Full Name Sanath Jayasuriya
Born June 30, 1969
Matara
Age 47 Years, 6 Months, 24 Days
National Side Sri Lanka
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Teams Played Sri Lanka, Asia XI, ICC World XI, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Dolphins, Lancashire, MCC, Ruhuna, Southern Districts, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Southern Province, Worcestershire, Western Prov North, Young Sri Lanka, Mumbai, Sri Lanka, Somerset, Khulna Royal Bengals, Kandurata Warriors
Man of the Match Test - 4, ODI - 48, World Cup - 5, T20I - 6, IPL - 2,
Career Span [Test, 1991 - 2007], [ODI, 1989 - 2011], [World Cup, 1992 - 2007], [T20I, 2006 - 2011], [IPL, 2008 - 2010],

Ever since he first stepped into international cricket, Sanath Jayasuriya has become one of the strongest pillars of Sri Lankan cricket, redefining the concept of class and talent. 

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Sanath Jayasuriya Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 110 188 14 6973 340 v IND 14 31 910 59 40.07 - 78 0
ODI 445 433 18 13430 189 v IND 28 68 1500 270 32.36 91.20 123 0
World Cup 38 37 3 1165 120 v NZ 3 6 120 27 34.26 90.66 18 0
T20I 31 30 3 629 88 v KEN 0 4 76 23 23.29 129.15 4 0
IPL 30 30 2 768 114* v CHE 1 4 84 39 27.42 144.36 4 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 140 1364.4 323 3366 98 5/34 v SA 3 2 34.34 2.46 83.55
ODI 368 2479.0 45 11871 323 6/29 v ENG 21 4 36.75 4.78 46.04
World Cup 31 219.1 4 1060 27 3/12 v IND 3 0 39.25 4.83 48.70
T20I 24 61.5 0 456 19 3/21 v NZ 1 0 24.00 7.37 19.52
IPL 21 49.0 1 390 13 3/14 v KOL 1 0 30.00 7.95 22.61

Sanath Jayasuriya Profile

Ever since he first stepped into international cricket, Sanath Jayasuriya has become one of the strongest pillars of Sri Lankan cricket, redefining the concept of class and talent. 

For most of the initial stages in his career, Jayasuriya was considered more of a bowler than a specialist batsman. However, as time passed, he became the most suitable opener Sri Lanka ever produced. He first opened during the Hero Cup in 1993 and went on to cement a firm place in the side. It was his rattling attacks on the bowlers in the 1996 World Cup that proved his potential as a batsman, helping the Islanders clinch their maiden WC title. Later, he crept into the Test side as well and began to display his batting prowess, notching one hundred after the other. Jayasuriya dominated the cover and point region and was an exponent of brilliant hand-eye co-ordination. Just like any other cricketer, he had his own share of lows, but every time critics pointed a finger at him, he would respond with his bat. Also, his astute bowling coupled with his sound batting made him the perfect all-rounder in the game. Soon, captaincy came knocking and it was gladly accepted by Jayasuriya, as he guided his team to a semi-final berth in the 2003 World Cup.

Retirement plans were announced in 2006, only to make a comeback within weeks. Few months later, Jayasuriya hung his whites, whilst continuing to exhibit the coloured clothes. Once again, he was a significant contributor to Sri Lanka’s place in the 2007 CWC final and steered his team to an Asia Cup win in 2008. However, age caught up and he failed to duplicate his magic from the Test and ODI arena to the T20 format, particularly the IPL. He still made it to the 30-man squad for the 2011 CWC, and made a surprise comeback to the ODI side when he was named for the one-day series against England. Immediately, he decided to hang up his boots after the first ODI.

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