“Don’t Underestimate Sri Lanka at the Champions Trophy” : Russel Arnold

Mahela Jawawardene and Russel Arnold by Ferdous Firoz Amin

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 →

Bhanuka Rajapaksa – Interview

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 →

Fielding should trigger two dismissals – Kalpage

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 →