Nuwan Kulasekera – Little man with a big heart

Imagine you are an opening batsman in international cricket, the bowler at the top of the mark is 5 foot 6 inches, sporting a pleasant smile and having a built which is not anywhere close to the ideal fast...

Emperor of Surrey

There are lots of reasons to love The Oval in London, Surrey’s home ground. One thing is that it is easily accessible. The Northern Line and Victoria Line tubes will get you to the ground and once you emerge...
Sri Lanka Cricket

Playing Money Ball: What is the best Sri Lankan T20I XI

A tiny island nation in the Indian ocean has produced champion cricketers over the years. Sri Lankan cricketers have been unique. They have had unusual grips, unusual bowling styles, unique shots delivered with utmost grace. Whether we win or...
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On that unusual stumping!

No, we are not talking of that stumping of Darren Lehmann by Romesh Kaluwitharana here. There, Kalu is literally hiding the ball and the moment Lehmann lifts his back foot in a bid to get a single, hoping the...

The past, present and future of schoolboy cricketers

With the whole world going through an unexpected stand still, I thought of giving a few thoughts about an area which is very important and significant to us but at this very juncture it seems to be totally neglected...

Nostalgia from Calypso-land: Reliving the 2003 Bridgetown Classic

Any win in professional sport is special. But some are extra-special. Victories which are achieved in alien conditions, orchestrated by unlikely individuals and those which break a long drought, belong to this category.Free hit contributor – Aravinthan Arunthavanathan Bridgetown 2003...

Debunking ‘myths’ from the 2007 World Cup final

Last week we commemorated the 13-year anniversary of Sri Lanka finishing as runners-up at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean. It is not a day that many Sri Lankan fans look back on fondly as not only...
Galle Cricket Stadium

The World has fallen in love with Galle

Amidst the gloom following the outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic, came the glorious news on Friday that Galle has emerged as the winner of a poll conducted to find the world’s finest cricket ground. Cricket statistician Jarrod Kimber had initiated...

When Sri Lanka was cheated out of a World Cup title

Sri Lanka consolidated their reputation as big game players by sealing a place at another final. It was Sri Lanka vs Australia at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Final on the 28th of April 2007, a Saturday. Free hit contributor...

We deserve Cricket. Soon.

Coronavirus. Sigh. Is there any other word thrown around more these days than that? So much so that almost everyone on social media reads the word ‘Carnivorous’ as ‘Coronavirus’. Free Hit Contributor – Muhammad NazeerYes, it’s just a stupid meme but...

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