Janaka Malwatta

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Gehan Mendis attempts a sweep

What might Gehan Mendis have been?

An attacking batsman who made a name for himself on the county circuit in the '70s and '80s, he could have played for Sri Lanka or England but finished without an international cap

Aravinda de Silva celebrates his half-century

All hail Mad Max

Aravinda de Silva's steely resolve at the crease, as demonstrated in the 1996 World Cup final, coupled with his vintage strokeplay made him the first true Sri Lankan great

Murali magic at The Oval

He could spin it on the M4, they said. Come the Oval Test in 1998, he proved them right

Sri Lanka's squad to England in 1984

Baila arrives at Lord's

When Sri Lanka played their first Test at Lord's, in 1984, a 16-year-old discovered the joy of being a supporter