Dimuth Karunaratne

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Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We don’t have enough players to try out so we will have the same squad. We are trying to play the same squad to give them a chance to establish their place,” “The most important thing is the player need to get their confidence high, the batsmen need to score runs in this wicket and the bowlers did a good job but I think we need to improve” External link

newsday Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

news-lk Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

dailynews-lk Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn’t build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn’t build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "In the second innings we gave away something like 50 [49] runs in the first 12 overs," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "In other series seniors did well, but here, we seniors need to take the blame," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Kusal is a good player with a good technique, but he does go through periods where he suddenly dips in form," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "In the second innings when we went out to bat, we were under a lot of pressure. We weren't able to attack the way we wanted to, and their bowling plans were very good," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days, and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us, and outplayed us. We couldn’t build pressure with the ball, despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, December 23, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80," External link

saudigazette Monday, December 23, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80," External link

afp-english Monday, December 23, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80," External link

geo-tv Monday, December 23, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80," External link

afp-en Monday, December 23, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne added : “India is currently on top, Australia is following. We have to do well to stay on top in championship as well and we are looking forward to get maximum points,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Now I do regret not coming for the shorter formats," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "I can't appeal to Bangladesh about whether they should come, but what I can say is that for me it feels really safe," "The guys who are giving us security, they are giving us not just 100% but more than 100%. That's why we feel really good. We went out for dinner as well. I can say that Pakistan is now safe for cricket" External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Now I regret not coming to Pakistan, but at that time it was a really hard decision to take as I had never travelled to Pakistan before,” “There was not a good perception about Pakistan on social media and news. However, the guys who came here for the limited overs series gave really good feedback, so then we seniors decided that we should go for the Test series” External link

tribune Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne responded : “There was no such thing in Test Cricket. So, the ICC Test championship has provided a Test tournament, [which] has made Test cricket very interesting and every game has become important,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We came two days before the Test and we’ve done a really good job. Washed out for a couple of days but Dhananjaya’s effort and the two fast bowlers on this pitch did well,” External link

news-lk Monday, December 16, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : “It is my first experience here, but I am really excited,” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We got good starts, but no one went for a big score," "We got a few 20s and 30s. We need to be converting those scores if we want to win a Test. Everyone, including me, has to make sure we don't let go once we get those starts - in the next innings if we can," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We got good starts, but no one went for a big score," "We got a few 20s and 30s. We need to be converting those scores if we want to win a Test. Everyone, including me, has to make sure we don't let go once we get those starts - in the next innings if we can," External link

srilankasource Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We got good starts, but no one went for a big score," "We got a few 20s and 30s. We need to be converting those scores if we want to win a Test. Everyone, including me, has to make sure we don't let go once we get those starts - in the next innings if we can" External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Oshada batted really well. This is only his third Test, and his attitude and batting style were very good," "He batted with a lot of confidence. That became a strength for me as well. I knew I could give him the strike without any fear. I thought he was batting even better than me in the first session. There were one or two times when he was getting a bit loose, and at those times I just reminded him to make sure he capitalises on his start" External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “At that time I was thinking about how to survive,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

afp-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : “It is my first experience here, but I am really excited,” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : “It is my first experience here, but I am really excited,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Mickey Arthur ) : "Mickey is with us and previously he was the coach of the Pakistan team as well so it is a positive thing for us that he knows the Pakistan team very closely and that has given us a lot of confidence for this series," External link

firstpost Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We are very happy and excited to tour Pakistan after 10 years,” “Pakistan team is a tough side and we will try our best to give a good performance” External link

tribune Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Brand Ambassador ) : "Creating individuals who are not only successful today but who can envision and work towards a better tomorrow is a challenge, not only for organizations but for the nation as well. A successful leader should have distinct qualities that set him or her apart from the rest, with a clear vision for the future and a greater vision for the country. This is CIPM’s vision too, and hence I believe that my involvement as the Brand Ambassador of CIPM will have a positive influence on their endeavors as well" External link

island Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "At times I felt our players really lacked patience. A Test is a very valuable thing, and batsmen should know how to play according to the situation. They should know how to handle that freedom," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "I think it was a pretty good wicket," "We needed to be patient and put a big score, 240-odd wasn't enough" External link

