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There was a time when this blog got so big it wouldn’t have fit inside Arjuna’s kottu belly. Those days are now a distant dot on the horizon of time. But here is when we stood on the shoulders of giants.

Arjuna’s real-life Hobbits

Mar 11, 2015 | Inbox
A Sri Lankan fan inspired by the heroes of 1996 ponders the impact of an Associate-free World Cup on cricket fans in Kabul, Dublin, Rotterdam and Kathmandu

Sri Lanka in a World Cup funk

Jan 29, 2015 | Inbox
For a Sri Lanka fan, the team’s losing streak in the New Zealand ODIs is perhaps the equivalent of getting paralysed by poison. Your body is immobile giving the impression that you’ve died, but inside, you are still very much alive. Screaming.

Don’t get greedy Sri Lanka

Sep 15, 2014 | Inbox
A lesson for Sri Lankan Cricket from Breaking Bad – if it ain’t broke, don’t obsess over fixing it

Sri Lanka Cricket slams unfounded expectations

Sep 21, 2012 | The Heavy Ball
Board criticises media and fans for demanding a well-run cricket administration

SLPL – a piece of a jigsaw puzzle

Sep 5, 2012 | Inbox
The SLPL has had mixed reviews – there are the fanboys of Sri Lanka cricket and then there are the ones who didn’t get it at all

‘I do struggle to convert fifties into hundreds’

Aug 29, 2012 | Interviews
Angelo Mathews is the man Sri Lanka turn to when they need a finisher in a chase. He talks about the pressure of the role, his Test form, and captaincy ambitions

Letters to Sanga

Jun 6, 2012 | The Heavy Ball
If there’s one thing that Sri Lanka Cricket is good at, it’s communicating with its star players

BCCI investigates un-Sri Lankan team

Mar 4, 2012 | The Heavy Ball
Victories and absence of long names raise red flags


If it’s Sydney, it must be a Sri Lankan win

Feb 18, 2012 | Fan Following
Big hits, steely glares, great music and lively entertainment makes even a one-sided game rather fun

Sri Lanka Cricket does away with fans

Jan 30, 2012 | The Heavy Ball
Says pesky supporters have been hindering the progress of the team

If Steve Jobs had run cricket

Oct 18, 2011   | The Heavy Ball
The sport would have been played in pristine outfits, by beautiful people who’d get all their problems solved by someone smarter than the umps

The cult of Thilan

Oct 6, 2011   | The Heavy Ball
There walk among us those who will rip your intestines out, fill them with Statsguru links and feed them back to you if you say a word against Samaraweera

Welcome to the pack, Geoff

Sep 30, 2011   | The Heavy Ball
Sri Lanka’s new coach gets introduced to the ways of the team’s senior players

Life as a former slinger (still a curly blond)

Sep 19, 2011   | The Heavy Ball
There’s all this free time to spend, but only if the Sri Lankan team stops making all those SOS calls

Sanga’s Eleven

Mar 9, 2010   | The Heavy Ball
What do you get when Sri Lanka’s ever-so-smooth captain puts together a crack team to get up the noses of the Australians? Cricket plus heist movie, that’s what


Where the party’s at

Feb 24, 2010   | Fan Following
The SCG had the feel of an after-semester do. No one much minded that one side didn’t really show up

Nice pairs

Feb 18, 2010   | The Index
Television’s Amazing Race unfailingly delivers stereotype teams each season. What if cricketers were to go on the show, we asked ourselves