Let’s give Avishka the long rope

Having taken a cue out of the champion cricketing outfits of West Indies, Sri Lankan batters threw caution to the wind waiting to cash in the moment they saw an opportunity. The theory seemed to be that if the first...
Chanaka Silva

A rare gem snatched away from us

For 19 years, Chanaka Silva never missed an international cricket match in Sri Lanka. It can be safely assumed that nobody watched more cricket in Sri Lanka in the last two decades than Chanaka Silva. He breathed his last...
Sri Lanka white ball team back on track

Sri Lanka white ball team back on track

For a team that revolutionized the way white ball cricket was played, it was extremely painful to watch the national cricket team suffering back to back 5-0 defeats or 3-0 routings in the shorter formats of the game.   In 2017...

What happened to Brett Schultz?

Some of the game’s prominent fast bowlers have left an indelible mark on our shores.   There was Sir Richard Hadlee, who took 23 wickets in 1984 and Mitchell Starc who took 24 wickets in 2016 while Imran Khan in 1985,...

The rise of Bawwa

Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik on commentary with Sky Sports during the Lord’s Test between England and India was praising the contributions made by Nuwan Seneviratna, the team’s throw down specialist.  Better known as ‘Bawwa’, Nuwan is one of the two...

With cricket at the Olympics, we won’t have to wait for a medal for...

International cricket used to be a sport that was exclusive to a handful of countries. Thanks to the visionary leadership of former International Cricket Council boss Jagmohan Dalmiya, cricket started reaching out to every outpost and right now some...
Need to stop the exodus of talent

Need to stop the exodus of talent

Have you watched Australian spinner Ashton Agar’s comments on Rangana Herath after the Aussies were given a proper hiding by Bangladesh in Dhaka in the second T-20 International of the five match series?  You can watch it on the Cricket...

Why so much hatred towards India?

Hats off to the Indian cricket team for the sportsmanship they have exhibited this series. There were so many goodwill gestures by the Indians individually and collectively.   The bio-secure bubble was compromised not once but twice and the Indians could...

Dasun has much to learn

Sri Lanka messed up a fine opportunity to square the three match ODI series against India on Tuesday. The hosts put up a remarkable fight back after a meek surrender in the first game but eventually, when put under...

Know your white ball – red ball players

Watching Sri Lankan cricket these days is a tedious affair. Not just because the team is losing but there are some blunders that could have been easily avoided.  You cannot hope that a player will be a good prospect in...

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