Posts Tagged ‘Cricket’
The real cricket fan already knew there was something special in this new comer to Sri Lanka cricket team in 2016 before the gem of an innings he played on February 19 against Australia leading Sri Lanka team for an impossible win. Asela Gunarathna is the man in the hear of Sri Lankan cricket fan these days. It was sad to note that he is 31 years old, and many asked where he was all this time. Many mimis have been made after his heroic yesterday at Geelong in Australia on February 19 and many facebook posts raising many questions about the lost years to Sri Lankan cricket. One may argue that his talent developed with maturity and tese arguments lead the writer of this article to check his stats in popular cricket web site cricinfo. Here are Asela Gunarathna’s batting nad bowling statistics as given in crickinfo player portfolio. s statistics. Realizing that he had an outstanding records in the list A cricket, it urged me to check the record of one controversial player who represented the country much earlier than Asela Gunarathna. Here is Ramith Rambukwella’s records given in crickinfo site who played his first international T20 at the age of 21 years. Today entire nation is reading articles and watching highlights of Asela’s heroic inning. In contrast, it was only Rambuwella’s notorious off the field actions in news so far.
What has happened to Sri Lanka cricket team. They were outstanding in the latter part of South Africa tour and during the CB series. Now in Bangladesh, during the Asia cup, they have become the new minnows of Asian cricket. I am sure Sri Lanka will lose today’s match and I do not see Dinesh Chandimal’s name in the playing eleven. I wonder why Dinesh Chandimal is not playing today. Is he injured or is it something else?
India lose to Sri Lanka in 96 world cup. However the match never finished. India was 120/8 chasing Sri Lanka’s 251 at 34 overs. 16 overs were left and 2 wickets were in hand, but the umpires declared Sri Lanka the winner. Why? I was a small kid back then and barely remember the details. All I can remember is that there was news umpire declared SL the winner without the match finishing. It was not D/L and there was no rain either.
I just got an e-mail from my friend with an image from a Australian news paper which says that Ajantha Mendis going to play for Australian cricket team. It is also said that Ajantha Mendis has an Australian girl friend. According to the report Ajantha Mendis will first play to Australian Victoria cricket team. Ajantha Mendis will be playing as their international player for 12 months and then later on he will be recruited to national side. This is an attempt due to the lack of quality spinners in the Australian cricket team these days. I wonder whether this news is true. Sri Lankans living in Australia must be knowing this better.
Sri lanka cricket is undergoing many changes after the world cup. First Sri lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara resigned from the captaincy and then Mahela Jayawardana resigned. After that Sri Lanka cricket selection committee handed over their resignation. They all say that they are resigning to pave the path for new comers who can develop their own Sri Lanka cricket team for the next cricket world cup. Sri lanka cricket coach Trevor Baylis also ended his term with Sri Lanka cricket and same with the team Physio. Assistant coach Stewart Board has been appointed as Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Coach. So Sri Laka cricket will be appointing a Cricket coach and a selection committee soon. Most of the time it is Minister of Sport who decide the selection committee members. Meanwhile i heard a rumor that Sri lanka cricket board has also going to be changed. According to the news report there are some arrangements to change the officers of Sri Lanka cricket who were frequently reported for corruptions and malpractices in preparation for the Cricket world cup 2011. So according to news Higher politician are interested in the sport and they are going to do bring some rules to Cricket act so that the next Sri Lanka cricket president can stay in the office until next world cup. Mr. Mathiwanan who is a well experienced Sri Lanka cricket officer and a former secretary of the Same is going to be appoint as Secretary again and it is rumored that someone called Sam from England is going to be appointed as Sri Lanka cricket chairmen until Namal Rajapaksha takes the office. So all these were what I read today in papers. But I am sure there can be lank help users who have very reliable information regarding these.
Hey all the cricket fans out there … I got a question for you guys. I am impressed with this 19 year old guy who joined Sri lanka national side during the T20 world cup and he seems to have the skills to be a star spinner for Sri Lanka. I need to know Akila Dananjaya’s school. Even though he made it to the national side directly from school (without any club crickets) I did not hear about his school. Please tell me what is Akila Dananjaya’s school …
I am a fan of sri lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga. He can ball yorkers at will and he is an attacking baller. I think he is one of the best ODI bowler in all time of cricket history. He is also well tempered guy and I have not seen him getting angry in the field. I would like to know about his lucky wife and his family.
I need to buy Sri Lanka Cricket T Shirts. i would be thankful if someone can give me an online shop where I can buy Sri Lanka Cricket T shirts ?
Former Sri Lankan coach Trevor Bayliss who was the coach for Sri Lanka cricket team for last few years has made some comments about Sri Lanka cricket while he is leaving the position. As my friend told me this involves his critical comment about politicians unacceptable interferences with Sri Lanka cricket and players. I would like to read his full comments and please provide me a copy of Trevor Bayliss’s media release.