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featurecricket2 months ago

Lessons and positives for Sri Lanka from their 2-1 T20I series win over India

Sri Lanka finally got past the Indian challenge in the shortest format in a bilateral series, 2-1 after trailing the series 0-1 post the first T20I. While the Island nation might still need to get past the qualifier stage, this series certainly painted a lot of positives with several lessons learnt.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

SL vs IND | 3rd T20I: SC’s Sedentary Review - SL taste victory again as IND forget the art of batting

In a tour of ‘firsts’, Sri Lanka rediscovered the feeling of victory today in Colombo as they thumped India by seven wickets to register their first T20I series win at home in three years. They did so by tormenting India by spin, with the visitors not having a clue against the Lankan spinners.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

SL vs IND | 1st T20I: Today I Learnt - Samson fails to deliver, Chahal roars back and Chameera's X-factor

After India looked set to post 180 on the board, thanks to brilliant knocks by Shikhar Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav, the hosts fought back valiantly to restrict the Men in Blue to 164. With Yuzvendra Chahal returning to his best, the Lankans failed to deliver, though Asalanka waged a lone battle.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 months ago

SL vs IND | Winners and losers from the ODIs ft. Ravi Shastri, Prasidh Krishna and Manish Pandey

Sri Lanka were forced to dig deep to claim their first win over India in home soil in 9 years, so it’s only fair that SportsCafe, too, digs deep and brings back a long-gone article. It’s been almost a year, but today Winners and Losers makes a special comeback to lighten up your day.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

SL vs IND | 2nd ODI Takeaways - Minod Bhanuka’s marked improvement and Shaw’s spin struggles

Losing, like winning, can be a habit, and Sri Lanka paid the price for conservatism with the ball as Deepak Chahar and Bhunveshwar Kumar helped India snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to seal a series win. India looked down and out at 193/7, but Chahar and Bhuvneshwar had other ideas.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

SL vs IND 1st ODI Takeaways | Kuldeep's improved show, Shaw needs to convert and Lanka's ludicrous approach

There is only one England team that's playing today but the English brand of cricket was even on display in Colombo as the Indian batters thrashed the Lankan bowlers to win the first ODI comprehensively. Earlier, Sri Lanka's batting got exposed yet again, owing to their 'extreme' approach.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 months ago

Redemption the overarching theme as ‘second string' India aim to conquer Lankan Soil

What interconnects Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

How different was Cricket the last time India toured Sri Lanka? Well, quite different

There was a time not too long ago that India toured Sri Lanka - and vice versa - so often that a bilateral series between the two sides made fans cry.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Satire | Sri Lanka should be grateful that they are still playing international cricket

Let’s just say, if you are not living under a rock, or Sri Lanka, whichever is more under the soil now, you would know that Sri Lanka are very lucky. In fact, incredibly lucky to be playing international cricket. But does the buck end there?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

Takeaways for Sri Lanka from the England T20Is ft. Chameera's x-factor and Hasaranga's untapped potential

Once the land of Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka's decline in world cricket, over the years, has been staggering. Their awful run continued in England as they were whitewashed in the three-match T20I series. 
Harshit Anand