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Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, day 4: England rue first innings deficit

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… This is Sim Series. Sri Lanka gave England hell on day three. The tourists are still 88 behind with eight wickets in hand. Morning session Muttiah Muralitharan starts with just the six close fielders. David Gower starts with a pair of fours. Murali adds a seventh close fielder. Go...
Tags: England, Sex, Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Swann, Ben Stokes, Stokes, James Anderson, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Graeme Swann, Graham Thorpe, David Gower, Jonathan Agnew


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, day 3: Matthews exploits flaccid, careless England

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… This is Sim Series. England battled to some sort of total, but day two belonged to Sri Lanka. They recommence on 225-3. Morning session Graeme Swann starts and Kumar Sangakkara reaches his hundred. He celebrates by standing still and staring into space. The England fielders acknowledge ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Swann, Ben Stokes, Stokes, James Anderson, Anderson, Graeme Swann, Graham Thorpe, David Gower, Kumar Sangakkara, Matthews


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, day 2: Sangakkara and de Silva turn the screw

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… This is Sim Series. England were wobbling on day one only for Graeme Swann and Graham Thorpe to bring them back towards respectability in the evening session. Just goes to show, it doesn’t matter how you spell your first name, you can still excel at cricket. England recommence on 271-6. The sun is ...
Tags: England, Sex, Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Swann, Ben Stokes, Stokes, James Anderson, Anderson, Graeme Swann, Graham Thorpe, David Gower, Jonathan Agnew, Kumar Sangakkara, Vaas


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test: Team news

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… This is Sim Series. In the wake of England’s big win in the first Test, we asked whether they should be forced to omit players who retired before Sri Lanka ever played a Test match. Most of you said they should. Okay, people were able to respond to the survey multiple times if they wanted ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Ian Bell, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Paul Collingwood, Ben Stokes, Graham Gooch, Adil Rashid, Matt Prior, Monty Panesar, Jonathan Trott, Ian Botham, David Gower, Kumar Sangakkara


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, day 3: Matthews exploits flaccid, careless England

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… This is Sim Series. England battled to some sort of total, but day two belonged to Sri Lanka. They recommence on 225-3. Morning session Graeme Swann starts and Kumar Sangakkara reaches his hundred. He celebrates by standing still and staring into space. The England fielders acknowledge ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Swann, Ben Stokes, Stokes, James Anderson, Anderson, Graeme Swann, Graham Thorpe, David Gower, Kumar Sangakkara, Matthews


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, day 4: Underwood ices the cake for England

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of Coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… Welcome to Sim Series. Here’s what happened on day three. Having only made 226 in reply to England’s 541 all out, Sri Lanka are still 294 runs behind with nine second innings wickets in hand. The pitch is already turning quite a bit. Sri Lanka have a job on their hands. Morning session Ian...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Stokes, Ian Botham, Jonathan Agnew, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Chaminda Vaas, Agnew, Underwood, Jayawardene, Mahela Jayawardene


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, day 1: Cook to the fore on turgid day

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of Coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… Welcome to Sim Series. If you missed Tuesday’s preview, this is what we’re doing this week. Might as well start with the team news. The England team With spin expected to dominate, England have gone big on spinners. Jim Laker gets the nod over Graeme Swann as a right-arm option because of that...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Jimmy Anderson, Sri Lanka, Icc, England cricket news, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Agnew, Rhodes, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya


Let’s pick a Left-Handed All-Time Greats XI

Wasim Akram (via YouTube) Here’s a fact for you: most left-handed batsmen are right-handed. Okay, we haven’t actually delved into the data to uncover that, so that may not technically be a fact. We’re pretty sure it’s true though. Batting is a thing you do with both hands. Just because cricket calls one stance ‘left-handed’ and the opposite one ‘right-handed’ doesn’t mean much at all really. No left-hand batsman has scored more Test runs than Alastair Cook. However, if you’...
Tags: Sex, Features, Border, Johnson, Alastair Cook, Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka, Mitchell Starc, Adam Gilchrist, Mitchell Johnson, Bob Willis, Rhodes, Kumar Sangakkara, Allan, Compton, Willis


