SATHA and the SARAs … with essential in hand
A poll conducted by ‘The Island’ website http://www.island.lk asking ‘who was Sri Lanka’s greatest batsman in the pre-Test era’ ended yesterday. Almost 5,000 readers took part in the poll and pre-Test era great Mahadevan Sathasivam was the overwhelming choice as the greatest batsman with 47.26% of our readers voting for him. Former captain Anura Tennekoon came second totaling 23.99% votes followed by Michael Tissera 14.12%, C.I. Gunasekara 9.62% and David Heyn 5.01%.
Our new poll, ‘What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?’ is now open. Log onto http://www.island.lk to cast your vote. The options are 1. 1995 Napier, 2. 1995 Faisalabad, 3. 1998 London Oval, 4. 2000 Rawalpindi, 5. 2006 Trent Bridge.
Satha and Bradman at the toss, Colombo Oval 1948
Anura Tennekoon & CliveLloyd at the toss, Manchester 1975
Duleep Mendis hooks Arjuna Ranatunga celebrates winning glide, 1996