An analysis of Sri Lanka in World Cups

Only seven teams have played all Cricket World Cups from the inaugural edition to the one that will get underway in England and Wales...

How Tony Greig decorated Sri Lanka’s World Cup win

Former cricketer and television icon Tony Greig was on air when Sri Lanka won the World Cup on the 17th March 1996 and he...

A World Cup debut at 17

Sri Lanka’s selectors picked a 17-year-old in their World Cup squad in 1979. Certain selection panels tend to pick a young player to go...

When Chandimal hit Sri Lanka’s fastest fifty in Sydney

Until the last World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the fastest fifty in World Cups belonged to Arjuna Ranatunga. The former captain had...

The only time Sri Lanka beat Australia in a World Cup...

Since the inaugural edition of the Cricket World Cup in 1975, Sri Lanka and Australia have met each other on nine occasions and the...

Good sports, tougher competitors and bitterest rivals

In early 2005, a couple of weeks after the deadly tsunami disaster, the unthinkable happened at the Water’s Edge. Two of the bitterest rivals...