Lasith Malinga’s nadir – Is the clock ticking for the veteran?

Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of Ahmed Shahzad with Sri Lanka teammates during the 1st T20I against Pakistan The Sri Lankan team once had a lion in their team; the lion that swaggered around its territory, making the accidental trespasser cringe with… 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 →

Shouldn't a bowler's ability to bowl dot balls be more rewarded?

50 years ago, a bowler’s effectiveness and opulence were measured by the number of wickets he took. The strike rate was the criteria that separated the bests from the goods. 20 years later with the advent of One Day Internationals,… Continue Reading →

Malinga The Golden Egg Laying Goose of Sri Lanka Cricket

For Sri Lankan cricket fans of the 90s, nothing would have spellbound them like a Sanath Jayasuriya square cut for a six or a trademark pickup shot to the leg side. But for a Sri Lankan cricket fan of the… Continue Reading →

2013: Moments of Spectacles for Sri Lanka

Though the year 2013 didn’t go according to the plans for Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan cricketers produced some spectacular display of incisive cricket to attest the existence of some soul in a rather dying sport in Sri Lanka.(or more… Continue Reading →

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