Sri Lanka have played 17 ODIs this year so far, and have 17 more to go before the World Cup in Australasia next year, and skipper Angelo Mathews is determined to use them to full advantage.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan are one of the more regular pairings in one-dayers, and they will play three more such matches over the next week, in three venues across Sri Lanka, with the hosts the clear favourites.
The squads for the Champions League Twenty20 in India next month have been announced, with the eight foreign players caught between two sides opting to play for their IPL franchises.
Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake has returned home after undergoing remedial work on his action at the University of Western Australia in Perth, where analysts cleared him for ICC testing.
Last week, Kumar Sangakkara was our player of the week, after scoring a double ton. Then Rangana Herath took nine wickets in one innings in Colombo, and now we're stuck with giving our gong to a Sri Lankan two weeks in a row.