Monday, August 17, 2009

Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand 1st Test Free Live Streaming

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dr. David Young: Murali Fit to Play in Third Test

ri Lanka’s ace off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has been declared fit to play the third Test against Pakistan commencing on July 20 at Colombo's SSC ground. This was revealed by Dr David Young, an Australian Orthopaedic surgeon, who examined the spinner.

Speaking from Galle on Tuesday, Young said, “I examined Muralitharan’s knee injury in Colombo and he is now fit enough to play the next Test. If coach (Trevor Bayliss) and selectors want him, he can play now. He is as fit as ever.”

World’s highest wicket taker (770 in Tests and 505 in ODIs) sustained injury during a practice session just ahead of the ongoing Test series and was ruled out for the first two Test matches.

“Murali has started bowling practice and decision about him would be taken after the conclusion of the ongoing Test,” said Ashantha De Mel, the chairman of the selection committee.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mathews or Kaushal Silva that is the question!

GALLE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka face a selection dilemma over their wicketkeeper as they gear-up for a tough three-test series against Pakistan starting in Galle on Saturday.

There is the option of playing uncapped Kaushal Silva, a batsman with a fine first-class record, but Sangakkara is tempted to play an all rounder to give him more bowling options.


Malinga to play in Australian version of the IPL

Slinger Malinga has been offered contract by the Australian Tasmanian State team to play for the Aussie "Big Bash" (their domestic T20 tournament). Malinga is considered to be the premier T20 pace bowler in the world. He was among the top wicket takers in both the IPL conducted in South Africa and the T20 world cup in England. He is bound to be extremely hard to get away in the bouncy pitches in Australia. Whether he plays in Australia or not depends on whether he gets permission from Sri Lanka Cricket.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sri Lankan crickets return home after their world T20 campain

The Sri Lankan team returning home after their T20 tournament campain were greeted at the Airport. A media conference followed. Watch the video coverege of the press conference below and catch Sangakkara and Asantha DeMel answering tough questions on Mubarak and Chamara Silva. In particular, it includes a heated argument on why De Sarem was not included in the team for any games.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

World Twenty20 Final Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan Live Streaming

Sri Lanka has been the most consistent team in the tournament. Pakistan have been patchy at the start, but have regrouped well. The final is bound to be cracker of a contest. Will Sri Lanka be able to maintain their spotless record or will Pakistan pull a rabbit out of their hat. Catch the action live here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

World Twenty20 Semi-final Sri Lanka Vs West Indies Live Streaming

Sri Lanka have a spotless record in this tournament. Their bowling has been their strength. Their batting has always posted competitive scores. West Indies on the other hand, have won 3 and lost 2. They are in the semi-finals and this is the only game that matters. If Sri Lanka are to join Pakistan in the Final, they will have to beat the West Indies powered by Chris Gayle.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

World cup Twenty20 Super 8 Live Streaming - Sri Lanka V New Zealand

Both Sri Lanka and New Zealand face a must win game, to keep alive their aspirations of holding the Twenty20 world cup for the first time. Sri Lanka's middle order problems were quite visible in their last game against Ireland. Will they tinker with their line in this crucial game? or will they stick with their winning combination. This will be the first time that New Zealand will experience Mendis. A lot will depend on how they handle the 3Ms, Murali, Malinga and Mendis.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

World cup Twenty20 Super 8 Live Flash Streaming - Sri Lanka V Ireland

Sri Lanka have progressed well in this year's Twenty20 world cup cricket tournament. Ireland have shown that they will not roll over and let the test playing nations trample over them. Sri Lanka, under the astute leadership of Kumar Sangakkara, would not take taking Ireland lightly. They will treat this match as any other and would use this as valuable match practice and to continue their momentum towards their quest of their first world cup Twenty20 title.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lankans reign supreme, beat West Indies

Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Wednesday - A grand stand of 124 in 12.3 overs by Sanath Jayasuriya 81 and Tillakaratne Dilshan 74 took Sri Lanka to a 15 run victory over the West Indies in theIr Group C match of ICC World Cup Twenty20 game here, today.

