Dinesh Chandimal’s career thus far has resembled a ball thrown up in the air. The ball soars up, cutting through resistance and rising against gravity to reach a remarkable height, and then loses all the momentum gained and plummets down to a... The post Chandimal deserves better than this appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.

A bowler who stands at 6’ 3’’, a bowler who swings the ball both ways appreciably, a bowler who is good with the older ball, a couple of bowlers who are genuinely quick and a spinner who spins the ball both ways: this... The post Time for Indian cricket to look beyond MS Dhoni the Test captain and his slew of excuses appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.

Sri Lanka is the second most consistent team in World Cups, after Australia, since the 1996 edition in the subcontinent. They entered the semi-finals once (2003), finals twice (2007 and 2011) and ended up as the champions in 1996. Having matured as a cricketing nation... The post Sri Lanka’s all-time Cricket World Cup XI appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.

Existence of diversity is imperative for a self-perpetuating ecosystem. That is why a carnivorous animal that predates on living beings is as important as a herbivorous animal. The contrived human intellect and the hypocritical moral values laid out on mankind coax us into visioning the... The post “Come on” cricket, Phillip Hughes wants you to smile appeared first on The Arm Chair ...

The neo-cricket era looks at cricketers through a different perspective. Cricketers have become celebrities who are seen as glamour kings, who bedeck fashion rags, date models and fix matches. Cricketers are often associated with money and are misconstrued to be avaricious. But among... The post 10 cricketers who defied struggles to reach the top appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.

In any sports players come and go. But, now and then there would be players who debut and never retire from the minds of their fandom. In cricket too, through out history there have been players who ruled cricket and captured fans’ hearts.... The post Batsmen who are carbon copies of legendary batsmen appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.

Tendulkar announced as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive time that the India maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC’s pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event, which was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in 2011. In his role ...

Colts Cricket Club win Premier Limited Over Tournament. The Premier Limited over Club Cricket Tournament Final was played between Colts Cricket Club and Sinhalese Sports Club at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Winning the toss SSC skipper Thilina Kandamby elected to field first. CCC scored 251 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa top scored with 80 runs off ...

Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup Pakistani start all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced that he will quit playing One Day Internationals after the World Cup next year. Speaking at a press conference today, the right hander stated that he will focus on T20 Internationals hoping to feature for Pakistan at the 2016 World T20 in India. The 34 year old said: “I am the first Pakistan player to ...

Sri Lanka’s key one-day bowler Lasith Malinga will in all probability return to play international cricket towards the tailend of the seven match one-day international series in New Zealand. Malinga underwent surgery on a troubled ankle and is currently recuperating. He missed the last two ODI series against India and England. “Malinga is still recovering from surgery and everything is ...

Search for WC opener to continue in NZ Sri Lanka has not abandoned their search for an opening partner to Tillakaratne Dilshan in the upcoming World Cup as they will be using the two-Test series in New Zealand to try and fill that slot. Although they have Mahela Jayawardene as an option Sri Lanka are still keen to find a ...

Thirimanne and Eranga shine on Day 1 in NZ Sri Lanka kicked off their New Zealand series with a two-day practise match at against the New Zealand Chairman’s XI at Queenstown Events Centre today. Sri Lankans team captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat first this morning. The visitors declared the first innings on 173 for 9 with Lahiru Thirimanne top scoring with 49. Prasanna Jayawardena ...

Toulon Signs All Black Ma’a Nonu The mass exodus of experienced All Blacks players has begun with Dan Carter being joined in France by Ma’a Nonu post Rugby World Cup 2015. Nonu will join the other superstars at Toulon. Which other All Blacks will head overseas after Rugby World Cup 2015? There are plenty of the experienced All Blacks who are over 30 years old and ...

New Zealand name squad for Sri Lanka Test Blackcaps captain Brendon McCullum will revert to his customary middle-order batting position for the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. McCullum opened the batting in all three Tests during the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, scoring a double-century in the final match at Sharjah. However, New Zealand Cricket’s GM National Selection ...

England name final squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Eoin Morgan announced as England ODI captain for Cricket World Cup and Tri-Series against Australia and India in January. England selectors today announced a 15-man squad for the tri-series against Australia and India next month and the ICC Cricket World Cup. Selectors have made three changes to the one-day squad that lost 5-2 to Sri Lanka earlier this month. ...

Mahela, Dilshan and Malinga for CPL 2015 Sri Lankan cricket stars, Mahela Jayawardene, Tilakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga, have been added to the pool of international players to feature in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft which is set to take place in early 2015, organisers reported Friday. The three will join other top class T20 international players including South African all-rounder, Jacques Kallis, for the ...

Henry Five-for Subdues Pakistan New Zealand seals series 3-2 with 68-run win over Pakistan after Williamson, Taylor masterclass. With the top order misfiring, Pakistan’s middle order has been tested during the five-match One-Day International series against New Zealand. On Friday (December 16) in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan was 38 for 3 and it was Ahmed Shehzad (54) and Haris Sohail (65) who faced a ...

Morgan reportedly set to replace Cook With the ICC Cricket World Cup fast approaching, Alastair Cook has reportedly been removed as England one-day captain and replaced by Eoin Morgan. Cook has averaged only 27.52 in his last 20 one-dayers and his dumping comes on the back of a 5-2 ODI series defeat to Sri Lanka. He said during that series he would not resign, but ...

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