Roshen Silva – the man for a crisis

Did Sri Lanka miss a trick by not playing Roshen Silva in the Galle Test? During their 211 run routing in Galle, Sri Lanka’s batsmen lacked patience and at Pallekelle, Roshen showcased how to bat with the tail and overcome...

To review or not to review; Sri Lanka’s dilemma

Sri Lanka’s choice of reviews in the opening Test match against England in Galle has been the bone of contention after a few contentious calls by the players . The foremost thing to remember is that reviews are there...

The Road to Rugby World Cup begins

The international rugby season had a soft opening on the weekend as it rekindled the traditional Northern Hemisphere versus Southern Hemisphere rivalries that roll around at this time each year. With the official international test window opening on November...

Chance for Sri Lanka to move up to number three

For quite some time now, we have been dealing with too many negative reports with regards to Sri Lankan cricket and finally there’s something to smile about when you realize that the national cricket team could move up to...

Much to learn from an unsung hero

It is not uncommon for a spinner to go beyond 40. John Traicos was 45 when he played in Zimbabwe’s inaugural Test match in 1992. Our own D.S. de Silva played one day cricket at the age of 42....

‘Hathu’ has a plan for ICC World Cup 2019!

This may sound bizarre but I had to change the few paragraphs on top of the article as Sri Lanka just recorded a massive win over the World Number One team in the 50 over a game we love.The...

Sri Lanka rugby 7’s Colombo notepad

To make the home final and win the Colombo sevens. That was the expectation from many a Sri Lankan rugby fan. They went to places-- far and wide of their faith and worship, recited prayers and verses from holy...

A tale of two teams

During the 2015 World Cup, Sri Lanka had been given one hell of a schedule. Angelo Mathews’ side had to frequently shuttle between the Tasman Sea during that campaign. For example, on Sunday they would play Afghanistan in Dunedin,...
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Video – You can’t win a 21-over match conceding 53 dot balls – 3rd...

Renowned Cricket Commentator Roshan Abeysinghe analyzing the rain-affected, shortened third one-day international match between Sri Lanka and England played on 17th October at Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium. Read: England stroll home in rain-affected, 21-over ODIPhoto Album - Sri Lanka vs England |...
Colombo’s luck in Kandy mud

Colombo’s luck in Kandy mud

Mud and luck. Two things which are worlds apart. A missed kick at the death, a fistful of mistakes on an irrigated surface, stifled what was supposed to be an enthralling game. It had its moments but instead, the...

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