Both aged 20, fast bowler Pathirana and all-rounder Wellalage are undeterred by facing childhood heroes at the tournament that opens on October 5
All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is "highly unlikely" to play in the 50-overs World Cup in India despite Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) making every effort to aid his bid to recover from a hamstring injury, according to media reports citing a team doctor.
India kept their best reserved, or, Sri Lanka their worst, for Sunday’s one-sided final of the Asia Cup, a tournament played as a prelude to the World Cup in India next month.
Defending champions Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the final of the Asia Cup in Colombo today.
Rohit Sharma's India face underdogs Sri Lanka in Sunday's Asia Cup final, a crucial momentum-builder heading into next month's ODI World Cup.
Sri Lanka spinner Maheesh Theekshana has been ruled out of the Asia Cup final against India due to an injury, captain Dasun Shanaka confirmed Saturday.
India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in Colombo for Tuesday's Asia Cup Super Four clash.
Sri Lanka Cricket slashed ticket prices for the Asia Cup by up to 95 percent on Sunday after costs were hiked 40-fold and matches were played in near-empty stadiums.
While skipper Shakib Al Hasan pointed to the inability of putting on a big opening stand as one of the reasons behind his team’s 21-run defeat against Sri Lanka in their crucial Super Four encounter, the performance in Saturday's match practically summed up Bangladesh’s inconsistent batting performance throughout the Asia Cup.