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Where is Sri Lankan Test cricket heading?

As the new year dawns many of you will look ahead to the year with renewed optimism and determination .But if you are a sri lanka cricket fan I feel sorry for you.

Sri Lanka's selection bubble

"Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent." - Nolan Ryan

What is Sri Lanka's best team combination for QF?

Given the lack of bowling power against Australia what is the best team combination for SL going forward?

A bowling plan for Sri Lanka

First up let me just say the team I would like to see sri lanka playing.

1.Dilshan 2.Thiri 3.Sanga 4.Chandimal 5.Mahela 6.Matthews 7.Thisara 8.Senanayake 9.Herath 10.Malinga 11.Lakmal

4 out of the box options for Sri Lanka against England

The most obvious thing sri lanka could change is promote jayawardena to the top of the order the numbers support the move as the jayawardena averages a significant percent more as opener than playing in the middle order.

World T20 2014 Bangladesh: Sri Lanka and group opponents preview

Sri Lanka the last editions runners up go into the tournament as one of the favorites to win the tournament. What sri lanka has going for them is their familiarity with the Bangladesh conditions having been playing there for close to two months Lankans will hit the ground sprinting with the momentum of being the Asia cup champions and not having lost in Bangladesh from the beginning of the year.

ICC Champions Trophy Sri Lanka Preview

 The champions trophy begins it’s long overdue end on the 6th June with India taking on the proteas.

Aus vs SL ODI series review: So close yet so far

Sri lanka are fast garnering a reputation for being a team that falls apart at the big moments,in a bellerive oval pitch that resembled a pitch from the premadasa, sri lanka mentally capitulated to a

Lack of fast bowling resources stand in the way of overseas success

It has been 31 years since sri lanka gained test playing status during this period sri lanka have done exceptionally well in limited overs cricket even overshadowing some of the well established cou

Fatigue and inconsistent team selection taking its toll

During the 1st ODI against Pakistan it was evident that the big three of our batting line-up Mahela, Dilshan and Sanga were struggling considerably, their decision making was muddled against a good b

Race to the top

Every team in International cricket strives to be the best Test team in the world. Being the best gives the holder bragging rights over winning any other competition in the world game today.

England in a Spin

Sri Lanka made strides towards regaining their reputation as an unbeatable force in home conditions today with a hard fought victory over England. It is fitting that Sri Lanka start their post-Murali era winning-record from the ground where Murali ended his Test career in a truly legendary manner.

ENG vs SL Preview

Last time sri lanka met England it was a gloomy series for the Lankans it was evident that they weren’t enjoying their time in the unfamiliar green pitches and the pre summer weather.

The new ball rule ruining the art of spin bowling

The new ball rule since its introduction as a remedy for the bowl changing issues has caused slight but very concerning changes in the game .The new rule means the ball will only get 25 overs old.

CB Series 2012 review

When Sri lanka began this series the odds of them reaching the finals were very slim, they were expected to make-way for the much hyped indian and Australian teams. But throughout the series, the Sri Lankan team has won the respect and adoration of the Australian cricketing fraternity through their no fear, never give up brand of playing. One can say that playing in Australia can bring out the best or the worst in visiting teams. Indians can probably testify for the latter.