Topsy-Turvy Sri Lankan Cricket: Pudhuma Kriyaa!

Michael Roberts 

That ebullient West Indian singer Lord Superior used to stir cricketing fans with his music — especially his rendering of “Cricket Luv’Ly Cricket.”

And Now we have the topsy-turvy world cricketing mayhem in Sri Lanka’s cricketing adminsistration bested and trumped by a 4th choice left-arm spinner named Praveen Jayawickrema taking six Bangladeshi wickets in his first-ever Test match. ….. And note that Bangaldesh is no pushover on Asian wickets these days and this was a Bangladesh side who scored over 500 runs in the persvious Test match at Pallekelle.

Praveen Jayawickrama 32 7 92 6 2.87 00  

….. Six  for 92 runs to dismiss Bangla  for 251

NOTE this  summary account of Day Two in ESPN …. 

“Thirteen wickets falling today, and Sri Lanka end the day in a dominant position. Six of those wickets went to the debutant left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, who picked up the best-ever figures by a Sri Lankan debutant in Tests, and that gave the home team a 242-run first-innings lead. Sri Lanka end the day three down in their second innings, but they won’t mind that, given how much turn and bounce there is now off this pitch.

Do make note that we have an early start tomorrow as well: 9.45 am local time. Join us then, as Sri Lanka look to extend their lead as far as they can, and Bangladesh look to wipe out this third innings as quickly as possible. Until then, goodbye!”

However then absorb Andrew Fidel Fernando’s incisive tale of the topsy turvy world of Sri Lankan cricket and the several upsets they have generated of late …. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/sl-vs-ban-2nd-test-praveen-jayawickrama-twirls-into-the-chaos-with-six-for-on-sri-lanka-debut-1261983

“Praveen Jayawickrama twirls into the chaos with six-for on Sri Lanka debut”

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NOTE: EMAIL COMMENT from Asoka Kuruppu of Brisbane … in the spirit of old fashioned cricket:

Those two pals of mine 
  Ramadin & Valentine”
two of Lord Superior”s inventive and apporosite lines 

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One response to “Topsy-Turvy Sri Lankan Cricket: Pudhuma Kriyaa!

  1. dickie bird

    Congratulations young lad Praveen !!!!!!!!
    Hope you remain firmly focused on your cricket instead of luxuries unlike swollen headed Kusal Mendis who I firmly believe must serve a jail term. If & when he comes out of the Prisons, Kusal Mendis can turn out to be a good cricketer.

    Best wishes to Praveen.
    Its a Topsy Turvy Society out there.

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