The picturesque Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo After leveling the three-match series by winning the previous Test at P. Sara Oval Stadium, team India will travel to the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo looking to seal the series. With a capacity of 10,000 people, the ground has stands built by various sponsors like Lankabell, Seylan Bank, and HSBC with two grass embankments for the spectators. The SSC is known to a
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Team India plays a game of Football during practice period before the Third Test After the win at the P. Sara Oval over Sri Lanka, India will look to come out all guns blazing in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the SSC Oval. This will be Sri Lanka’s first Test without their best batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who retired after the previous Test. Sangakkara retired to a tearful farewell in front of his home fans, and during h
Ashwin, who has picked up 17 wickets in the two Tests, will be India’s trump card for the third Test as well The build up to the ongoing Test series between Sri Lanka and India focussed completely on the retirement of the great Kumar Sangakkara. There were tributes for him from all parts of the cricket world – people called him the best ever from Sri Lanka, compared him to Sir Don Bradman and lots more. He walked in every time wi
Thirimanne acknowledges that he has to improve on his Test batting average and strike rate Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne is eager to make his mark in Test cricket and replicate the form he has shown off late in ODI’s, ESPNCricinfo reports. He acknowledged that he will have added responsibility following the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara but is confident that he can become a regular fixture in the Test team. Thirimanne ha
Can Virat Kohli end the 22-year wait? India will begin their quest to win their first Test series in Sri Lanka since 1993 at the Sinhalese Sports Club(SSC) in Colombo on Friday when the third and final Test of the series gets underway. After losing the opening Test in Galle, thanks to a splendid counter-attacking knock from Dinesh Chandimal and a fourth innings collapse on the Day 4, India bounced back excellently in the second Test at the
Sangakkara during his Hobart’s 192-run innings “In his own way he brings class and combativeness to the Sri Lankan team…In so many ways, he is everything his country needs to be…”- Peter Roebuck Cricket is a pursuit wherein the lessons of life are learnt. I love the sport for it has taught me sportsman spirit, but begrudge it because the ones who teach this lesson fade away in the background early, pretty ear
Ashwin and teammates appealing for a wicket Indian in-form bowler Ravichandran Ashwin accepted that his P Sara stadium bowling spell against Sri Lanka was one of the best spells he has ever bowled, reports cricket365. The off-spinner helped India win the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo to level the three-match series by 1-1. The 28-year-old also broke Harbhajan Singh's record of taking the most number of wickets in a seri
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Kumar Sangakkara seen with his family Father and first coach to Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara, Kshema Sangakkara, expressed to The Indian Express his views on the career of his son, also comparing him to other Sri Lanka legends. In the flood of tributes that have come from all around the world to mark the legend’s retirement from the international stage, his father’s estimation has also struck a lot of people on th
The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.
Kumar Sangakkara in action against Pakistan earlier in 2015 Kumar Sangakkara left the international cricket arena on August 24, 2015 at the end of the second Test match against India at P Sara Oval in Colombo. He can easily be called the greatest batsman from Sri Lanka, and arguably even the best among those who made their debuts after the year 2000. One of only five batsmen to score 12000 Test runs and fastest amongst all of them, Kumar S
‘Calm’ Ashwin bowling Ravichandran Ashwin is the next big thing to look forward to in India’s side, his form is taking steps of maturity and he is India’s prime spinner now in every condition. The off-spinner helped India win the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo to level the three-match series by 1-1. He is proving his worth in every match not only with the ball but also with the bat. After climbin
Rogers says bye to cricket Anybody who follows cricket, even those who do so occasionally would have found hard to ignore the eulogies and tributes for two modern day greats of the game - Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke. The game will be poorer without these two stars, at least for a while. The nature of the sport is that it will nourish and nurture its servants who are as diligent and dedicated as these stalwarts and catapult them to s
Ashwin moving up slowly Ravichandran Ashwin's 7 wickets in the second Test match against Sri Lanka helped him overtake Rangana Herath into eighth spot on 769 points, one point behind South Africa's Vernon Philander. Australia's Mitchell Johnson climbed two spots to sixth after taking four wickets in the final Ashes Test in London. Peter Siddle, who got chance to play only in the final Ashes Test, has gained three places to move