newshub Monday, August 26, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : “Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "I had a positive approach to this innings. We were watching the batsmen that did make runs, and we noted how they went about it. After the ball became a bit softer it became easier to bat, and then it was a case of using your feet to the spinners. We had a plan to do that, and we knew that whoever got a start needed to go big," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

gulf-times Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We planned for the batsman who had taken a start to go for a big score, we started from where we left off yesterday and set ourselves smaller targets,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "I had a positive approach to this innings," "We were watching the batsmen that did make runs, and we noted how they went about it. After the ball became a bit softer it became easier to bat, and then it was a case of using your feet to the spinners. We had a plan to do that, and we knew that whoever got a start needed to go big. Both myself and Thirimanne were able to do that. We batted well yesterday, and this morning we added a good 30 runs to that partnership. We set ourselves little targets and broke the chase down" External link

srilankasource Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

irishsun Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

thenational Sunday, August 18, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : “Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about,” “When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

afp-en Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It's a good turning track. We need to get the basics right and bowl the right line and length," "Last time we played in South Africa, we did really well. We need to keep the momentum and compete with New Zealand" External link

emirates247 Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It's a good turning track. We need to get the basics right and bowl the right line and length," "Last time we played in South Africa, we did really well. We need to keep the momentum and compete with New Zealand" External link

emirates247 Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It's a good turning track. We need to get the basics right and bowl the right line and length," "Last time we played in South Africa, we did really well. We need to keep the momentum and compete with New Zealand" External link

emirates247 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We did our basics right in South Africa. That is what we need to do here. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow. My message to the boys is to play without fear,” External link

news-lk Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It's a good turning track. We need to get the basics right and bowl the right line and length," "Last time we played in South Africa, we did really well. We need to keep the momentum and compete with New Zealand" External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We did our basics right in South Africa. That is what we need to do here. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow. My message to the boys is to play without fear,” External link

dailynews-lk Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Angelo (Mathews) and Dinesh Chandimal are in this squad now, so there might be a few changes to the top order that played in South Africa," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances. Another area that we did quite well is to adapt quickly. When we lost the Test series to England, we tried to be too aggressive perhaps. Since then, we have read situations better and adapted well," External link

island Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

afp-english Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Both Angelo [Mathews] and [Dinesh] Chandimal didn’t play in the last series for different reasons. There were few players who grabbed the opportunities in the South Africa series," External link

island Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “They are all pretty good players, and I just wanted to give them a chance because after this match we don’t have many one-day games for a while. They grabbed their chances really well - all the players who played today put their hands up and did a great job. That’s what we want having a lot of competition and a strong bench,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “Beyond this team there are others around as well, who are unable to break into this side at the moment - players like (Niroshan) Dickwella and (Danushka) Gunathilaka. You need a lot of players to build up that competition within a team, so that players are constantly putting pressure on each other to perform. If you have a strong bench, the players who are in the team have to take that responsibility,” “We’ve had an issue recently where we didn’t have that strong bench. But players are now ready, and they’ll grab the chances that come their way. I’m really happy about the way the four players that came in today - how they took their chance. But there are a lot of players trying to get that chance, so there’s pressure on the eleven. I have a team I can work with. The youngsters have a great energy about them as well” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “With their experience they gave me a lot of support I had the support of all the players and the support staff and it enabled me to do my job properly and keep things nice and easy,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “More than the batsmen, I think we need to look at the bowlers, because we’ve lost Lasith aiya now. He was one of our main bowlers, and someone who put his hand up and got those wickets. We need to find bowlers who can get us wickets,” “We also need to find all-rounders, who are important overseas. We have to find those players who deliver in tough situations. Today, pretty much everyone had a bowl, and they came up with wickets. That’s what I expect when I make a bowling change - that whoever comes on will build pressure and get a wicket. The batsmen also have to perform, because there are now players putting pressure on us,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne explained : “We didn’t have much confidence, and that’s what I tried to build as a captain. I know that when I’m low in confidence, that support is what I need. When you are batting, bowling or fielding, players don’t do badly intentionally. We give players the freedom to play their way, and don’t get cross if it doesn’t work out,” “Someone like Avishka, for example, got 80-odd the other night and got out, but we didn’t go to say anything to him, because I’m sure he will figure those things out on his own. If you build up players’ confidence, they know that everyone in the dressing room backs them. I think that’s how the confidence level has built up” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “I think after the World Cup we needed to start again for the 2023 World Cup. This is the time we have to find some new talents, we have couple of players home and away, we trying to give opportunity to all the players who are in the squad. That’s the thing, we are trying to find some talents and we are trying to play the best 15 in the next World Cup,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Angelo Mathews ) : “I think Angelo is a tough guy and a very experienced one in the side. He knows his game very well that's why he succeeded with the bat. I think we need to keep him doing it and if he can bowl us couple of overs then it is a huge plus to Sri Lanka,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne added : "This is the time we have to bring some youngsters for the next couple of years," "We've had an issue recently, where we didn't have that strong bench. But players are now ready, and they'll grab the chances that come their way" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne added : "Beyond this team, there are others around as well, who are unable to break into this side at the moment - players like Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka," "You need a lot of players to build up that competition within a team, so that players are constantly putting pressure on each other to perform" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “As I said earlier the main thing was Shakib. If you take the World Cup Bangladesh did really well because of Shakib and Mushfiqur [Rahim], those are the two batsmen that carried them through the World Cup. They batted really well and kept scoring big runs, and the team was as a result scoring 250, 300-plus. Once Shakib isn’t there they have to fill that hole in both the bowling and batting, I can’t see anyone who can replace him. And at that time they had to bring in two players for the batting and bowling, and that’s why they couldn’t balance the side and struggled as a result,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Mainly we want to focus about winning the match. That's the best thing we can give for him ... we will try to give him the best farewell in this first one-day," External link

