Thilakaratne Dilshan, The Modest Maestro

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By PJ Lennon, Last Word on Cricket MANNERS MAKETH THE MAN What, you might ask, separates the also-rans from the great – or the modest from the arrogant? William Horman, who was a headmaster at Eton and Winchester in 1519 published the Vulgaria, from the Latin Vulgaris, the sense of “common things” and in this case […] READ MORE


England’s ODI Revival

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England’s convincing 122-run victory completed a 3-0 victory in their ODI series against Sri Lanka. The performance epitomised England’s resurgence as a limited-overs team after their disastrous 2015 World Cup campaign. The team has batted with controlled belligerence and their bowling attack has sufficient variety to be dangerous in all conditions. England’s ODI Revival Anyone […] READ MORE


Super Series Highlights Cricket’s Context Problem

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On Friday England powered past Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the series with an emphatic ten-wicket win. But it may have slipped under some fans’ radar that the result means that England now have an unassailable lead in the ‘super series’. The super series is a cross-format points system in place for Sri Lanka’s […] READ MORE




Sri Lanka Must Battle Against Woes In New Zealand

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Sub-continent cricket teams don’t play well in New Zealand, as Sri Lanka have proven once again so far on their current tour there. Some would say that this claim is flawed, and in the case of Sri Lankan cricket, there is still a long rebuilding process ahead. But long rebuilding process or not, the argument surrounding […] READ MORE




Remembering South Africa’s Last Away Series Defeat

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It looks as though the elements have given South Africa a lifeline in their attempt to keep their unbeaten record in Test series away from home alive — a run which stretches back to 2006. After being torn to pieces by the Indian spinners in a low-scoring first Test at Mohali, there was a very […] READ MORE