Antigua; an island steeped in cricketing history and legacy

The Sri Lankan cricket team is currently in Antigua, one of the major tourist attractions in the Caribbean. The island is promoted as the ultimate romantic getaway with more than 300 beaches.   The population of this tiny island is less...
Upul Tharanga

Upul Tharanga – the man who unified a divided team

In an age where even mediocre sportsmen drive fast cars, endorse products, make a hue and cry when passing basic fitness tests and actively engage in social media, there are some who are still old school and remain determinedly...
Sri Lanka Cricket

A call for the Thinking Cricketer

There's a lot of behind the scenes movement inside Sri Lanka cricket these days. The Sri Lankan fan is radiating disapproval on the performances of the national team in numerous creative ways. The spotlight has also fallen, arguably even...

IPL snub, another warning signal for Sri Lankan cricket

The number of white South Africans picking up KOLPAK deals in the last ten years was worrying and the decline of South African cricket has been steep. There have been some warning signals for Sri Lankan cricket since 2015...

Lasith Malinga and the IPL: A retrospective (Part 1)

“The end of an era”. An oft repeated and sometimes overused phrase. But there are certain occasions when the phrase rings undeniably true, and the night of the 12th of May 2019 was one of them, even though we...

Sri Lanka needs better systems

Is a team only as good as the systems that sit behind it? This is an important question. It’s one that keeps coming up as Sri Lanka inspects the wreckage of the England tour. In James Clear's book -...
Asantha de Mel

Cricket’s costly blunders

Hindsight is a fine thing but in reality, you cannot go back in time to reverse blunders you have committed. Often, people live regretting the decisions they have made. There are of course others who have the strength to...

Developing cricket at grass root levels, Ara’s priority

There’s excitement on Friday afternoon following the announcement that former skipper Aravinda de Silva will take over as the Chairman of now defunct Cricket Committee. The Cricket Committee used to be the advisory arm of Sri Lanka Cricket and...

The importance of eccentric training for injury prevention in cricket

Whether you are a professional or amateur cricketer, availability for the entire season is the best physical quality you can have. As injuries are becoming the biggest threat in the cricket arena, every professional athlete should hold the responsibility...

Spin Sri Lanka’s Achilles Heel

How did we become so vulnerable against spin? Watching Sri Lanka play Dom Bess and Jack Leach from the Galle Fort was painful. Our batsmen were lost. They had forgotten the basics. They seem to have just one answer...

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