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Sangakkara and Jayawardene fail to impress in rain curtailed encounter - Day Two - IPL 2009

The start to this year’s Indian Premier League tournament has not been an ideal one. Rain and problems with the flood lights delayed play for several hours.
The encounter between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab, which was cut down to 12 overs, and eventually decided by the Duckworth and Lewis method, was Delhi all the way.  A demoralized Punjab looked out played and very over priced when their stars failed to put on a decent total.

Malinga blows away Chennai - Indian Premier League 2009

Season 2 of the Indian Premier League kicked off today with the Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings.

Despite being bathed in sunshine over the last few days, Newlands was overcast and gloomy ahead of the start of play. The conditions looked to be far different to that of the sub continent.

Sri Lankans to look out for at the 2009 Indian Premier League

Season two of the Indian Premier League will feature 14 Sri Lankans.

Will Kumar Sangakkara create an impact on Sri Lanka's pace bowling attack?

Under Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka's fast bowling took a dramatic turn. We saw the rise of Malinga, Kulasekara, Maharoof, Thushara, Fernando, and Prasad. The Fast bowlers played more of a role.

Sri Lankan pacemen were given the responsibility and the ability to contribute their ideas towards the game plan. Attacking fields were set; The self belief and confidence which comes with being given the responsibility to do the job, bore fruit.

Lasith Malinga set a new world record dismissing four batsman...

Aravinda De Silva in Sri Lankas Nothern Jaffna Province Hunting for Unearthed Cricket Talent

Former Sri Lankan Skipper Aravinda De Silva is in Jaffna's St. John's College.

The Aravinda de Silva Sports Foundation travels the island nation looking for talent in what's known as 'The Pathway Programme'

Bookmaker and Reporters Appointment to Sri Lanka Cricket's New Interim Commitee is Illegal

The appointment of Somachandra De Silva, Nishantha Ranatunga, and Ranil Abeynayake in a seven-member interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) appears to contravene Sri Lankan Sports Law.

Sri Lankan selectors make note

What does Thilan Samaraweera, Malinda Warnapura, and Michael Hussey have in common?
All three batsman have played five or more years at the domestic level before making their Test match debut.

Samaraweera and Jayawardena record the highest fourth wicket partnership in Test Cricket

Skipper Mahela Jayawardena and Thilan Samaraweera piled on the misery on a docile batting wicket at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Sri lanka cricket on the decline

Sri Lanka find themselves in an all too familiar situation. They now find themselves with their backs to the wall, and facing a series defeat to India at home. The second since loosing to the Indians in August of 2008.

Under Mahela's captaincy Sri Lanka has lost the prestige it once held which was it's impeccable home record. That's now a thing of the past and the Lankans are playing a game that reflects well on it's low 7th place ranking in the ICC ODI team rankings.

Mahela's Epic Fail - Is the bell tolling for Mahela Jayawardena?

Is time running out for Sri Lanka's enigmatic Skipper? Is the bell finally tolling for Mahela Jayawardene?

Sri Lanka arrive in Pakistan - Heavy Security - The Mendis factor

Sri Lanka have arrived in Pakistan for the ODI leg of it's tour. The 14 member squad arrived in Karachi on the 18th of January, Sanath Jayasuriya arrived earlier alone via Doha Qatar.

Sri Lanka's batting woes continue into 2009

Since the CB series in Australia and beyond Sri Lanka's batting has continued to hit new lows. A month ago in Zimbabwe the lankans struggled to reach 250 with ease, the 5-0 outcome doesn't tell the full story, just merely the brilliance of Mendis and Murali.