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Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Kandy

Biting the bullet

Mar 15, 2004: After the heat of seaside Galle, the cool of hill-country Kandy

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

'I totally blame the batting' - Tillakaratne

Mar 12, 2004: Despite dominating for the first two days, Sri Lanka ultimately capitulated rather meekly

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

A day when Tillakaratne just couldn't make up his mind

Mar 11, 2004: Sri Lanka's position at the end of the fourth day at Galle was bad, and worse than it might have been, thanks to some confused captaincy

The Wisden Verdict by Paul Coupar in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle

Send for the spin doctors

Mar 7, 2004: As Sri Lanka and Australia prepare to lock horns at Galle, the pitch for the first Test promises to take spin almost from the first ball

The Wisden Preview by Paul Coupar in Galle

Australia in Sri Lanka 2003-04

Tillakaratne retained as Sri Lankan captain

Jan 22, 2004: Hashan Tillakaratne has been retained as Sri Lanka's Test captain for the forthcoming series against Australia, despite widespread criticism of his attritional leadership style during the recent series win against England

Charlie Austin

Sri Lankan captaincy

Give Tillakaratne an ultimatum

Jan 20, 2004: The Sri Lankan Test captaincy today became a contentious issue because of the national selection committee's policy of continuing with two captains

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lankan cricket

Atapattu receives captaincy backing from de Silva

Jan 20, 2004: Aravinda de Silva, the vice-president of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), has made it clear that Marvan Atapattu is in line to inherit the Test captaincy from Hashan Tillakaratne

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Sri Lankan captaincy

Tillakaratne tipped to retain captaincy

Jan 3, 2004: Hashan Tillakaratne is expected to be named captain for Australia's visit to Sri Lanka in February and March

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Tillakaratne: 'We played positively'

Dec 21, 2003: Hashan Tillakaratne was a relieved but delighted captain after Sri Lanka finally wrapped up their first series victory over England, with a landside win at the Sinhalese Sports Club

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Colombo

Hussain facing the chop

Dec 17, 2003: The series remains all-square, and there's everything to play for at the Sinhalese Sports Club

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Muralitharan needs urgent support

Dec 17, 2003: Clearly something has to change

Wisden Cricinfo Staff

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Kandy, 1st day

Two Tillakaratnes swing it Sri Lanka's way

Dec 10, 2003: A see-saw opening day of the second Test at Kandy ended with Sri Lanka on a respectable 277 for 7

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

England in Sri Lanka 2003-04

Vaughan upbeat about the next Test

Dec 6, 2003: Michael Vaughan hailed England's determined batting after his side battled out for a draw in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Sri Lankan domestic cricket

Muralitharan to captain Central Province

Dec 4, 2003: Muttiah Muralitharan will captain Central Province in Sri Lanka's newfour-day provincial tournament in January

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Tillakaratne: fit, healthy and hungry

Nov 8, 2003: Hashan Tillakaratme, Sri Lanka's 35-year-old Test captain, has vowed to make up for lost time and continue to play Test cricket for Sri Lanka as long as possible

Wisden CricInfo Staff

Captains for the England tour of Sri Lanka 2003

Oct 13, 2003: The Selection committee appointed Hashan Tillakaratne as a captain of the Test Series and Marvan Atapattu as the captain of the one-dayers for the forthcoming England tour of Sri Lanka 2003

Sri Lanka Cricket

Sri Lanka v England 2003-04

Tillakaratne and Atapattu confirmed as captains

Oct 11, 2003: Hashan Tillakaratne has been confirmed as Sri Lanka's Test captain, while Marvan Atapattu will continue as the one-day skipper during England's forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka rests provides chance of revival

Jul 28, 2003: Sri Lanka's cricketers are enjoying a long overdue four-month break from international action after two years of nonstop cricket

Wisden CricInfo

One-armed bandit

Jul 14, 2003: 1984 At Headingley , the beginning of a swift and famous one-handed demolition job

Wisden CricInfo staff

Surprise visit from Hashan Tillakaratne

Jul 10, 2003: There was a surprise visit this week from former Sri Lankan Test Captain Hashan Tillakaratne

Michael Bailey
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