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Spectators at the Premadasa cheer for Sri Lanka

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In Colombo, three is not a crowd

Learn more about the SSC, P Sara and the Premadasa and you will understand Sri Lanka a bit better as a country

PG Wodehouse sits reading a book and smoking a pipe with a dog perched behind his chair

Cricket in fiction

Cricket a la Plum

In the hands of the legendary humorist PG Wodehouse, the game becomes quirkier and even more delightful

A game of cricket by the water's edge on a beach in Tobago

Cricket in fiction

Gateway to the Caribbean

If you're a fan of West Indian cricket, you're likely to fall in love with the region's literature

Illustration for <i>Slow Turn</i>

Cricket in fiction

Madras machinations

Mike Marqusee's only cricket novel isn't as fine as his non-fiction works, but with murder, political intrigue and romance thrown into the mix, it's entertaining

Out of It - Illustration for TCM

Cricket in fiction

Fantasy cricket

Michael O'Leary's Out of It is a trippy read, one where Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin entertain you with their batting exploits

Netherland - Illustration for TCM

Cricket in fiction

The migrant

Immigration and its contents: Netherland, a novel that was able to assimilate an alien sport in an American setting

Illustration: Swami and Friends

Cricket in fiction

Small wonder

RK Narayan's beloved novel may be classified as children's cricket fiction, but it is not limited by its genre

Illustration

Cricket in fiction

Blokesville

Malcolm Knox writes about racism, pornography and dysfunctional families, all within the narrative of a Sydney Test match