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Oshada Fernando walks off the pitch after victory, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, February 23, 2019 (ESPNCI)


The Sri Lankans celebrate their eight-wicket win in Port Elizabeth, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, February 23, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Faf du Plessis oversaw a 2-0 series defeat at home against Sri Lanka, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, February 23, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Oshada Fernando brings up his fifty, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, Day 3, February 23, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando react in the field, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, Day 3, February 23, 2019 (ESPNCI)


An ecstatic Kusal Perera after taking Sri Lanka to an improbable win, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day, February 16, (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera and Vishwa Fernando celebrate a sensational Sri Lanka win, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day, February 16, 2019 (ESPNCI)

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* Sangakkara laments Sri Lanka's 'chaotic' build-up to World Cup

May 24 (AFP) Kumar Sangakkara hopes Sri Lanka can somehow overcome their "chaotic" build-up to the World Cup thanks to new captain Dimuth Karunaratne's "lack of baggage". The 1996 champions head into this year's edition in England, which starts next week, having lost eight of their last nine one-day internationals --
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* 5 Sri Lanka cricketers signed for Caribbean Premier League 2019

May24 (IC) Five Sri Lanka cricketers were picked up by teams in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player draft, which was held in London on Wednesday. Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, Seekkuge Prasanna and Thisara Perera were the only Sri Lankans picked, despite 34 Sri Lankan players making themselves available for selection for the Caribbean’s premier T20 tournament.
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* Mercurial Perera poised to repay Sri Lanka's faith at World Cup

May 24 (Reuters) Sri Lankan selectors have long persevered with Thisara Perera’s potential rather than his form and the all-rounder is finally showing signs of maturity in white-ball cricket ahead of his third World Cup appearance. Perera endured a frustrating spell since clubbing a match-winning six to clinch Sri Lanka’s maiden Twenty20 World Cup title in 2014
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* Karunaratne eases into ODI scheme of things with half-century on return

May 23 (ICC) Dimuth Karunaratne, who was named Sri Lanka captain for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019, was pleased to have got runs under his belt, on his return to one-day international cricket after a gap of four years.Karunaratne, who last played an ODI in the previous edition of the World Cup, in 2015,
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