Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

h1

Dhananjaya’s Profound Misfortune … Squad for West Indies Tour is One Less

May 28, 2018

Item in Sunday Times, 27 May 2018 … http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2018/05/27/sports/no-replacement-dhananjaya

Sri Lanka’s cricket board will not replace allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva who withdrew from a tour of the West Indies following the murder of his father, officials said Friday.Ranjan de Silva, a local politician, was shot dead near Colombo late Thursday, hours be fore the team was due to leave for the three-match Test series in the West Indies.

 

Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva drives to stop the ball during the last day of their first test cricket match against Bangladesh in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Read the rest of this entry ?

Advertisements
h1

Africa-in-Me. Kevin Pietersen’s Reflections

February 19, 2018

Kevin Pietersen, whose preferred title is “Three Hours that changed My Life” .

They say you’re not born in Africa.

Africa is born in you.

It’s true.

You could blindfold me, put me on a plane, fly me somewhere in the world, open the doors and ask me where I was. I would know immediately if I was in Africa.

I can feel it. Smell it. It’s in my blood. It’s home. It’s part of me, I am connected to it, emotionally and spiritually.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Eight Wickets!! Aussie Leg-Spinner Pope decimates England Under 19

January 23, 2018

ESPNcricinfo Item

Pope befuddles England U 19 … AFTER Sangha scores 56 for Australia in a low-scoring encounter

Quarter-Final, ICC Under-19 World Cup at Queenstown, Jan 23 2018

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Outfield Catch of the Century …. On Video after Advert

January 23, 2018

Laughlin, Weatherald combine for ridiculous catch!!!

Adelaide Strikers’ Ben Laughlin and Jake Weatherald combined to dismiss Dwayne Bravo as they defeated Melbourne Renegade by 26 runs at the Etihad Stadium

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/_/id/8044/season/2017/big-bash-league/

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Hathurusingha stamps His Authority on Day One at Practice

December 29, 2017

Saádi Thawfeeq, in Daily News, 29 December 2017

The Sri Lankan cricketers got a taste of what lay ahead of them if they don’t fall in line with Chandika Hathurusingha at the inaugural practice session they had with their new head coach at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday. Hathurusingha’s no-nonsense approach has made him one of the most successful, respected and most sought after cricket coaches in the world today and he believes he has arrived at the right time to put Sri Lanka cricket back on the right track to success.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Where a No Ball denies a Bowler his First Test Wicket. Malinga’s Homilies

December 28, 2017

Bipin Dani … at http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=113533 where the title is Bowler bemuses if he misses the maiden wicket of a no ball: Malinga

England’s Tom Curran is not the only cricketer who missed his maiden Test wicket of a no ball.  There are five other “unlucky” Test cricketers in the list, but England’s Tom Curran is the only bowler, who, while playing in his debut Test, grabbed the wicket of the batsman at his individual score of 99 runs. In the ongoing Ashes Test in Melbourne, his victim David Warner survived.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Classic Shots: When Waugh and Gillespie clashed and broke their bones

November 22, 2017

Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi of Reuters caught this frightening moment

COL01:SPORT-CRICKET AUSTRALIA:KANDY,SRILANKA,10SEP99 – Australian fielders Jason Gillespie (left) and captain Steve Waugh collide in attempting to take a catch from the bat of Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardena on the second day of the first cricket test at the Asgiriya stadium in central Kandy September 10. Jayawardena survived with his score on 34 but the two fielders were taken to hospital with Gillespie rushed on a stretcher with a broken leg and Waugh with an injured nose. The Jayawardena swept a ball from Colin Miller and Gillespie came in from long-leg while Waugh rushed down from short fine-leg to take the catch. Sri Lanka went in for lunch at 181 for 5. al/Photo by Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi REUTERS

Read the rest of this entry ?