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The Sri Lankan team after wrapping up the series against Pakistan, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Gamage screams in celebration, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lanka appeal against Mohammad Amir, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera takes off in celebration after taking a wicket, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera had Mohammad Amir lbw, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera had Haris Sohail caught behind, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day, October 9, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella jumps in joy after pouching Haris Sohail, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day, October 9, 2017 (ESPNCI)


The Sri Lankan players get together after asking for a review, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, October 7, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Suranga Lakmal rues a missed opportunity, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, October 7, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* Sri Lanka Cricket considering Chandika Hathurusinghe for post of National Head Coach

Nov 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the cricket authority Wednesday confirmed that it would explore the possibility of recruiting Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha for the post of National Head Coach. President of Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala has written to the Bangladesh Cricket Board
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* Nagpur pitch less seam-friendly than Eden Gardens - Chandimal

Nov 23 (ESPNCI) Conditions in Nagpur will not assist seam-bowling to the extent they did in Kolkata, according to Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lanka captain. There is a fair amount of grass on the VCA Stadium pitch as well, in line with India's desire to test themselves in pace-friendly conditions ahead of their tour of South Africa.
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* Final-session antics to kill time were intentional, reveals Dickwella

Nov 22 (CB) Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper -batsman Niroshan Dickwella while opening up on his antics in the final session of the first Test against India in Kolkata, told Cricbuzz that some of those frolics were intentional and were done in a bid to kill time. India had little over a session to bowl Sri Lanka out to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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* India vs Sri Lanka 2017-18: Weather app prevented a washout in the Eden Gardens Test, says curator

Nov 22 (CC) Technology is wonderful thing, depending on how you use it, of course. For Eden Gardens curator, Sujan Mukherjee it turned out to be a boon. With the first Test between India and Sri Lanka slated to be played at Kolkata, preparations had gone in overdrive mode on late November 14.
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* SL's chance to shift India's focus from South Africa

Nov 23 (ESPNCI) Pride is an often-abused word in sports commentary. This, though, might be one justified case to evoke Sri Lanka's pride. They have travelled to India for a full Test series for the first time in eight years, and India are not concerned about them. They are concerned about South Africa.
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* How Lakmal became Sri Lanka's Mr Dependable

Nov 23 (ESPNCI) At the end of the Kolkata Test match, Suranga Lakmal won an award. Not Player of the Match, for which he was surely in the running, but [insert sponsor name] Bankable Player of the Match. It isn't an award that will live on forever in the ESPNcricinfo scorecard - sorry, Suranga - but it was, nonetheless, both well deserved and aptly named.
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* IPL franchises split over player retentions

Nov 22 (ESPNCI) Less than three months before the next IPL player auction, there is no consensus among the franchises on the number of players that can be retained in a squad. At a crucial meeting between the BCCI and the franchise owners on Tuesday in Mumbai, many owners were split between retaining as many as five players or none, but most favoured utilising the right-to-match (RTM) card option at the auction.
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