High praise for Matheesha Pathirana from Tom Moody

When it comes to identifying talents, there’s no better person in the sport than Tom Moody. The former Australian all-rounder, during his stint as Sri Lanka’s Head Coach, had a knack of picking players who did not really have...

Charith Asalanka – a breath of fresh air

Where were you when Charith Asalanka created history at Pallekele on Wednesday? If you were in the hills, you will remember that knock for quite some time as apart from creating history, the knock gave Sri Lanka a much-needed ten...

What went wrong for Sri Lanka in the World Cup?

Sri Lanka were knocked out of the ICC T-20 World Cup in Australia with a game to spare.  Heading into Saturday’s game against England in Sydney, the former champions had won four games and lost three with their wins...

Sri Lanka’s Super 12 campaign plagued by injuries

Sri Lanka had to wait till the 11th hour to figure out which group of the Super 12 stage they will be competing in the ICC T20 World Cup here in Australia. United Arab Emirates were playing virtually a dead rubber...

Sri Lanka head into World Cup with most bases covered

Sri Lanka will be an exciting prospect in this World Cup having given a good account of themselves in the last edition of the competition. Since then, they have beaten some formidable opponents and their victory in the Asia...

A nation with a proud history in T20 World Cups

When the England and Wales Cricket Board introduced T-20 cricket in the year 2003, they had several concerns. The numbers attending County Cricket was falling sharply and the younger Brits were developing the notion that cricket was a game...
Devon Conway

Devon Conway’s fairytale

It was a busy day in August 2017 when another passenger aircraft safely landed at the Wellington airport from Johannesburg. A tall, well-built person slowly got off the aircraft and stepped towards the arrivals counter. The immigration  officer carefully...

High hopes as Sri Lanka prepare for World Cup campaign

Sri Lanka's cricketers will travel to Kandy on Saturday to begin a five day residential camp at Pallekele where they will fine tune skills and work on game situations before returning to Colombo for a two day break and...

What’s Sri Lanka doing right in cricket?

You don’t see anything extraordinary in Dasun Shanaka’s captaincy. He doesn’t have the tactical brilliance of Mahela, aggressive approach of Arju or smartness of Sanga. So what helps him to click? A closer look at Dasun Shanaka will tell you...

Dasun’s cornered lions

We have heard about Imran Khan’s cornered tigers. Facing early elimination from the 1992 World Cup after an horrendous campaign, the former Pakistan captain promised to fight like ‘cornered tigers’ and fight they did, knocking off the in form...

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