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Too many cooks

Too many cooks

Recent losses have prompted anger, and there remain “too many cooks” in the Sri Lanka set-up: these were the grouses of interim coach Nic Pothas following the nine-wicket drubbing at the hands of India, in the first ODI in Dambulla. Pothas’ comments come less than …

At the crossroads

At the crossroads

Sri Lankan cricket is at the crossroads after their humbling loss against Zimbabwe in the five-match ODI series. Having lost the first match of the series, Angelo Mathews-led team came back and won the following two encounters. However, the visitors turned the tables and bagged …

There may not be any coaches left to employ

There may not be any coaches left to employ

As Sri Lanka begin their search for a ninth head coach in six years, Test champions Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena have questioned the circumstances that led to Graham Ford’s departure from the role. Sri Lanka Cricket announced Saturday that Ford’s 15-month stint at the …

Tharanga suspended for two games

Tharanga suspended for two games

Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended for two matches due to his team’s slow over rate in Saturday’s Champions Trophy game against South Africa, the International Cricket Council said. Sri Lanka completed their 50 overs more than half an hour behind schedule …

Dejected Dilshan slams former skippers

Dejected Dilshan slams former skippers

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan, who retired from ODI cricket on Sunday, suggested he did not have enough support from his team-mates during his 10-month stint as captain and was “hurt” by the manner in which he was removed from the post. Addressing the post-match press …

Why Australia’s batsmen struggled in Sri Lanka

Why Australia’s batsmen struggled in Sri Lanka

A setback of any kind demands a retrospective study. It is a matter of concern for followers of Australian cricket that they have now lost their No. 1 position in Tests. As a matter of fact, it must have been a rude shock to Australian …

Smith rests, Warner skippers Aussies

Smith rests, Warner skippers Aussies

Australia’s Steve Smith has been rested to focus on next month’s tour of South Africa leaving David Warner to lead the side for the remainder of the Sri Lanka series. Smith captained Australia to an 82-run loss in the second one-day international Wednesday which tied the …

Surveying the wreckage

Surveying the wreckage

If you get a moment, it is worth watching some video of Steve Smith’s press conference after Australia lost at Galle. His team more than lost, it was wiped off …

Herath hat-trick and Australia bowled out

Herath hat-trick and Australia bowled out

Mitchell Starc’s 11-wicket haul will almost certainly be in vain after a frenetic second day of the second Test in Galle, with Sri Lanka’s spinners again embarrassing Australia. The tourists were set a victory target of 413, seemingly well out of reach given their woeful …

SLC is letting down Sri Lankan cricket

SLC is letting down Sri Lankan cricket

At Pallekele, following an embarrassing 48 hours for Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators, Dimuth Karunaratne misses and angled ball, Kusal Mendis misses a straight one, Kaushal Silva edges to slip, and the cricketers themselves are perhaps beginning to feel embarrassed. By lunch, the team is 84 …