Category Archives: malinda warnapura

These players are likely to lose their balls

Jacob Oram He’s big. But he’s soft. And you already knew that. If he survives an over from Murali we would be pleasantly surprised. Jacob just seems lazy. He’s built like Freddie but plays like a pussy. It must be really annoying to be a Kiwi supporter when such a huge man fails so often. [...]

How we rate em – Pak in SL

The series is done.  There are some 2020 matches scheduled but that’s just for fun. It’s like the entrees in a 5 course meal. But at the end. Bad analogy yes, but it makes the point. Below we have attempted to rate the SL players in the test and ODI series. The things we took [...]

Sri Lanka 2nd test memo

-Don’t leave out Prasanna Jayawardene. Dilshan did an OK job, but at the PSS the ball will spin and I wouldn’t want Dilshan making an error at a crucial time. Plus his batting is more important to the team than anything else. Who should they leave out? It’s a tough call. And that’s why you [...]

SL v Pak, day 3

Sri Lanka Lost Warnapura on 0. Which wasn’t exactly the start you want when you are 50 behind. Warnapura’s run as a SL opener might be coming to an end. His last 5 innings total 12 runs. He has probably got enough credit to last out the series but if there are no big scores [...]

SL v Pak, day 1

So the test series ‘of the summer’ got off to the cracking start we predicted. Today was a day of test cricket. None of that yahoo-tomfoolery white ball stuff. A hard grind, where neither team was ever really on top. 12 wickets 300 runs. Doesn’t get better than that. Specially in the Sub-C. Sri Lanka [...]