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Five things we learnt from Test series vs Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka equaled their second best winning streak in Tests, which is 5 Tests in a row, winning 2-0 against a spirited Zimbabwe team who were able to drag the both Tests in to the fifth day, having wo

Depth or no depth - Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe 2016

Sri Lankans are about to start their first Test tour to Zimbabwe after not so famous, but quite

Confectionery of a Whitewash AKA Awards for SL vs AUS Test series

Nobody gave them a chance at the beginning of the series, including myself, to be honest. But at the end of an exciting series, a young team of Sri Lanka created history by dethroning the world no.

A series whitewash - We found just an Oasis

Sri Lanka won only their second Test series since August 2014 and six Test series after the win over Pakistan in our own great Mahela Jayawardena’s farewell series, apart from a Test series win

Dimuth Karunarathne is struggling?

Dimuth Karunarathne picked up by Mitchell Starc, has been the familiar mention on the three scorecards of Sri Lanka vs Australia Test series so far.

Five things we learnt from 1st Test vs Australia

Sri Lanka finally won a Test match in 2016. Their record in 2016 is so abysmal that this is their 2nd win against a Test playing nation.
 

Five things we learnt from T20I series

Kapugedera is back

30 deliveries from Suranga Lakmal

The role of an opening fast bowler in Test Cricket is sound and simple, other than being vital, that is to try to make opposition opening batsmen play each and every ball and take advantage of the pit

Consistency in Test Cricket is still a problem

Sri Lankan Cricket team just had a productive year in Test Cricket, mixed resulted year in ODIs and a fabulous year in T20Is in 2014 to go with a mixed bag in 2015 so far.

Where to go from here; after ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

It was all over for Sri Lanka in the quarter finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 against a rampant South African team who had never won a knock out match at the showpiece event up to that match,

What does it take for Sri Lanka to possess the knockout punch in batting, bowling and fielding?

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is not exactly what I expected. I expected extremely fast, lively, seaming, juicy, bouncy, wet, bowling friendly wickets at many venues with two new balls from either side of the wicket rattling up batsmen giving all sorts of trouble the hard leather Cricket ball can ever possibly give. Instead what is to be beheld by now is quite the opposite; batsmen taming bowlers on batting friendly pitches, piling up as many runs as possible, breaking long lasted record after record at will and winning games bar one or two exceptions.

2014 - A Year to Remember in Test Cricket for Sri Lankans

Sri Lankans had an eventful year in 2014 in International Cricket in all forms.

Sri Lankan mindset (Spectator on next avatar)

Sri Lanka has a rich history and a unique culture associated with Cricket. Sri Lankan people love and respect their Cricketers for obvious reasons.

What would Sri Lanka's 15-man squad be like for CWC 2015?

ICC Cricket World Cup is to be held in another 54 days. All the 14 teams have named their 30 men preliminary squads and only England has named their final 15 men squad.