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So the long wait is over. Sri Lanka has now laid their hands on another piece of World Cup silverware by winning the fifth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh defeating familiar foe India in the final rather emphatically by six wickets with 13 balls to spare at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
To be able to savour...

Full Article Sunday, 13 April 2014 00:00

The decision taken by the Sri Lanka team in consultation with the national selectors to leave out officially appointed T20I captain Dinesh Chandimal from the World T20 semi-final against West Indies was done with the best interest of the team.The focus of the team is to win another World Cup and the team management with the national selectors are leaving...

Full Article Saturday, 05 April 2014 19:17

It is not the first time that England has complained and it won’t be the last. It is something embedded into their system that whenever things don’t go well for them, they always look for excuses outside the team.So England T20 captain, Stuart Broad’s outburst was no surprise after they were beaten by New Zealand under the...

Full Article Sunday, 30 March 2014 00:00

Even before the tournament proper could get underway the ICC associate member countries have provided the initial shocks to the fifth edition of the World Twenty20 with Netherlands causing the biggest upset of all by qualifying for the Super Ten ahead of countries like Test playing nation Zimbabwe and Ireland, one of the strongest associate member nations. 

Full Article Sunday, 23 March 2014 00:00

There are no words that can express the joy of winning a tournament and if you have to wait for it for as long as six years the celebrations can be momentous. So when Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup in Bangladesh beating Pakistan in the final, Sri Lanka Cricket gave the national team a right royal welcome by parading...

Full Article Sunday, 16 March 2014 00:00

There is a common saying, “you can’t keep a good man down”. If that can be interpreted with a slight difference “you can’t keep a good team down” that saying would aptly suit the Australian cricket team.Not so long ago their cricket seemed to be in the dumps so to say when India whitewashed them 4-0 in India and it...

Full Article Sunday, 09 March 2014 00:00

Does the performance of our under-19 cricketers in the on-going ICC Under-19 World Cup in the UAE send us a message that all is not right with our one-time strong school cricket standards?The Sri Lanka under-19 team’s inability to go beyond the quarterfinal stage of the tournament and the humiliating five-wicket defeat they suffered at the hands...

Full Article Sunday, 02 March 2014 00:00

There is no better thrilling sight than to see a fast bowler running up and delivering the cricket ball at a speed that has the batsmen either beaten for pace or has his stumps shattered or sent cartwheeling towards the wicket-keeper. Then there is also the danger of a batsman not equipped with the skills to face such high profile

Full Article Sunday, 23 February 2014 00:00

Of the 16 countries that will take part in next month’s ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, two-time runner-up Sri Lanka are in a most advantageous position (apart from host country Bangladesh) of getting to know first-hand the pitches and conditions they will come up against during the three-week tournament.
Sri Lanka are slotted in Group 1 with South Africa, England,...

Full Article Sunday, 16 February 2014 00:00

If Sri Lanka’s 3-0 whitewash of Australia in the recently concluded under 19 one-day international series is any indication of their capabilities and current form they should go ahead and win the eighth edition of the ICC’s Under 19 World Cup commencing in the UAE on Friday (February 14). The conditions and pitches in the UAE are not going to differ so much from...

Full Article Sunday, 09 February 2014 00:00

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