Browsing All posts tagged under »Sri Lanka«

Final Countdown

March 23, 2011 by


It might be a tragicomedy of epic proportions that India and Australia, the top 2 ranked teams in the rankings are playing each other in the QFs but who can they blame apart from themselves? While Group B was keenly contested, Group A lost much of its lustre after the Australia vs Sri Lanka game […]

Sri Lanka: Consistency is the Key

February 13, 2011 by


The last few years have been quite a time for Sri Lanka. As far as limited over matches are concerned, there’s a sense in Sri Lanka that we are finally on the right track to achieving the type of consistency that is appropriate for the calibre of players that we have. Our performances were good, […]

South Africa: Can They Deliver?

February 11, 2011 by


The Proteas and the World Cup mix like water and oil. They have had a dramatic, emotional relationship over the past 18 years, a relationship that has always ended badly for the Proteas. I won’t bore you with the failings of the past World Cup performances, nor will I take cheap shots at past players […]

Canada: Last Chance?

February 9, 2011 by


When Canada start their world cup campaign on February 20 against hosts Sri Lanka they may well be playing in their last world cup, regardless of how well they play on the pitch. The International Cricket Council (ICC) took the decision in October to restrict the 2015 world cup to only 10 teams. Historically those […]

In loving memory: Mohammad Amir

February 7, 2011 by


It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you’re caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout — not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice […]

The Year That Was

January 12, 2011 by


I know it’s a bit dilatory to come up with something related to 2010 with the first week of new year already done but I guess I had to. Call it a formality or an urge to talk on it, I’ve picked 10 individual performances which stood out to me, along with couple of special […]

Sehwag and the Situation Criticism

December 31, 2010 by


[Editor’s note: This post by Gaurav started as a response to the guest column by Straight Point , “Sehwag – natural play vs team cause” but quickly got long enough to be a post on its own.] The problem with much of analysis about whether Sehwag’s approach was in keeping with the situation or not, […]

England Number One? Hardly.

December 11, 2010 by


The ICC Cricket Rankings have been a major talking point ever since Australia began their decline two years ago. India were the first to beat them since the 2005 Ashes. Then South Africa became the first side to beat Australia in Australia since the West Indies in 1992/93. Australia bounced back with a win in […]

The Other Test Series

November 30, 2010 by


So the much anticipated Ashes series has begun down under, nonetheless the contest in Sri Lanka is still on as well. Impressed with the way things went on the first day as Sri Lanka won the toss and made the decision to bat but were soon made to struggle after their top order collapsed in quick succession […]

Glimmer of Hope Or Is It The Same Old?

November 21, 2010 by


So the first test match begins. It is Monday morning. 12:30 AM Caribbean time,to be precise . More than half of the fans around the region, including myself I will admit, have already erased all expectations of the West Indies being successful and performing brillantly against Sri Lanka for this series. Yet I stay up […]