Catch the Latest Sri Lanka Cricket News, Updates, Live Score, Standings, Fixtures, Match Results, Video, Photo, Match Highlights, Fantasy Cricket, Top Run Scorer, Highest Wicket Takers, Catches, Winners, and more at Rooter.io. The Sri Lankan cricket team is nicknamed as 'The Lions' which is also present on the team's official crest. The team played their first international cricket match in 1926-27, and were awarded the status of an official Test playing nation in 1982 by the International Cricket Council (ICC), becoming the eighth Test cricket playing nation at that time. Currently, Sri Lanka is a full member of the ICC with ODI and Test status. While Dinesh Chandimal is their Test captain, Angelo Mathews is their T20I and ODI captain. The Sri Lanka cricket team achieved new heights in world cricket in 1990s, when they rose from an underdog status to world cricket contenders, winning the 1996 World Cup. Although the Lions didn't won any later World Cup, they almost did it, reaching the World Cup Finals in 2007 and 2011. Sri Lankan cricket team won the ICC World T20 in 2014. As of March 2018, they are ranked 6th in ICC Test rankings, 8th in ICC ODI rankings and 8th in ICC T20I rankings. The team is coached by Chandika Hathrusinghe.