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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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    In quest of a durable cricket ball

Scott Oliver: As the Dukes cherry gains popularity for its hardiness, its makers are looking to spread to markets outside of England

    'A classic player with classic technique'

My XI: Graham Gooch on the toughest competitors: Barry Richards had all the shots in the book

    What's the BCCI's hang-up about the UAE?

Osman Samiuddin: It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why

    Cricket needs to put fans first, not players

Sanjay Manjrekar: Day-night Tests are a good idea because they are aimed at addressing falling viewership figures

My TE and my Venkat long ago

Life is endlessly touched by the game when you're the child of a cricket-crazy parent. By Niharika Mallimadugula

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India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

Buttler plunders England record books

Stats highlights from Dubai where Jos Buttler broke his own record for England's fastest ODI hundred

The forensic artistry of Kane Williamson

His game appears to lack emotion but it is not cold. Like Kallis, but more adaptable and with greater flair

Misbah breaks it down

The Pakistan captain talks about the many observations, plots and decisions that go into the game's most important task: taking wickets

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