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Sri Lanka v Australia - T20Is player- by-player ratings
By Osanda Gunaratna
In the final edition of T20 Venues of Sri Lanka we discuss the following stadiums
By Osanda Gunaratna
In this edition of 2012 T20 World Cup, we discuss the possible cricket stadiums to host the T20 WC in Sri Lanka, which are given as follows
It is a new era for Sri Lankan cricket as Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan have all hung their boots and now it’s the time for the Green Horns to prosper such as: Dinesh Chandimal, Jeewan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne,Nuwan Pradeep, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Charith Jayampathi, Angelo Perera, Chathura Peris, Rushan Jaleel, Akshu Fernando, Sachith Pathirana, Sachithra Serasinghe,Sachitra Senanayake, Milinda Siriwardene, Gihan Rupasinghe, Sohan Boralessa, Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilshan Munaweera,Tharanga Lakshita, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kosala Kulasekera, Andri Berenger, Janaka Gunaratne, Denuwan Rajakaruna, Seekuge Prasanna, Rumesh Buddika, Shalika Karunanayake, Arosh Janoda, Kirthiruwan Vithanage and etc.
Three World Cups young, the T2O World Cup is braced to have its fourth next year. I will most probably be held in September in the emerald - Sri Lanka.
India vs. Sri Lanka in 2008, SL managed to beat them 2-1 at home, but that time they had something in their favour the decision review system making its debut and paying off for Sri Lanka , getting most of the overturned decisions while India getting almost none of them, just after this series India found their biggest enemy in DRS as in the WC ,MS Dhoni criticising DRS and calling it as an adulteration of technology and human decision making even Tendulkar found it hard to cope with DRS, but the truth is ‘’why be so negative when DRS is included to avoid the mistakes umpires make on the field’’.
In the 1996 WC, Sri Lanka thrashed the Aussies to register a thumping 7 wicket win, everyone hailed the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga but there was someone more who was behind the success story - Sri
A memorable yet disappointing World Cup, followed by a haunting in England, saw Sri Lanka not live up to their reputation of being former World Champions. But here is a another opportunity to put things back on track, the Australians are arriving soon for a full tour since 2004.
Sri Lanka vs. England ODI & T20 player by player Ratings
Sri Lankans coming into the 5th and final ODI at Manchester are no doubt under pressure after England’s thrashing in the 4th ODI, which they were totally outplayed in all departments.
Sri Lanka in England, Anderson to Sangakkara, ball swinging under a grey sky or a green tinge. Anderson bowls and Sangakkara is gone for 15, a small deflection to the keeper.
The journey of Sri Lankan cricket is a special one indeed. Sri Lanka have been on the international cricketing scene for a period of exactly 30 years and have achieved some remarkable deeds throughout the 15 years they been serious competitors since they won the Willis World Cup in 1996.
Over 638 ODIs with 18913 runs & 216 tests with 18066 runs between them to date, they are easily the best batsmen Sri Lanka got in their Island Nation.
He is a talented young cricketer. He is good in his foot work. This is very important “Bradman like” skill where experts argued as one quality of a great player.
He can use the crease well, often dropping well back to create his own length for his cut shots against the spinners. He has his own way of attacking. And he looked pretty secure in defense too. He knows well about his shot selection. This is all about talent and he is a natural batter.