Ramachandra Guha In 40 years of watching international cricket, one of the absolute highlights remains an innings I saw by the stocky Sri Lankan, Duleep Mendis. It was played at Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the first week of November, 1975. Sri Lanka, which had not yet been awarded Test status, were touring India, and playing the North Zone in preparation for the unofficial ‘Tests’ to follow. Mendis’s father was a cricket fan, naming his son after K.S. Duleepsinhji, nephew of the immortal Ranji. Duleep, who — like his uncle — played for Cambridge University, Sussex, and England, was an artist with the bat, using skill and timing to great effect. His Sri Lankan namesake, however, relied more on brute… Read More →
Ex Sri Lankan Cricketer who played 44 Tests and 180 ODIs and is now a well known commentator – part of the commentary team for the Champions Trophy – Russel Arnold spoke exclusively to PakPassion.net about Sri Lanka’s squad for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy, Sri Lanka’s chances at the aforementioned event, Sri Lanka’s ability to regularly produce world class and unorthodox cricketers and much more. By Saj Sadiq (3rd June, 2013) During the ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game between Sri Lanka and India, we’ve seen both the possible strengths and weaknesses of the Sri Lankan team. What are your thoughts on the Sri Lankan squad and how do you think the team will perform at the Champions Trophy, in… Read More →
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Kaushal Silva will lead Sri Lanka A team to England this summer. They have been scheduled to play 3 ODI games against the English Lions, 1 Test and 4 warm up 50 over games.
Schools standard is getting back its lost glory after SLC got involved
19 year old Bhanuka learnt the rudiments of the game at his Alma Mater Royal College Colombo. He not only captained his prestigious institution, but went onto represent the Sri Lanka under 19 team in the recently concluded under 19 World Cup in New Zealand. Sri Lanka Cricket has given this young talented left hand bat great opportunities by giving their under 19’s exposure by arranging tours against their counterparts in South Africa, England, Australia, and also a home series against Pakistan and Bangladesh. Bhanuka was the leading scorer for his country in the World Cup aggregating 253 runs, he also showed his class against the Australians in their own back yard when he pummeled the strong Aussie attack to… Read More →
Interview – Kumar Sangakkara
Sri Lanka has taken giant steps since 1996
Interview : Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL A team Coach)
Interview – Thilan Samaraweera
Former Sri Lankan all rounder Ruwan Kalpage returned home to bolster the preparation of the Sri Lankan national team for the upcoming World Cup in 2011 to be played in the subcontinent after a stint with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for 2 years. Kalpage shared his views related to many aspects of the game with srilankacricket.lk team. Q: Tell us about your experience in Bangladesh. BCB drafted me into their national Academy. I was totally in charge of the coaching at the academy. During the time I took over, BCB was under tremendous pressure as they were on a weak loosing streak at international level. The pressure was mounting as questions were raised regarding their eligibility for Test status…. Read More →
Rohan Wijesinghe pays tribute to the World’s greatest spin bowler.
I used to play soft ball cricket in a narrow street – Angelo Mathews
Sri Lanka cricket for first time in history, has recruited contracted players for Women’s cricket.
Born in the city of Kurunegala, Jeevantha made his first class debut for his home club Kurunegala YCC at a tender age of 17.