Sri Lanka are never anybody’s pre-tournament favourites; most people even miss them when picking the four semi-finalists before a ball is bowled The Sri Lankan team celebrates. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Talk about an ICC event and there are few teams synonymous with the knock-out stages. Australia, the ever-dominant champion side in nearly every format of the game, is one. The other is a sub-continental giant. Surprisingly, not India, but Sri Lanka. At 38, Dilshan is Sri ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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The best eight teams in World Cup 2015 are ready to face off for the cricketing world’s top honours. Who will scale the summit on March 29 at the MCG? - Predict your FOUR World Cup semi-finalistsWill it be the underrated Bangladesh who have displayed the heart of a tiger, clawing up their way from an impossible position to the final 8? Can they dethrone reigning champions, India?Or Dhoni's boys who just a couple of months ago, looked down in the mouth but who, in the last couple of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
AB de Villiers. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc have Saeed Ajmal’s No 1 bowler's ranking firmly within sight. Shakib Al Hasan hoping to reclaim the No 1 all-rounder's spot from Tillakaratne Dilshan South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara will take their battle for the coveted No 1 spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen to Sydney when they go head-to-head in the first quarter-final of the World ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
‘If they think that I have a role to play I will continue to represent my country. With my present form and fitness I guess I can easily play for another two-three years, even till the next World Cup in 2019’ ‘My ambition is to continue playing ODI and T20 cricket’ Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka celebrates his century. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images The pressure will be on former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan to continue to play a pivotal role for Sri Lanka when ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The Indian Premier League’s player auction for the 2015 season will be held in Bangalore on February 16. India's Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik, England discard Kevin Pietersen and South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla have attracted the highest base price of Rs 2 crore each. According to ESPNCricinfo, an additional purse of Rs 3 crore will be available to each franchise over and above the balance accrued from the Rs 6 crore last year along with the amount generated from the release of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago IPL VIII auction: Yuvraj fetches record price, Delhi break bank Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Part-time spinner J P Duminy claimed a hat-trick and leg-spinner Imran Tahir bagged four wickets as South Africa outplayed Sri Lanka by nine wickets to enter the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, on Wednesday. - Scorecard Leg-spinner Tahir (4-26) ran through the Sri Lankan middle order while Duminy took three for 29 as South Africa sent the Lankans packing for 133 in 37.2 overs in the first quarter-finals.South Africa came out to complete the batting job in 18 ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji figure out who are the Most Valuable Players after the league phase of the ICC World Cup for Rediff.com Image: South Africa Captain A B de Villiers. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images South Africa Captain A B de Villiers is the most valuable player at the end of the league phase of the 2015 World Cup with a Most Valuable Player Index value of 788 'runs'. The Sri Lankans, Kumar Sangakkara (MVPI: 686) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (MVPI: 599), are respectively ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Consistency is a word unknown to Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh with team mates. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images In the backdrop of the 2015 ODI World Cup, there is a raging debate going on about the ability and indeed participation of the associate nations in a quadrennial tournament such as this. While Ireland, Afghanistan, Scotland and the UAE are currently taking no prisoners in their respective matches, spotlight is on Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to impress upon everyone ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
< Hashim Amla celebrates his century against Ireland. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images South Africa's run machine Hashim Amla created another record as he became the quickest batsman ever to hit 20 centuries in One-Day Internationals.Amla, who stroked a career-best 159 against Ireland at Canberra on Tuesday, took only 108 innings to reach the milestone, beating the previous record held by India's Virat Kohli, who took 133 innings for the same. - The World Cup, as never before ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
New Zealand's Kane Williamson celebrates with Cory Anderson after completing a hundred. Photograph: Martin Hunter/Getty Images Kane Williamson hit a century and Luke Ronchi smashed 24 runs off one explosive over when the match was still in the balance to steer New Zealand to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth One Day International, in Nelson, on Tuesday. Sri Lanka set New Zealand a testing victory target of 277 to win the match at the Saxton Oval after being bowled out for 276 in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Sri Lanka sink bumbling Black Caps Himalayan times, 2 months ago Composed Anderson inspires NZ to win over Sri Lanka Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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