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Sri Lanka’s Messiah- A tribute to Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara will retire after this Test Pakiyasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium is a tiny stadium with below par facilities hidden in Borella, a suburb of Colombo. Yet, it has the privilege of having hosted Sri Lanka’s first ever test match. It is… Continue Reading →

Why India should not go overboard with strengthening their spin bowling for the Lanka series

Kohli should play only two spinners So, Rama has arrived with his troops in Lanka for yet another shot at conquering the Ravana ruled Lanka. 22 years, it has been, since his army conquered Sri Lanka in a test series… Continue Reading →

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 →

The Angelo Mathews-Marvan Atapattu combo and the retrograde of Sri Lanka cricket

Angelo Mathews and Marvan Atapattu pictured prior to the Pallekele Test against Pakistan I thought about ranting on it after the Test defeat in Sharjah. Mathews had just been baptised as the captain. So let’s wait, I thought. Then there was a… Continue Reading →

Kumar Sangakkara – A look beyond the oomph of his magical numbers

a href=”http://www.thearmchaircritic.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/sri-lanka-cricket-team41.jpg”> Fourteen years ago, a young man walked out to the middle of the hostile Centurion track to open the innings for his team, that was playing only its second Test series in the Rainbow nation. His team had been forced to… Continue Reading →

Personality Quiz: Which Sri Lankan captain are you?

Check out this quiz to find which Sri Lankan cricket captain you are.

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 →

Can Sri Lanka taste World Cup success in the face of turmoil?

a href=”http://www.thearmchaircritic.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/734990-21204568-1600-900.jpg”> On the 3rd of March, 2009, when around a dozen of gunmen ambushed the Sri Lankan bus in Lahore and started sending a hail of bullets towards the team bus causing all the players on board to hit… Continue Reading →

World Cup Predictions: Can the real Sri Lanka please step up?

a href=”http://www.thearmchaircritic.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/12499.jpg”> With a superfluity of problems miring Sri Lanka’s World Cup preparations, the Island nation would enter the tournament without the favourites tag. The team has a minefield to clear ahead of them, with the playing XI unable to put… Continue Reading →

5 things Sri Lanka need to try before the World Cup for a change in fortune- The Mahinda Rajapaksha way!

The selectors of Sri Lanka cricket have pulled out all the stops to field a fighting XI for the upcoming world cup down under. The mission-impossible has seen 5 different openers, several lower order sloggers and a plethora of middle order… Continue Reading →

Mahela’s Top Ten Test Innings

 10. 141 vs New Zealand at Napier, 2005 a href=”http://www.thearmchaircritic.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/MJnapier.jpg”>   On a placid track in Napier, after conceding 561 runs in the first innings, Sri Lanka needed to make sure they scored as many runs as possible to avoid… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Are Sri Lankan Tamil cricketers discriminated against?

Why do so few Sri Lankan Tamils take to cricket professionally? © AFP PHOTO A popular theory put forward by some Tamils in Sri Lanka is that the Sri Lankan cricket team does not represent the Tamil speaking population of… Continue Reading →

5 lesser known facts about Sri Lankan cricket

Sri Lanka is the youngest dominant cricket team in the world at the moment. Having been awarded Test status only in 1981, Sri Lanka already have a World Cup and a World T20 title under their belt. Here are 5… Continue Reading →

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