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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
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

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
Don Bradman the most dominant ever sportsman, says surfing great Kelly Slater
Don Bradman the most dominant ever sportsman, says surfing great Kelly Slater

Don Bradman American surfing great Kelly Slater has called legendary Australian batsman as the most dominant sportsman ever and credits the right-hander for setting the benchmark for every athlete. “If you’re going to be compared to someone who was great in his sport, the biggest honour would be Donald Bradman. “He was the greatest cricketer of all-time. His batting average in cricket was double the next guy.&n

Aug 15 2014
5 Top opening batting pairs in ODI Cricket
5 Top opening batting pairs in ODI Cricket

Here is the list of the top five opening batting pairs in One Day Internatinational (ODI) Cricket by runs. The list features two Indian and two Australian batting pairs. The other partnership is a West Indies opening pair. India’s Sachin Tendulkar features in two such batting pairs, as does Australia’s wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist. Adam Gilchrist & Mark Waugh (AUS)  Mark Waugh & Ada

Aug 14 2014
World Cup 2015: Probable Sri Lanka XI
World Cup 2015: Probable Sri Lanka XI

Carrying on their winning run from the Asia Cup, the Islanders finally got the monkey off their back by winning the ICC World T20 crown; they defeated India in the finals earlier this year in Bangladesh, much to the delight of veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who had announced earlier that they would be retiring from the shortest format after the tournament. They have now won in England, getting the better of them in all

Jul 3 2014
Stats: Highest individual score in ODIs in 2013
Stats: Highest individual score in ODIs in 2013

Indian opener Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma immortalized himself in the record books becoming only the third ever batsman to reach a double hundred in ODI history against Australia in Bangalore.   *Stats as on 7 January, 2014

Jan 7 2014
Video: Funny Confusion results in a missed catch
Video: Funny Confusion results in a missed catch

Sri Lankan cricketers Lasith Malinga and Upul Tharanga get confused as to who should take the catch. As a result both leave it and the ball falls in between them. Watch the video here.

Oct 27 2013