Sri Lankans will always remember Brett Schultz

Some of the finest fast bowlers the game has produced have come to Sri Lanka and left an indelible mark. Wasim Akram was the absolute genius while Sir Richard Hadlee humbled us in 1980s. Kapil Dev and Imran Khan...
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FREE HIT – The problem with Sri Lanka Cricket and instant gratification

Cricket was just a game, sport was just played during weekends, evenings and days off with family and friends, to while away time and entertain. With globalization, Sport has become something which attracts money and has become a medium...

Cricketers with Sri Lankan Origins who represented other countries

With the intention of winning international honors and for various other reasons, a few players of Sri Lankan heritage have played Cricket for different countries over the course of the past few years. A few of them have achieved...

What’s up Thirimanne’s sleeve?

There's been some superb cricket played over the last week in the Inter-Provincial tournament. In Hambantota, Galle were calling the shots having posted 476 in their first innings thanks to a career best 231 by Roshen Silva. Colombo were...

Aussies, sissies and Kadir

Australian cricket is at its lowest ebb since the Packer era of 1970s. A culture built by Allan Border to win at all cost more than a quarter-century ago has snowballed into players stretching the boundaries and Cricket Australia...

Sangakkara Syndrome and no Moneyball: Killing Sri Lankan T20

Sri Lanka is the new England and England is the new Sri Lanka. England introduced Cricket to the world via the British colonies, but have always lagged behind the rest of the Cricketing nations. The time they laid claim...

Hasitha Boyagoda – heading the V.V.S. Laxman way?

Some time back, former great Aravinda de Silva reasoned why schoolboys weren’t walking into the senior side as teenagers any longer. In his days, the school structure was blessed with coaches like W.A.N. Silva, Lionel Mendis, Nelson Mendis, Bertie...

Don’t expect Chandika Hathurusingha to perform miracles

Some people seem to be daggers drawn already calling for Chandika Hathurusingha's blood after the national cricket team suffered two successive defeats at the hands of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh earlier this week. All what they need to be told is that Sigiriya wasn't built on...

Sri Lanka’s new approach for ODIs

The arrival of new Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha will certainly usher in a new era for cricket in Sri Lanka. One of Hathurusingha’s strengths as a coach is that he is very methodical and pays attention to the details.  Prior to the 2019 ICC...

Who will wear the Captain’s hat next?

Sri Lanka is a cricketing nation which has produced some brilliant captains. The tally started with Anura Tennekoon and 22 captains have led this world cup winning outfit since then. Disappointingly, 4 of them been appointed in this year. Arjuna...

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