Island Cricket - Home of the Sri Lanka Cricket Fan http://www.islandcricket.lk/rss.xml Home of the Sri Lanka cricket fan en The curious case of unorthodoxy in Lanka http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/the-curious-case-of-unorthodoxy-in-lanka <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/124974_story_muttiah-muralithar2320919b.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When Sunil Fernando chanced his eyes on Muttiah Muralitharan, he wasn’t even bowling off-breaks. He was more of a medium pacer who was stupefying his peers with his off-cutters with a jerky action. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/the-curious-case-of-unorthodoxy-in-lanka#comments Ajantha Mendis Lasith Malinga Muttiah Muralitharan Tharindu Kaushal Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:29:42 +0000 Sujan 44600 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Padding up for the next inning http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/padding-up-for-the-next-inning <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/dsc_21151.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For us – the mundane people it is a definite wait and see. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/padding-up-for-the-next-inning#comments Kapila Wijegunawardene SLC Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:28:16 +0000 Jehan 44599 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Bengal team vs SL ‘A’ Development squad http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/bengal-team-vs-sl-development-squad <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/imagefield_default_images/defaultthumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newly-appointed coach Sairaj Bahatule will accompany the team. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/bengal-team-vs-sl-development-squad#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:27:56 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 44598 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Dilshan returns home after county flop http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/dilshan-returns-home-after-county-flop <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/imagefield_default_images/defaultthumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tillakaratne Dilshan’s sorry stay with Derbyshire is over.After being left out of the side for the current LV County Championship match against Kent, </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/dilshan-returns-home-after-county-flop#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:26:46 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 44597 at http://www.islandcricket.lk West Indies tour of Sri Lanka - Tour Schedule http://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/srilankacricket/cricket-statsguru/west-indies-tour-of-sri-lanka-tour-schedule <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>WEST INDIES TOUR ITINERARY<br /> Oct 1: Arrival<br /> Oct 4-5: 2-day game at R Premadasa Stadium<br /> Oct 8-10: 3-day game at SSC<br /> Oct 14-18: 1st Test at Galle/Colombo<br /> Oct 22-26: 2nd Test at P Sara Oval</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/srilankacricket/cricket-statsguru/west-indies-tour-of-sri-lanka-tour-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/srilankacricket/cricket-statsguru/west-indies-tour-of-sri-lanka-tour-schedule#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:25:10 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 44596 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Moratuwa SC earn honours in drawn game against Ragama CC http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/moratuwa-sc-earn-honours-in-drawn-game-against-ragama-cc <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/imagefield_default_images/defaultthumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moratuwa Sports Club recorded a well deserved first innings win over Ragama Cricket Club in the SLC Under-23 Division I </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/moratuwa-sc-earn-honours-in-drawn-game-against-ragama-cc#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:20:53 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 44595 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Pujara halts Lankan hopes http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/pujara-halts-lankan-hopes <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/imagefield_default_images/defaultthumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A painstaking century by Indian opening batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and a solid half century by leg spinner Amit Mishra saved the visitors </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/pujara-halts-lankan-hopes#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:18:37 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 44594 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Sanga the well rounded, superb cricketer, says adios http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sanga-the-well-rounded-superb-cricketer-says-adios <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/imagefield_default_images/defaultthumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To my eyes, willpower was Kumar Sangakkara’s greatest weapon. The will to prevail, and score runs again and again was very high in his agenda. