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Jehan Mubarak makes a comeback to the Test squad after 8 years
Jehan Mubarak makes a comeback to the Test squad after 8 years

Mubarak in action against England back in 2006 Sri Lankan opener Jehan Mubarak has made a comeback to the Test side after 8 long years. Sri Lanka are scheduled to play Pakistan at home and Mubarak’s inclusion was the major talking point after the 16-member squad was chosen.  Offspinner Tharindu Kaushal, uncapped fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera and left-handed batsman Kusal Perera were the other notable additions to the squad. Sh

Jun 11 2015
Stats: Test wicket-keepers with most stumpings
Stats: Test wicket-keepers with most stumpings

MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper) Here is a list of wicket-keepers with the most number of stumpings in the history of Test cricket. Indian captain MS Dhoni is at the 4th spot, with 37 such dismissals to his name, and is only 1 short of levelling Syed Kirmani, a former Indian glovesman.  Bert Oldfield, who has represented Australia in 54 Test matches during his 17 years of international cricket from 1920 to 1937, is at the top o

Jul 19 2014
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2013-14: The day when Misbah and Co. exposed the Lankan 'Tigers'
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2013-14: The day when Misbah and Co. exposed the Lankan 'Tigers'

Sri Lanka’s cricket team captain Angelo Mathews leaves the field with his teammates after losing to Pakistan in the final day of their third and final cricket Test match at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium, in the Gulf emirate of Shrajah on January 20, 2014. The negative brand of cricket played by Angelo Mathews and Co. on the final day of the third Test match against Pakistan, in hope that they could escape with a draw and a ser

Jan 22 2014
Match Report: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test Day 1
Match Report: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test Day 1

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene put on the highest partnership on Day 1 of 60 runs for the 3rd wicket The Sri Lankan captain won the toss in the 3rd and final test in the series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Sharjah, and Si Lanka chose to bat first. The Sri Lankan openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva started well until drinks in the first session where they were at 31 for no loss after 13 overs. As we always see in cricket m

Jan 17 2014
Australia and Sri Lanka make peace
Australia and Sri Lanka make peace

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Australian and Sri Lankan players confront each other after the final ball in their Twenty20 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 28, 2013. Cricket Australia admitted the rain-hit match finished with “ugly scenes” but stressed “both teams apologised”. Australian and Sri Lankan players officially made peace following a fiery end to their final Twenty20 international won by the tourists

Ouch!! We had only 6 players
Ouch!! We had only 6 players

Sri Lanka were made to surrender in little more than 2 days to Australia in the Boxing Day test match. They were unfortunate to lose three of their players to injuries – Sangakkara, Welegedara, and P. Jayawardene. This is only the second time in cricket history that a team has been bowled out after losing 7 or fewer wickets.  The previous instance of this happened between India and West Indies way back in 1976. Gaekwad, Bedi, Vishwanath,

Dec 28 2012
Sri Lanka draw ahead of first Aussie Test
Sri Lanka draw ahead of first Aussie Test

CANBERRA (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s Prasanna Jayawardene plays a shot in the second and final Test against New Zealand in Colombo on November 29. Sri Lanka head to Hobart and next week’s opening Test against Australia after drawing their only leadup match against the Chairman’s XI in Canberra on Saturday. Sri Lanka head to Hobart and next week’s opening Test against Australia after drawing their only leadup match against

Dec 8 2012
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