Cricket News sort by Angelo Davis Mathews

The opening ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Hambantota was abandoned after rain had the last laugh in the second half of the contest. Sri Lanka asked to bat first posted an impressive 288 for 9.

Sri Lanka cricket team's skipper Angelo Mathews who married Heshani Silva yesterday. Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews took hand of his new wife Heshani Silva at a ceremony held at St Mary's Church Colombo.

How drastically fortunes have changed in the tri-series being played in the Caribbean. Till a few days ago, West Indies were favourites to make it to the final, and India were on the verge of being knocked out.

Sri Lanka have made it to the Finals of the Tri-Series after beating hosts West Indies by 39 runs in a rain-affected match at Port of Spain which was played for two days. Kumar Sangakkara played a great knock of 90* from 95 balls on a difficult batting track to help the Lankans post 219 for 8 in 41 overs.

West Indies and Sri Lanka will kick off what seems like an unnecessary tri-series, just days after the Champions Trophy ended in England. Both teams are well-matched, as a result of which a close contest can be expected.

The weather at Cardiff stayed alright for a long time to allow a full contest between India and Sri Lanka in the Second Semi Final. The defending World Champions India crushed the Lankans yet again to make it to the Finals of the Champions Trophy as expected.

The game between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on Sunday at Cardiff was basically a case of both sides putting shoddy batting performances, and New Zealand winning because they showed enough pluck at the end, and some luck also went their way.

The Asian sides, barring Pakistan when they get their act right, have traditionally found it difficult to come to terms with the seaming conditions in England. The case is no different for Sri Lanka.

The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a rather predictable one thus far, making for boring viewing. Four of the teams – Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders, and Kings XI Punjab have been exceedingly poor, as a result of which they find themselves at the bottom of the table.