'Lahore attack taught me a lot about my character and values' - Kumar Sangakkara

MCC president returns to scene of 2009 atrocity with mission to help bring international cricket back to Pakistan
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, Mcc, LAHORE


Ravi Bopara named in MCC squad for Pakistan tour

Kumar Sangakkara will captain MCC team in matches against PSL opposition next month
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Pakistan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mcc, Psl, Ravi Bopara


Kumar Sangakkara to lead MCC on Pakistan visit

Club to travel to Lahore in 2020 after receiving security assurances
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Pakistan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mcc, LAHORE


The correct way to deal with BJ Watling stats

BJ Watling (via Sky Sports) If you take out all the Test matches involving New Zealand, BJ Watling’s Test record is actually nothing to write home about. This is what you have to do though. This is what you have to do because otherwise BJ Watling appears really high up in all sorts of statistical lists that rank wicketkeeper-batsmen. The idea that New Zealand’s current wicketkeeper is among the greatest of all time is jarring to say the least, because no-one’s really been ...
Tags: Sex, New Zealand, England cricket news, Adam Gilchrist, Andy Flower, Kumar Sangakkara, Dhoni, Alec Stewart, BJ Watling, Alec Stewart Brendon McCullum


'Bowlers win you crunch games in T20 or The Hundred' - Kumar Sangakkara

MCC president would face choice between Mitchell Starc and Lasith Malinga in new competition's draft
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Mitchell Starc, Kumar Sangakkara, Mcc, Lasith Malinga


Magical Moments that Defined Previous Cricket World Cups

The past 11 editions of the ICC World Cup have provided for extremely exciting and thrilling viewing for fans and this time it will be no different.We have already had two warm up matches that went into the final over showing signs for things to come once the main event starts in 4 days time!Here is a quick look at some of the magical moments that defined previous World Cups (starting 83 onwards as I have very little knowledge of the first two...)Prudential Cup 1983Kapil Dev's unbeaten 175 again...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Imran Khan, Mumbai, Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Dale Steyn, Kumar Sangakkara, Elliott


Kumar Sangakkara named as first non-British President of MCC

Sangakkara's nomination was announced by the current President, Anthony Wreford, at the MCC Annual General Meeting at Lord's
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, Mcc, Sangakkara, Anthony Wreford


Sangakkara to become first non-British MCC president

Ex-Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara is named as the next president of Marylebone Cricket Club.
Tags: Cricket, Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, Mcc


MCC survey: 86% of 13,000 fans polled prefer Test cricket

Kumar Sangakkara, a member of the MCC World Cricket committee, said there's "a real opportunity to cement" the future of the format
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, Mcc, MCC World Cricket


MCC survey reveals 86% of fans prefer Test cricket

Kumar Sangakkara, a member of the MCC World Cricket committee, said there's "a real opportunity to cement" the future of the format
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, Mcc, MCC World Cricket


Someone has hidden or misplaced the Sri Lanka Test team that subsides to predictable defeats. If anyone tracks it down, they should probably alert the authorities. Its parents will no doubt be very worried

Oshada Fernando just absolutely smears one to the boundary (via Sky Sports) Someone who we know really quite well has an annoying habit of choosing a film to watch before wandering off to bed after about 40 minutes of it. “I’ve got the gist,” she says – even though she obviously hasn’t. We’re then left to watch to the end on our own when we never wanted to watch the damn thing in the first place. It’s not the blithe assumption that she knows what’s going to happen that gra...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, Kusal Mendis, South Africa Sri Lanka, Oshada Fernando


England best all-round side in 'any conditions' - Kumar Sangakkara

He says that Sri Lanka's chances in Tests depend on Herath and the ability of the batsmen to post a good first-innings total
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, Herath


Kumar Sangakkara urges Angelo Mathews and Chandika Hathurusingha to sort out their differences

The Sri Lanka great has called Mathews a 'player of great value', and wants him to bat up the order and bowl more often when he returns to the ODI side
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Mathews, Chandika Hathurusingha


