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Cricket | Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2018/19

Paine counts Ashes gains as Aus tick boxes
Tim Paine had a few wishes coming into the final test of the home summer against Sri Lanka ahead of this year's Ashes . Read full article
Cummins earns rich praise from captain Paine
Tim Paine paid a glowing tribute to Pat Cummins for his player of the series effort against Sri Lanka, calling him one of the best quicks in the world despite being the first change bowler for his side. Read full article
Smith and Warner to play 'huge' part in Ashes series - Paine
Skipper Tim Paine on Monday said he expects the banned Steve Smith and David Warner to play "a huge" role in this year's Ashes series against England, with Australia now in "a really good place." Read full article
Sri Lanka skipper says battered team will bounce back in SA
Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal insisted on Monday his battered team can lift their game and be competitive on the upcoming tour to South Africa despite being outplayed over two tests by Australia. Read full article
Starc on fire as Australia thrash Sri Lanka to win series
A resurgent Mitchell Starc took five wickets as Australia wrapped up a confidence-boosting 2-0 series thrashing of Sri Lanka Monday, with the tourists skittled for 149 in the second test at Canberra. Read full article
Khawaja smacks century as Sri Lanka chase massive target
Usman Khawaja finally found form again to stroke a fine century on Sunday and steer Australia into a massive lead over Sri Lanka as the tourists battle to stay in the second test in Canberra. Read full article
Cummins relieved Karunaratne conscious after blow
Australia's Pat Cummins breathed a sigh of relief after hearing Dimuth Karunaratne was not in any danger after one of his vicious bouncers struck the Sri Lanka batsman on the back of the neck. Read full article
Karunaratne injured as Sri Lanka chase big Australia total
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was carried off in a stretcher in a neck brace after being hit by a bouncer Saturday as Sri Lanka chased a massive Australian first innings total built on the back of three centuries. Read full article
Mental health issues force Pucovski out of Australia test squad
Highly-rated Australia batsman Will Pucovski, who will turn 21 on Saturday, has been released from the test squad playing Sri Lanka due to mental health concerns, the country's cricket board said on Friday. Read full article
Big Burns, Head centuries put Australia in control against Sri Lanka
Joe Burns and Travis Head plundered Australia's first centuries of the home summer Friday in a stirring fightback as they ruthlessly exposed Sri Lanka's inexperienced attack in the second test at Canberra. Read full article
Australia stick with winning combination for second Sri Lanka test
Australia opted on Thursday to stick with a winning combination for the second test against Sri Lanka, meaning allrounder Marcus Stoinis and young batting prospect Will Pucovski miss out on making their debut. Read full article
Chandimal banking on pitch help to level series
Dinesh Chandimal does not expect disconcerting bounce at the Manuka Oval and hopes the surface will suit their game as the depleted tourists aim to level the two-test series against Australia. Read full article
Lyon defends under-fire Starc ahead of Sri Lanka test
Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon on Wednesday defended Mitchell Starc ahead of the second and final test against Sri Lanka, saying criticism of the paceman's recent struggles was "unfair". Read full article
Australia seek Sri Lanka relief after tumultuous year
Australia finally have the chance to bring some cheers to their fans after an egregious 2018 when Tim Paine's men take on Sri Lanka at the Manuka Oval from on Friday. Read full article
Sri Lanka call up Karunaratne as Kumara replacement
Sri Lanka have called up right-arm fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne to replace the injured Lahiru Kumara for the second test against Australia. Read full article
Selection changes have developed depth - Paine
Australia's three-day demolition of Sri Lanka and the promising performances of some of their less experienced players has helped the side build depth, captain Tim Paine has said. Read full article
Australia call up uncapped Stoinis for second test
Australia added uncapped allrounder Marcus Stoinis to their squad for the second test against Sri Lanka and released opener Matt Renshaw for Big Bash League duty, Cricket Australia (CA) said. Read full article
Australia crush Sri Lanka by innings in day-night test
Pat Cummins took a career-best 6-23 to help Australia crush Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs inside three days in the series opening day-night test in Brisbane on Saturday. Read full article
Australia all out for 323 against Sri Lanka
Half-centuries from Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne put Australia firmly in command of the day-night test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday. Read full article
Bowlers put Australia in command in Brisbane test
Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 144 in just over two sessions before their new-look batting order reached 72 for two to put the hosts in a commanding position on day one. Read full article
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