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Bowling isn’t broken. It is the batting that needs fixing!

http://gty.im/463400706 Nothing has gone well for Sri Lanka in the world cup thus far. Their pre-tournament form was wrecked, the world cup song for Sri Lanka was cheesy and Kumar Dharmasena- the Sri Lankan umpire found him in the middle… Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka’s World Cup preparation hampered by poor selections

a href=”http://www.thearmchaircritic.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/1379083-29578011-1600-900.jpg”> The clamp down on fuel prices may have helped the motor geeks in Sri Lanka gain enough fuel to generate firepower to gratify their globetrotting aspirations, but the islanders’ cricket team lacks the very firepower during the tail… Continue Reading →

Getting Sri Lanka’s World Cup combination right

Sri Lanka in 2014 have been riding on the unprecedented form of Angelo Mathews and Kumar Sangakkara. Their bowling, even with Lasith Malinga’s presence, has frequently been toothless. The batting, apart from Sangakkara and Mathews, never really consistently delivered. They… 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 →

1996 World Cup Hero: Sanath Jayasuriya – Cricket’s Kamikaze

Losing your wicket in cricket is analogous to death in life. Mortality, despite being primordial, is something everyone loves to defer to eternity. Yet, you find heroes who embrace death, accept mortality and bid au revoir to life in order to die… 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 →

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 →

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