Kumar Sangakkara urges Angelo Mathews and Chandika Hathurusinghe to sort out their differences

The Sri Lanka great has called Mathews a 'player of great value', and wants him to bat up the order and bowl more often when he returns to the ODI side
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Mathews, Chandika Hathurusinghe


12 questions about that 2019 Cricket World Cup video where Freddie Flintoff sings and a bunch of people follow him

Having consulted the calendar and seen that it’s 2018, the ICC have released a promotional video for the 2019 World Cup. It stars Freddie Flintoff (definitely Freddie and not Andrew or Andy in this instance) and you can find it on YouTube here. We have a bunch of questions about it. Is this what Fred does now? Flintoff also did a song for the football world cup and it was both incredible and bad. Apparently that was just practice, which explains why this particular world cup music video is...
Tags: UK, England, London, Sex, Cctv, Icc, Andrew Flintoff, Freddie Flintoff, Charlotte Edwards, Oval, Extras, Flintoff, Kumar Sangakkara, Andy, Daily News, George


Andre Russell named Jamaica Tallawahs captain for CPL 2018

The allrounder takes over the leadership from Kumar Sangakkara after missing the previous season because of a doping ban
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, Andre Russell, Jamaica Tallawahs


Who will initially be named as a County Championship title contender but actually end up getting relegated?

Essex celebrate 2017 survival (via ECB) The first week of the County Championship is a great time for predictions. We’ve gone through a whole bunch of previews to pick out the three teams who have most often been mentioned as favourites this year and we’re now going to try and predict which of those favourites will actually end up getting relegated. This is an odd feature of county cricket. For some reason teams’ performances vary enormously from year to year. Twice in recent memory the cham...
Tags: Sex, Essex, Ecb, Lancashire, Middlesex, Durham, Kumar Sangakkara, Morne Morkel, Neil Wagner, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Surrey Surrey, Graham Onions, Keaton Jennings, Lancashire Lancashire, County cricket news, Essex Essex


PSL Entertains!

Such is the charm of T20 leagues that in very short time they seem to throw so much entertainment at you that it all seems like a whirlwind. One can never really get bored! We have witnessed only 4 days of action in the PSL and it already seems like so much action! In just 4 days we have already witnessed: Umar Akmal's genius and stupidity in the span of two games. Why Mohammad Aamer is a notch above all the other bowlers. Hopelessness that is Lahore Qalandars. The future in the fo...
Tags: Sex, Pakistan, Shoaib Malik, Kumar Sangakkara, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Psl, Multan, Umar Akmal, Pakistan Super League, Imad Wasim, Rameez Raja, Darren Sammy, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Sami, Karachi Kings


Lahore collapse spectacularly around Junaid's hat-trick

Lahore Qalandars lost their last seven wickets for four runs after Kumar Sangakkara's second successive fifty carried Multan Sultans to 179
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, LAHORE, Junaid, Lahore Qalandars


A match report from the 2017 Women’s World Cup Final

Lord’s media centre (CC licensed by hobbs_luton via Flickr) Gareth writes: The last time I’d been to Lord’s I’d found the place a bit stifling, and an incredibly drunken young man had capped Glamorgan getting spanked by Gloucestershire by “singing” on the bus the whole way back. That had not been a fun day. This time, I was off to watch a World Cup final. I won’t bore you with the details. It’s not allowed, is it? Plus, you probably all know what happened, what with you being cricket fans and a...
Tags: England, London, Cc, Sex, West Ham, Match Report, Victoria, Sri Lanka, Steve, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Megabus, Kumar Sangakkara, Compton, McCoy, Philistine


Sports ministry slow to act on former SL players' report

The five-member committee featuring the likes of Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara had suggested plans for domestic cricket in the first report
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, Aravinda de Silva Mahela Jayawardene


Sangakkara retires after ending season with average of 106.50

Kumar Sangakkara says he will miss cricket "terribly" but believes he is retiring from the first-class game at the right time.
Tags: Sport, Kumar Sangakkara, Sangakkara