Lasith Malinga will be playing his fourth World Cup for Sri Lanka.
Rangana Herath surpassed Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram as the most successful left-arm bowler in Test history with 415 wickets.
Sri Lanka has produced some of the best bowlers in world cricket, topped by the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan.
Ireland have roped in Chaminda Vaas as a consultant bowling coach and will remain with the squad until the end of the World Twenty20.
Mahela Jayawardene becomes the 14th Sri Lankan to be awarded Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Honorary Life Membership, joining former teammates Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas on the list.
The series between India and South Africa has been dedicated to the freedom struggle of iconic political leaders Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Will players be able to control their emotions during the four-Test series?
If Ishant Sharma gave India the crucial breakthroughs at the P Sara Oval then it was Amit Mishra (4-43 in the first innings) and Ravichandran Ashwin (5-42 in the second innings) who really turned it around for the visitors. Chaminda Vaas praised India on persisting with their five-bowler theory after the first loss.
Champaka Ramanayake, a former fast bowler, played 18 Tests between 1988 and 1993.
Chaminda Vaas, 41 was appointed Sri Lanka's fast bowling coach in 2013 and was on a two-year contract.
Arjuna Ranatunga, the 1996 World Cup-winning captain, feels bowling remains India's main weak link and a lot of work needs to be done before the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The 1996 World Cup-winning captain was of the view that the general bowling standards around the world have declined steeply.
Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Wednesday that the 39-year-old Vaas, who has the most number of test and one-day international wickets for his country after Muttiah Muralitharan, will lead a three-member unit that will also comprise former seam bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake.
Sri Lanka cricket is being subject to a thorough shake up with a view to improve its overall Test rankings. The team is currently placed at a lowly sixth.
Social media was abuzz overnight with news that the left-arm spinner had been declared dead following a car crash in Sydney with champion Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas escaping with an injury.
Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Chaminda Vaas will work as a specialist bowling coach with the New Zealand cricket team ahead of its tour of his homeland starting later this month.
The Pakistan cricketers haven't been allowed to play in the cash-rich Indian Premier League for the last four years (barring Azhar Mahmood who is a British passport holder) but former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik's participation in a Delhi club tournament has raised quite a few questions.
If Sri Lanka manage a series-equaling victory in the third and final Test against England at the Rose Bowl, it will be one of their most impressive wins of recent times.
Shahid Afridi pronounced himself "proud" of his team's performance in the World Cup and hoped that their reception on arrival in Pakistan would reflect the side's achievement in getting to the last four at a time when expectations were significantly lower.