firstpost Friday, July 26, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “Lasith is a legend he has done a good job for the country for the past 15 years. He was our main bowler in the last few years. We’ll miss him. I don’t think anyone can replace him. We wanted him to play the full series but he said he wanted to give a chance to the youngsters to groom them for the next World Cup. We have to accept what he says” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, July 26, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “When I give him the ball he always obliges with a wicket, he is a wicket-taking bowler. If you take the World Cup he took a lot of wickets for us. After he retires we will need to find a bowler who can take wickets. We have Akila (Dananjaya) for this series I hope he will bowl well as on the last occasion,” “We have been depending on Lasith most of the time because any time we need a wicket he would put his hands up and do the job for us. Until we find a replacement for him seniors like Nuwan Pradeep and Thisara Perera should take the responsibility. I hope they will do a good job” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, July 26, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “There are a lot of off-field celebrations we have planned at the hotel and the hotel management are also organizing a farewell for him after the match. We have also planned certain other things, a few things in the dressing room and before we leave the hotel. But the best farewell we can give him is to win his final ODI, so that he can go off on a happy note. That is what we are preparing for and our main focus is on that,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, July 26, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “Mainly we want to focus about winning the match. That’s the best thing we can give for him... we will try to give him the best farewell in this first one-day,” External link

srilankamirror Friday, July 26, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : "I spoke to him and asked him to play three ODIs and finish it off with the series, but he said he wants to play one game in Sri Lanka and wants to give chances to the youngsters," External link

island Friday, July 26, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne informed ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “The best thing we can give for (Lasith) is winning the match. Other than that we have discussed a few things in the dressing room, before we leave for the hotel. So those are the things. But mainly we want to focus on winning the match. That is the best thing we can do for him,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It looked like a good flat wicket that played nicely but when we played on it, you could see it got slower and slower," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Our biggest problem is identifying wicket-taking bowlers in the months ahead, we need to find bowlers that can take wickets in the early overs, as well as the middle overs," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We also need to groom some youngsters for the next World Cup as well," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : "He is going to play the first match," External link

thenational Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told ( about Lasith Malinga ) : "Our biggest concern has been the lack of wicket-taking bowlers. After Lasith retires, we need to somehow find bowlers to fill that void. Those are the things we will try to sort out moving forward," External link

island Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne added : "We can’t do plenty of changes right after a World Cup. There’s still four years for the next World Cup. We need to look into how we can groom a couple of youngsters and mix them with the existing senior players in the squad," External link

island Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “Malinga told to me that he is going to retire after the first ODI. Although I do not know what he has spoken to board and the selectors,” External link

