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Sri Lanka's captain and leading Test run scorer
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Sri Lanka in England 2011

'Mindset is the most important preparation'

May 25, 2011: Sri Lanka's middle-order superstar on the challenge awaiting him on his fourth Test tour of England

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Happy the win overshadowed my milestone

Jan 2, 2011: After what we achieved in Durban, anything is possible for us. That's how you progress as a team: you set yourself little goals and try and achieve that

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'We've got our World Cup squad more or less in place'

Aug 13, 2010: There were a lot of positives from the Test series; now the focus shifts to the tri-series, and a lot of emphasis will be on the big one, six months away

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India not as aggressive as a No.1 team should be

Aug 1, 2010: It was disappointing to note that India did not go for an early declaration to make a game of the second Test. However, the third Test should produce a result on a livelier wicket

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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC

We need to keep Harbhajan under control

Jul 25, 2010: If we can keep India's No. 1 bowler quiet, we will probably have won half the battle

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The bat will dominate

Jul 17, 2010: For India it will be time to avenge the loss of 2008. For Sri Lanka, a test of how they fare without Murali and other recent retirees

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Sanath makes batting easy

Dec 26, 2009: In ODIs and Tests alike, Jayasuriya deflated bowling attacks, taking pressure off his team-mates

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Pressure on top

Sep 8, 2009: The experienced batsmen need to stand up and be counted if Sri Lanka are to get out of their one-day rut

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Time to set the record straight

Aug 17, 2009: The last time New Zealand visited Sri Lanka, both Tests were drawn. This is an opportunity to learn from that experience and put things right

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Tough calls pay off

Jul 27, 2009: Dropping Vaas, having Dilshan keep - not all the decisions Sri Lanka made against Pakistan were universally acclaimed, but they worked in the end

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    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Numbers Game: The rate at which he has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history

'Ponting was an instinctive, aggressive player'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Ricky Ponting's technique

    MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Allrounder Calum MacLeod's return from a faulty action is key to Scotland's World Cup hopes. By Tim Wigmore

How boring is boring cricket?

Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

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Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla (45)

    The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin