Devdutt Padikkal

The best young (Under 20) batting talent in the World in T20s

When Royal Challengers Bangalore decide who to retain and release at the end of every contract cycle in the IPL, most people expect to see Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal as some of the names. Free hit...
A tribute to those who do a thankless job

A tribute to those who do a thankless job

Most people miss Kumar Sangakkara’s batting. The press miss his media briefings. Sanga once said that the selectors were like God moving about in mysterious ways. He was having a go at Sir Richard Hadlee, who had controversially left...
Striking a balance between pace and spin

Striking a balance between pace and spin

Sri Lanka's selectors have named a host of fast bowlers in the preliminary pool chosen for the bilateral series against Bangladesh and the consensus is that most of them will be retained in the pruned squad of 15.  Read -...

Time for Sri Lanka to introduce a fast-bowling all-rounder in Tests!

Batting in the top 7 in a Sri Lankan Test lineup and bowling pace, let it be medium pace or even slower, is one of the rarest things in the cricketing world. The last man to do so, skipper...
World Cup flight

An average better than Sanga’s

The numbers of Kumar Sangakkara are so splendid that it would be a feather in anyone’s cap if they are able to end their careers having done better than him. Read - Flight back home from Lahore There is Angelo Mathews...

Mahela’s intuition

The good thing about our Legends segment is that when we speak to those who have had their moments in international cricket, we get to know what takes place behind the scenes.  Farveez Maharoof's interview will be on air soon...

Time to enact a new Sports Law

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa needs to be commended for naming a high-profile Sports Council earlier this week. Sports Councils are nothing new. They have been in existence for decades, but very few meaningful outcomes were seen all these years....

Playing hosts to neutral games

There have been some outstanding Test matches played at the P. Sara Oval and perhaps the best of them all didn’t involve Sri Lanka. Pakistan took on Australia as Colombo was chosen as one of the neutral venues for the...

Franchise cricket – a step in the right direction

Sri Lanka Cricket needs to be commended for the excellent work they have done to resume a franchise-based tournament.  if all goes well, we should have this city-based competition by the end of the month or at the latest, October....
Chamara Silva

Learning from Chamara Silva

It’s a pity that an iconic cricket ground – Lancaster Park in Christchurch has ceased hosting international cricket anymore. The 2011 earthquake destroyed several landmarks in the South Island of New Zealand including the Christchurch Cathedral, Colombo Street and...

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