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10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use
10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use

Although the definition of doping is very elaborate in the books of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the general understanding is that the usage of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs with the intent of achieving glory amount to doping. WADA not only maintains a prohibition list forbidding the players and athletes from using banned drugs but also conducts random tests on players as part of their comprehensive dope test system. The fa

Jan 3 2016
5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests
5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests

Although failed dope tests are not a common phenomenon in the cricket world, there have been a few instances every now and then when cricketers have invited doping trouble on themselves. The most recent occurence came just a few days back when Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was sent back home before the start of his team’s tour to New Zealand for failing a dope test conducted during their previous series against Pakistan.

Dec 12 2015
5 highest scoring ODI series of all time
5 highest scoring ODI series of all time

Cricket is mostly known to be a batsman’s game and it is more so ever since the inception of limited overs cricket, first the ODIs and most recently T20Is. ODI cricket over the years has been witness to numerous occasions in which teams have scored heavily in a match with scores in excess of 300 and even 400 being chased down. There have also been instances when an entire series has been extremely high scoring with average scores in an inn

Dec 8 2015
Sri Lanka name young squad for Test series against West Indies
Sri Lanka name young squad for Test series against West Indies

Sri Lanka will be banking on the experience of Rangana Herath to guide them to their first series victory in three attempts Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the 2-match Test series against West Indies, starting October 14 in Galle, reports ESPN Cricinfo. The squad has a couple of notable names in the form of batting all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana and 20-year-old former Sri Lankan Under-19 captain, Kusal Mendis. Siri

Oct 10 2015
In the midst of a transition period, is Sri Lankan cricket dying a slow death?
In the midst of a transition period, is Sri Lankan cricket dying a slow death?

Sri Lanka’s next big step Kumar Sangakkara’s poignant farewell speech overwhelmed a country and touched a hundred souls, but it did not fail to leave a couple of questions lingering at the end. The bit about Sri Lanka having an amazing future under Angelo Mathews left cynics wondering whether the southpaw was indeed serious. Sangakkara is a kind man. For all we know, Bishen Singh Bedi, had he been interested in Sri Lankan cricket

India kick-off tour with three-day match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI starting on Thursday
India kick-off tour with three-day match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI starting on Thursday

Virat Kohli has his task cut out for this series Colombo, Aug 5  The Indian cricket team begin their month-long tour of Sri Lanka with a three-day warm-up game against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Thursday. India are scheduled to play three Tests in Sri Lanka. The first Test begins at Galle on August 12, followed by two matches at Colombo, starting August 20 and 28 respectively.  It wi

Aug 5 2015
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
ICC Cricket World Cup: 5 players who starred in 2011 but have flopped in 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup: 5 players who starred in 2011 but have flopped in 2015

When it comes to players who have earned their place in the pantheon of World Cup greats, what stands out, apart from their ability to perform on the biggest stage and win matches single-handedly, is their consistency in producing performances from one edition to the other. Whether it is a Sachin Tendulkar or a Glenn McGrath, they were able to come up with match-winning performances on a regular basis, which is why they finished as the leadi

Mar 13 2015
Scotland vs Sri Lanka: 5 things to look forward to
Scotland vs Sri Lanka: 5 things to look forward to

Sri Lanka will be playing Scotland in their final World Cup encounter tommorrow. Though, the match is supposed to be a dead rubber, Sri Lanka will have some serious issues to sort out in tommorrow’s game. Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lankan middle order bastman has been ruled out due to an injury and the opening batsman Kusal Perera has been called in. It is generally felt that Sri Lanka are playing a batsman too many and the team would want t

Mar 10 2015
England vs Sri Lanka: 5 things to look forward to
England vs Sri Lanka: 5 things to look forward to

England would be locking horns with Sri Lanka for the third time in three World Cups. Sri Lanka hold an edge having beaten the English in the last two World Cups. In the two ODI series played last year, Sri Lanka won both – one at home and one away. It should also be noted that the Lankan side vanquished the English side in the 50-over ICC tournament – the Champions Trophy in 2013.  It seems that the island nation

Feb 28 2015
Stats: 10 highest partnerships in World Cup history
Stats: 10 highest partnerships in World Cup history

Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid set Taunton alight in the 1999 World Cup Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid’s massive partnership of 318 runs versus Sri Lanka at Taunton in the 1999 World Cup tops the chart for the highest partnership by runs in World Cup history. That stand helped India post 373 for 6 in 50 overs and eventually the team went on to win the game by a huge margin of 157 runs. Coming in at number 2 is the 282-run stan

Feb 11 2015
World XI: Players who have been ignored for the 2015 World Cup
World XI: Players who have been ignored for the 2015 World Cup

The Cricket World Cup, without a shadow of a doubt, is the biggest event in the cricketing calendar, and every budding cricketer aspires to represent his country at the marquee event at some stage or the other in his career. While the very best in the world expectedly manage to realise their ambition, there are a few who, unfortunately, miss out either due to injury or simply bad luck. Here is a playing XI made up of cricketers who, perhaps, des

Jan 20 2015
Shocked to see Jeevan Mendis in place of Tharanga in World Cup squad: Muralitharan
Shocked to see Jeevan Mendis in place of Tharanga in World Cup squad: Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan   Dubai, January 9 (IANS) Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan has said he was surprised to see young all-rounder Jeevan Mendis getting picked ahead of seasoned batsman Upul Tharanga in the country's 15-member World Cup squad. The off-spin maestro, a member of the World Cup winning squad in 1996, also expressed concern about the balance of the squad to be led by ace all-rounder Angelo Mathews. "Th

Jan 9 2015
India vs Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI: Match Preview
India vs Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI: Match Preview

India won the 1st ODI comprehensively and Sri Lanka will struggle to force a comeback in Ahmedabad The 2nd ODI of the 5-match series heads to the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, where India will looking to sustain their momentum from the previous game, which they won by a comprehensive margin at Cuttack. Sri Lanka have a lot to ponder, as nothing when right for them, right from their bowling department to the implosion of their batsm

Nov 6 2014
Sri Lanka win Gold medal in men's cricket at Asian Games; Afghanistan settle for silver for a second time
Sri Lanka win Gold medal in men's cricket at Asian Games; Afghanistan settle for silver for a second time

Chaturanga de Silva (R) and Lokuhettige of Sri Lanka take a single during the Men’s Cricket Gold Medal match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan Men’s team clinched gold in cricket in the Asian Games 2014, by beating Afghanistan by 68 runs today. The final was played between Sri Lanka, who won the semifinal against Bangladesh through a toss, after the game was washed off, and Afghanistan, who beat Hong Kong in the o

Oct 3 2014
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