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Top 10 quotes from Chinaman – The legend of Pradeep Mathew

Chinaman – the legend of Pradeep Mathew is a Sri Lankan English fiction written by Shehan Karunatilaka, which won several awards including the Commonwealth Book Prize in 2012 and Graetiaen award in 2008. It is about an alcoholic journalist’s pursuit after… Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka’s all-time Cricket World Cup XI

Sri Lanka is the second most consistent team in World Cups, after Australia, since the 1996 edition in the subcontinent. They entered the semi-finals once (2003), finals twice (2007 and 2011) and ended up as the champions in 1996. Having matured as… Continue Reading →

The West Indian pull-out and why Sri Lankan Cricket Board needs to be wary of it

Very recently, the West Indies abruptly withdrew from the tour of India with one One Day International (ODI), 1 Twenty20 International (T20I) and three Tests pending due to disputes over the payment structure. The recant had severe repercussions with the Board of… Continue Reading →

Team history at Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka (1975-2011)

Sri Lanka are indisputably the most outlandish side in cricket World Cups, for no other side has ever managed to win a World Cup after having been an associate nation previously. Sri Lanka were a cricketing minnow for 4 World Cups…. Continue Reading →

2014 ICC Awards: Missed opportunities for Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath?

The winners of the a href=”http://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/mitchell-johnson-icc-test-ab-de-villiers-odi-cricketer” target=”_blank”>ICC awards for the year 2014 were announced yesterday, with Mitchell Johnson claiming the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, while Aaron Finch won the T20I Performance of… Continue Reading →

9 Issues Sri Lanka need to address before World Cup 2015

The struggle to acclimatize – Slow starters Sri Lanka’s batting has imploded in the first match of every One Day International (ODI) series they have played in 2014, which indicates that their batsmen have initially struggled to adapt to the demands of the conditions…. 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 other face of Kumar Sangakkara: The man who united Sri Lanka spiritually

Many anecdotes have been written about both Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Cricket. The story of Sri Lanka’s World Cup triumph in 1996 is more than an anecdote – it is incredible enough to be pigeonholed as a fairy tale…. Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka's Anathematized Young Batsmen

Sri Lanka is quirky among Cricket Playing Nations. Among the Top Cricket Playing Nations, Sri Lanka has the least GDP; is the second least populated; has the worst domestic structure; and has the least number of International Stadiums.  Sri Lanka has a Sports… Continue Reading →

The Story of Self-effacing Chandimal

Team sports can be a tough proposition, since anyone can easily be lost between self and team. What do you play for? Who do you play for? For personal milestones or team’s glory? For yourself or your team? Though any… 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 →

Kill or get Killed

8 years ago, in the United Kingdom when the summer sun was just starting to peep on the British Isle, Sri Lanka Cricket team lead by Mahela Jayawardane defeated England 5-0, making history. 8 years after the heroics, we find… Continue Reading →

The last Chapter of a Heartwarming Novel

It all began a decade ago, when two stalwarts of world cricket tangoed together to maul a bowling attack that contained an astute leg break bowler in it on a tricky track in Dambulla during the Asia Cup, or may… Continue Reading →

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