Archive for the ‘tower of strength’ Category


Oddities in the Lanka Bangla T 20 Match at

February 16, 2018

  Kusal plays ramp shot

* In the  hectic high scoring match Sri Lanka bowled 15 WIDES... and Bangladesh nearly matched them

* Kusal Mendis beat Thisara Perera by a whisker perhaps — for Man of the Match though his scoring rate was less and he did not take any wickets [he did not bowl]

* Allrounder Dasun Shanaka did not bowl but rendered yeoman service at No. 4 with 42 runs in 25 balls at the rate of 175.00

* Shanaka and Udana marched in ahead of Thisara Perera and all three left Chandimal to bite his fingers in the dressing room. SO: who took that meaningful and effective decision to shuffle the order? Chandimal? OR….. Hathuru? … OR … Think-tank?


Move IN Wrist-Spinner! Move INTO the T20 Format

February 15, 2018

Why are legspinners so successful in the shorter formats?
There are plenty of factors that go in favour of legspinners in shorter formats.

They have the ability to take the ball away, off the surface, from both left- and right-hand batsmen without bending the elbow or the rules. Read the rest of this entry ?


Another Milestone for Herath

February 10, 2018

Rangana Herath went past Wasim Akram to become the most prolific left-arm bowler in Test history when he dismissed Bangladesh’s last wicket. Akram took 414 wickets at an average of 23.62 in 104 matches. Herath, on the other hand, was playing only the 89th Test of his career. New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori is third on this list with 362 wicket from 113 matches. Chaminda Vaas, Mitchell Johnson and Zaheer Khan are the only other left-armers to take at least 300 Tests wickets.

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Why the Indian Under 19 Team was A Step Ahead of All Other Teams

February 6, 2018

Shashank Kishore in ESPNcricinfo, …

Preparation is the key: India were the example for other teams to follow. Between the end of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup and the start of this one, India played four major series – home and away against England, and two Asia Cups in Colombo and Kuala Lumpur. And they had the domestic Under-19 inter-state tournament and the Challenger Trophy, which served as a final selection call for a number of players.

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FC “Derek” De Saram at Cricket Over The Years

January 30, 2018

FC De Saram as Captain of Royal College’s highly successful team of 1931Pic courtesy of Lionel Gunasekera

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Three Striking Images

January 12, 2018

Lanka’s Present Cricketing Leaders

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Dr. David Young: Orthopaedic Surgeon Extraordinary … and Cricketers’ Saviour

January 3, 2018

Bipin Dani, in Daily Observer, 3 January 2018, where the title is Cricketers’ popular Australian surgeon to witness Sri Lanka’s matches in Bangladesh”

” World’s renowned Orthopaedic doctor David Young will travel to Bangladesh next month for some medical conference and will also witness Sri Lanka’s few matches. During his visit the Australian surgeon will meet few Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials.

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