tribune Monday, July 22, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “Malinga told to me that he is going to retire after the first ODI. Although I do not know what he has spoken to board and the selectors,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 22, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "He is going to play the first match. After that he is retiring. That's what he said to me. I don't know what he said for the selectors but for me he said he is playing only one match," External link

afp-en Monday, July 22, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “In Sri Lanka we have one domestic season. The players have only one chance to showcase their talent in a particular domestic season and we can identify players only that season,” External link

dailynews-lk Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT



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Tamim Iqbal explained ( about Dimuth Karunaratne ) : “At this moment, our first target is to start the first session well. I always think and I say this all the time, it is a problem if we start focusing on the finishing line before the starting line. (Friday) we have to start well, no matter if we bowl or bat. And of course our main target will be to win the match. We want to move forward one step at a time. We want to go a long way. I am sure if you ask their captain (Dimuth Karunaratne), he will also say he wants to win this series. I also want to win the series. You have to do small things properly and it will start from the first ball of the match. Does not matter we bat or bowl first,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Lasith Malinga added ( about Dimuth Karunaratne ) : “Avishka (Fernando) played really well and other young players had a good experience of the World Cup. I feel after the world cup they have to carry the momentum. Dimuth (Karunaratne) is good. He showed his opening ability in ODI cricket. They have to carry Sri Lankan cricket in future,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 5, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Lasith Malinga added ( about Dimuth Karunaratne ) : "Avishka (Fernando) played really well and other young players had a good experience of the World Cup. I feel after the world cup they have to carry the momentum. Dimuth (Karunaratne) is good. He showed his opening ability in ODI cricket. They have to carry Sri Lankan cricket in future," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

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Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We don’t have enough players to try out so we will have the same squad. We are trying to play the same squad to give them a chance to establish their place,” “The most important thing is the player need to get their confidence high, the batsmen need to score runs in this wicket and the bowlers did a good job but I think we need to improve” External link

newsday Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

news-lk Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

dailynews-lk Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn’t build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn’t build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "In the second innings we gave away something like 50 [49] runs in the first 12 overs," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "In other series seniors did well, but here, we seniors need to take the blame," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Kusal is a good player with a good technique, but he does go through periods where he suddenly dips in form," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "In the second innings when we went out to bat, we were under a lot of pressure. We weren't able to attack the way we wanted to, and their bowling plans were very good," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We dominated the first two days, and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us, and outplayed us. We couldn’t build pressure with the ball, despite taking a lead of 80,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, December 23, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80," External link

saudigazette Monday, December 23, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80," External link

afp-english Monday, December 23, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80," External link

geo-tv Monday, December 23, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We dominated the first two days and then they batted very well and put pressure back on us and outplayed us. We couldn't build pressure with the ball despite taking a lead of 80," External link

afp-en Monday, December 23, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne added : “India is currently on top, Australia is following. We have to do well to stay on top in championship as well and we are looking forward to get maximum points,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Now I do regret not coming for the shorter formats," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "I can't appeal to Bangladesh about whether they should come, but what I can say is that for me it feels really safe," "The guys who are giving us security, they are giving us not just 100% but more than 100%. That's why we feel really good. We went out for dinner as well. I can say that Pakistan is now safe for cricket" External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Now I regret not coming to Pakistan, but at that time it was a really hard decision to take as I had never travelled to Pakistan before,” “There was not a good perception about Pakistan on social media and news. However, the guys who came here for the limited overs series gave really good feedback, so then we seniors decided that we should go for the Test series” External link

tribune Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne responded : “There was no such thing in Test Cricket. So, the ICC Test championship has provided a Test tournament, [which] has made Test cricket very interesting and every game has become important,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We came two days before the Test and we’ve done a really good job. Washed out for a couple of days but Dhananjaya’s effort and the two fast bowlers on this pitch did well,” External link

news-lk Monday, December 16, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : “It is my first experience here, but I am really excited,” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We got good starts, but no one went for a big score," "We got a few 20s and 30s. We need to be converting those scores if we want to win a Test. Everyone, including me, has to make sure we don't let go once we get those starts - in the next innings if we can," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We got good starts, but no one went for a big score," "We got a few 20s and 30s. We need to be converting those scores if we want to win a Test. Everyone, including me, has to make sure we don't let go once we get those starts - in the next innings if we can," External link

