Mathews suffers same fate as Aravinda

In late 1990s, Aravinda de Silva was winning the race to become the first batter to reach five figures in ODI cricket but his quest was cut short when he was axed from the limited overs side following a...

Regaining the lost momentum in India

If the Asia Cup in September in UAE were a dream, the World Cup in Australia in November was a dream that Sri Lankan fans would like to forget. The Asia Cup was a dream in the sense that...

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...

Future of Sri Lankan cricket is in safe hands

The county cricket ground at Essex, a ten minute walk from the Chelmsford train station may not be as inspiring as Lord’s or as historic as The Oval or as modern as Headingley. It’s a small ground that can barely...
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Pakistan, a nation with cricketing talent in abundance

Pakistan are in town for a two match Test series, after somewhat of a long layoff given the frequency they used to take on Sri Lanka in cricket. The last time Pakistan were here was in 2015. It’s unusual that...

Tips to playing PAIN-FREE cricket

I challenge you to go and try to find an adult cricketer who hasn’t experienced shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain or ankle pain! It won’t be an easy challenge for you as at some point in their careers, they’ve...

Is Sanga the best No. 3 to have played Tests?

One of the most vital batting positions in the game is the No. 3 spot, the backbone of every batting line-up. Throughout the history of the game, we have seen some great No. 3 batters, who have shouldered the...

A settled batting unit augurs well moving forward

Sri Lanka’s batting display in the two match Test series in Bangladesh has been a treat to watch as the team posted formidable totals in a bid to secure the series. Angelo Mathews has been the mainstay of the side...
Angelo Mathews 199

The nervous 199!

Test cricket has been now played for close to 150 years and 12 batsmen have missed out on a double hundred by just one run. Being dismissed for 199 is a cruel thing. Having put in lot of hard work...
Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh 2022

Bringing the best out of Dickwella

Leading into the two match Test series against Bangladesh, there was unstinting support for under pressure wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne, while backing Dickwella stressed on the need for the batter to repay the faith shown on him...

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