Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"I have been castigated (by SLC) and my loyalties brought into question."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"Having a player like Sangakkara join the team is a welcome boost. Everyone knows what he is capable of, the damage he can do if you allow him to play his game. So, yes, we are extremely happy to have him joining us and we look forward to him settling in, helping us reach the final and hopefully winning the tournament."
Chris Gayle [Source]
Submitted by Jagath Perera



"I think technology in cricket is never going to be 100 per cent perfect in the next few years. It might get to a stage or it might never happen. The technology is an aid, an aid which will help to improve the decision making process. But it is not perfect, and I think everyone has got to understand that this is something to help the umpires."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Ryan



"I wanted to disturb the bowler's rhythm, that is the reason I played the 'Dilscoop' in the first over."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
Submitted by Che



"We are giving the young players a chance in this series, because it's the best chance to test them. looking ahead to the World Twenty20 in five months' time. Most probably, even in the next two matches, only two of our experienced players will take the field, so that we can give that place to a young player"
Dinesh Chandimal [Source]
Submitted by Sujan



"The South Africans struggled in the conditions here and showed they were unhappy at adopting. They were weak against our spinners. We could have easily exploited home conditions and gained advantage and could have won the series. This would have helped in our rankings leading to the 2017 Test Championship as South Africans are the No. 1 ranking Test side."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Sujan



"We like to play more Test cricket. There’s only five Test matches for us this year, I think. We would like to play more Tests and we would like to improve on our rankings as well. We would have definitely liked to play more Test cricket. We are definitely disappointed that we don’t have a Test series against a top quality team. South Africans are a high class team in whatever the format of the game, no matter where they play. We are disappointed, but that’s the reality that we have got to face."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
Submitted by Sujan



"I have not seen Don Bradman bat, but I have seen Sanath Jayasuriya. I have not seen a better batsman in my cricketing career…"
Sachin Tendulkar [Source]
Submitted by Arun Fereira



"At the end of the innings, I just tried to calm it down. They're both (Wade & Jayawardena) passionate people. I think both guys, teammates on either side would say they love playing with that sort of passion. So I have no idea what it was about. But I thought once the innings was over, it was probably time to put it to bed."
George Bailey [Source]
Submitted by Arun Fereira



"I think the difference was an outstanding hundred from an outstanding cricketer(sangakkara), that was the difference. Sometimes you can come up short against a guy who plays as well as that, and you don't feel quite so bad. We tried a few different things, and the 120, 130, whatever he got bowled out, we didn't get a chance, so nothing we can sit here and say we had our opportunity. That was a very fine hundred. "
Alastair Cook [Source]
Submitted by Arun Fereira



"Talking with Sammy (Thilan Samaraweera) has helped me a lot and he has been brilliant — I have spoken to him so much every single day. It has been priceless what I have been able to learn from him in such a short space of time. He knows all about the technical side of the game, but personally I’ve asked him more about the mental aspects of cricket and your mindset — how to approach and build an innings."
Matt Pardoe [Source]
Submitted by Ryan



"Malinga is a phenomenon. He's the best death bowler in the world without a doubt at the moment. We're very fortunate to have played Sri Lanka a lot over the last 15 months. We've had two one-day series against them. All our players have faced quite a bit of Malinga and we'll have our plans, come the game."
Mickey Arthur [Source]
Submitted by Jagath Perera