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...
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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...
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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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From Churchill to Dimuth, Sri Lankans making a mark in County Cricket

There is something common about Dr. Churchill Gunasekara and Dimuth Karunaratne. The former was the first Sri Lankan to play County Cricket more than a century ago in 1919 while Dimuth will become the latest having signed a deal...
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Skipper Dimuth in unchartered territory

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne this week reached his career best ICC Ranking when he emerged as the number five ranked batter in the world. In the lead up to the pink ball Test in Bangalore, the 33-year-old was placed eighth....
Sri Lanka Tour of India 2022

Massive challenge for Sri Lanka in Bangalore after Mohali disaster

India’s IT hub will host the second Test between Sri Lanka and the hosts starting Saturday, a pink ball Test. Day-night Test encounters have barely lasted three days in India. There have been two of them and both games...

Can Sri Lanka win the World Cup in 2023?

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A champion who gave nightmares to Sri Lankans

Sri Lankans who watched cricket in 1980s were familiar with ‘Hadlee nightmare’. It was better named in Sinhala ‘Hadlee beethikawa’. In the next decade we witnessed ‘Warne beethikawa’. In 40 years of international cricket, no player had the impact...

Fans return to cricket and young guns don’t let them down

On Friday night, in a pub somewhere along Nottingham Road, sipping away a Black Sabbath, Mickey Arthur must be having quite a chuckle when he sees Pathum Nissanka walking away with Player of the Series award. It has been...

A year in which Sri Lankan cricket turned a corner

The year 2021 has been quite an eventful one and at the end of it, those of us who follow the game of cricket closely can say that the national cricket team has turned a huge corner.  Sri Lanka’s transition...

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