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Category: Sri Lanka in England 2014

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Alastair Cook proves himself for Tests but one-day stuff does not help

The England captain has answered his critics convincingly but significant questions remain regarding the World Cup and ODIs Continue reading…

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Sri Lankas Sachitra Senanayake banned from international cricket

Four deliveries at Lords in breach of elbow extension rule Senanayake at centre of several controversies during tour Continue reading…

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Englands spinning conundrum as Test series with India approaches

There were batting positives from the defeat by Sri Lanka but the bowling attack shows serious shortcomings Continue reading…

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The sports quiz of the week: World Cup, Wimbledon and England v Sri Lanka

If you have done your duty and watched all 48 World Cup group games you will achieve a decent score in this week’s quiz Continue reading…

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Englands Peter Moores hints at resting Stuart Broad and James Anderson

Coach could give senior bowlers a break during India series Moores denies lack of frontline spinner increased the workloadThe England coach, Peter Moores, has admitted that his two senior bowlers, James Anderson and Stuart Broad, looked weary in the se…

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Why Headingley failed to draw large crowds for England v Sri Lanka Test

Perhaps all those empty seats at the Yorkshire ground were a verdict not on the game but on the England team Continue reading…

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Alastair Cook surveys wreckage and vows to hang on to England captaincy

Im determined to turn this round, says Cook Captain acknowledges that the clock is ticking Continue reading…

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Chris Adams has no mixed feelings as he hails Sri Lankas famous win

Adams was consultant to Sri Lanka for the tour of England Former Surrey cricket manager delighted with historic winThere were no mixed feelings for Chris Adams as he celebrated his involvement in a famous Sri Lanka victory against an England team coach…

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Five things we learned from Englands series defeat against Sri Lanka

Alastair Cooks men took the opposition too lightly and placed too much faith in the potential power of English conditions Continue reading…

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Sri Lanka win second Test with one ball left to end England resistance

Sri Lanka 257 & 457; England 365 & 249 Sri Lanka win by 100 runs; Moeen Ali scores unbeaten 108Sri Lanka won the second Test by 100 runs, and with it the series, shortly after seven oclock in the evening. It was remarkably tense, given the app…

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England v Sri Lanka: second Test as it happened

England survived until the penultimate ball, but a dramatic late wicket gave Sri Lanka a first ever series win in England Continue reading…

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Ian Bell rejects notion Alastair Cook may give up England captaincy

Cook dismissal sets off five-wicket collapse against Sri Lanka Bell believes team should get behind the captainIan Bell dismissed the suggestion that Alastair Cook may consider his position as England captain after another batting failure put the tin l…

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Sri Lankas captain Angelo Mathews has a day to remember at Headingley

Mathewss innings of 160 was up there with Graham Goochs famous knock against West Indies in 1991 for determinationAngelo Mathews produced one of the great Headingley innings. It probably does not qualify as the greatest through no fault of his own. Th…

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Sri Lanka rip through England top order to head for win in second Test

Sri Lanka 257 & 457; England 365 & 57-5 Angelo Mathews hits 160 in Sri Lanka second innings Continue reading…

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England v Sri Lanka: second Test as it happened

Angelo Mathews scored a superb century to put Sri Lanka into a winning position then Dhammika Prasad ripped through the top order to put England on the brink of defeat Continue reading…

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Englands Moeen Ali keen to accept Graeme Swann offer of advice on spin

Moeen says he has already had informal chats with Swann Spinner proud of TV ball after dismissing SangakkaraMoeen Ali is keen to take up Graeme Swann on the offer of advice after admitting that his off-spin remains in the development stage, despite dis…

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Englands bowlers miss window of opportunity against Sri Lanka

Failure to make the new ball count allows tourists to edge away on the third day of the second Test Continue reading…

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Sri Lanka take promising lead over England despite Moeen Alis wickets

Sri Lanka 257 & 214-4; England 365 Sri Lanka lead by 106 runs with two days to play Continue reading…

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England v Sri Lanka: second Test as it happened

Sri Lanka 214-4, lead by 106Late Moeen Ali wickets put England marginally on top Continue reading…

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Sam Robsons England century prompts fatherly joy at Headingley

Jim Robson, the Australian dad of maiden Test century-maker, was present to watch his son celebrate and justify his decision to opt for England and not the land of his birthAs his nickname suggests, Jungle Jim Robson is a fair dinkum Aussie, from the c…