Angelo Mathews wipes out the Windies

Angelo Mathews castled Xavier Marshall, Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Bravo in the 1st over of the Windies chase during the 2009 World T20 semi-final, laying the foundation for a Sri Lankan win. Sri Lanka had struggled to 158, on the...

A super over from a super bowler

Lasith Malinga conceded just 5 runs in his defense of 13 in a one-over eliminator against New Zealand, during the 2012 T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka versus New Zealand has always brought out some exciting cricket in World Cups. This...

Jayawardene into the record books

Mahela Jayawardene played one of Sri Lanka’s best knocks in T20 cricket at the time, when the team came up against Zimbabwe in the 1st round of the 2010 World T20. The pitch was not the easiest to get going...
Dilshan stands tall

Dilshan stands tall

TM Dilshan played a lone hand of 96 off 57 to drag Sri Lanka to a winning total of 158 in the 2009 World T20 semi-final against West Indies. For a characteristically daring batsman like TM Dilshan, nothing could be...

Ajantha Mendis’ box of tricks

Ajantha Mendis signaled his return to the national side with a bang, leaving Zimbabwe in tatters in their chase of 183. Mendis was determined to prove a point and what better way to do it than to pick up the...

ICC Men’s T20 World Cups in Numbers

The UAE and Oman will welcome 16 teams for the 7th edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup from the 17th of October to the 14th of November 2021. Here are some of the key numbers from the...
A dream death-over spell

A dream death-over spell

Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara and Sachithra Senanayake restricted some of the best strikers of the ball in the world, MS Dhoni, Virat Kholi and Yuvraj Singh, to just 19 runs in the last 4 overs of India’s innings during...
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The survival of the Mysterious Maheesh

About three years ago, a teenager was deemed obese and unfit for the Sri Lanka U19 World Cup squad. Is he the first one to be left out for this reason? No. Is he one of the very few...

What is the key to becoming a successful batter in today’s cricket?

"Change alone is permanent." Cliché but correct.  What if I say, understanding this notion is the key to success as a modern-day batsman? Let’s delve-in. It was the summer of 2014 in England. Virat Kohli was on strike and Stuart...

A crusade to the top – Sri Lanka’s 156th Test Cap

Kalutara is a coastal city in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, just a drive of 60-90 minutes from Colombo. A further 10-minute drive from the town along the Palatota road will lead you to a house beside a...

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