srilankasource Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We got good starts, but no one went for a big score," "We got a few 20s and 30s. We need to be converting those scores if we want to win a Test. Everyone, including me, has to make sure we don't let go once we get those starts - in the next innings if we can" External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Oshada batted really well. This is only his third Test, and his attitude and batting style were very good," "He batted with a lot of confidence. That became a strength for me as well. I knew I could give him the strike without any fear. I thought he was batting even better than me in the first session. There were one or two times when he was getting a bit loose, and at those times I just reminded him to make sure he capitalises on his start" External link

srilankasource Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “At that time I was thinking about how to survive,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We are all excited and once the game starts the focus will be on cricket," External link

afp-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : “It is my first experience here, but I am really excited,” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : “It is my first experience here, but I am really excited,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Mickey Arthur ) : "Mickey is with us and previously he was the coach of the Pakistan team as well so it is a positive thing for us that he knows the Pakistan team very closely and that has given us a lot of confidence for this series," External link

firstpost Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We are very happy and excited to tour Pakistan after 10 years,” “Pakistan team is a tough side and we will try our best to give a good performance” External link

tribune Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Brand Ambassador ) : "Creating individuals who are not only successful today but who can envision and work towards a better tomorrow is a challenge, not only for organizations but for the nation as well. A successful leader should have distinct qualities that set him or her apart from the rest, with a clear vision for the future and a greater vision for the country. This is CIPM’s vision too, and hence I believe that my involvement as the Brand Ambassador of CIPM will have a positive influence on their endeavors as well" External link

island Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "At times I felt our players really lacked patience. A Test is a very valuable thing, and batsmen should know how to play according to the situation. They should know how to handle that freedom," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "I think it was a pretty good wicket," "We needed to be patient and put a big score, 240-odd wasn't enough" External link

newshub Monday, August 26, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : “Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "I had a positive approach to this innings. We were watching the batsmen that did make runs, and we noted how they went about it. After the ball became a bit softer it became easier to bat, and then it was a case of using your feet to the spinners. We had a plan to do that, and we knew that whoever got a start needed to go big," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

gulf-times Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We planned for the batsman who had taken a start to go for a big score, we started from where we left off yesterday and set ourselves smaller targets,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "I had a positive approach to this innings," "We were watching the batsmen that did make runs, and we noted how they went about it. After the ball became a bit softer it became easier to bat, and then it was a case of using your feet to the spinners. We had a plan to do that, and we knew that whoever got a start needed to go big. Both myself and Thirimanne were able to do that. We batted well yesterday, and this morning we added a good 30 runs to that partnership. We set ourselves little targets and broke the chase down" External link

srilankasource Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

irishsun Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

thenational Sunday, August 18, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : “Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about,” “When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lahiru Thirimanne ) : "Thirimanne did a very job for us. The key was rotating the strike. I told him that we needed a big partnership. They had two left-arm spinners and the two of us being left-handers, we had to handle them. That was what we were talking about," "When we started this morning, we had a small target to get another 30 runs and then reassess and all went to plan" External link

afp-en Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It's a good turning track. We need to get the basics right and bowl the right line and length," "Last time we played in South Africa, we did really well. We need to keep the momentum and compete with New Zealand" External link

emirates247 Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It's a good turning track. We need to get the basics right and bowl the right line and length," "Last time we played in South Africa, we did really well. We need to keep the momentum and compete with New Zealand" External link

emirates247 Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It's a good turning track. We need to get the basics right and bowl the right line and length," "Last time we played in South Africa, we did really well. We need to keep the momentum and compete with New Zealand" External link

emirates247 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We did our basics right in South Africa. That is what we need to do here. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow. My message to the boys is to play without fear,” External link

news-lk Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It's a good turning track. We need to get the basics right and bowl the right line and length," "Last time we played in South Africa, we did really well. We need to keep the momentum and compete with New Zealand" External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “We did our basics right in South Africa. That is what we need to do here. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow. My message to the boys is to play without fear,” External link

