Sri Lanka part ways with director of cricket Tom Moody

Sri Lanka Cricket has terminated Tom Moody‘s contract as its director of cricket 19 months into a three-year arrangement. The decision has been described by the board as “amicable”, and SLC is understood to be open to the idea of bringing Moody, who has also coach the Sri Lanka men’s team in the past, back … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, Final

Big picture It is a tournament Pakistan love, and yet a tournament that hasn’t always loved them back. Pakistan’s curious lack of success over this competition’s four-decade history has always baffled and puzzled, given, if history is a guide, there are only three possible ultimate destinations for this trophy. For the first half of this … Read more

Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 12th Match, Super Four 2022

Toss: Sri Lanka opt to bowl vs Pakistan Sri Lanka won the toss for the third time in the Super Fours, and opted to bowl, having won their three last matches chasing. Dubai has also strongly favoured chasing sides over the past two years, with dew also potentially complicating the task of the side bowling … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, 9th Match, Super Four

Big picture One bad result is all it takes to leave a team staring at possible elimination from the Asia Cup. Pakistan faced – and overcame – that challenge after losing to India in the group stages. And now it’s India who are in a precarious position after losing to Pakistan in the Super 4 … Read more

Match Preview – Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022, 12th Match, Super Four

Big Picture Both economies are on the verge of collapse – Sri Lanka’s, it might be argued, is collapsing already; both nations are straining under outsized external debt; and both are negotiating with the IMF for relief. It is the first of two Pakistan vs Sri Lanka matches to finish the Asia Cup off. Welcome … Read more

Asia Cup 2022 scenarios – India can hope for final spot if Pakistan lose to both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

Two defeats in two matches in the Super 4s means India’s chances of qualifying for the Asia Cup 2022 final are hanging by a thread, if that. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, are almost through, though there is still a chance they can lose out. Here is a look at how the teams stack up with three … Read more

Recent Match Report – India vs Sri Lanka 9th Match, Super Four 2022

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl vs India Sri Lanka won the toss in their second Super 4 match and asked India to bat first. It was an important match for India: they needed to win it to keep their progression to the final in their own hands. With one win over Afghanistan, Sri Lanka … Read more

Recent Match Report – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 2022

Toss Sri Lanka opt to bowl vs Afghanistan The Super 4 stage of the 2022 Asia Cup got underway with a coin toss in Sharjah that eventually proved redundant since its winners Sri Lanka chose to chase and Afghanistan wanted to bat first anyway. Dasun Shanaka said Sri Lanka preferred to bowl since his side … Read more

Match Preview – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022, Super 4

Big picture Sri Lanka can breathe easy. Or can they? Having been blown away by Afghanistan and then having to use every ounce of firepower to get past Bangladesh, they will once again face a trial by spin. Against the Rashids and the Mujeebs. However, the current Afghanistan team is beginning to establish a new … Read more

Recent Match Report – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 5th Match, Group B 2022

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl vs Bangladesh Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka decided to field first after winning the toss against Bangladesh in the last Group B game in the Asia Cup. Both teams find themselves in this do-or-die position after Afghanistan beat both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh quite comfortably. Afghanistan are through to … Read more