The Fall and Fall of Sri Lankan Cricket

It was the year 1996. Sri Lanka lead by captain Arjuna Ranatunga put out one of the most fiercest displays of excellence in cricket and went on to win the World Cup. This team had players such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Marvan Atapattu, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas who went on to be called legends in the future. A couple of years later, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela … Continue reading The Fall and Fall of Sri Lankan Cricket

India vs Sri Lanka: 5 Indian Players To Watch Out For

While the preparation for World Test Championship Final is underway for the Indian team, BCCI managed to fit in a T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka after the Final. As the regular players from the Indian squad would be in England, BCCI has selected other players to tour Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan has been chosen as the captain, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his … Continue reading India vs Sri Lanka: 5 Indian Players To Watch Out For

WC 1996 Semi-Finals: The Great Indian Heartbreak

“If only pictures could talk, all Indian cricket fans would have wept for 15 years, until 2011” Embed from Getty Images The 1987 World Cup finals were at Eden Gardens, where Indians gathered in large numbers to see England lose and celebrate the win of Australia as revenge for India’s loss in the semi-finals. 9 years later, in 1996, the venue was Eden Gardens again … Continue reading WC 1996 Semi-Finals: The Great Indian Heartbreak

Sri Lanka vs England 2021: Test Series Review

Sri Lanka was supposed to host England in March 2020. But due to COVID-19 pandemic, the series got postponed. Therefore, England toured Sri Lanka to play a 2 match test series in January. The series was very important in Sri Lanka‚Äôs perspective as England had already won 3 tests in Sri Lanka prior to this series. Dimuth Karunaratne and company had this in their conscious … Continue reading Sri Lanka vs England 2021: Test Series Review

Curious Case of Muralitharan’s Chucking

It was the iconic Boxing Day match in 1995 and more than 50,000 spectators had arrived to witness the exciting clash, but this match is remembered for all the wrong reasons as to what happened between the umpire, Darrell Hair and Muralitharan. On the first day of the match, Darrell Hair called out Muralitharan a whopping seven times in just three overs for throwing and … Continue reading Curious Case of Muralitharan’s Chucking