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Performances of Jimmy Neesham & Thisara Perera rekindle memories of the 90s brand of...

"Slowly but steadily the 90s seam bowling all-rounders are back in ODI cricket" The first match of the Benson and Hedges World Cup at Auckland in 1992 between New Zealand and Australia is remembered for Martin Crowe pulling a rabbit...
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Thisara Perera takes his batting to the next level

"Perera has all it takes to become a world-class all-rounder. He has been in the international scene for over 9 years now and he is still seen as a largely inconsistent performer with both ball and bat" At 121 for...
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Why stiff run-chases on placid tracks are often not successful

Placid decks, daddy hundreds, huge scores....but something is always missing Will they…? Won’t they…? One of the greatest reasons why sports remains ever so endearing is the unpredictability that each game brings along with it. The minnows staging upsets, the close...
Angelo Mathews

The Angelo Mathews conundrum for Sri Lanka

"Mathews still has at least a couple of years left in him, but Sri Lanka will have to look beyond that as well. The next series will be a good time to begin" Over the last couple of years, we...
Kusal Mendis

Is Kusal Mendis the new life saver for Sri Lanka?

Kusal Mendis is one of the positives for Sri Lanka in 2018……. It was Aravinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga, who were famous for their rescue acts whenever Sri Lanka fell into trouble. They passed the baton to a certain...
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Roshen Silva drives loosely and Trent Boult sinks Sri Lanka

Trent Boult annihilated Sri Lanka quickly to leave them demoralised……. Trent Boult is a predator on any surface. Be it in a subcontinental flat deck or in a seam and bouncy track, Boult will script Thunderbolts with a commendable effort....
Sri Lanka

Video: Sri Lanka’s grit and determination paid off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Mu96iQlyg The Lankans were in absolute disarray with the bat on Day 1, but their middle and lower order put up a resistance to see-off the day. New Zealand batters mauled the Lankan bowlers in the third innings, an innings...
Sri Lanka

All is quiet on the great fight back at Basin Reserve

The lack of interest in Sri Lanka’s epic fight back among cricket fans and pundits is quite saddening……. There you go, from nowhere, Sri Lanka managed to draw the first Test at Basin Reserve quite astonishingly. But, frankly speaking, even...
New Zealand

Kusal Mendis is the saviour once again

"All of Mendis’ six Test tons have been of the highest quality, though a few years from now when he is recollecting his best moments, this ton is sure to rank among the very best" A series win over South...
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka bowlers err in line and length; let New Zealand pile on indomitable...

"Yes, the trio played a game together after six long months - they prefer fielding three specialist spinners at home - but at the highest level, when the conditions are for the offing, that will hardly sum up as...
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Tom Latham’s patient knock pushes him away from the shadows

"The textbook sweeps and cover-drives were sparse but not absent and as he got to the much-awaited triple-figure mark, his relief and the silent joy in finally knowing that he belonged could not be missed" It took Tom Latham 20...
Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews lets his bat do all the talking

Angelo Mathews shows his class..... Angelo Mathews was hurt. After having coach Chandika Hathurusingha rally around him for the ODI leadership at the start of 2018, he watched in dismay as the very same individual led the fight for the...

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