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Who is Test cricket’s greatest number eight? (Or: Which Test bowler was the best batsman?)

Specialist bowlers having to bat is one of the greatest things in the world because batting is absolutely nothing like bowling. It is like a javelin thrower training for years and years to perfect their art only to turn up at the Olympics and be told that they also have to play tennis. This is precisely why it’s interesting to ponder which bowler has been best at batting. We often talk about the top six in cricket. Whether or not these players do other things as well, the top six batsmen ar...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, Features, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Delhi, Shane Warne, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Jos Buttler, Adam Gilchrist, Ms Dhoni, Anderson, Jonny Bairstow


NZ transition and then lockdown

The blog has been on my tosolist for a while I just haven't had the head space to write since we moved.I started the blog to keep in contact with friends and family in NZ when we went to Sri Lanka on our 1 year contract to help with Tsunami relief i
Tags: Travel, Sri Lanka, Nz


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


Colombo Municipal Council: Life Chant

In Sri Lanka’s largest city Colombo, slums account for over 50% of the population. In these areas dengue has reached epidemic levels as people unknowingly end up breeding dengue mosquitos. Educative programs by the Colombo Municipal Council are ignored. So we turned to the only authority they listen to – religion. Written, recited and recorded by monks, Life Chant educates people about dengue mosquito breeding. With shrines and temples situated t...
Tags: Advertising, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Colombo Municipal Council


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, day 1: Swann counterattacks after Murali and Herath leave England rocking

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. Following the first Test, the Cricket Captain developers offered us a copy of the latest version of the game. However, we promised you all that we’d continue using the 2018 version if they did that. We are being true to our word. Here’s the team news. Let’s crack on. The ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Swann, Stokes, Matt Prior, Graham Thorpe, David Gower, Jonathan Agnew, Pietersen, Marcus Trescothick, Agnew


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


The Latest: Sen. Romney of Utah tests negative for virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 428,000 people and killed over 19,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 109,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus.— Putin orders military to help with virus outbreak.— Environmen...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Utah, Japan, London, News, Greece, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Australia, Washington, Scotland, Senate, White House, China, Germany


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


Fans rage against inaugural Sim Series – brand current rules “totally unfair”

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. The great thing about being in sole charge of cricket is that we get to piss about with the regulations halfway through a series. In the wake of England’s first Test win, we wondered aloud whether they maybe had a bit of an unfair advantage what with having played Test cricket for...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Barnes, Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Wilfred Rhodes, Jim Laker, Syd Barnes, Sim Series, Herbert Sutcliffe


Tech billionaires including Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg promised 18 million masks to fight COVID-19

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the globe, tech billionaires are promising to donate critical medical supplies. This weekend saw a flurry in Silicon Valley CEOs promising their companies would donate masks to healthcare workers. A spike in demand for masks means shortages are hitting hospitals. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tech billionaires are jostling to donate protective masks. Over the weekend a flurry of tech CEOs including Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, California, Cdc, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Tesla, Tim Cook, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley


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


Pakistan suspends international flights for two weeks

People told to stay at home for at least another 45 days as south Asian nations ramp up effortsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePakistan has suspended all international flights for two weeks to limit the spread of coronavirus, as governments across densely-populated south Asian countries ramp up their efforts to contain the virus.Pakistani officials also asked people to self-quarantine for at least another 45 days as the country reported its third coronavirus death, wi...
Tags: India, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Pakistan, Air transport, Airline Industry, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Coronavirus outbreak


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, day 3: Laker tears Sri Lanka a new one with Jayawardene offering lone resistance

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. After a snooze-inducingly slow start on day one, England had built a decent total by the end of day two. They are 486-7. Brace yourselves for some declaration-or-bust batting. Morning session After four quick fours, Stokes goes for 148. Hell of a knock. You could ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Stokes, Jonathan Agnew, Barnes, Mathews, Jayawardene, Mahela Jayawardene, Dilshan, Jim Laker, Murali, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jayasuriya


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, day 2: Stokes dominates as Murali toils

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. Day one of the first Sim Series Test between Sri Lanka and England was… well, it was absolute dogshit, wasn’t it? England resume their innings under clear skies on 179-1. Morning session Aware that they have been getting nowhere slowly, England’s batsmen show a little ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Stokes, Ian Botham, Jonathan Agnew, Hammond, Pietersen, Chaminda Vaas, Knott, Botham


Sri Lanka imposes curfew as South Asia steps up coronavirus battle

COLOMBO/RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide weekend curfew on Friday as South Asian countries escalated efforts to check the spread of coronavirus across the densely populated region of 1.9 billion people. South Asia appears to have been less hard hit than elsewhere in the world but the rate of new infections in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka is accelerating with the total across South Asia passing 800. A police curfew took effect nationwide in Sri Lanka at 6 p.m. (1...
Tags: News, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Colombo, Pakistan India, RAWALPINDI Pakistan Reuters


