We’ve always maintained that if you want to get noticed by us you will probably need to do something outlandish. Like for example score,   let’s say a triple century, in your first or second domestic first class season and maybe end up as the second highest run-scorer for the season. We like to set impossible standards like that around here. So when we ...

First the blog, now the Pod. Listen to Andrew choke as he tries to talk about Sri Lanka. Are the rumours that the podcast was banned really true? Andrew Fernando and Damith Samarakoon return from the cold to tell you the truth. Our prodigal podcasters then catch up with the latest Sri Lankan cricket news, including changes to the selection ...

It’s a World Cup. Your first match is against the third ranked team in the game. A country that was a previous winner and one that has been in a number of finals, in various formats. You are expected to lose. And you do, badly. You pick yourself up and train harder for the next game.  On the eve ...

Delhi – India A year before the retirement of their king, the Black Caps seemed to have conquered insuperable odds and oddities in a fight to the death to go beyond where no Black Cap had ever gone before: to a World Cup final. Since 1975 they have been battling this curse that had engulfed their land into darkness and ...

A few days ago I tweeted that Sri Lanka have not only stared into the abyss, but brought a backpack full of essentials to camp out and explore their new surroundings for the foreseeable future. That wasn’t entirely true. In reality, Sri Lanka have been hanging out next to a few piles of their own excrement and wondering why a bunch ...

England felt resurgent after trumping South Africa in a record run chase, but little did that prepare them to be 56/6 under 9 overs against Afghanistan, the only associate team in the T20 World Cup super 10. Afghanistan, like most countries got their first taste of cricket from the British. But through a century of invasions, and a regime hell ...

As Sri Lankan cricket struggles with the demands of the international game, a true legend and pioneering innovator said his farewells and hung his Black Cap. His leadership and brand of cricket fascinated and rallied the world behind New Zealand and there’s a lot Sri Lankan cricket can learn from it. Gimli: Then it has all been in vain. The ...

Nagpur: India In a hastily organised staff meeting, prior to morning tea, the office of the BCCI Honorary Secretary, discussed the legality, of questioning the legality of the Black Cap’s spinners bowling action, well after the game between India and New Zealand had concluded. The Secretary was very clear that he would still have questioned the legality of the legality of the bowling action had the match ...

The return of the blog Again. Yes, it’s been long overdue but we believe we are making a comeback of sorts. We’ve been busy living and making one of these. Things are likely to be a bit different this time too. We have a few contributors helping us out to keep the blog  updated. The podcast will be back in some form There maybe non cricket ...

The Ashes is here  The Ashes test series has landed back on home soil for the first time since 2013, and the England team will be looking to make amends for their dreadful 2014 campaign in Australia, which saw the home nation run out as 5-0 victors.  England will enter the series with an Australian in charge for the first time ever in the form ...

The 2015 Indian Premier League season is set to get under way on Wednesday April 8th and will be the 8th season of the IPL. It’s a relatively short competition, with things coming to a conclusion on May 24th, but there are 56 matches taking place during that period, not including the play off games. Bookmaker Betfair already have prices ...

How do you assess and summarise the career of a player who not only played cricket on a different plane but also touched the many lives that make up the cricket fraternity? Join Damith and Andrew as they seek out what made Mahela a special cricketer and a special human. They talk to leading cricket journalists, former coaches and ex-players ...

Following his viceral attack on the CNN host where he was interviewed, amongst the other talk show hosts he has left reeling his wake, we got in touch with Dr. Nonis , an avid cricket fan, to discuss a few matters related to cricket. Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!

England’s hopes of securing the Ashes series before the fourth Test are under threat after Kevin Pietersen withdrew from the squad with injury this week. The batsman, who hasn’t exactly impressed in his first four innings, suffered a calf strain at Lord’s and subsequently won’t play any part at Old Trafford. What Alastair Cook and the selectors should do is ...

Australia will find it tough to defend their ICC Champions Trophy crown in England and Wales this month as they face a gruelling group stage alongside their hosts and Ashes rivals – with the cricket betting odds favouring England. Michael Clarke’s men is much changed from the Test outfit that suffered a series whitewash to India earlier this year and ...

Who should open in Australia? Paranavithana For – Left handed so he will complement Dilshan Against – These days this isn’t really that bigger a deal. Bowlers adjust better and quicker.  Australia open with two lefties. For – Could be his breakout series Against – Could be his last For – Adds solidity to Dilshans flamboyance Against – Hardly sticks around long enough to display ...

Imagine a strange world around the 18th or 19th of December in the small city of Hobart, where Sri Lanka have battled hard to stay within touching distance of Australia. It then boils down to need a last throw of the  body and mind to either win or save the game. We’ve all been there in some form or the ...

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