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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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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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Akila The Hun … in Hunanjaya!!

February 10, 2018

“Debutant Akila Dananjaya was prime destroyer. He scythed rapidly through the Bangladesh lower-middle order, taking 5 for 24 to make it eight wickets on debut – the best performance by a Sri Lankan on debut” … Andrew Fidel Fernando …. http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18527/report/1130745/day/3/

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Bangladesh strangled in Three Days

February 10, 2018

Andrew Fidel Fernando, in ESPNcricinfo, 10 February 2018, where the title is “Dananjaya takes five as Sri Lanka clinch series”

Bangladesh plunged, Sri Lanka’s spinners soared and the Mirpur Test tore to its conclusion midway through day three, the visitors triumphing by 215 runs. Debutant Akila Dananjaya was prime destroyer. He scythed rapidly through the Bangladesh lower-middle order, taking 5 for 24 to make it eight wickets on debut – the best performance by a Sri Lankan on debut. The charge to victory was also sweet for Rangana Herath, who claimed 4 for 49 and in doing so, became the most successful left-arm bowler in Test history.

Sri Lanka’s cricketer Roshen Silva plays a shot during the first day of the second cricket Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in Dhaka on February 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / –

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Several Hands place Sri Lanka in the Box seat at Dhaka

February 9, 2018

Andrew Fidel Fernando, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo,  9 February 2018, where the title is “Roshen Silva’s fifty puts SL in firm control” ….. with highlighting emphasis being the Work of The editor, cricketique

Debutant Akila Dananjaya ransacked Bangladesh’s lower middle order in the morning, and Roshen Silva compiled a second high-quality fifty in the match, as Sri Lanka claimed a 312-run lead and took iron-grip of the Test. That the surface is a spinners’ paradise is plain, but Bangladesh’s meekness in the first innings has put them on the brink of a series loss. In the most dramatic period of play on day two, the hosts lost their last five wickets for five runs. Not even an inspired Mustafizur Rahman spell late in the day could undo the damage sustained before lunch.

Dimuth Karunaratne steers one through the off side Associated Press Read the rest of this entry »

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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, … http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22327011/india-prep-far-ahead-rest

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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