A dream debut for Thilan Samaraweera

It was August 29th in 2001, 17 years ago when Sri Lanka hosted India for the 3rd and final Test of the series at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds. Leading into this Test series, Sri Lanka had won the...

Dilruwan Perera, unsung but not an underachiever

Always with a big smile on his face, he hardly hits the headlines, he doesn’t look like he puts in any effort while bowling and of course teams don’t really plan for him with Rangana Herath around, but Mahawaduge Dilruwan Kamalaneth...

Dimuth Karunaratne – The modern, classic southpaw

Scoring a century at the Galle International Stadium is no easy task, especially against a quality bowling attack such as the Proteas which has probably three of the finest seamers at present. The 30-year old Dimuth Karunarathne has definitely come...

Sri Lanka vs South Africa – The X Factors

With the most anticipated South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2018 set to begin shortly, we take a look at five ‘X’ factors which could turn games. >> VISIT THE #SLvSA HUB << The African speed guns The Lankan pitches will not...

Who are the favourites?

The Proteas are back in Asia after nearly 3 years. They are here in the Lions’ land after nearly 4 years. In fact, their last Test win in Asia was against Sri Lanka during their last trip to Sri...
Sri Lanka’s last Test win against South Africa

Can Sri Lanka find some ‘Mahela magic’ in Galle?

Sri Lanka has hosted South Africa in a Test series at home just once since 2006, a series in 2014 where South Africa hung on to draw the 2nd Test and with it claim a 1-0 series win.  What...

From ‘I didn’t do it’ to ‘I don’t remember’ – the ball-tampering saga

‘Cricket is a gentleman’s game’, the most popular tagline for the sport which is being played by thousands and watched by millions. But in recent times, there have been a few unfortunate instances where cricketers around the world, including...

Sri Lanka’s perpetual top order shuffle

With the unfortunate withdrawal of Dhananjaya de Silva due to the sudden demise of his father, Ranjan De Silva, the plans made by the Lankan think-tank for their batting lineup for the three-match Test series in West Indies, went topsy-turvy. Sri Lanka...

Malinda Warnapura’s moment in Sri Lanka’s only Test win in the Caribbean

The Sri Lanka Test Team left the Island on the 25th of May with plenty of expectations, including that of a maiden Test series win in the West Indies. Candidates to become Sri Lanka's next U19 Coach Under 19 cricket is...

Unforgettable fixing scandals

Cricket, which is highly regarded as the gentleman’s game is the most popular game in South Asia. In Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and now Afghanistan many people claim cricket as their unofficial religion and regard their cricketers as...

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