Newly-appointed Sri Lankan ODI skipper, Kusal Perera, has said that the team needs to play fearless cricket if they want to win more matches. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced an 18-member squad for a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. The three matches of the series will be held on May 23, 25, and 28 in a bio-bubble. While Perera will captain the team, Kusal Mendis has been named as his deputy.
India wouldn't be heading into the second Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo in a great frame of mind. Why only India, no team that loses a Test after dominating it for 80 per cent of the duration would be gutted.
Australian spin legend Shane Warne has launched a severe attack on India's young batsmen and felt MS Dhoni's captaincy was being affected by his below-par wicketkeeping as the visitors slumped to a massive 319-run defeat against England in the second Test.
Johan Botha, the South Africa allrounder, has admitted to being "disappointed but prepared" after being stripped of the national Twenty20 captaincy earlier this year. Botha was announced as Graeme Smith's successor to the lead the Twenty20 team in August last year and was widely tipped to become ODI captain as well, but lost out on both jobs when AB de Villiers was named captain in June.