First up, big congrats to Muttiah Muralitharan for retaining the most test wickets record. Am sure there will be plenty said by Australian correspondents to diminish this achievement, and I look forward to a “chucker” versus the “drug cheat” discussion at a later stage. For the record, TVC has no issues with Murali’s bowling action, or the fact that Shane Warne took a banned diuretic to aid his recovery from a shoulder injury.

However, TVC is a touch concerned about how the Test in Kandy is shaping up. Should Sri Lanka post England anything more than 200 to chase in the final innings we could be struggling.