Picking Sri Lanka’s All-Time Greatest Test Match XI

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Picking Sri Lanka’s Best All-Time Test XI The Island Nation has had its fair share of success in the longer format. Players such as Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan have been pivotal to Sri Lanka’s test XI in the past. They are characterised by their spin-friendly nature and batting strength. Over the years, Sri Lanka […] READ MORE


Top 5 Best Test Match Spinners Of All-Time

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Ranking The Best Test Match Spinners Of All-Time “Spin to win.” A common phrase used in the cricketing world and especially in the subcontinent where spinners have historically played the starring role in bowling opposition sides out. It is therefore no surprise that Asian teams have produced some of the best test match spinners of […] READ MORE


Selecting Sri Lanka’s All-Time ODI XI

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Sri Lanka’s All-Time ODI XI The Island Nation won the 1996 Cricket World Cup and therefore some of Sri Lanka’s best all-time ODI players are likely to be from that XI. And so it proves. Muttiah Muralitharan and Sanath Jayasuriya are easy picks in this team. However, Sri Lanka also reached finals in both 2007 […] READ MORE


Was Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan An Underrated Genius?

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Muttiah Muralitharan – The Smiling Assassin  On the back of the backlash aimed towards actor Vijay Sethupathi over his Muttiah Muralitharan biopic ‘800’. We ask is the legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner an underrated genius? Undoubtedly statistically one of, if not the greatest bowler to ever play the beautiful game of cricket. Sitting a full 92 […] READ MORE



Cricket In India – The Most Successful Foreigners

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Most successful players in India. India is often known for its spin-friendly pitches. From Bishan Singh Bedi to Ravichandran Ashwin, India has always produced excellent spinners. Cricket in India is widely thought to be challenging for foreign players. We have always wondered what players have been the most successful in India. But even more, what […] READ MORE


5 legends who aren’t on the Lord’s Honours Board

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The Lord’s delight Lord’s to cricket ground is commonly referred to as “The Home of Cricket” because it is one of the most iconic venues in the world. This is because of its rich history and tradition. The venue itself is named after Thomas Lords – the founder of the ground in 1814. There are […] READ MORE


Farewell, Rangana Herath

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A despairing dive, agonizingly falling short by a millimeter or two from safety and that was it, Rangana Herath’s last act on a cricketing field. Not a fitting way to end for the game’s best left arm bowler but certainly a one that was emblematic of his whole cricketing journey. Fighting till the very end […] READ MORE


Rangana Herath: The Greatest Left-Arm Spinner

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They say wine gets better with age. Rangana Herath fits that saying perfectly. The spinner, who made his Test debut for Sri Lanka in 1999, was a back-up to the great Muttiah Muralitharan till the legend’s retirement. The back-up role had a telling say on Herath’s career. Herath would not play for four years between […] READ MORE