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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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    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that wickets win you matches. By Ed Smith

    New Zealand's greatest almost

Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

    'A Test team shouldn't automatically qualify for the World Cup'

Match Point: Michael Holding, Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar on ways to make the tournament better

    Chance for 'mediocre' West Indies to show up England

Tony Cozier: The incoming ECB chairman's pre-series comments could motivate the hosts to show the resolve that was lacking in recent months

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (183)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (135)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun