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Friday, February 27, 2015
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“Sri Lanka look in a good place at the moment. We have played against them a lot recently. I know they rely a lot on their senior players so it is a test for us up against some of the best cricketers, guys who have played 300-400 games.
WZRD
Friday, February 27, 2015
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Win or lose, Sri Lanka's blue army will be beating their drums and blasting their trumpets at Westpac Stadium tomorrow. Wellington's Sri Lankan community will be out in force to support its cricketing heroes in their crunch Cricket World Cup match against England.
Hilal
Friday, February 27, 2015
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“I think we underperformed massively against Sri Lanka, who are very difficult to beat in their own conditions,” he said. “The skill level has to be really high and really simple against these guys. When you’re playing against such an experienced group, of batters in particular, it’s about...
Hilal
Friday, February 27, 2015
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Veteran former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood is excited about playing alongside Kumar Sangakkara for Surrey in the English County Championship. Sangakkara who joined the English domestic team in January, will be available for them for most of the 2015 season after the ICC World Cup.
Hilal
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