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The unique cricket culture of Sri Lanka

“Corruption is the part and parcel of the subcontinent and the Sri Lankan Cricket Board have been accused of such many times. But they have not taken Sri Lanka cricket to the doldrums. One should not forget, these Board...

The Australian batsmen are poor technically and temperamentally

“It’s very surprising to see the Australians didn’t learn from the mistakes made in Pallekele. They repeated the same mistakes in Galle and if they don’t rectify them, a 3-0 whitewash will be on the cards”   Last year, Cricket Australia...

The unflappable adventure of Kusal Mendis at Pallekele

“Apart from that six to bring up his maiden Test hundred, there was hardly any sign of arrogance from Mendis. He was the symbol of hope at the crease and when he was dismissed on the fourth morning after...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid