Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Sri Lanka's first ever Test was at Colombo in 1981-82 v England. Who was the English captain?||Sri Lankan Test Cricket
Keith Fletcher. Fletcher was captain for the tour of India and Sri Lanka. England won the Test v Sri Lanka, and Fletcher was promptly dropped on return to England, in favour of Bob Willis.
Ranjan Madugalle. Madugalle captained 2 Tests in 1987-88, between Mendis and Ranatunga.
|Sri Lanka hasn't been noted for it's All-Rounders, but one who bordered on world class played 22 Tests up until 1990, scored 807 runs at 25, and took 56 wickets at 35. Who is he?||Sri Lankan Test Cricket
Ravi Ratnayeke. Ratnayeke was one of the mainstays of SL cricket in the 80s. He even opened the batting and bowling in the same match!
Brendon Kuruppu. Kuruppu scored 201 not out v New Zealand in 1986-87. Amazingly, he only played 3 further Tests! By the way, the other three are R.E.Foster (287 for England), Lawrence Rowe (214 for WI), and Matthew Sinclair (214 for NZ).
Duleep Mendis. Mendis scored 105 in each innings v India at Madras in 1982-83.
Asoka De Silva. Asoka played 8 Tests in the early 90s, and has been appointed to the 'elite' Umpires' Panel.
13. Their first Test win was v India in 1985-86.
|When Sri Lanka broke the Test innings run record, Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340. Who was the batsman that scored 225 and established a new Test partnership record with him?||Sri Lankan Test Cricket
Roshan Mahanama. Mahanama was a very under-rated player throughout his career. (By the way, does anyone remember when they started using entrance music for incoming batsmen, and for poor old Roshan, they used The Muppets' 'Mahna Mahna'?!)
Ranatunga. Arjuna is known to everyone, Sanjeeva was an elegant left-handed batsman in the mid 90's, and Dhammika was a solid opener who played two Test v Australia in 1989. To my knowledge, none of the De Silvas who have played for SL are related. Muttiah Muralitharan has taken enough wickets for a whole family, but he is a one-off (in more ways than one).
Bandula Warnapura. Warnapura captained SL's first 4 Tests.
India. Duleep Mendis led the Lankans to a 149 run victory in 1985 against the Kapil Dev led Indians.
Brendon Kuruppu. Kuruppu made 201* against New Zealand and ended up playing only 4 Test matches.
Warnapura. Bandula Warnapura led Sri Lanka in all 4 tests that he played. He eventually was banned from Sri Lankan cricket for touring South Africa with the rebel team in 1982-83.
|Sri Lanka scored a massive 398 for 5 in 50 overs in an ODI. Who was their opponent?||Sri Lankan Greats
Kenya. Lankans won this game by 144 runs in the 1996 World Cup. Aravinda de Silva top scored with 145.
|Who was the first Sri Lankan bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket?||Sri Lankan Greats
Nuwan Zoysa. Zoysa accomplished this feat against Zimbabwe in 2001, taking first ball ducks of Gripper, Goodwin, and Johnson.
|Which pair put on the the partnership record for Sri Lanka in ODI of 237?||Sri Lankan Greats
ST Jayasuriya & MS Atapattu. Atapattu (101 off 124) and Jayasuriya (122 off 105) put on 237 for the opening partnership in 33.4 overs against the Australians in 2003 in a VB series game.