Russel Arnold: Sri Lanka’s Forgotten ODI Star By Michael Roberts Source:cricketique.live During the course of the World Cup 2015 watchers were occasionally served up statistical tables of leading run-scores in the history of World Cup or ODI cricket. Sri Lankan fans would have been especially attentive to those featuring Sangakkara’s stellar career and record breaking levels. On one such occasion I was intrigued to see Russel Arnold’s statistics appear at the tail-end of an august list of names. Primed by Arnold’s appearance as a TV commentator and his impeccable performance in this role, I proceeded to do some research on the topic and began with a statistical picture of a comparative kind that is quite revelatory. This picture raises issues about media-hype and our very own memory banks.   It would be fair to say that the batsmen stars in the ODI memory store of Sri Lankan cricket enthusiasts over the ...

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Dilshan scoops out irritating incidents – by Sunil Thenabadu in Brisbane Tillekeratne Dilshan former TEST,ODI and T 20 captain upon his retirement was interviewed by Sirasa TV sports journalist, Manju Thenuwara ( now a Buddhist Monk ordained on 8th June 2020 goes by name Matara Vijaya Seeha thera) in an exclusive television interview.These details were captured accurately by the writer.  Just after the illustrious cricketing career which spanned for nearly two decades performing yeoman service as an all rounder in all formats of the game to the country, TM Dilshan the architect of the “Dilscoop” cricket stroke that embossed his patent on the most talked about new stroke in cricket was interviewed in an discussion over a popular TV channel for 1 ½ hours. This had been eagerly watched my millions of his cricket fans with utmost passion. The presenter aptly added that Dilshan is the most talked about and trendiest person in ...

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