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sanga-the-well-rounded-superb-cricketer-says-adios#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:17:41 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 44593 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Day 2, 3rd Test, Sri Lanka v India, SSC, 2015 - Highlights http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015-highlights <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015-highlights#comments Dhammika Prasad India in Sri Lanka 2015 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:17:18 +0000 Kasun Kumarasinghe 44592 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Where do all the heroes go? http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/where-do-all-the-heroes-go <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/imagefield_default_images/defaultthumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raising the bar is a challenge that comes across every human being during his short life span, but, raising it to such levels as some selected individuals do is a task that the majority of the mundane </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/where-do-all-the-heroes-go#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:16:31 +0000 Cricket StatsGuru 44591 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Day 2, 3rd Test, India in Sri Lanka, 2015 - Highlights http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/highlights-3rd-test-day-two-india-tour-of-sri-lanka-2015 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/highlights-3rd-test-day-two-india-tour-of-sri-lanka-2015#comments Dhammika Prasad India in Sri Lanka 2015 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:59:31 +0000 Viraj Kohlitha 44590 at http://www.islandcricket.lk 3rd Test, Day Two Post Match Press Conference - Dhammika Prasad http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/3rd-test-day-two-post-match-press-conference-dammika-prasad <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/3rd-test-day-two-post-match-press-conference-dammika-prasad#comments Dhammika Prasad India in Sri Lanka 2015 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:17:11 +0000 Viraj Kohlitha 44589 at http://www.islandcricket.lk 3rd Test, Day Two Post Match Press Conference - Cheteshwar Pujara http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/3rd-test-day-two-post-match-press-conference-cheteshwar-pujara-sri-lanka-cr <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/videos/sri-lanka/cricket/3rd-test-day-two-post-match-press-conference-cheteshwar-pujara-sri-lanka-cr#comments India in Sri Lanka 2015 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:15:44 +0000 Viraj Kohlitha 44588 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Dhammika Prasad confident despite India's fightback in Colombo http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/dhammika-prasad-confident-despite-indias-fightback-in-colombo <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/pra_6.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;In the first session (yesterday), we could get lots of seam movement. In the latter part of the day it has changed a bit. It&#039;s not doing as much as it did yesterday. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/dhammika-prasad-confident-despite-indias-fightback-in-colombo#comments Dhammika Prasad India in Sri Lanka 2015 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:58:33 +0000 Daniel Alexander 44587 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Never any doubt Kusal Perera would make it one day http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/never-any-doubt-kusal-perera-would-make-it-one-day <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/kus_0.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “At that time, we had a wonderful structure in place at Royal College to scout for talent. When we saw Kusal in action, it didn’t take us long to realise that we were on to someone special. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/never-any-doubt-kusal-perera-would-make-it-one-day#comments Gamini Perera Kusal Janith Perera Royal College Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:41:19 +0000 Daniel Alexander 44586 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Day 2, 3rd Test, Sri Lanka v India, SSC, 2015 http://www.islandcricket.lk/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-afp-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-linked imagecache-125pxthumbnail_linked"><img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/afp/2015-08-29t051501z_655361385_gf10000185988_rtrmadp_3_cricket-lanka.jpg" alt="Angelo Mathews" title="Sri Lanka&#039;s captain Angelo Mathews celebrates after taking the wicket of India&#039;s captain Virat Kohli (not pictured) on the second day of their third and final test cricket match in Colombo, August 29, 2015." class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail" width="125" height="125" /></a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-linked imagecache-125pxthumbnail_linked"><img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/afp/2015-08-29t051714z_99439788_gf10000185985_rtrmadp_3_cricket-lanka.jpg" alt="India&#039;s captain Virat Kohli" title="India&#039;s captain Virat Kohli plays a shot on the second day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, August 29, 2015." class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail" width="125" height="125" /></a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-linked imagecache-125pxthumbnail_linked"><img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/afp/2015-08-29t094951z_1707932385_gf10000186113_rtrmadp_3_cricket-lanka.jpg" alt="India&#039;s Cheteshwar Pujara" title="India&#039;s Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century during the second day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo , August 29, 2015." class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail" width="125" height="125" /></a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-linked imagecache-125pxthumbnail_linked"><img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/afp/2015-08-29t100425z_713064500_gf10000186122_rtrmadp_3_cricket-lanka.jpg" alt="Sri Lanka&#039;s Dhammika Prasad" title="Sri Lanka&#039;s Dhammika Prasad (2nd L) celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of