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Mar 16, 2015

Cricket-Sri Lanka want hard-working Sangakkara to play on

SYDNEY, March 16 (Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara is working as hard to improve his game in his final one-day tournament as he did when he first broke into the Sri Lanka team a decade and a half ago, said chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya.

Sangakkara’s form at the World Cup has been little short of sensational and is a big part of Sri Lanka’s run to the quarter-finals, where they will meet South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

Mar 16, 2015

Domingo expects South Africa to peak against Sri Lanka

SYDNEY (Reuters) – If South Africa do end up choking in the latter stages of the World Cup, it will not be because of any tension filtering down from their coach.

Russell Domingo could not have presented a more relaxed demeanour than he did in front of the media on Monday, two days before their quarter-final clash with Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, 2015

Cricket-Domingo expects South Africa to peak against Sri Lanka

SYDNEY, March 16 (Reuters) – If South Africa do end up choking in the latter stages of the World Cup, it will not be because of any tension filtering down from their coach.

Russell Domingo could not have presented a more relaxed demeanour than he did in front of the media on Monday, two days before their quarter-final clash with Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, 2015

Sri Lanka’s Herath likely to be fit to face Proteas

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s front-line spinner Rangana Herath is recovering well and looks likely to face South Africa in Wednesday’s World Cup quarter-final at Sydney Cricket Ground, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said on Monday.

Herath, 36, split the webbing between two fingers on his bowling hand trying to take a return chance off Jos Buttler in a thumping defeat of England on March 1.

Mar 16, 2015

Cricket-Sri Lanka’s Herath likely to be fit to face Proteas

SYDNEY, March 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s front-line spinner Rangana Herath is recovering well and looks likely to face South Africa in Wednesday’s World Cup quarter-final at Sydney Cricket Ground, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said on Monday.

Herath, 36, split the webbing between two fingers on his bowling hand trying to take a return chance off Jos Buttler in a thumping defeat of England on March 1.

Mar 16, 2015

Amla convinced De Kock will soon be back in the runs

SYDNEY (Reuters) – South Africa’s Hashim Amla is convinced his struggling opening partner Quinton de Kock will be soon be back among the runs as the Proteas look to bury their reputation as World Cup “chokers” in the knockout stages.

Amla, described as the “rock” of the team by skipper AB de Villiers after his 159 against Ireland earlier in the tournament, has not consistently produced his best form so far.

Mar 16, 2015

Cricket-Amla convinced De Kock will soon be back in the runs

SYDNEY, March 16 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Hashim Amla is convinced his struggling opening partner Quinton de Kock will be soon be back among the runs as the Proteas look to bury their reputation as World Cup “chokers” in the knockout stages.

Amla, described as the “rock” of the team by skipper AB de Villiers after his 159 against Ireland earlier in the tournament, has not consistently produced his best form so far.

Mar 13, 2015

Afghanistan need space at top table to improve – Moles

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Afghanistan have learned a huge amount from their maiden World Cup campaign but need to be allowed to continue to play at the very top level if they are to improve in the future, coach Andy Moles said on Friday.

The Afghans signed off from the tournament with a damp squib at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday, losing by nine wickets to England under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-disrupted final Pool A match.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-Afghanistan need space at top table to improve – Moles

SYDNEY, March 13 (Reuters) – Afghanistan have learned a huge amount from their maiden World Cup campaign but need to be allowed to continue to play at the very top level if they are to improve in the future, coach Andy Moles said on Friday.

The Afghans signed off from the tournament with a damp squib at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday, losing by nine wickets to England under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-disrupted final Pool A match.

Mar 13, 2015

Players must take blame for England flop, says Morgan

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Blaming coach Peter Moores for England’s miserable World Cup showing is unfair and it is the players who need to take responsibility for the team’s early exit, captain Eoin Morgan said on Friday.

England rounded out their time in Australia and New Zealand with an easy victory over Afghanistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday but it was never going to be anywhere near enough to put a more positive spin on the campaign.

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