dailynews-lk Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Angelo (Mathews) and Dinesh Chandimal are in this squad now, so there might be a few changes to the top order that played in South Africa," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances. Another area that we did quite well is to adapt quickly. When we lost the Test series to England, we tried to be too aggressive perhaps. Since then, we have read situations better and adapted well," External link

island Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

afp-english Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We did our basics right in South Africa and that's the reason why we won. We are in a good position now and we are excited to play tomorrow," "What I have done is to give freedom to all players and they have gone onto express themselves with their performances," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Both Angelo [Mathews] and [Dinesh] Chandimal didn’t play in the last series for different reasons. There were few players who grabbed the opportunities in the South Africa series," External link

island Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “They are all pretty good players, and I just wanted to give them a chance because after this match we don’t have many one-day games for a while. They grabbed their chances really well - all the players who played today put their hands up and did a great job. That’s what we want having a lot of competition and a strong bench,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “Beyond this team there are others around as well, who are unable to break into this side at the moment - players like (Niroshan) Dickwella and (Danushka) Gunathilaka. You need a lot of players to build up that competition within a team, so that players are constantly putting pressure on each other to perform. If you have a strong bench, the players who are in the team have to take that responsibility,” “We’ve had an issue recently where we didn’t have that strong bench. But players are now ready, and they’ll grab the chances that come their way. I’m really happy about the way the four players that came in today - how they took their chance. But there are a lot of players trying to get that chance, so there’s pressure on the eleven. I have a team I can work with. The youngsters have a great energy about them as well” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “With their experience they gave me a lot of support I had the support of all the players and the support staff and it enabled me to do my job properly and keep things nice and easy,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “More than the batsmen, I think we need to look at the bowlers, because we’ve lost Lasith aiya now. He was one of our main bowlers, and someone who put his hand up and got those wickets. We need to find bowlers who can get us wickets,” “We also need to find all-rounders, who are important overseas. We have to find those players who deliver in tough situations. Today, pretty much everyone had a bowl, and they came up with wickets. That’s what I expect when I make a bowling change - that whoever comes on will build pressure and get a wicket. The batsmen also have to perform, because there are now players putting pressure on us,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne explained : “We didn’t have much confidence, and that’s what I tried to build as a captain. I know that when I’m low in confidence, that support is what I need. When you are batting, bowling or fielding, players don’t do badly intentionally. We give players the freedom to play their way, and don’t get cross if it doesn’t work out,” “Someone like Avishka, for example, got 80-odd the other night and got out, but we didn’t go to say anything to him, because I’m sure he will figure those things out on his own. If you build up players’ confidence, they know that everyone in the dressing room backs them. I think that’s how the confidence level has built up” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, August 2, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “I think after the World Cup we needed to start again for the 2023 World Cup. This is the time we have to find some new talents, we have couple of players home and away, we trying to give opportunity to all the players who are in the squad. That’s the thing, we are trying to find some talents and we are trying to play the best 15 in the next World Cup,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Angelo Mathews ) : “I think Angelo is a tough guy and a very experienced one in the side. He knows his game very well that's why he succeeded with the bat. I think we need to keep him doing it and if he can bowl us couple of overs then it is a huge plus to Sri Lanka,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne added : "This is the time we have to bring some youngsters for the next couple of years," "We've had an issue recently, where we didn't have that strong bench. But players are now ready, and they'll grab the chances that come their way" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne added : "Beyond this team, there are others around as well, who are unable to break into this side at the moment - players like Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka," "You need a lot of players to build up that competition within a team, so that players are constantly putting pressure on each other to perform" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “As I said earlier the main thing was Shakib. If you take the World Cup Bangladesh did really well because of Shakib and Mushfiqur [Rahim], those are the two batsmen that carried them through the World Cup. They batted really well and kept scoring big runs, and the team was as a result scoring 250, 300-plus. Once Shakib isn’t there they have to fill that hole in both the bowling and batting, I can’t see anyone who can replace him. And at that time they had to bring in two players for the batting and bowling, and that’s why they couldn’t balance the side and struggled as a result,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Mainly we want to focus about winning the match. That's the best thing we can give for him ... we will try to give him the best farewell in this first one-day," External link

