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 ...
Sri Lanka are indisputably the most outlandish side in cricket World Cups, for no other side has ever managed to win a World Cup after having been an associate nation previously. Sri Lanka were a cricketing minnow for 4 World Cups. They were no... The post Team history at Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka (1975-2011) appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
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.
This article was initially published in Sportskeeda In an era where the contest between bat and ball is actively declining, with the bat ruling the roost in almost every game, making bowlers look like minions, I set out on a hunt to find... The post Rating the toughest countries for batsmen in ODIs since 2000 appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Sri Lanka in 2014 have been riding on the unprecedented form of Angelo Mathews and Kumar Sangakkara. Their bowling, even with Lasith Malinga’s presence, has frequently been toothless. The batting, apart from Sangakkara and Mathews, never really consistently delivered. They never successfully chased... The post Getting Sri Lanka’s World Cup combination right appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic. ...
Opera Mini might not support Sinhala/Tamil characters but a small tweak to the settings of your mobile browser can help you display the characters. First open opera mini in your mobile. Then type opera:config in the address/URL bar. Scroll down to the bottom to the... The post How to display Tamil/Sinhala characters in your Opera Mini browser appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Nokia Asha 300 does not support taking screenshots natively. But there is a workaround to get screenshots in Nokia 300 and should work for any S40 devices (I have tested it only in Nokia Asha 300). NOTE: You need your phone’s data cable... The post Take screenshots in Nokia Asha 300 (S40) appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Downloading an image from your Facebook album or from an album of a Facebook page is as easy as right clicking on the photo and selecting save image as. But, what if you are to download the whole album? When you have hundred... The post How to download an album completely at once from facebook appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
A prominent daily in Sri Lanka, Daily Mirror, discharged a bolt from the blue in the early hours of Friday by publishing a news article that read “Sanga to announce retirement”. The news article alleged that according to “sources”, Sanga would announce his retirement... The post Kumar Sangakkara announcing retirement? It’s nothing more than a rumour! appeared first on The Arm ...
A popular theory put forward by some Tamils in Sri Lanka is that the Sri Lankan cricket team does not represent the Tamil speaking population of the island. This is a delicate matter that needs to be looked at objectively rather than subjectively,... The post Are Sri Lankan Tamil cricketers discriminated against? appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
The winners of the ICC awards for the year 2014 were announced yesterday, with Mitchell Johnson claiming the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, while Aaron Finch won the T20I Performance of the Year. Even though the overwhelming feeling... The post 2014 ICC Awards: Missed opportunities for Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath? appeared first on The ...
The struggle to acclimatize – Slow starters Sri Lanka’s batting has imploded in the first match of every One Day International (ODI) series they have played in 2014, which indicates that their batsmen have initially struggled to adapt to the demands of the conditions. As far as... The post 9 Issues Sri Lanka need to address before World Cup 2015 appeared first on The ...
In Mahabharata, Parasuram cursed Karna that he would forget the execution of his skills at the moment of his greatest need. Looking at Sri Lanka’s ODI performances in India historically, it makes one wonder whether they suffer a similar curse, too, when playing in the country. The... The post Why ODI series loss against India is a blessing in disguise for Sri Lanka appeared ...
Many anecdotes have been written about both Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Cricket. The story of Sri Lanka’s World Cup triumph in 1996 is more than an anecdote – it … Continue Reading → The post The other face of Kumar Sangakkara: The man who united Sri Lanka spiritually appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Very recently the Caribbean nation abruptly withdrew from the tour of India with one ODI, 1 T20I and three tests pending due to disputes over the payment structure. The recant … Continue Reading → The post WICB’s pullout and why Sri Lanka need to be wary appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.
Sexual dimorphism in species propagates a lot of phenotypic differences between sexes that concedes distinct strengths and weaknesses to different sexes. The result of this is more evident in sports … Continue Reading → The post Why gender testing should be abolished appeared first on The Arm Chair Critic.