Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews is defiant in the face of his side's ODI series whitewash against India, saying they may have lost five games but their World Cup preparations are still perfectly on track.
India recorded a five-nil series whitewash over Sri Lanka thanks to an impressive, and match-winning century from batsman Virat Kohli, as they won the fifth match in Ranchi by three wickets on Sunday.
India opener Rohit Sharma was understandably over the moon with his record-smashing innings in the fourth ODi against Sri Lanka, saying he could have kept going if given more overs.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has gone from disappointed to embarrassed over his side's efforts in the ODI series against India, ruing some very loose bowling after losing the fourth game in a row.
India took a 4-0 lead over Sri Lanka in the One Day International (ODI) series between the two countries after beating the visitors by 153 runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.
Sri Lanka's chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya is not impressed with the way his senior players, and former colleagues, have been criticising the decisions made by the board during the tour to India.
Veteran Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene has expressed a desire to open the batting in ODIs, especially in the current series against India where the openers have failed to set a good platform.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed the appointment of two new members it the ODI team backroom staff in preparation for the World Cup.
Veteran India fast bowler Umesh Yadav is the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, but he's not counting his chickens regarding the World Cup quite yet.
India will be without captain MS Dhoni for the first Test against Australia in Brisbane in December, as he will be recovering from an injury to his right wrist.