Decade Review 2009
Sri Lanka celebrate after beating Afghanistan in the Asian Games final to secure the gold medal
Sri Lanka celebrate after beating Afghanistan in the Asian Games final to secure the gold medal © Getty Images


    'Murali always looked to clean-bowl a batsman'

Erapalli Prasanna on what made Muttiah Muralitharan unique, apart from his deceptive action

    We need sophisticated technology to deal with chucking

Darren Berry: Still images and slow-motion replays are more effective than lab testing

    From support act to lead role

Numbers Game: Over the last four years, Rangana Herath has become Sri Lanka's strike bowler

    'We watched cricket, we talked cricket'

Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and his best friend Mahela Jayawardene tick

Stylist makes pragmatic exit

After bidding farewell to Tests in front of his home fans, Mahela Jayawardene will focus his energies on one final tilt at the 50-over World Cup

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Chucking: the irony

Michael Jeh: Just as political views may change, our opinion of chuckers tends to be remarkably inconsistent. Case in point: Murali

For the love of the game

Rasitha Herath: Stories of Arjuna, of Sanath, and of a nation recovering from war and trying to set its house in order

A man of his people

Janaka Malwata: Mahela Jayawardene embodies artistry and steel in his batting, and warmth and humanity off the field

Carlos Brathwaite and Upul Tharanga shake hands at the start of the West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka
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Saveen Nanayakkara receives his cap on Under-19 debut from Ranjan Madugalle
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Thiran Dhanapala gets his Under-19 cap from Ranjan Madugalle
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The Sri Lankan players celebrate after securing the gold medal in the Asian Games
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Dilshan Munaweera celebrates the wicket of Daniel Flynn
Dilshan Munaweera hits out
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