There was not very much in it for the bowlers in the Chattogram Test and not for the first time. Angelo Mathews, in particular, delivered a timely reminder of his quality with the bat, falling just one run short of a double century in Sri Lanka’s first innings. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim struck centuries […] READ MORE
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Sri Lankan Cricket No Longer Spinning Out Talent
You’re a guest at someone’s house and refuse cake. Yet they tell you it’s the best tasting cake in the world. Why refuse? Likewise, why did Sri Lankan cricket do the same on the first day of the second Test against India in Bengaluru. It is mind-numbing that over the four years since Rangana Herath […] READ MORE
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Preview and Prediction: Can Sri Lanka Find a Win?
Sri Lanka, not for the first time, were comprehensively beaten by India in the first match of the series, in no small part thanks to a brilliant all-round performance from Ravindra Jadeja. The Sri Lankans will now have to dust themselves off and try to find a way to go again in a match in […] READ MORE
India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Preview and Prediction: Will India Bounce Back?
India have responded to the disappointment of defeat against South Africa by ringing the changes for this series against Sri Lanka. Will that prove a tonic to their fortunes or will the tourists, themselves somewhat in need of a reset, find a way to win a famous victory? Read on for our full India vs […] READ MORE
Australia vs Sri Lanka 5th T20 Preview and Prediction: Can Hosts Complete a Clean Sweep?
Australia will be looking for the perfect end to their first T20 series since being crowned World Champions late last year. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will be desperate to avoid the humiliation of a second consecutive whitewash on Australian shores in this format. Who will come out on top? Read on for our full Australia vs […] READ MORE
Australia vs Sri Lanka 4th T20 Preview and Prediction: Can The Tourists Get On The Board?
Australia have taken an unassailable lead three matches into this five-match T20 series, but there is still plenty for both sides to play with the T20 World Cup on Australian soil later this year. Will Sri Lanka find a way to get on board at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Or will Australia prove too […] READ MORE
Have Sri Lanka Actually Learned Anything From Australia Tour?
Zero, four and six are the only numbers the Sri Lankan top order batsman have seemed to care about on this Sri Lanka tour of Australia. Their approach could have been a reminder to a binary sequence out of the Matrix films. They only looked for boundaries and nothing in-between. The ability to rotate the […] READ MORE
Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Preview and Prediction: Series On The Line For Tourists
After a thrilling second match which the hosts won by the narrowest of margins, Sri Lanka are fast running out of rope in this series. But they have performed admirably and will surely have taken confidence from their efforts so far. Australia, meanwhile, will be keen to complete the series victory. Who will come out […] READ MORE
Australia vs Sri Lanka Second T20 Preview and Prediction: Will Sri Lanka Hit Back?
World champions Australia will look to continue their hot streak in the shortest format when they take on Sri Lanka in the second match of this five-game series. The hosts will once again be the heavy favourites, but Sri Lanka played some solid cricket in the last match and their position is by no means […] READ MORE
Sri Lanka: A Chance to Shine Against Australia
‘All rise. Court is now in session,’ says the bailiff. ‘Good morning, ladies and gentlemen,’ says the judge. ‘Calling the case of the Australia Cricket Team versus Sri Lanka into session. Are both sides ready?’ ‘Yes your honour,’ answers Dasun Shanaka, while checking to see if Suranga Lakmal can get on a flight to Australia […] READ MORE