Jayasuriya and Dilshan set up victory
Sanath Jayasuriya may be turning 40 at the end of the month but his demolition of the West Indian attack, which paved the way for Sri Lanka's 15-run victory at Trent Bridge, was as violent as any innings played during his heydays. In the absence of Chris Gayle, Jayasuriya ensured that the crowd had its fill of massive hits, blitzing 81 off only 47 balls, and his occupation of centre stage was so complete that Tillakaratne Dilshan's second half-century of the tournament was largely overshadowed until after his dismissal.

Jayasuriya rolls back the years for Sri Lanka
IT is a shame Sanath Jayasuriya is not ten years younger because there are few batsmen better to watch in Twenty20 cricket when in full flight.
Long before the shortest form of the game was invented, Jayasuriya was carving a reputation as one of the world's most destructive players.
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India, Sri Lanka prove Twenty20 cricket pedigree
NOTTINGHAM (AFP) — Reigning champions India and fellow favourites Sri Lanka wrapped up their World Twenty20 first round assignments with convincing wins at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Injured Gayle unlikely against Sri Lanka

The West Indies captain Chris Gayle is carrying an injury after being struck near the knee by Mitchell Johnson and is an uncertain starter for their final group game against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. Gayle said he would bat during the team's practice session at Lady Bay and decide on his participation afterwards.


World cup Twenty20 Super 8 Schedule

Thu Jun 1113th Match, Group F - Ireland v New Zealand (D1 v A2)
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Thu Jun 11 Day and Night14th Match, Group E - England v South Africa (B2 v D2)
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Fri Jun 12
15th Match, Group F - Pakistan v Sri Lanka (B1 v C2)
Lord's, London
Fri Jun 12 Day and Night
16th Match, Group E - India v West Indies (A1 v C1)
Lord's, London
Sat Jun 1317th Match, Group E - South Africa v West Indies (C1 v D2)
Kennington Oval, London
Sat Jun 13 Day and Night
18th Match, Group F - New Zealand v Pakistan (D1 v B1)
Kennington Oval, London
Sun Jun 14
19th Match, Group F - Ireland v Sri Lanka (A2 v C2)
Lord's, London
Sun Jun 14 Day and Night
20th Match, Group E - England v India (A1 v B2)
Lord's, London
Mon Jun 15
21st Match, Group E - England v West Indies (B2 v C1)
Kennington Oval, London
Mon Jun 15 Day and Night
22nd Match, Group F - Ireland v Pakistan (B1 v A2)
Kennington Oval, London
Tue Jun 16
23rd Match, Group F - New Zealand v Sri Lanka (D1 v C2)
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Tue Jun 16 Day and Night
24th Match, Group E - India v South Africa (D2 v A1)
Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Preview: Sri Lanka v West Indies World Cup T20 group match

Get Gayle early - Sanga tells his team
To get West Indies batting juggernaut Chrys Gayle early would be the orders that captain Kumar Sangakkara would have given his troops when they play the cricketers from the Caribbean in a Group C match here today.

Sri Lanka, Windies look ahead to the Super Eights
Sri Lanka and the West Indies will enjoy a contest without pressure when they clash in their last group C league match of the World Twenty20 here on Wednesday.
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Sri Lanka appeal against West Indies
Although there is nothing at stake in terms of qualification from the group - both sides have already beaten Australia to knock them out of the tournament - neither team will want to concede vital momentum for the next stage.
Read more at timesonline

Monday, June 8, 2009

World cup Twenty20 Super 8 slots - 7 down, 1 to go

Seven of the eight super8 slots of the World cup Twenty 20 has been decided. The two super8 groups are;

Group E: India, South Africa, West Indies, England

Group F: New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Pakistan/Netherlands

Pakistan have to win their game against Netherlands by atleast 25 runs or chase down their target with 3 overs to spare to qualify.

Sri Lanka V Australia World Cup Twenty20 Highlights

Australia Innings

Sri Lanka Innings

What a match - Aussies sent packing

Sangakkara and Dilshan dump Australia out
Sri Lanka eliminated Australia from the ICC World Twenty20 with a six-wicket victory at Trent Bridge. Kumar Sangakkara played a captain's innings to lead them across the line, with an over to spare, as they chased 160 after Tillakaratne Dilshan sparked the pursuit with an innovative 53 off 32 balls. Australia were set back by a magnificent display from Ajantha Mendis, who bamboozled with his variations, and although the match went to the final over Sri Lanka always held the edge to book their Super Eights berth.

