There is a photograph in The ISLAND, this Monday 5th August,of the Kiwi cricketers at practice at the Premadasa Stadium with armed guards as security …. a picture that has not made it to the web versions
THIRD DAY: I have worn out my chair watching this ever-changing and absorbing Test match for 3 days. I will need to find something to sit on for the next 2 days because with 17 wickets to fall, this match will surely go well into the fifth day. Even the innumerable umpiring errors are fascinating! Do you think you and I would have done a better job,Gavin, and not needed any technology??
Steve Smith has made his point quietly, effectively and stunningly. In just one match he has gently pushed everyone else aside and announced that he is the best in the world.Kane Williamson would be proud of him. England will have to find a way to get him out otherwise he will make 10 centuries in the series.
England’s traditional fan group Barmy Army has brutally roasted the Australian cricketers after they revealed their jersey for the 2019 World Cup.
The fierce rivalry between Australia and England is known to all. Both the top cricketing nation will lock horns on June 25 at the home of cricket – Lord’s on the grand occasion of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which England are Wales are co-hosting. There are still a couple of weeks for the quadrennial event to kick off but the rivalry between England and Australia have already gained steam. The famous fan group of England – the Barmy Army – has posted photoshopped images of David Warner, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon with sandpapers in the hands of the latter two whereas ‘Cheats’ written in David Warner’s jersey.Continue reading →
Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara (R) and chief selector Aravinda de Silva talk at a practice session at The Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on July 25, 2010, ahead of the second Test match againstn India scheduled to start July 26. India needs to win at least one of the two remaining Test matches if they are to retain their number one ranking status. Sri Lanka won the first Test at Galle by ten wickets.AFP PHOTO/Ishara S.KODIKARA
Fortuitously I watched the thrilling match at Cape Town between Sri Lanka and South Africa on the 19th March – a game which ended in a tie and was resolved by a Super Over battle.
Miller run out via good throw from Kusal Mendis
The tense Super-Over competition is not my idea of thrill – simply not my scenario. For me that was not the high point of the match. It was the Saf collapse from 3 for 117 in the 17th over to 8 for 134 in over twenty (20) which ended the real contest in a TIE that captivated my interest – heightened as it was by Niroshan Dickwella’s failure to hit the stumps from two yards on the last ball. What a Howler!
None other than Harry Solomons of Galle & Sydney and Doug Walters of Sydney, NSW and Australian cricket in yesteryear. Are we not glad to see them downing beer, signing autographs, chatting about old times, et cetera …. and still retaining some of their hair!
The SL cricket team’s collapse at Brisbane has produced severe condemnation by patriots on Facebook –patriots who clearly do not know much about cricket. Well before the match commenced it was my expectation that Australia would win by an innings because Brisbane is a bouncy pacey pitch and because the pink ball is in use over day and night.
N Krishnamurthy in Cricket Age, 20 December 2018, where the title is “The inside story of Dharmadasa and Shammi Silva meeting”
As the election time has arrived at Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC), the candidates and certain camps have also started to tighten up their strategy. Obviously, the attempts have also been started to bring opposite camp’s stalwart! In one such scenario, few days ago the notorious and controversial treasurer of Thilanga Sumathipala camp Shammi Silva tried to convince Jayantha Dharmadasa!