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South African cricketer Dale Steyn looks on during the third day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa

On South Africa’s strategy of three-man pace attack

"A team may feel more comfortable backing their specialist bowlers irrespective of the conditions, but how fruitful would that be in terms of results"? South Africa suffered an agonizing defeat in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka; they were...
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays a shot

Here begins the Part two of MS Dhoni…

The BCCI has never transparent with the cricket fans and we are aware of only the part of the story the insiders want us to know. One fine day, MS Dhoni bombarded a bombshell by stepping down as India’s...
Deplorable Lanka

Deplorable Lanka need to rejuvenate themselves and soon

Before the ODI series against India, the Island Nation needed atleast two wins to ensure automatic qualification to the 2019 World Cup in England. They did not win a single game and allowed India to inflict an embarrassing whitewash...
Akila Dananjaya

Akila Dananjaya: Sri Lanka’s brand-new blue-eyed boy

Sri Lanka tend to produce these unconventional tweakers quite thick and fast. From Muttiah Muralitharan to Ajantha Mendis to Sachitra Senanayake to Lakshan Sandakan — this tiny little island in the Indian ocean has provided a lot of mystery...
MS Dhoni against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka play spoilsport on Akila Dananjaya’s honeymoon

An old man yawned in the stands at Pallekele. India were 109/0 chasing 237 for victory and it seemed like this never ending series was pushing, kicking and burying the limits of boredom. Enter Akila Dananjaya, fresh from his...
MS Dhoni

Toughest phase of MS Dhoni’s career has started from Sri Lanka

Following all the glitz and glory of a highly decorated international career which has already lasted for 13 years, MS Dhoni is now entering a phase in which he has to justify his selection, each time he will take...
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Direct qualification for ICC World Cup 2019 : Sri Lanka’s final chance of securing...

Champions in 1996. Runners-up in 2007 and 2011. Semi-final exit in 2003. Sri Lanka might have a lucrative World Cup record, but at present, a dark cloud is hovering over their direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England,...
Sri Lanka Cricket Team

Where is Sri Lanka Cricket heading?

Can transition period be a long-term excuse for a top international team to overshadow continuous poor performances? In an ideal world, it should not, but unfortunately, there is nothing ideal in Sri Lanka Cricket at this point of time. "You can't...
Jadeja Suspension

Jadeja’s suspension is blessing in disguise

The International Cricket Council’s decision of suspending Ravindra Jadeja from the third and final Test of the ongoing series India-Sri Lanka series must have dampened the celebrations of second successive Test series triumph on Lankan soil, in the visitor’s...
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A stubborn hero emerges from the ashes for Sri Lanka

They are on the wane, declining rapidly, suffering  a free fall since the retirements of some legendary names in the game. There was no stopping the Indian juggernaut when they landed in this country. Sri Lanka might have triumphed...
Pujara

India’s overseas batting: New dawn or a false hope?

Since December 2016, there have been seven instances of teams scoring more than 600 runs in an innings in Test cricket. Six of these have come from India, who have enjoyed a productive home season, in which they thrashed...
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A result oriented surface narrows the gap between India and Sri Lanka

The caravan of the ongoing Sri Lanka-India Test series has moved to Colombo and India couldn’t have come to the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) with a better frame of mind. In the series opener at Galle, the Virat Kohli-led...
Dinesh Chandimal

Dinesh Chandimal’s return might inspire Sri Lanka to bounce back

Subsequent to the 304-run drubbing by Team India in the opening Test of the three-Test series, Sri Lanka will be desperate to bounce back. The loss also happened to be Sri Lanka’s biggest defeat in the Tests, making it...
Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul

India’s top-order conundrum

A few weeks ago, Shikhar Dhawan planned to spend his holidays in Australia, and by far, he would not have imagined taking guard at Galle in the series opener. But, it wasn't to be as fortune favoured the southpaw....
Dimuth Karunaratne

Dimuth Karunaratne: Sri Lanka’s warrior from Galle

Amidst a 10-man Sri Lanka’s misery of chasing a mammoth target of 550 runs in the opening Test against India at the Galle, Sri Lanka found a warrior in their opener Dimuth Karunaratne. Into the third day when Lanka’s...
Virat-Kohli

Virat Kohli rediscovers his mojo

India scripted history at Galle in the series opener against Sri Lanka as they recorded the biggest away win, in terms of runs. India romped home to another victory and have gained a healthy lead of 1-0 in the...
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Target 550: A mountain task ahead of 10-man Sri Lanka

There was a lot of hullabaloo over Indian Captain Virat Kohli not enforcing the follow-on, yet again. When the Sri Lankans were bundled out for 291 runs, giving India a lead of 309 runs, Kohli decided to bat for...
Dilruwan Perera, Wriddhiman Saha

Dilruwan Perera feasts on Indian spinners in impressive knock

Dilruwan Perera made the second highest score by a no.7 in home Tests against India as he was stranded on 92 by his irresponsible partners. Batting above no.8 for just the sixth time in 31 innings, Perera's task at...
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No end to Sri Lanka’s miseries

If you are a Sri Lanka fan, you have to feel for Rangana Herath. Right from the start of this Galle Test, nothing has gone right for him. It all started, when the old fox tweaker was forced to lead the...
Hardik Pandya

India’s impressive number seven to eleven

Since December 2016, India have managed to breach the 600-run mark on five occasions. It’s a tremendous achievement by the batting unit as this speaks volumes of their dominance with the bat. Runs by the lower-order are always precious...

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