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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 …

Muralidaran blasts former bosses

Muralidaran blasts former bosses

Sri Lanka’s record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralidaran has launched a blistering attack on his former bosses after they complained about his behaviour in his new role as a mentor to Australia. …

England pummel Lanka

England pummel Lanka

England fast bowler James Anderson took five wickets to inspire the hosts to a crushing victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the first test in Leeds on Saturday. Anderson claimed 10 victims in the match as Sri Lanka crumbled to …

Murali made me feel like a schoolboy: Gilchrist

Murali made me feel like a schoolboy: Gilchrist

One of the most intimidating batsmen in his heydays, former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist says he himself feared only Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan and Indian tweaker Harbhajan Singh during his international career. The former stumper-batsman, who served as Australia’s stand-in captain on quite …

Suspense over Malinga’s availability

Suspense over Malinga’s availability

The suspense over Lasith Malinga’s availability for the Indian Premier League’s ninth edition continued as the pace spearhead remained the only player to have not joined the Mumbai Indians preparatory camp ahead of its tournament opener on Saturday. While all 26 members of the Mumbai …