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Yanasana with many Aliases, so funny!! No matter how many different masks you wear, I know who are you are. I wasn't born day before yesterday. Try this with someone. You may get far.

Please don't try to jump off that bridge, because Tharanga will be selected for Veterans tournaments. Not all lost.

BTW where do you buy them? Pettah market?

Posted in: Vithanage hammers 120 off 104 in losing effort for Sri Lanka A by Colomba Charlie (not verified) on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 21:54. Reply to this comment.

Stormy, thanks for your help. Surprisingly, I got the notification for this message [first notification from IC:)].
Admin - if you did some magic at your end, then thanks a lot for that.

Posted in: Top 10 Test Wicket Takers of Pakistan by CricketBuffOne on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 13:37. Reply to this comment.

@Colamba Charlie: It seems the hat suites you well judging from your reaction....

Posted in: Vithanage hammers 120 off 104 in losing effort for Sri Lanka A by Yamasana (not verified) on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 13:23. Reply to this comment.

My team for the first test against West Indies; I think Chandimal was banned for one test match.

01) Kaushal Silva
02) Dimuth Karunaratne
03) Lahiru Thirimanne
04) Milinda Siriwardane
05) Angelo Mathews (c)
06) Kusal Perera (wk)
07) Kusal Mendis
08) Tharindu Kaushal
09) Rangana Herath
10) Dhammika Prasad
11) Nuwan Pradeep

Posted in: [Discussion Thread] West Indies in Sri Lanka, 2015 by R Peterson on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:25. Reply to this comment.

@cricketbuffone - no idea how one gets notification on new updates but I seem to get notifications and cannot recall checking any box. Its been working for me from day one: Admin assitance please.

Posted in: Top 10 Test Wicket Takers of Pakistan by Stormy on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:29. Reply to this comment.

Absolutely, jaw-dropping list. Ajmal is down at 9, but those who are up are by no means lesser bowlers. Feel bad for Kaneria. He was certainly the front line bowler for Pakistan in his heydays, but spot fixing ruined his career.

The two W's along with Imran were a nightmare for the opposition. After Imran, Aaqib joined the two W's and they were a really deadly bowling unit.

Stormy, you raised an interesting question; will do some research and see if I can create a video that provides an answer.

As far as bowling goes, Pakistan has always been a powerhouse, be it spin or fast bowling. Somehow they seem to have the secret to produce quality bowlers on a regular basis. Given the conditions in Pakistan its a miracle that they have managed to keep their edge. Certainly, there is a lot to learn from them.

P.S. - Though I have checked the box against the option, "E-mail me when someone replies," I never get e-mail notifications when members comment on my posts. So in the absence of any awareness about new comments, sometimes I am unable to reply for days. Would you be able to help me here?

Posted in: Top 10 Test Wicket Takers of Pakistan by CricketBuffOne on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:19. Reply to this comment.

Never saw either of these two yesteryear greats in action unfortunately but Sorbers was once upon a time a SL coach if I recall right. If there is another person a trophy needs to be named after look no furhter past Gamini Dissanayeke. Not many of us know the work this great servant of SLC did (note servant of SLC as opposed to current day looters) in them days to get where SL is today AND of course he didnt do it for the money!

Posted in: Honouring greats of yesteryear Sobers and Tissera by Stormy on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 09:58. Reply to this comment.

Series of the laughing stock anyone? A bit harsh but not too far off when it comes to the administration of these two teams - both pathetic. This is reflected in a series where the loser probably goes beyond the point of no return to battle it out against Zim and a rising Bangladesh for the woodedn spoon. This is no joke folks we must win this series at all cost and put some points between #7 and the black hole to the bottom of the pile. SL havent been this low for a long long time and we dont stand up now (as in this series) it will be a long way back.

There is a positive though. If we keep dropping the money will dry up and all the vultures will vanish and may be some real folks will do the hard work to bring up the game again - just like all those tireless servants did before 1996.

Posted in: SL v WI – A low ranked Test series sans the stars by Stormy on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 09:50. Reply to this comment.

Man what an absolutely awesome line up of bowlers that is and was surprised to see Ajmal down at #9! What on earth happened to Kaneira? He was a solid leggie who just faded when he seemed to be on the crest of becoming something really big. Cannot believe Waquar and Akram played in the same team - imagine being an opening batter at that time? Would be interesting to see which opening batter did well against Pakistan at that time.

We need to desperately get some lessons from Pakistan on bowling - they keep comming up with sensational fast and spin bowlers.

Posted in: Top 10 Test Wicket Takers of Pakistan by Stormy on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 09:41. Reply to this comment.

I must say the Mendis selection has surprised me and I am all for inclusion of youngsters. I would have thought one of the young chaps getting runs in the A team would be the way to go. There is also Kithruwan who has made an impression in NZ. I presume Mendis is something special and I guess I am willing to check anything out now.

Posted in: Sri Lanka opt for youth against West Indies by Stormy on Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 09:34. Reply to this comment.