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Friday, February 27, 2015
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Whether you're Mahela Jayawardene or Kumar Sangakkara, you wake up each day perhaps a little more creakily than yesterday, now that you're 37. You feel a twinge, rub a sore spot and wonder sleepily how Tillekeratne Dilshan does it; he's 38.
Hilal
Friday, February 27, 2015
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Booed by his home crowd, Prabhakar was dropped for the next game and promptly retired. Jayasuriya did the same thing to England in the quarter-final, forcing Phil Defreitas to turn spinner as well.
UppercuT
Friday, February 27, 2015
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Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule.
Jagath Perera
Friday, February 27, 2015
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"I just hope Sri Lanka do not fall into the trap of placing too much emphasis on what happened when they played England at home late last year," Muttiah Muralitharan writes.
Praveen De Silva
Friday, February 27, 2015
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“We got beat by Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka so it’s important we go out there and try to stamp our authority in conditions that should favour us. It’s very important for us and these three games are almost each like a quarter-final, but we thrive on that sort of pressure and I think hopefully it will...
WZRD
Friday, February 27, 2015
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There is nothing in the world more like Tillakaratne Dilshan than the shot he brought to cricket in 2009. Like the man, the stroke treads the line between daring and embarrassment. If he wears the 'Dilscoop' on the helmet, nothing looks so foolish. If he connects, he sends stadiums into raptures.
Daniel Alexander
Friday, February 27, 2015
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There is something about the MCG that stirs the Sri Lankans from within. Perhaps, it is the whole Muttiah Muralitharan saga when the Sri Lanka champion was called for throwing back in 1995. Perhaps it is the large Sri Lankan population that flocks en masse to support the team, and perhaps also..
Sujan
Friday, February 27, 2015
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Crunch match looms for 2011 runners up after comfortable victory over Bangladesh. Sri Lanka's team manager has cheekily suggested having England as their next opponents will offset a tough cricket World Cup schedule. After a below-par start to the tournament, Sri Lanka burst back to form with...
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Sri Lankans are envying the World Cup schedule of some of the powerful cricket nations like India, Australia and England as their own schedule is hectic. Angelo Mathews’ side was in New Zealand on Sunday playing Afghanistan and flew to Australia on Monday.
AmilaSaman
Thursday, February 26, 2015
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"I refer to him as the Aston Martin of batting. He's got everything - grace, timing. He's such a clever batsman. "The way he manipulates the ball, the field. And he's a very good thinker of the game as well. He knows the areas that he's trying to hit the ball and plays with such grace and ease...
Daniel Alexander