Roshen Silva – a welcome addition for the Bangladesh Tests

Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi has been a fortress for India in Test match cricket over the last three decades. In 30 years, India had played 12 Tests there and won ten and drawn the other two. One of...

Staking claims for Test cricket

Who would you pick if you are told to choose a batsman to save your life? Pretty hard to look beyond Hashan Tillakaratne. Someone who placed a high premium on his wicket, Hashan is the only Sri Lankan to have...

Colombo Bulls search for first title in 21 years

Having been in the doldrums for several years, Colombo Bulls have regrouped finally and they will be looking forward to claiming their first basketball title in 21 years when they take on Kaunas Basketball Club from Lithuania in the...
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From Churchill to Dimuth, Sri Lankans making a mark in County Cricket

There is something common about Dr. Churchill Gunasekara and Dimuth Karunaratne. The former was the first Sri Lankan to play County Cricket more than a century ago in 1919 while Dimuth will become the latest having signed a deal...
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Skipper Dimuth in unchartered territory

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne this week reached his career best ICC Ranking when he emerged as the number five ranked batter in the world. In the lead up to the pink ball Test in Bangalore, the 33-year-old was placed eighth....
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Massive challenge for Sri Lanka in Bangalore after Mohali disaster

India’s IT hub will host the second Test between Sri Lanka and the hosts starting Saturday, a pink ball Test. Day-night Test encounters have barely lasted three days in India. There have been two of them and both games...

Can Sri Lanka win the World Cup in 2023?

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A champion who gave nightmares to Sri Lankans

Sri Lankans who watched cricket in 1980s were familiar with ‘Hadlee nightmare’. It was better named in Sinhala ‘Hadlee beethikawa’. In the next decade we witnessed ‘Warne beethikawa’. In 40 years of international cricket, no player had the impact...
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How India has been Sri Lanka’s greatest ally in cricket

There’s a misconception among young Sri Lankan cricket fans that Indian cricket has done more harm for the sport than good. The truth is far from it. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has been a true friend,...

Four decades of cricketing excellence

We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the nation’s inaugural Test match that got underway on the 17th of February 1982 and ended on the 20th at P. Sara Oval with the entire nation glued onto the television or mostly to the...

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