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


Sri Lanka v England Test Series preview

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After a heavily rain-affected white ball series, England take on Sri Lanka in a three-match Test series looking to halt an away slump that has seen them lose four successive away Test series. Meanwhile, their hosts have not lost a home series to a non-Asian side since 2014; when South Africa claimed a 1-0 series […] READ MORE



India vs Sri Lanka: Third Test Preview

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Five Tests. Four Months. Four Crushing Defeats. One Nervy Draw. This has been Sri Lanka’s report card over two test series’ against India. If a 0-3 drubbing at Home earlier in July this year was not enough, they were beaten comprehensively in the second Test in Nagpur after a nerve-wracking draw in Kolkata. The caravan […] 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


2016’s Top 25 Players: Part Four

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As Australia end 2016 on a high with a crushing victory over Pakistan, two of their players feature in part four of our countdown of the year’s top 25 players. 10. Steve Smith By Anirudh Srinivaas Eswaran Steve Smith, Australia‘s captain, has been in great touch with the bat all this year, bar a couple of series away against […] READ MORE