Mask diplomacy: China tries to rewrite virus narrative

With millions of face masks, low interest loans and teams of medical experts, China is trying to paint itself as a Good Samaritan while deflecting criticism over its initial missteps in handling the coronavirus. Beijing has showered struggling European nations with aid as part of a diplomatic charm offensive. In recent weeks, it has also donated hundreds of thousands of surgical masks and test kits to the Philippines and Pakistan, sent teams of medics to Iran and Iraq, and extended a $500 mill...
Tags: News, China, Iraq, Iran, Beijing, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka


Food and travel books to read

Eating is about experience. Vibrant colors, strong aromas, and subtle flavors are a view into the various cultural and historical influences that had to come together to make a dish possible. But it’s not always feasible to pack up and go on an adventure in search of your next exciting meal. Sometimes you’re stuck at home with nothing more than a couple containers of leftovers and cans in the pantry that won’t go bad until 2052. For those times, there are books. These eight food-focused books...
Tags: Travel, Books, Nigeria, Roald Dahl, Nepal, Gourmet, Penguin Random House, Sri Lanka, Naples, Oaxaca, Murdoch, All, Ruth Reichl, Henry, Berkeley California, Esquire


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


India locks down Kashmir region on coronavirus fears, Sri Lanka shelves election

India blocked roads in Kashmir on Thursday after the insurgency-torn region reported its first case of coronavirus, as several other parts of the country imposed restrictions on public gatherings in attempts to prevent its spread.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Kashmir, Sri Lanka


On Earth As It Is In Heaven - Camellia Hills, Hatton, Sri Lanka

Camellia Hills is a tranquil retreat high above the hills in Sri Lanka's tea country. It is where you want to go and relax and enjoy nature and escape the heat or complexities of life. From hypnotic views, wonderful food, tea factory visits to the pleasures of staying at this 5 bedroom bungalow tea estate, this serene retreat overlooking a lake will mesmerise.
Tags: Travel, Sri Lanka, Heaven Camellia Hills Hatton Sri Lanka, Camellia Hills


Taj Samudra - Sri Lanka's Stunning Waterfront Hotel

Sri Lanka, the island nation, is a mesmerizing mix of beaches, valleys, mountains, and forests. This compact destination has a wide array of cultures and unexplored hamlets ready to be explored. Quite hard to resist, Sri Lanka has been a favourite destination for couples for a while now. Romantic walks on the beach, adrenaline-pumping hikes in the mountains, discover ancient temples; there is something for every kind of couple. Here we share a list of things to do in Sri Lanka along with accom...
Tags: Travel, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean, Sichuan, Colombo, Galle Face Green, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Navratna, Yumi, Grill House, Taj Samudra, Sri Lanka Walk, Deluxe Luxury, Taj Club, Taj Club Lounge


Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England – if real sport’s off we’re just going to have to improvise

Like pretty much everything else at the minute, the Sri Lanka v England Test series is postponed or possibly just completely cancelled because of Coronavirus. The only logical thing for a cricket website to do in this situation is to play out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… Welcome to Sim Series. It’s going to work like this: We’re going to play two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018 and we’re g...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Joe Root, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, James Vince, Chris Silverwood, Keaton Jennings, Sim Series, Wally Hammond


Coronavirus: Sri Lanka border closed to UK visitors

Sri Lanka closes its border to travellers from the UK, affecting England fans who were still planning to visit the country despite the postponement of the two-Test series.
Tags: UK, England, News, Sri Lanka


England fans affected as Sri Lanka closes border to UK visitors

Sri Lanka closes its border to travellers from the UK, affecting England fans who were still planning to visit the country despite the postponement of the two-Test series.
Tags: UK, England, News, Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka Negombo 3

Wednesday 11 March 2020 cont'dAfter a slow start we headed off at 10.45 am simply walking North. Bought water from the supermarket that we call fat man's for obvious reasons.He told us the first corona virus had been found in Sri Lanka yesterd
Tags: Travel, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Negombo


'The players' minds were elsewhere' - England captain Root relieved Sri Lanka tour postponed

England captain Joe Root says fears over coronavirus were getting in the way of performance and cancelling a tour of Sri Lanka was correct.
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'The players' minds were elsewhere' - Root relieved Sri Lanka tour postponed

England captain Joe Root says fears over coronavirus were getting in the way of performance and cancelling a tour of Sri Lanka was correct.
Tags: England, News, Joe Root, Sri Lanka