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Old May 15, 2011, 06:45 AM
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Default Sri Lanka tour of England 2011

England v Sri Lanka

May 26-30: 1st npower Test v Sri Lanka, Cardiff

June 3-7: 2nd npower Test v Sri Lanka, Lord’s

June 16-20: 3rd npower Test v Sri Lanka, Rose Bowl

June 25: NatWest International T20 v Sri Lanka, Bristol


June 28: 1st NatWest Series ODI v Sri Lanka, Kia Oval

July 1: 2nd NatWest Series ODI v Sri Lanka, Headingley Carnegie

July 3: 3rd NatWest Series ODI v Sri Lanka, Lord's

July 6: 4th NatWest Series ODI v Sri Lanka, Trent Bridge

July 9: 5th NatWest Series ODI v Sri Lanka, Old Trafford

Who do you think will come out on top?
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Old May 15, 2011, 08:00 AM
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My pre-series prediction (without studying the squads or the form of the players):
2 - 0 England (Tests)

3 - 2 England (ODIs)
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Old May 15, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Ooooh. Tough ask for England. The ball won't be swinging as much in the summer time, I back SL here.
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Old May 26, 2011, 09:59 AM
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it will be a good contest,didn't see much between these two sides for a long time.
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Old May 26, 2011, 10:19 AM
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I believe the Lankans will offer a lot more resistance then people think in tests. They've got a very good batting lineup. Their bowling lineup will get tested though. Best of luck to both sides. Looking forward to seeing good test matches. The Pakistan-WI test matches were sloppy.
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Old May 26, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Dilshan is a more consistent Tamim IMO.
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Old May 26, 2011, 12:59 PM
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The UDRS umpire got Snagakkara. Purple cap for Rod Tucker.
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Old May 30, 2011, 12:38 AM
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The UDRS umpire got Snagakkara. Purple cap for Rod Tucker.
Haha...
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Old May 26, 2011, 01:18 PM
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good start for srilanka
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Old May 29, 2011, 12:41 PM
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J. Trott have a test avg of 70 (still going) and just got his 2nd double in his 19th test match

Wondering where would have been England in test ranking without theses SouthAfricans
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Old May 29, 2011, 10:08 PM
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well it will be one sided series especially the test series because english batsmen are in good form and it will be difficult for srilankan bowlers to get them out twice in a test match lets see what happens in the odis and t20 ..............
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Old May 30, 2011, 12:37 AM
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Upal caught for doping.
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Old May 30, 2011, 06:50 AM
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Sri Lanka's bowling looks really weak. weaker than ours for the time being.
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:03 AM
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England with three bowlers are hammering Sri Lanka. 43/7 now and they are into the tail.
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Sri Lanka's bowling is at par if not worse than ours. God I wish we played more Tests with Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies and New Zealand.
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:09 AM
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Gone! 8 down! What a performance from England!!
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:11 AM
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what a turn around. Who says test matches are not thrilling ! One and half day was washed by rain yet Sri Lankans are managing to lose it by innings !
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:15 AM
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Bangladeshi batsmen played much better than Lankans
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SL is playing wrose than BD
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:32 AM
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oh oh oh dear! whats happening? 9 down!
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:32 AM
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See, what IPL has done to SL. Most of the SL players were busy playing in IPL straight after WC whereas English players did not bother about IPL and were preparing for SL series. Now see the result.
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:38 AM
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See, what IPL has done to SL. Most of the SL players were busy playing in IPL straight after WC whereas English players did not bother about IPL and were preparing for SL series. Now see the result.
It is evident in the performance of Sangakkara and Jayawardene. Both arrived in the UK late and were more interested in playing in the IPL. And their scores tell the story.
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Old May 30, 2011, 12:54 PM
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It is evident in the performance of Sangakkara and Jayawardene. Both arrived in the UK late and were more interested in playing in the IPL. And their scores tell the story.
Another indicator that IPL is killing Test and quality of cricket
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:34 AM
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this test match reminds of me BD's first ever test match against India where we scored 400 runs in the 1st innings and bowled out for 90 runs in the 2nd !!
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Old May 30, 2011, 11:36 AM
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All over!!!


3 days of rain couldn't save Lankan's.
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