India&#039;s Ravichandran Ashwin (L) during the second day of their third and final test cricket match in Colombo , August 29, 2015." class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail" width="125" height="125" /></a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-linked imagecache-125pxthumbnail_linked"><img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/afp/2015-08-29t095207z_1327470165_gf10000186116_rtrmadp_3_cricket-lanka.jpg" alt="India&#039;s Cheteshwar Pujara" title="India&#039;s Cheteshwar Pujara watches his shot during the second day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo , August 29, 2015." class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail" width="125" height="125" /></a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-linked imagecache-125pxthumbnail_linked"><img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/afp/2015-08-29t100425z_697627483_gf10000186129_rtrmadp_3_cricket-lanka.jpg" alt="Sri Lanka&#039;s Dhammika Prasad" title="Sri Lanka&#039;s Dhammika Prasad (C) reacts due to pain during the second day of their third and final test cricket match against India in Colombo , August 29, 2015." class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail" width="125" height="125" /></a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-linked imagecache-125pxthumbnail_linked"><img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/afp/2015-08-29t100432z_1342505647_gf10000186120_rtrmadp_3_cricket-lanka.jpg" alt="Dhammika Prasad" title="India&#039;s Cheteshwar Pujara (L) is congratulated by Sri Lanka&#039;s fast bowler Dhammika Prasad for scoring a century during the second day of their third and final test cricket match in Colombo , August 29, 2015." class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail" width="125" height="125" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The second day&#39;s play of the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo on August 29, 2015. &copy; REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte</strong></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/afp/photos/srilankacricket/44585/day-2-3rd-test-sri-lanka-v-india-ssc-2015#comments India in Sri Lanka 2015 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:39:09 +0000 Island Cricket 44585 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Mendis and that http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/mendis-and-that <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/screenshot087_4.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sportsmen&#039;s careers seldom follow the harmony of concerts. There are more pitfalls than peaks, more stagy short careers than steady long ones. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/mendis-and-that#comments Ajantha Mendis Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:39:49 +0000 Hilal 44584 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Pujara takes India to 292-8 as rain forces end of day's play http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/445730829/prasad-rattles-india-with-inspired-spell-as-pujara-hits-century <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-ic-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/icnews/ic1155849600.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Pujara takes India to 292-8 as rain forces end of day&#039;s play" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cheteshwar Pujara recorded his seventh hundred and held India&#39;s innings together against an inspired spell of fast bowling by Dhammika Prasad on the second day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. </p> <p><a href="http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/445730829/prasad-rattles-india-with-inspired-spell-as-pujara-hits-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/445730829/prasad-rattles-india-with-inspired-spell-as-pujara-hits-century#comments Dhammika Prasad India in Sri Lanka 2015 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:30:17 +0000 Island Cricket 44573 at http://www.islandcricket.lk Tharindu Kaushal: Breaking walls, building walls http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/tharindu-kaushal-breaking-walls-building-walls <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/tahrindu_laushal_m11.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In December 2014, Tharindu Kaushal left from his 100-year-old ancestral home to make his Test debut in New Zealand. When he returned from tour a month later, there was nothing left of it. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/tharindu-kaushal-breaking-walls-building-walls#comments Foundation of Goodness Kushil Gunasekara Tharindu Kaushal Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:12:03 +0000 Hilal 44583 at http://www.islandcricket.lk The curious case of unorthodoxy in Murali land http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/the-curious-case-of-unorthodoxy-in-murali-land <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-newsthumb"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.islandcricket.lk/sites/default/files/imagecache/125pxthumbnail/newsthumb/screenshot084_3.jpg" alt="Photo" title="Sri Lanka cricket news" class="imagecache imagecache-125pxthumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-125pxthumbnail_default" width="125" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When Sunil Fernando chanced his eyes on Muttiah Muralitharan, he wasn’t even bowling off-breaks. He was more of a medium pacer who was stupefying his peers with his off-cutters with a jerky action. </div> </div> </div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/the-curious-case-of-unorthodoxy-in-murali-land#comments Ajantha Mendis Muttiah Muralitharan Sunil Fernando Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:06:42 +0000 Hilal 44582 at http://www.islandcricket.lk