, batsmen thrashing at balls and barely connecting: Sri Lanka's cobwebs stymied them on Sunday, but the time to bust open the broom cupboard and clean their cricket up is looming. .... I never see his frustration in other game.India v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: PreviewCricbuzzIndia vs Sri Lanka 2014, 2nd ODI at Ahmedabad Preview: Hosts aim to maintain ...
  • Kohli and Dhawan break milestone records - ESPNcricinfo.com
    16 Number of Sri Lankan players who have won Man of the Match awards (MoMs) in ODI defeats - Jayawardene became the 16th after winning his first such award in this game. ... 4-53 Umesh Yadav's bowling figures in this game, his best in ODI cricket.Live Cricket Score India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at Hyderabad: India win by 6 ...
  • Live Cricket Score of India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI at Barabati Stadium - Cricbuzz
    Sri Lanka will play India in the first of the five-match ODI series at Cuttack. Both the sides will look to build some momentum going into the World Cup. MS Dhoni, India's captain, has been rested for the first three games of the series. So, there is a ...
  • Rohit Sharma 264, Sri Lanka 251 - ESPNcricinfo.com
    Sri Lanka had played a tour match against Mumbai to warm-up for the series, but little did they know Rohit was warming-up against them. He hit 145 from 111 in that match - his first competitive game since fracturing a finger in August - and he has now ...India v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, PreviewCricbuzzInd vs SL: Rohit Sharma's marathon knock seals India's 4th ODI winIndia TodayLive Cricket Score : India Vs Sri Lanka 2014 - 4th ODIDaijiworld.com
  • The first family of Sri Lankan cricket - Wisden India
    It's another matter that after the game, when midnight has given way to the wee hours, even my most adventurous Sri Lankan friends don't stop their cars or bikes in the bylanes of Maligawatte, in the off chance that the non-cricket-loving residents are ...
  • Live Cricket Score India A vs Sri Lanka, warm-up match at Mumbai: India A maul ... - Cricket Country (blog)
    ... then hits a four. That takes the score past 380. This should be a formidable score. India A must have felt they would have got 400 but some late wickets have pegged them back here. And Binny is gone off the last ball. So India A go back on 381 for ...

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.