Sri Lankan cricket started 2011 with fire works. The small island nation was in the world cup finals for the third time in history of the sport, a feat only bettered by Australia. For several decades cricket has put Sri Lanka on the world map and made headlines. It was all good news, until Nuwan Kulasekara dropped Gautam Ghambir on ...

On Saturday, when Thilan Samaraweera dropped the first catch off of Eoin Morgan, no one probably thought of the famous Waugh-Gibbs exchange. Then Morgan was dropped again. Mathews shook his head in disbelief and the words sprung to your head. Did he just drop the World Cup? When Morgan was dropped for the third time, Murali's reaction said it ...

The first time they came, it was by ship, not just any ship, a cannon bearing warship. Soldiers wearing steel helmets marched on with bayonets and they stuck around for a couple of centuries. English troops are in Colombo again. This time sporting sun hats, wielding willows instead of bayonets, carrying cricket balls and not cannon balls. They are here ...

Blues - three teams don blue jerseys in the 2011 world cup; Sri Lanka, England and India. They have one more thing in common, their middle order blues. True, that most games have been against minnows and the middle order didnt need to fire, or only came in at the slog overs. Also true that all three teams have qualified ...

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