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So, England can’t play cricket in the Sub-Continent, still only one test series win in Sri-Lanka in their history. After a string of bent arm mystery spinners and seam picking Pakistani bowlers and bat all day Indians to face over the decades England have all but given up winning there, a 1-1 ... Read review

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All bat and no bowls! Review with images


DisadvantagesNo wickets

"...prices were ramped up in Sri Lanka to help fill the empty coffers as Sri-Lankan cricket begins to fall apart. Five pound tickets went up to twenty-five pounds and they even charged England fans fro watching on from the old fort that offers a great view of the match. Some of the players went unpaid by their board for nearly four months and hardly anyone has been paid this year. This only brings back the specter of match-fixing and so one presumes a ..." Read review

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Community Level 2DDRS


The liveliest bunch of cricketers on the field

AdvantagesEnergetic, star-studded, exciting.

DisadvantagesTend to capitulate - not as consistent as they ought to be

"Yes, yes, I'm Sri Lankan. Cricket is a passion, and since the (in)famous tour of Australia in 1995/96, they're suddenly a serious team. I'm writing this as I'm on a high, as Jayasuriya's men have just won the Kandy test against West Indies, after losing in Kandy against South Africa, England and India (!) Yes, so we needed Muralitharan to take another 10 wickets to help us win, but hey! He is one of the world's best right now (and YES, his action ..." Read review

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Community Level 4shanediablo


Weird science, Great tea



"...nations, formerly known as 'Ceylon', Sri Lanka have been a real force in world cricket on and off since their surprise success in the 1996 World Cup. I will focus more on limited overs cricket, given that they are presently in the middle of a one-day international series with India and have generally had most of their success as a cricketing team in that format. What people associate mostly with Sri Lanka as a country is their exports. The country ..." Read review

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Community Level 5polydeuces


Ready For England

AdvantagesMuralitharan, strong top order

DisadvantagesRest of bowling attack relatively weak

"Sri Lanka have been following their disappointing tour of South Africa with better performances in New Zealand. When they return home they will find the England touring party their next opponents already in the country preparing for the test and one-day series. There is no doubt that the South African tour was hugely disappointing and a 3-0 series whitewash was compounded by the fact that the defeats in the second and final tests were by such a ..." Read review

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Community Level 4Yeahmate


World Champions in 1996, but not so good now

AdvantagesExciting, good at 1 day cricket.

DisadvantagesVery aveage bowlers apart form Muralitharan and Vaas

"...shock back in 1996 when Sri Lanka, having never gone beypnd the group stage, won the cricket world cup in India and Pakistan. Then they really did have some great players, like De Silva, Jayasuriya and Ranatunga. These days De Silva is out of favour but still has what it takes, like the century against England, but Ranatunga, the influential captain has gone, and they rely too much on Muralitharan and Jayasuriya. Muralitharan is an amazing spinner ..." Read review

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