Archive for the ‘performance’ Category

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Farewell. In Memory of Aubrey Kuruppu

October 14, 2019

ONE: Hafiz Marikar –Former cricketer Aubrey Kuruppu dies at 74″ …. Daily News, October 2019

Former Thomian, Saracens and University cricketer Aubrey Kuruppu died suddenly in Kandy at the age of 74 yesterday. Kuruppu collapsed at the Royal Maul Restaurant where he goes for his daily cup of tea. He was rushed to the Kandy General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A postmortem will be held today and his final rites will be decided soon after. Born in Dehiwela on March 11, 1945 Aubrey was a complete cricketer, coach, cricket writer, administrator, an umpire, match referee and an internationally reputed cricket commentator.

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Murali celebrated in Sri Lankan Musical Rhythms via Alston Koch

October 11, 2019

Murali the official music video & song

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Cricket Squads Feted in Colombo: Monies and Pictorials Galore

October 11, 2019

Pictures from Daily Mirror … and …. Daily News … where the headline = Sri Lanka’s cricketing heroes rewarded with US$ 145,000″

Rumesh Ratnayake, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Tirimanne and Asantha De Mel with lesser lights

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Sri Lanka’s Crazy Unimaginable Performances

October 10, 2019

Andrew Fidel Fernando, in ESPNcricinfo, where the title reads 

I = The Test series win in South Africa

Kusal Perera, who had only made one previous century against Zimbabwe, produced one of the most spectacular Test innings of all time as Sri Lanka chased down 304 for victory. But as ridiculous as that innings from this player was, the remainder of that series was no less outlandish. Dimuth Karunaratne had been thrown the captaincy just days before the Durban Test, following Sri Lanka’s nightmare tour of Australia, in which a small hospital’s worth of Sri Lanka players were injured. Thanks to those injuries, Sri Lanka’s frontline attack consisted of a spinner on debut, and two fast bowlers who had played fewer than five Tests. Sri Lanka’s most reliable batsman, Angelo Mathews, was also missing thanks to injury. Read the rest of this entry ?

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 Selection Headaches for T20 Tour of Australia

October 10, 2019

Michael Roberts

There are some headaches that one welcomes. The magnificent performances generated by a raw Sri Lankan T20 squad in Pakistan this month is one such headache. Ashantha De Mel and Co are to be congratulated for their selections and for expanding the problems by giving fresh faces the chance to impress in the third ODI.

   

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Oshada and Wanindu star in Sri Lanka’s Third Win

October 10, 2019

Andrew Fidel Fernando, in ESPNcricinfo, October 10 October 2019, with this title “

Sri Lanka 147 for 7 (Fernando 78*, Amir 3-27) beat Pakistan 134 for 6 (Sohail 52, Hasaranga 3-21) by 13 runs

Sri Lanka’s crazy 2019 got even weirder on Wednesday, when they made five changes to the team that had won the first two T20Is against Pakistan, but still managed to pull off a whitewash – debutant Oshada Fernando producing the defining innings, before legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga took three wickets in his second successive match. Oshada hit 78 not out off 48 balls, overseeing Sri Lanka’s recovery from 30 for 3 after five overs, then 58 for 4 after eight. Very much the talisman in the innings – no other batsman made even 15 – he guided Sri Lanka to 147 for 7 on a slow Lahore surface.

Oshada thanks the gods

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A Surfeit of Wicket-Keeper Batsmen?

October 9, 2019

Michael Roberts

 Several of the cricket teams today seem to be loaded with wicket-keeper batsmen who are good enough to be counted among the best twenty-five batsmen in their country.

Rishab Pant batting … and botching a stumping

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