firstpost Friday, July 26, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “Lasith is a legend he has done a good job for the country for the past 15 years. He was our main bowler in the last few years. We’ll miss him. I don’t think anyone can replace him. We wanted him to play the full series but he said he wanted to give a chance to the youngsters to groom them for the next World Cup. We have to accept what he says” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, July 26, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “When I give him the ball he always obliges with a wicket, he is a wicket-taking bowler. If you take the World Cup he took a lot of wickets for us. After he retires we will need to find a bowler who can take wickets. We have Akila (Dananjaya) for this series I hope he will bowl well as on the last occasion,” “We have been depending on Lasith most of the time because any time we need a wicket he would put his hands up and do the job for us. Until we find a replacement for him seniors like Nuwan Pradeep and Thisara Perera should take the responsibility. I hope they will do a good job” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, July 26, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “There are a lot of off-field celebrations we have planned at the hotel and the hotel management are also organizing a farewell for him after the match. We have also planned certain other things, a few things in the dressing room and before we leave the hotel. But the best farewell we can give him is to win his final ODI, so that he can go off on a happy note. That is what we are preparing for and our main focus is on that,” External link

dailynews-lk Friday, July 26, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “Mainly we want to focus about winning the match. That’s the best thing we can give for him... we will try to give him the best farewell in this first one-day,” External link

srilankamirror Friday, July 26, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : "I spoke to him and asked him to play three ODIs and finish it off with the series, but he said he wants to play one game in Sri Lanka and wants to give chances to the youngsters," External link

island Friday, July 26, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne informed ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “The best thing we can give for (Lasith) is winning the match. Other than that we have discussed a few things in the dressing room, before we leave for the hotel. So those are the things. But mainly we want to focus on winning the match. That is the best thing we can do for him,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "It looked like a good flat wicket that played nicely but when we played on it, you could see it got slower and slower," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "Our biggest problem is identifying wicket-taking bowlers in the months ahead, we need to find bowlers that can take wickets in the early overs, as well as the middle overs," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "We also need to groom some youngsters for the next World Cup as well," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told : "He is going to play the first match," External link

thenational Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne told ( about Lasith Malinga ) : "Our biggest concern has been the lack of wicket-taking bowlers. After Lasith retires, we need to somehow find bowlers to fill that void. Those are the things we will try to sort out moving forward," External link

island Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne added : "We can’t do plenty of changes right after a World Cup. There’s still four years for the next World Cup. We need to look into how we can groom a couple of youngsters and mix them with the existing senior players in the squad," External link

island Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “Malinga told to me that he is going to retire after the first ODI. Although I do not know what he has spoken to board and the selectors,” External link

tribune Monday, July 22, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said ( about Lasith Malinga ) : “Malinga told to me that he is going to retire after the first ODI. Although I do not know what he has spoken to board and the selectors,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 22, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : "He is going to play the first match. After that he is retiring. That's what he said to me. I don't know what he said for the selectors but for me he said he is playing only one match," External link

afp-en Monday, July 22, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Dimuth Karunaratne said : “In Sri Lanka we have one domestic season. The players have only one chance to showcase their talent in a particular domestic season and we can identify players only that season,” External link

dailynews-lk Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT



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Tamim Iqbal explained ( about Dimuth Karunaratne ) : “At this moment, our first target is to start the first session well. I always think and I say this all the time, it is a problem if we start focusing on the finishing line before the starting line. (Friday) we have to start well, no matter if we bowl or bat. And of course our main target will be to win the match. We want to move forward one step at a time. We want to go a long way. I am sure if you ask their captain (Dimuth Karunaratne), he will also say he wants to win this series. I also want to win the series. You have to do small things properly and it will start from the first ball of the match. Does not matter we bat or bowl first,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Lasith Malinga added ( about Dimuth Karunaratne ) : “Avishka (Fernando) played really well and other young players had a good experience of the World Cup. I feel after the world cup they have to carry the momentum. Dimuth (Karunaratne) is good. He showed his opening ability in ODI cricket. They have to carry Sri Lankan cricket in future,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 5, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Lasith Malinga added ( about Dimuth Karunaratne ) : "Avishka (Fernando) played really well and other young players had a good experience of the World Cup. I feel after the world cup they have to carry the momentum. Dimuth (Karunaratne) is good. He showed his opening ability in ODI cricket. They have to carry Sri Lankan cricket in future," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT