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SL to face Oman for first time in the field

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Sri Lanka and Oman will face each other in a crucial match scheduled to be played in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe under the Group B of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.

This is the second match played by the Sri Lankan team in the qualifiers.

The match being held between the Sri Lanka team and the Oman team for the first time in the history of cricket will commence at 12.30 pm Sri Lanka time. 

One of the special features of this match is that Duleep Mendis, former captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team, will be the coach of the Oman team.

Omanis won both the matches they played in the qualifiers.

Mendis, who led the Omani team to the International Cricket Council’s ODI status, hopes to take his team to the ODI world cup to be held in India at the end of the year.

Today’s match will not pose a challenge for the Sri Lankan team as they are equipped with all-rounders.

Sri Lanka’s opening bowlers Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara and spinner Maheesh Theekshana will pose a serious threat to the Omani batsmen.

Omani team has four top batsmen in their ranks in Kashyap Prajapati, skipper Zeeshan Maqsood, Aqib Illyas, who so far made back to back half tons, Mohammad Nadeem and Shoaib Khan from whom they will be expecting for a repeat of their performances of the first two matches.

Meanwhile, fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera, who missed the first match due to an injury will not take part in today’s match.

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TM Dilshan granted Australian citizenship

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Former Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan has been granted Australian citizenship, confirmed by Australian MP Jason Wood in a social media post.

Dilshan, renowned for his explosive batting style, played a pivotal role in numerous victories for the Sri Lankan cricket team throughout his career. 

The 47-year-old’s acquisition of Australian citizenship marks a new chapter in his life post-retirement from professional cricket.

“Today’s citizenship ceremony was made even more special with the attendance of Tillakaratne Dilshan, a former Sri Lankan cricketer and captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team.

“Dilshan is regarded as the best Sri Lankan player in run-chases in ODI history. 

He also holds the record for being the top run-scorer in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup with 500 runs and scored a century against England in the semi-final. 

Additionally, he was part of the Sri Lankan team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20,” posted MP Jason Wood on social media.

MP Jason Wood, welcoming Dilshan as a new Australian citizen and local resident, expressed hope that the veteran would consider joining a local team.

“It was great to hear that his daughter Resandi is following in her father’s footsteps,” he added.

Tillakaratne Dilshan amassed over 10,000 runs from 330 ODIs since his one-day international debut in 1999 against Zimbabwe. 

His Test career spanned 87 matches, during which he accumulated 5492 runs, including a high-score of 193. 

In 80 T20I matches, Dilshan made 1889 runs, featuring one century and 13 half-centuries.

Renowned for his unorthodox style, including the innovative scoop shot, Dilshan proved to be an extremely effective and versatile batsman across formats throughout his career.

Source: ABP News Bureau

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Afghanistan wins final T20

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The visiting Afghanistan bagged the final T20I held against Sri Lanka in Dambulla today (Feb. 21) by 03 runs after a thrilling match.

Batting first, the visitors scored 209/5. After a strong start, opener Pathum Nissanka retired hurt and Sri Lanka could only score 206/6 by the end of 20 overs.

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Match schedule of Bangladesh tour announced

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Sri Lanka’s men’s team will tour Bangladesh during March–April this year to take part in an all-format tour.

The tour will feature 03 T20Is, 03 ODIs and 02 Tests.

The match schedule is as follows :

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