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Monday, May 23, 2016
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It was, of course, a comprehensive win for England, but by no means a complete one. Only Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales were able to cope with the Sri Lanka attack, with the rest of the top order, Nick Compton excepted, needing to understand that the way to cope with a ball that is swinging and...
Ryan
Monday, May 23, 2016
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The Headingley pitch would have had county bowlers salivating. The new toss regulations have meant that there has been a dearth of green grass this summer in the County Championship. Better pitches? Not necessarily. Blander ones? Most certainly. Despite the scorecard, this surface was not one of...
Ryan
Monday, May 23, 2016
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Kusal Perera will replace fast bowler Dhammika Prasad in Sri Lanka's Test squad. "Kusal will join the team as soon as possible and acclimatise so he can do some serious work with the bat," said chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya. Prasad was injured in Sri Lanka's warm-up game against Essex.
Ryan
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has replaced injured seamer Dhammika Prasad in Sri Lanka's Test squad and will travel to England as soon as "visa formalities are taken care of", SLC announced.
WZRD
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Wicket-keeper batsman, Kusal Janith Perera who was recently cleared by ICC for doping charges is due to fly to England shortly for the remainder of the Test series.
DDJW
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Naturally, it is great for the home side that England won, but the nature of that victory does raise some serious questions about the scheduling and venues of these early season matches.I don't understand why Sri Lanka have been sent to Leeds and Durham for these opening two Tests.You could say ..
AmilaSaman
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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It was a crude victory which will give England’s players and their more fervent supporters instant gratification, but it will do nothing to raise the profile of Test cricket in this country, or in Sri Lanka. Beating these raw tourists by an innings in less than three days – so what? What else do...
Dias
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Five years after his remarkable Test journey began, Nathan Lyon is readying himself for a return to Sri Lanka where he hopes to once again call on the expertise of that nation’s greatest bowler Muthiah Muralidaran to help plot the home team’s downfall.
WZRD
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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First up in his various interviews, Alastair Cook was keen to point out just how damn well his team had bowled. "Would not like to have battled against them myself," he said. This was dead right and served three purposes. One, to acknowledge his own. Two, to diffuse the almost certain suggestions of
Jagath Perera
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Ben Stokes is a doubtful starter for the second Test against Sri Lanka, starting on May 27 at Chester-le-Street, Durham. The 24-year-old suffered a knee injury while fielding on the second day of the Headingley Test and underwent lengthy treatment.
Jagath Perera