Read more at cricinfo

Sri Lanka beat Australia by six wickets to knock them out of World Twenty20
Skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit robust half-centuries as Sri Lanka sent Australia packing from the World Twenty20 with a six-wicket win.
Read more at FoxSport

See ya, Sheilas
The Wallabies lost to Sri Lanka which means they make an embarrassing and unscripted early exit from the World Twenty20.

Read more at theSun

Sri Lanka send Aussies home
Skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit robust half-centuries as Sri Lanka sent Australia packing from the World Twenty20 with a six-wicket win this morning (NZT).

Read more at NZ Herald

Sri Lanka send Aussies down under
Skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit robust half-centuries as Sri Lanka sent Australia packing from the World Twenty20 with a six-wicket win on Monday.

Read more at Sunday Observer

ICC world cup Twenty20 Live Free Streaming (flash)

Bangladesh v Ireland
Australia v Sri Lanka

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sangakkara: It's must-win for us too

Listen to Sangakkara on Sri Lanka's first game in the world cup Twenty20 game against Australia.

T20 WC First of Sorts for Sangakkara, Malinga

For Kumara Sangakkara the upcoming T20 World Cup is the first tour as captain of the Sri Lankan team after Mahela Jayawardene stepped down as skipper of the team. This is also Lasith ‘Slinger’ Malinga’s first World Cup after his seemingly miraculous recovery from a long and painful knee injury that kept him away from international cricket for more than a year.

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Sri Lanka Vs Australia Twenty20 World Cup Live Streaming (Flash)

This year's Twenty20 World cup has thrown a few major surprises including England's loss to Netherlands and Australia's loss to West Indies. Australia's loss in their first outing has made their game against Sri Lanka at Nottingham a must-win match for them. Sri Lanka has a solid line up and all its key players and hard hitters are coming with exuberance after having decent run in the IPL 2009 especially Kumar Sangakkara, Tilakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardane. Although Sanath did not have a great outing, he is sure to make amends. Amongst bowlers Lasith Malinga and Muttaiah Muralidaran as always will be their key and its known how Murali gets charged when he plays against Australia. That game is sure to be a great spectacle. Sri Lanka will be looking to avenge the humiliation they suffered in the world cup final.

Group C points table

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T20 World Cup Cricket Betting: Australia v Sri Lanka

The absence of Andrew Symonds seems to have wounded Australia more than some may have thought. Defeat to Sri Lanka will ensure instant elimination and that's a pretty likely scenario, says Andrew Hughes.

Australia were crushed by the West Indies but in the absence of Andrew Symonds and they have little room for re-jigging the batting line-up. Nathan Hauritz or Cameron White may well come in, possibly at the expense of Brett Lee. Sri Lanka have been using Tilekeratne Dilshan at the top of the order, with Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakarra floating in the middle order. Mutiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis and Lasith Malinga form a powerful bowling attack.

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Sri Lanka aim to finish what West Indies started

Sri Lanka's campaign in the World Twenty20 will be the last to get underway when they play Australia in Nottingham on Monday. The contest is significant because it is Sri Lanka's first international since the players survived the Lahore terror attacks and it's Kumar Sangakkara first game as captain since he took over the leadership from Mahela Jayawardene. The biggest draw of the match, though, is the precarious position Sri Lanka's opponents are in for Australia are a defeat away from becoming the first major side to get knocked out of the competition.

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Ricky Ponting's Australia must lift to survive in World Twenty20

A tough World Twenty20 campaign just became a whole lot harder for Australia with their tournament future hinging on a victory over Sri Lanka on Monday.

Having lost star all-rounder Andrew Symonds to probably his last disciplinary lapse, Ricky Ponting's men could ill afford their thumping seven-wicket defeat at the hands of a rampant West Indies in their first match.

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Australia v Sri Lanka, World Twenty20 Preview

Sri Lanka's first match of the tournament is the most crucial one for Australia, who must win to stay alive in an event which has barely started. Even then a victory might not be enough after their heavy seven-wicket loss to West Indies, which puts them well behind on net run-rate. On Saturday Ricky Ponting was trying not to think of the consequences, which include the possibility of two weeks of punishment in Leicester, and will rev up his men as they attempt to avoid a fifth Twenty20 international loss in a row.

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