Saturday, July 23, 2016

Four uncapped players in Sri Lanka squad for first Australia Test

The Sri Lankan selectors rung in a number of changes and included four uncapped players in the 15-member squad for the first Test against Australia on Thursday (July 21).
Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, the pacers, and Roshen Silva, the batsman, are the uncapped players who have been included in the squad. All four were part of the Sri Lanka A squad playing in the tri-series against England Lions and Pakistan A.

How to Play Cricket? How to Play Cricket?
Milinda Siriwardana has been left out of the squad despite leading a Sri Lankan XI side against Australia in the practice game in Colombo. Dhananjaya de Silva, the allrounder, has been called up as well. De Silva made his One-Day International debut against Ireland last month.
Dilruwan Perera, who last played a Test for Sri Lanka in October last year against West Indies, has also earned a recall. The allrounder has scored two half-centuries and one century in addition to his 17 wickets in his last four first-class games.
Sri Lanka are scheduled to play three Tests in Pallekele, Galle and Colombo starting from July 26. Angelo Mathews will lead the side while Dinesh Chandimal, as expected, has been named his deputy.

Squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunarathna, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshane Silva, Nuwan Pradeep,Vishva Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal.

Friday, July 22, 2016

How to Play Cricket?

Cricket is a game that requires physical agility to bat, bowl, and field. Two teams of 11 players each play at one time. A set of rules were designed for the game by ICC. These are same for both men and women players. The game begins with captains of both teams and match referee gathering for toss. The toss winning captain is allowed to elect to bat/field first. This process is same across all formats. However, the dress code and fielding restrictions vary by format. It is mandatory for players to wear all white for a Test match, and colored tees and trousers for ODI and T20.

Umpires have a key role in the game as they monitor the proceedings. They decide whether the batsman is out, decide on no-ball, wide, and ensure both teams are playing according to the rules.
In this section, we will understand few laws of the game and how a cricket match is played. The cricket game begins with the on-field umpire’s signal “Let’s play!”