I’m at Peace With My Decision – Kumar Sangakkara With 12,305 runs in his 132 Test appearances, arguably the best batsman Sri Lanka has ever produced has decided to set foot on the breaks following the second Test against India in August.  Speaking to BBC Sports lately, Sangakkara further extended his explanation on the exact reason behind making the ultimate decision to retire from all formats of international cricket. ...

Sanga-less Sri Lanka Under Pressure Dimuth Karunarathne plays a shot during the first day of the Third Test In a rather greenish wicket, the Sri Lankan top order batsman were operating beautifully after being put on to bat. However, it didn’t take long for Yasir Shah to break the solid Tharanga-Karunarathne partnership. The slightly experienced batsmen were not capable of making any impact on the scoreboard ...

Pakistan Fail Despite Stopping Sanga Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews celebrates the wicket of Younis Khan Yet another rain-affected Test Match, but this time the visitors were on the back foot as the Sri Lankan bowlers took over proceedings by dismissing Pakistan cheaply in the first innings. The platform was then set for the home team to put up a massive first innings score. However, ...

Kaushal Dismantles Pakistan For Just 138 Misbah reacts after being given run out  At Tea, playing his First Test at home, Tharindu Kaushal managed to dismantle the Pakistani batting line-up by picking up 5 wickets for just 42 runs. Yet, the highlight of the Pakistani innings was the fact that the main Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath was not required to bowl a single delivery.  The ...

Sri Lanka Field With Two Changes – SL vs Pak 2015 Chameera makes way to his maiden Test Match Losing the first Test against the visitors in Galle, it was quite likely that we saw at least a few changes in the Sri Lankan starting 11 prior to the Second Test in Colombo. Replacements were made as Nuwan Pradeep and Dilruwan Perera were dropped for being quite ineffective in the First Test. Their ...

Mathews Confident On Winning the Series Following a poor allround performance, the Sri Lankan captain showed his disappointment in loosing the home game against Pakistan and gave credit to the visitors for their outstanding achievement. Apart from Kaushal Silva’s century, there wasn’t much left to talk about as both the batting and bowling department failed to produce any sort of momentum.  Two of the major reasons for ...

The Tigers Were Too Good For India Bangladesh Beats India to win series and qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Despite the fact that Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in the First Test Match, the highlight of the week was in Mirpur as the Tigers managed to outclass the mighty Indians to dust, winning the series and most importantly securing a place at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.  ...

Yasir Shah Steers Pakistan to Victory Quite Surprisingly, the rain-affected first day of the first Test Match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan could not stop the game from producing a result as Yasir Shah rattled through the Sri Lankan batting line-up with ease. Despite the fact that the home team was in a dominating position at a certain point, Shafraz Ahamed and Asad Shafiq’s partnership created ...

Will Jayawardene Finish it with a bang? After his retirement from all forms of International Cricket, Mahela has not really been able to give his best during his temporary involvement with the Sussex Sharks. Yet, Jayawardene still has one last opportunity to finish his NatWest T20 Blast campaign by putting up a match-winning performance against Hampshire tonight.  Despite his poor form, Captain Luke Wright believes that Jayawardena remains key ...

Sanga falls as Sri Lanka end the day at 178/3 Despite the fact that the Silva/Sanga partnership looked promising, to everybody’s surprise, Kumar Sangakkara fell right after reaching his half century to a brilliant Wahab Riaz delivery. From the other end, young Kaushal Silva showed promising signs by dominating the Pakistani bowling with ease.  Kumar Sangakkara managed to score 2 fours and a six in his 50 off 106 deliveries. With ...

Play resumes on overcast conditions – SL vs Pak 2015 Dimuth failed to last long on the second day of the First Test Match As the first day of the first Test match was completely called off due to hectic weather conditions, the second day resumed play under a heavy cloud cover in overcast conditions at the Galle International Stadium. Adhering to the heavy cloud cover, the visitors won the all-important ...

The ladies from the Southern Province managed to comprehensively beat Central Province to emerge as the U26 Inter-Provincial Champions on the 15th of June 2015 at the Colts Cricket Ground premises. Coming into the finals, the Central ladies were considered favourites, adhering to their unbeaten run with three straight wins prior to the all important final. With overcast conditions on the ...

Rain Interrupts Play On Day 1 Unfortunately, the rain took over proceedings as the first Test Match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was all set to get underway at Galle, Sri Lanka this morning. Bad weather was always on the cards as it has been continuously raining throughout this week in the southern part of the island.  With the weather continuing to get worse, the players from ...

UAE Likely To Host Asia Cup 2016 With the lack of interest shown by either of the Asian Countries to host Asia Cup 2016, the tournament is likely to be pushed towards the United Arab Emirates. The peaceful atmosphere in the UAE makes it the ideal hosting nation for tournaments involving multiple nations. With this being said, a confirmation is yet to be made in agreement with ...

Swan Song On the Cards For Sanga Sangakkara set to say goodbye to all formats of the sport The exceptional Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara has unfortunately decided to set foot on the breaks from the longer format of the game following his retirement from the shorter version. Currently ranked one of the best players in the world, Sangakkara is set to retire from all formats ...

Young Test Squad Awaits Stiff Pakistan Challenge With Sri Lanka performing exceedingly well in limited over cricket during the past few years, they have not been at their best in the longer format of the game. While taking the ICC Test rankings into consideration, quite unfortunately, the Sri Lankans have been pushed to the 7th position adhering to their bad form. Following the retirement of decent hitters ...

Shahrukh Khan Buys CPL Team Trinidad & Tobago Shahrukh Khan – The New Owner Of Trinidad & Tobago The King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan has lately acquired the ownership of the Carribean Premier League team Trinidad & Tobago. With this accomplishment, he now happens to have control of two massive franchises at the same time. This year’s edition of the Carribean Premier League is set to get underway ...

Who’s the boss? Peterson vs Gayle Chris Gayle and Kevin Peterson at the Big Six Challenge Just before the commencement of the Carribean Premier league (CPL), The West Indian Hercules Chris Gayle and the retired English run machine Kevin Peterson decided to have their own fun. Their big hitting ability was put into test lately to determine the biggest hitter of the cricket ball. Watch Chris ...

Mubarak Re-called As Sri Lanka Announce Test Squad Mubarak plays a cheeky shot at a domestic cricket match Sri Lankan all-rounder Jehan Mubarak has been recalled to the Test Squad for the forthcoming series against Pakistan after a period of 8 years. The idea behind the selection of the 34-year-old came from the visiting South African coach Jonty Rhodes. Jonty was much impressed with the tall allrounder’s fielding ...

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