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2014

On-field laurels marred by boardroom politics- Sri Lanka’s year in review

A manic year for Sri Lanka saw them stamping their authority over world cricket with outstanding performances across all formats of the game. The trophy cabinet was accessed more than ever with the Asia Cup, Twenty20 World Cup, Asian Games… Continue Reading →

Why ODI series loss against India is a blessing in disguise for Sri Lanka

In Mahabharata, Parasuram cursed Karna that he would forget the execution of his skills at the moment of his greatest need. Looking at Sri Lanka’s ODI performances in India historically, it makes one wonder whether they suffer a similar curse, too, when playing in… Continue Reading →

The reasons for the incompleteness of CLT20

If one moment that had an incredible and perennial impact on World Cricket, then that would be Misbah Ul Haq’s failed scoop against Johinder Sharma in the final of the 2007 WT20. That one shot lead to India’s triumph which… Continue Reading →

Benefits cricket can gain from being a part of Asian Games

Cricket is the second-most popular sport in the world, thanks to the gargantuan population of South Asia. Although around 2.5 billion fans follow the sport fervently, the art of cricket is known only to a few countries in the world, with… Continue Reading →

Tailless England and an ailing Sri Lankan tail

Sri Lanka’s woes in Tests have been manifolds, from an ever-changing opening combo to the always-feeble new bowl pair. Vaas’s retirement connived a dearth of fast bowling options. Just when Malinga, Kulasekara and Thushara made it look potent, Murali’s retirement… Continue Reading →

BCCI's bait for BCB

When BCCI set out on its hunt to conquer the helm of the body that governs world Cricket, it used threat at both ECB and CA to make them a part of their conspiracy, and incentives to have the endorsement … Continue Reading →

Testing times in Tests in England- A look at all Tests Lanka played in England

Sri Lanka Tour of England 1984 Sri Lanka’s first test in England was played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground from the 23rd of August to the 28th of August. It was just a one off test match series and Sri Lanka showcased… Continue Reading →

Three Places Up for Grabs in the Sri Lankan Test Side

As the first class match against Northamptonshire is auguring well for Sri Lanka ahead of the Tests against England, still there are three slots in the test side to be filled. Sri Lanka’s batting order has the experience of Sangakkara and… Continue Reading →

Mankading is all about Intellect vs Mind

Three nights ago Buttler was in the headlines for his titillating century that brought England within the vicinity of victory at Lords and Sachithra Senanayake found himself being Googled all over the world, after he was reported by the umpires… Continue Reading →

2014 WT20 victory better than the 1996 World Cup Victory.

It is the third week since Sri Lanka lifted a World Cup since the famous 1996 heroics, but the celebrations and rapture have not jaded yet. For a tiny island which can only by spotted in the world map with… Continue Reading →

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