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Video: England conquer Sri Lanka in a dominating fashion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sWjZmSAnFg It was thought, England might struggle in the five-day matches like South Africa on Sri Lankan soil, but, quite deservingly, Joe Root and his boys crushed Sri Lanka in all three Test matches to script a whitewash. Deep Dasgupta,...
Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes: The unsung hero of England’s series victory over Sri Lanka

“Ben Stokes silently went about his business and played an instrumental role in England’s series victory in Sri Lanka” The credit for England’s comprehensive 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka mainly goes to its spin troika of Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid...
Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan spinners fail to deliver collectively against England

"While Sri Lanka's batsmen also have to take the blame for this embarrassing loss, their spinners will have to get back to First-Class cricket and further hone their skills" As England completed a historic whitewash in Sri Lanka, the hosts...
England

Out-of-the-box selections has led to England’s success in the last few months

England complete a brilliant Test series in Sri Lanka....... After a streak of eight winless Tests and eleven winless Tests abroad, it is safe to say that England cricket was reeling. Their permutations were questionable, the form of their players...
England

Adil Rashid emerges out of the shadows of Moeen Ali and Jack Leach

“When Moeen Ali and Jack Leach were finding it hard to cope with the batting masterclass put on display by Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva, it was Adil Rashid who emerged out of the shadows of Ali and...
England

Jonny Bairstow nails his spot at No. 3 with a ton

"Before the game, Root had emphasized on Bairstow’s ability to nail his chances when he has a point to prove, and with a spectacular 110 at Colombo, he managed to do just that" The English cricket team’s woes just never...
England

The consistently inconsistent Root shows his class

"His hundred - yet another hundred in a win - spoke of the class and the dedication. It spoke of his unerring passion towards improving himself, and though his conversion rate is a sorry figure - he has 15...
Joe Root

England shed tag of poor travellers with series win in Sri Lanka

England shine in Sri Lanka under Joe Root..... Worst travellers? Probably. Great team? Absolutely. England's Test woes outside the bucolic comfort of their own country are pathetic, to say the least. While the cricketing fraternity wastes no time in labelling...
Jack leach

Jack Leach’s ability to adapt in stern conditions ensures his success

"By breaking the routine and by scripting a unique path towards success, Leach has shown that while the means to attain glory in cricket are diverse, perfecting the basics of hard work and dedication will always bear fruit" Things would...
England

Moeen Ali, Jack Leach turn the clock back to England’s Asian domination of 2012

“Moeen Ali and Jack Leach’s efforts have revived England’s Asian fortunes once again. Hopefully, they will keep on improving in the coming time ahead” The last time a right arm off-break and left-arm orthodox spin bowling combination led England to...
Kusal Mendis

Should Kusal Mendis play all 3 formats for Sri Lanka?

Things are not going well for Kusal Mendis..... A promising career seems to have lost some spark in a matter of just a year or so. Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka's young gun has been given ample chances in all three...
England

England sweep their way to a possible series win in Sri Lanka

The England batsmen executed the sweep shot very well against Sri Lanka...... Unless rain plays a spoilsport at Pallekele on Days 4 and 5, England are well placed to earn a victory not just in the match, but they will...
Roshen Silva

Resilient Roshen Silva keeps Sri Lanka in hunt

"Yes, Silva deserved a hundred, which he narrowly missed but perhaps, in the context of the match this innings of 85 is as valuable as a ton, if not more" It has been a day of resurgence for the Sri...
Sri Lanka

Karunaratne once again rises to the occasion

"However, he will know that despite his 63 in the first innings, his job is far from over, as Sri Lanka will once again pin their hopes on the man from Colombo to guide them to a win in...
England

England’s reliance on their lower middle-order is worrying

"With the inability to adapt to dire situations and with the format of white-ball so deeply ingrained, players from England especially have lost the art of playing the swinging ball patiently" A now-familiar sight greeted cricket spectators during Day 1...
Herath

No more Test cricket: Rangana Herath returns to his day job

"Nobody minds Herath. Everyone loves Herath. He is probably the most-loved cricketer on the planet right now. They may criticise his bowling, his overseas records (which is perhaps justified) – but they do love him" It was almost anticlimactic. Rangana...
Angelo Mathews

Sri Lanka miss Angelo Mathews the bowler

"Not having Mathews perform his duties as a bowler is hurting Sri Lanka a bit and his services could have come in handy at Galle. It was a good wicket and there was something in it for the seamers...
Keaton Jennings

Keaton Jennings shows early signs of his prowess in the subcontinent

"Should he continue to open for England even at home? By the looks of things, he will as the England middle-order is jam-packed at the moment. But, he will certainly have to improve himself in those conditions, where there...
Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews can’t save Sri Lanka alone

“Angelo Mathews was the only Sri Lankan batsman to show some application and resolve. They have to realize that the 31-year old may be their best bet with the bat but he is not their only batsman” “We all know...
Moeen Ali

Can we talk about Moeen Ali as a bowling all-rounder yet?

"From moving up and down the order to being sidelined for Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid and Jack Leach, England have struggled to identify a role for Moeen Ali in the past" A golden duck in the first innings from no.3...

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