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Keep up the good work West Indies and Sri Lanka

In the end, the second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka at North Sound witnessed no results. But there were plenty of positives to take from the series for both sides. Sri Lanka, recently, have been in a slump in white clothes whereas, the West Indies have been more about just Twenty20-performers. Thankfully, in this Test series, both teams raised the hopes of improvements in the 5-day format in the coming days.

Well played West Indies and Sri Lanka

From 169 to 476 had been a huge improvement and a morale-boosting one, and the same old thing can be stated about faring well – keep the basics right, the success would come and never lose the fighting spirit. The West Indians followed the same and in the end, it turned out to be a very enjoyable Test match.
Holder and Lakmal

Video: Sri Lanka and West Indies gifted a series to remember

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNNeIUTu9Ng Amid the excitement of the World Cup, West Indies, and Sri Lanka were engaged in one of the most memorable Test series in recent times. Both teams gifted the fans enough entertainment and thrilling moments and, in the end,...
Sri Lanka celebration

Sri Lanka show nerves of steel to snatch an improbable win

The Sri Lankans delivered when it mattered the most.......   It is often said, cricket gets more intense and competitive, when the conditions are bowling-friendly, and this game was just a testament to it. Sri Lanka were beaten in the first...
Jason Holder

WI v SL: Takeaways from the series for the teams

Grounded, battered and bruised as Test cricket’s whipping boys, Sri Lanka and West Indies needed a break from the constant hammering and decided to take each other on in what appeared to be an innocuous Test series in the...
Sri Lankan celebration

Sri Lanka’s progress in Test cricket commendable

Praiseworthy performance from Sri Lanka...... Despite the controversies leading up to the third and final Test at Barbados, Sri Lanka managed to pull off a crucial victory, in the absence of their regular captain Dinesh Chandimal. Suranga Lakmal – making...
Dilruwan Perera

Dilruwan Perera emerges as a silent hero for Sri Lanka in overseas Test matches

"He did survive a few edges through slips and almost played Kemar Roach on to his stumps but his full-of-intent partnership with Kusal against West Indies once again proved his importance in the side" At first glance, the Sri Lankan...
Jason Holder

Jason Holder and Kensington Oval; a saga of consistency

 "Be it our very own Raj breaking down barriers to end with Simran or be it a brazen Rhett wooing Scarlett in Gone with the Wind, the fictional love stories have stood the test of time. In a strange way,...
Sri Lanka

Revamped bowling attack huge positive for Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan bowling attack looks an attacking unit....... When the Sri Lankan team for the Port of Spain Test was announced there was a major surprise in store for those watching. Rangana Herath, their most experienced campaigner and the...
Lakmal delivers

Lakmal delivers, but has a long way to go

Lakmal needs to lead by an example for Sri Lanka..... The onus of making a comeback in the final Test of the three-match series is on Sri Lanka. After being outplayed in the series opener, Sri Lanka showed nerves of...
Suranga Lakmal

Injuries, suspensions and new captain: How will Sri Lanka turn things around at Barbados?

A tough challenge ahead for Sri Lanka.....  If being 0-1 down in the three-match Test series was not enough, Sri Lanka now have to find a way to draw level at Barbados without their captain Dinesh Chandimal. Not only that,...
Kasun Rajitha

The impressive Kasun Rajitha

Rajitha bowled with a lot more intent in his first ever Test and impressed everyone..... Chandika Hathurusingha loves to keep faith in young and talented cricketers. In fact, he possesses the eyes to spot the talents and unleash them on...
Kasun Rajitha of Sri Lanka celebrates the dismissal of Kieran Powell

Controversy overshadows Sri Lanka’s fight back, but it should not be forgotten

Sri Lanka exhibited the much needed character at Gros Islet, but all the efforts were overshadowed by the ball-tampering controversy..... The third of second Test at Gros Islet was due to start at 9:30 am local time, half an hours...
Shannon Gabriel

Shannon Gabriel and the skiddy monster in the making

"Yes, there will be odd days when he bowls 20 no-balls or sprays six consecutive balls down the leg-side but when on song, Gabriel can make the best of Test batsmen weak on the legs" TWENTY no-balls in nine overs! The...

Kusal Mendis shows maturity beyond his years by performing in pressure moments

"Mendis then, has made a habit of emerging to the surface when his side has been seen to be sinking; which is what really differentiates the extraordinary from the ordinary" “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to...
Ball Tampering Umpire Alin Dar

Making sense of the latest ball tampering episode

Chaos in Gros Islet.... England are playing Australia in an exciting ODI series, India hosted Afghanistan in a historic Test match and the FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Russia. The West Indies - Sri Lanka Test series...
Shannon Gabriel of the West Indies bowls

A few variations can make Shannon Gabriel a bigger match-winner for West Indies

"With no variations and hardly any lateral movement, the batter has the comfort of knowing that other than pace, he will not be tested by Gabriel. And while the bowler might make us gush in specific spells, he can...
Dinesh Chandimal of Sri Lanka celebrates his century

Dinesh Chandimal coming into his own as Sri Lanka captain

"It will surely be a frustrating time for Sri Lankan fans, but in Chandimal, they have the right man at the helm to lead them through this period. This period can be termed as Chandimal's peak and Sri Lanka...
Dinesh Chandimal of Sri Lanka takes evasive action during

Sri Lanka need to show more determination

At Port of Spain, Sri Lanka’s batting display was very poor. It lacked determination. At Saint Lucia, they would need to show more determination to make a comeback Just before the start of second Test, Sri Lanka received two bad...
Roston Chase celebrates the dismissal of Niroshan Dickwella of Sri Lanka

Windies find their mojo with massive win

"West Indies no longer seem to mere pushovers in Tests. They have an able fast bowling attack, two useful spinners, a valiant lower middle-order, some gutsy batsmen and Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite leading the way from the top" It's...


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.")

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