Sri lanka U19 Tour of England 2022

A promising show by the U19s in England

After a valiant effort to knock off England’s lower order in Derby had failed, Sri Lanka’s under-19 cricketers were warming down and the baby of the team Duvindu Ranatunga was in pain but no complains. He had bruised arms and...

Future of Sri Lankan cricket is in safe hands

The county cricket ground at Essex, a ten minute walk from the Chelmsford train station may not be as inspiring as Lord’s or as historic as The Oval or as modern as Headingley. It’s a small ground that can barely...

Good opportunity for Sri Lanka’s under-19 cricketers

This summer, three Sri Lankan teams have toured England. The development squad toured UK earlier in the summer while the Under-19 team is here currently to play two unofficial Tests and three one-dayers. In between, the women’s team played in...

A system so flawed

Rex Clementine in Galle Thanks to COVID, cricket found a new hero in Prabath Jayasuriya.  Someone who had been rejected by the system and despised for not being able to live up to expectations having failed the now infamous skinfold...
Angelo Mathews 100 Tests

Rare milestone for indefatigable Mathews

In four decades of Sri Lankan Test cricket, only five guys have gone onto feature in 100 Test matches. A sixth will join that exclusive club when Angelo Mathews turns up for the second Test against Pakistan here in Galle....
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Pakistan, a nation with cricketing talent in abundance

Pakistan are in town for a two match Test series, after somewhat of a long layoff given the frequency they used to take on Sri Lanka in cricket. The last time Pakistan were here was in 2015. It’s unusual that...

Prabath Jayasuriya has given us plenty to ponder!

Sri Lanka’s spinners had been given a real hiding in the first Test by the Aussies and to rub salt into the wounds, several players had to be withdrawn from the second Test after testing positive for COVID. The rescue...

Galle; a venue with immense potential

With the 17th century Dutch Fort as its backdrop and surrounded by the vast Indian ocean, the Galle International Cricket Stadium is one of the iconic cricket grounds in the world. Its scenic beauty often gets it compared to Newlands...

Ponting’s Aussies, the best cricket team to visit Sri Lanka

Three cricket teams have whitewashed Sri Lanka at home in Test match cricket; Virat Kohli’s India in 2017, Joe Root’s England in 2018 and Ricky Ponting’s Australia in 2004. While all those three teams had some fine players in their...

Sri Lanka have turned things around in white ball cricket

It’s been a slow and tedious transition where a host of high profile retirements had taken Sri Lankan cricket more time than their fans would have wanted to turn things around. But the good thing is that you see light...

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