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How do batsmen cope with the intensity of their lonely skill?

Oct 26, 2016: Digging the pitch, repetitive body movements, talking to themselves, superstitious behaviour, visualisation - different ways that batsmen deal with the pressure of their profession

Michael Bond

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 4th day

Silva fits into the Sri Lankan 'fight' template

Aug 16, 2016: Exhibiting the indomitable Sri Lankan spirit, overcoming a poor situation, and battling injury, Kaushal Silva showed how he fit right into the template of a Sri Lankan fight

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 4th day

Silva century gives Sri Lanka 288-run lead

Aug 16, 2016: Kaushal Silva turned around his disappointing series to score 115 on the fourth day in Colombo, where Sri Lanka's lead had grown to 288 by stumps

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 5th day

England take series 2-0 after rain wrecks finale

Jun 13, 2016: Kaushal Silva was the only Sri Lanka wicket to fall as a mere 12.2 overs were possible on a rain-wrecked final day at Lord's

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Silva finds a new lease of life

Jun 10, 2016: Kaushal Silva had always been selected to give Sri Lanka some solidity, but it reached a stage where sometimes he solidified completely. On his return to the side he is striking the ideal balance

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Silva leads Sri Lanka's response on Bairstow's mixed day

Jun 10, 2016: For Jonny Bairstow, even on the grandest days the debate about whether England should utilise him as a wicketkeeper or specialist batsmen seems destined to ring loudly

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 1st day

Prolific Bairstow rescues England again

Jun 9, 2016: Jonny Bairstow, looking more battle-hardened by the month, completed his third Test hundred in eight innings to rouse England from a problematic opening day in the Lord's Test

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's

Lord's factor offers beleaguered Sri Lanka a boost

Jun 8, 2016: ESPNcricinfo previews the third Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's

The Preview by Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Positive mindset made the difference - Silva

May 31, 2016: Kaushal Silva said a determined effort to put the pressure back on England's bowlers was the key to Sri Lanka's batting turnaround in the second Test

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka find their fight ... and their off stumps

May 29, 2016: Today Sri Lanka began to pee on the raging fire they had started on day two, but flames are still licking the walls and roof

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's batsmen find their fight

May 29, 2016: Barring extraordinary events, Sri Lanka are still going to lose the second Test - and potentially by an innings - but they were not, to borrow one of Angelo Mathews' words, humiliated on the third day as they made England work hard for their successes in

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley

Daunting challenge for Sri Lanka to repeat 2014 heist

May 17, 2016: Two years ago, when these sides last met, Sri Lanka were the buoyant side and England struggling. This time the roles are reversed and it will be a significant surprise if the result isn't as well

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Kaushal Silva incident was 'scary' - Ford

May 6, 2016: Graham Ford, the Sri Lanka coach, has said it was a "scary" moment when Kaushal Silva, the opening batsman, was struck on the back of the head while fielding at short leg recently

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka news

Kaushal Silva given 'clean bill of health' after blow to head

Apr 26, 2016: Kaushal Silva has been discharged from hospital with a "clean bill of health" after he had suffered mild concussion resulting from the blow to his head on Sunday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SLC hopeful of Kaushal Silva recovery

Apr 25, 2016: Sri Lanka Cricket is optimistic about Kaushal Silva's availability for the forthcoming Test series in England in May despite a blow to the back of his head during a practice match in Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Kaushal Silva airlifted after blow to head

Apr 24, 2016: Sri Lanka batsman Kaushal Silva has been airlifted to a Colombo hospital, after being struck on the head during a practice match at Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo

Need to unsettle Yasir Shah - Silva

Jun 23, 2015: Scoring more frequently off Yasir Shah may be Sri Lanka's best chance of neutralising him, opener Kaushal Silva said ahead of the second Test in Colombo, beginning on Thursday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Silva, Prasad put Sri Lanka in charge

Jun 19, 2015: Sri Lanka took control of the Galle Test, reducing Pakistan to 118 for 5 at stumps on the third day and left them facing a steep climb on a pitch with plenty of help for the spinners

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Classical Silva the opener SL need

Jun 18, 2015: Though unlike the flamboyant Sri Lankan openers of the past, Kaushal Silva's value to the side may extend well beyond his batting output in years to come

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Silva, Sangakkara make fifties on curtailed day

Jun 18, 2015: Two wickets immediately after tea brought Pakistan back on level terms after a century stand between Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara had steered Sri Lanka into a position of strength

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy
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