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Everyone will agree that Lasith Malinga is not an ordinary fast bowler. He has extraordinary talent and his unique action and approach to the game is what the Sri Lankan bowling lacked in the recently concluded One-Day International series against New Zealand. The variety that he has in his bowling armoury especially the slow ball and the yorker are vital...

Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

It takes two to tango. In cricketing parlance they say that fast bowlers hunt in pairs and opening batsmen work in pairs. Sri Lanka’s ailing sports environment could not have asked for a better pair than the appointments of Navin Dissanayake as Tourism and Sports Minister and Wasantha Senanayake as his deputy in the newly formed...

Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00

The announcement by Surrey County CC on Friday that Sri Lanka’s prime batsman Kumar Sangakkara has signed a two-year contract with them for 2015 and 2016 does not bode well for the country’s cricket especially Test cricket where they would certainly require his experience and presence to guide them through a transition period where they have lost two other seasoned campaigners...

Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00

In terms of popularity and viewership unarguably the ICC Cricket World Cup is the third largest sporting extravaganza in the world after FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics. So it is no surprise that cricketers tend to make use of this tournament as their swan song to bring an end to their international careers.

Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00

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