Decade Review 2009
Lahiru Thirimanne struck an unbeaten 139 to help Sri Lanka ace their chase of 310 against England in Wellington
Lahiru Thirimanne struck an unbeaten 139 to help Sri Lanka ace their chase of 310 against England in Wellington © AFP


    'No one gives us a chance in any tournament'

Mahela Jayawardene on Sri Lanka's slow start, and their batsmen's struggles

    Drop-in pitches will nullify home advantage

Michael Bevan: Portable pitches in Australia tend to be benign, which will help subcontinent teams acclimatise quicker

    'Do you want to press charges against a Mr Jeff Thomson?'

The day Sri Lanka were bruised and broken by the Aussie tearaway in a World Cup game. By Ashley Mallett

The grizzled vet and the cocky kid

At 34, Thilan Samaraweera was desperate to add a World Cup appearance to his CV. He got his wish, and played in a final as well

Wonder year

2014 in review: Scarcely believable Test wins, a world title, and a captain who turned into an assured leader - Sri Lanka's 2014 was seriously good

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The last of Sanga

Janaka Malwatta: Kumar Sangakkara has maintained excellent standards over a glittering career; a World Cup trophy would be a fitting send-off

A maverick with maturity

Janaka Malwatta: Tillakaratne Dilshan, one the few '90s era cricketers still around, is an entertainer who never backs down from a challenge

Sri Lanka need to trust their own

Janaka Malwatta: There's still a tendency to look overseas when it comes to picking the coach. Are there grounds for this?

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Sri Lanka team manager Michael de Zoysa isn't worried about the team playing their third match in eight days

Lahiru Thirimanne is congratulated by Kumar Sangakkara after his century
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Kumar Sangakkara pulls on his way to an unbeaten 117
Kumar Sangakkara shakes hands with Eoin Morgan after the game
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Kumar Sangakkara slammed his fastest ODI century
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Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara struck centuries
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Lahiru Thirimanne roars after becoming the youngest Sri Lankan to score a World Cup century
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  • Australian captain beats Jacques Kallis to be voted cricketer of the 2000s
  • 'This one's extra satisfying' - Ponting
  • Cricinfo's Player of the Decade title is "a great honour and a great thrill" for Australia's captain
  • Laughing boy
  • Like Bradman before him, Ponting turned the opposition into ball-ferriers, delighting in his mastery all the while
  • Gilly and Baz go bonkers
  • Flintoff's Edgbaston magic, a Tendulkar gem, that 434 chase, and the IPL's fiery start feature in the second part of our performances of the decade
  • Ricky rampages, Shoaib sizzles
  • One of the greatest Tests of the decade, four World Cup performances, a seven-for, and a blazing double feature in the first part of our performances of the decade
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