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Muralitharan factfile

Factfile on world bowling record holder Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, who is retiring from Test cricket later this month.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Colombo
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2010 07:57 PM IST

Factfile on world bowling record holder Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, who is retiring from Test cricket later this month:

Full name: Muttiah Muralitharan

Born : April 17, 1972 in Kandy

Age : 38 years

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Kent, Lancashire, Tamil Union Cricket Club

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

Test record: 132 matches, 792 wickets, 22.71 average.

One-day record: 337 matches, 515 wickets, 23.07 average.

Twenty20 internationals: 11 matches, 13 wickets, 20.46 average
(Muralitharan is the leading wicket-taker in both Test and one-day cricket.)

Test debut: v Australia, Colombo, August 1992.

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