Archive for the ‘taking the mickey’ Category

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Bowling Fight at “Stumps Corral”: Swann vs Murali

November 4, 2017

Who can knock the Head off the stumps? …. the Head being a Glass of  Arrack?

Muralitharan or Graeme Swann?

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Budu Ammo! Herath in Strife! Rangaiyya! Rangaiyya!

October 6, 2017

courtesy of ESPNcricinfo

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Australia’s Horrid Statistics in Asian Lands –An Appraisal in 2016

August 29, 2017

 

 courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 12 August 2016, where the title reads “Why Australia can’t catch a break in Asia”
Between 2002 and 2006, they were a superb Test side in Asia, but over the last few years they have struggled to play spin and bowl spin in the continent
Australia had an outstanding record in Asia between 2002 and 2006, but since then it has been all downhill © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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Ammata … $!!$!!@!! A Contest at Home

August 25, 2017

A Homely Encounter in Front of a TV Screen displaying an Ongoing Cricket Match

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Indian Cricketers in Daring-Do … Raising Hair at Ramani’s Place

August 10, 2017

Bipin Dani,  in Deccan Chronicle, August 2017 where a more sober title was preferred viz. Indian team sports new look!””

While cricket is high on their priorities, fashion isn’t far behind for the Indian cricketers, who are currently touring Sri Lanka. The Indian team will be sporting a new look as they play Sri Lanka in the ongoing series. A few members of the Indian squad, including captain Virat Kohli, visited Ramani Fernando Salons at the Taj Samudra hotel recently.

 KL Rahul

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An Epitaph for Sri Lankan Cricket

August 8, 2017

Silly Point

It’s hard to believe you are gone at such a tender age. But then life is cruel and death is certain, untimely at times it is the fate of all man. Born in the eighties and re-born in the mid-nineties you reinvented your style of playing cricket to became the darlings of world cricket when you beat the Aussies to win the World Cup in 1996.

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Roller-Coaster Changes in Sri Lanka Cricket: A Chronology

August 6, 2017

Champika Fernando in The Sunday Times, 7 August 2017, where the title is Chronology of a cricket disaster

Are they rapidly losing their focus – File pic by Amila Gamage

Twenty months into their first term, they have achieved little in respect of their promises of good governance, transparency and, more importantly, improvement of the game. Sri Lanka are now one of the lowest ranked teams among ICC full members across all three formats. They even face the threat of missing out on a direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup. (Only the top eight teams, including hosts, qualify directly while the other teams must play qualifying matches for the remaining two slots).

The slide has been attributed to the long transition following the retirement of Mahela (Jayawardene), Kumar (Sangakkara) and Tilakaratne (Dilshan) but has the Board made the right decisions to enable a smooth passage?

 

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