Percy Abeysekara

On those men who will never get to the Hall of Fame

Ten years since the International Cricket Council introduced the ICC Hall of Fame, two Sri Lankans have been named in that exclusive club.  Two years after the world’s highest wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan was inducted as the first Sri Lankan,...

The glorious summer of 1998

Strangely, successive Sri Lankan teams have done pretty well in alien English conditions but over the years they have been well below par in India.  Why we are yet to win a Test match in India remains a huge question...

Fitness regime has no substitutes

It is indeed disheartening to note some of Sri Lanka’s promising players opting to burn bridges instead of falling in line and meeting the minimum fitness standards that have been put in place at the moment for players to...

The biggest upset in ODI history

“Before I go to sleep” is a mystery psychological thriller released in 2014. Academy-award winning actress Nichole Kidman played the main role of it as a woman who suffered brain damage due to a car accident that happened ten...

Persevere with your brave policies

All cricket fans need to be prepared for some harsh realities; like Sri Lanka playing the qualifying tournament to get to the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.  Some vital areas have been neglected over the years and we nearly paid...

Hobson’s choice for players in contract dispute

The pay cut that Sri Lanka’s cricketers, particularly the seniors, have been forced to go take is quite significant.  Some of them are set to lose as much as US$ 50,000 on their annual retainers. Although there’s no significant change...
Kusal Perera Captain

KJP’s new brand of fearless cricket

Spare a thought for Dimuth Karunaratne, who is in the form of his life having amassed 427 runs in his last three innings but he’s got to wait till the end of this year to get a flavour of...

A star is born

In all, there were five PCR tests and ten Antigen tests over a two-week period during the two Tests between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Pallekele. It was fully worth it for we witnessed the best ever debut by...

The View from Bangladesh: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Test Series

The battle at the bottom of the World Test Championship table produced a series that wasn’t the best advert for Test cricket, the docile Pallekelle pitch combined with the limited ambition of two struggling teams, resulted in frequently forgettable...
Muttiah Muralitharan

Which lines to bowl? Doosra, Googly and everything in between

This entry is devoted to discussing a very specific aspect of spin bowling that has been observed over the years. It is on the lines spinners bowl when they use their variations. Free Hit contributor – Keshan Dissanayake In quick time...

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