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The Groundsmen and Tactical Thinkers behind Sri Lanka’s recent Success

February 21, 2018

Rex Clementine, in ISLAND, 21 February 2018, where the title is Mendis was used as opener for tactical reasons – Samaraweera

Sri Lanka’s Batting Coach Tilan Samaraweera shedding light into the decision to open the batting with young Kusal Mendis during the just concluded tour of Bangladesh said that it was more a tactical decision and wasn’t sure whether Sri Lanka would stick to the same strategy moving forward.

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Dr. Rabada chastises his Paceman Son Kagiso rabada

February 15, 2018
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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 ?

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Bodyline Bar Adelaide Oval

February 4, 2018

Amateur Photographs in bad light while play –on field and in the bar –continued

  Woodful hit by Larwood

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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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Under 19 Cricketing Stars in the Past who made the World Stage

January 29, 2018

Nishi Narayanan in The Cricket Monthly

Age-group cricket is an established path to the senior game, with performances here occasionally getting more attention than those on the first-class circuit. Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Sarfraz Ahmed, Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, Cameron White and Denesh Ramdin are some of those who shone in junior cricket and went on to captain their countries in top-level cricket.

India's junior class of 2003India’s junior class of 2003 KM Chaudary / © Associated Press
 The photo above, from the Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Tournament in Pakistan in 2003, has seven players who went on to play for India: (from left) Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu and VRV Singh. Their coach, Robin Singh, (centre, back) himself played national U-19 cricket – for Trinidad & Tobago – before moving to make a career in India.

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Before: Sri Lankans in the IPL Auction

January 29, 2018

S. Venkat Narayan, in Sunday Island, 28 January 2018
As many as 578 players from 13 cricketing nations are taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction that kicked off in Bengaluru in Karnataka state on Saturday. Eighteen of them are Sri Lankan. Pakistanis do not figure in the list of players trying their luck in the world’s richest cricket tournament. An original pool of 1122 has been trimmed down to 578 cricketers. Of these, 360 are Indian: 62 capped and 298 uncapped. The rest overseas players. The list includes 182 capped, 34 uncapped and two Associates players.

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