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Why Mahela Jayawardane should not open for SL


[Sanga vs Mahela] 2.0

Food for thought: Imagine what could've been achieved if Mahela had the work ethic of Sanga!

The Mystery of Mystery Within: CHUCKING & ICC

First off, to clear the barrels let's look at what modern day "chucking" is.

ATTENTION: Atapattu, Jayawardane, Sangakkara

After 15 years Sri Lanka Cricket has rolled the dice and betting on a local as the Head coach of the national cricket team. Last time the team had a local coach, does not bring greatest memories. Although, then coach; Roy Dias had little to do with the ugly team politics which made sure of the Sri Lanka's worst World Cup campaign after peaking in 1996, it did no favors to the idea of handing over the reins to local coaches.

ICC crackdown on chucking: Proper testing or witch-hunt sponsored by Big 3?

After Pakistan’s bowling spearhead Saeed Ajmal became the latest bowler to be banned after undergoing biomechanical tests at one of the new ‘ICC preferred’ labs, it is clear now ICC

Help pick an all-time Sri Lanka XI

Since we are bored from lack of cricket these days, and still hung-over over the latest SL triumph! (yes!

An ALL TIME XI that I would pay to watch

Since All-Time XIs or Dream XIs are the talk of the town these days with the announcement of Wisden All Time XI, here is a look at who would feature in my ALL TIME XI:

Top 10 Most Expensive Overs in ODIs

After the latest heroics of James Faulker to take Australia home against India, I had a look at the Top 10 most expensive overs of One International cricket. Turns out Faulkner is the latest to reach the 30-run mark within an over in ODIs and 10th batsman to do so.

Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan: Sri Lanka's Mr. FIX-IT (Tribute to TMD)

He wasn't the most elagnant, nor wasn't the most charismatic, nor wasn't the most desctructive........., but what set him apart from the rest was he

Lasith Malinga being harassed by a Journo in UK

When Sri Lankan cricket team arrived in UK for the Champions Trophy 2013, they were faced with challenges 'off the field' which none of the other teams had to go through.

BREAKING NEWS: Mathews named TESTs & ODI captain, Chandimal to lead in T20s

Reports are coming in stating that, new selection panel headed by Sanath Jayasuriya has named Angelo Mathews captain in Test matches and ODIs,while Dinesh Chandimal will lead SL in T20s.....

Captain offering to "sit out"- selfless act or a cover up story?

So for the second time an IPL captain and a Sri Lankan player offered to "sit out" a match in order to make way for another player and give better "team balance" to the team in the semi finals of CLT20, Daredevils vs Lions. Jayawardene was the second Sri Lankan player do so. First being Kumar Sangakkara, when he offered to "sit out" in more than one game when he was captaining Deccan Chargers.

An interesting list of players...

Since the first ever ODI World Cup was played in 1975...........

Paul Nixon rates Sri Lankans worse sledgers than Aussies!

Ex-English wicketkeeper-batsman has reveiled that he's got sledged really badly during the last super-six game against Sri Lanka in the 2007 Wrold Cup in West Indies.

The reason for removing Shahid Afridi as Nagenahira's icon player

Shahid Afridi was originally supposed to be the icon player for Nagenahira but all the franchises wanted to make sure their icon players were available throughout the tournament.