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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 16:36

@UpperCut Amen!

And we did a 'bit' better than 'fine' ;)

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Good luck Pubudu Dassanayaka! :)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 16:34

@SLCricket1 True that!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:25

heehheee niamai

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 14:39

very nice pics thanks :)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 13:19

To my understanding, the ICC increased the limit to 15 degrees because studies had found that the human eye can only detect a jerk in the bowling action when the 15 degree limit is breached, which meant that the previous limits the ICC had set were just rubbish.

The change was not made to allow bowlers to bend their arms more or allow more straightening.

In Murali's case, he was born with a deformity (his elbow is bent) and he has unusual rubber-like wrists that allow him to bowl the doosra. Murali is one of a kind. Studies also revealed that his action created the illusion of a profound jerk from certain angles, because of his deformity. But spinners going around today have no such deformity, and they are choosing to bowl with a bent arm by choice.

I realise that bowling with a bent arm is not illegal and never was, but it does increase the possibility of going from bent to straight beyond the accepted limits.

I'm confident that Murali can clear even these new tests. Several of the tests conducted on Murali were initiated by Murali himself voluntarily, if my memory serves me right.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 13:10

This is a difficult question my heart will always with SL team anytime. But it will be a very hard journey for them considering the past results too.

If they are to win Kusal and Dilshan have to be in good form and get key partnerships and they will be very crucial to give us a explosive start.

But it is questinable whether Dilshan went to CLT as did not see him in the photos today when departing. If not then it will be a huge blow

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 13:03

I think it is a good move :) But Hilal I hope we can test the bowlers action and see it whether he is exceeding the amount or not.

For example in Sachitra's case if Sri Lanka cricket board is sure that he is not exceeding the amount they can formally can complain the ICC about it as far as I know. I feel SL board may knew that test results may be correct and they did not complain and arrange Sachitra to train to remedy his action in Australia.

But it is questionable whether 15 degree is enough for a bowler to bowl doosra. If that is the question ICC should take measures to exceed that amount.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:41

we did fine at the T20 WC without songs,music videos etc, didn't we? why do they need now? :P

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:16

pretty hard to pick when there are fixed league 's 4 teams are playing :P

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