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Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya

Age 54Sri LankaSRI LANKA
Left Handed Batsman

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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  • defaultICC World XI
  • defaultSri Lanka Air Force Sports Club
  • defaultBloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
  • defaultColombo Cricket Club
  • defaultDolphins
  • defaultLancashire
  • defaultMCC
  • defaultRuhuna
  • defaultSouthern Districts
  • defaultSri Lanka A
  • defaultSri Lankan Invitation XI
  • defaultSouthern Province
  • defaultWorcestershire
  • defaultWestern Prov North
  • defaultYoung Sri Lanka
  • Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians
  • Sri Lanka Under-19Sri Lanka Under-19
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  • defaultKandurata Warriors
  • defaultSri Lanka Legends
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Sanath Jayasuriya Statistics

Debut
Sri Lanka vs Australia on Dec 26, 1989
Last
Sri Lanka vs England on Jun 28, 2011
Debut
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand on Feb 22, 1991
Last
Sri Lanka vs England on Dec 01, 2007
Debut
Sri Lanka vs England on Jun 15, 2006
Last
Sri Lanka vs England on Jun 25, 2011
Debut
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on Apr 20, 2008
Last
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals on Apr 11, 2010

Sanath Jayasuriya Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
44513430682832.3691.20
Highest Runs189
Balls Faced161
On DateOct 29, 00
AgainstIndiaIND

Sanath Jayasuriya Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
445247932336.7546.044.78
Wickets Taken6
Runs29
On DateMar 20, 93
AgainstEnglandENG

Sanath Jayasuriya Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
123032
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Sanath Jayasuriya Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1106973311440.07-
Highest Runs340
Balls Faced578
On DateAug 02, 97
AgainstIndiaIND

Sanath Jayasuriya Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1101364.49834.3483.552.46
Wickets Taken5
Runs34
On DateAug 11, 04
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Sanath Jayasuriya Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
7809
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Sanath Jayasuriya Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
316294023.29129.15
Highest Runs88
Balls Faced44
On DateSep 14, 07
AgainstKenya

Sanath Jayasuriya Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
3161.51924.0019.527.37
Wickets Taken3
Runs21
On DateDec 22, 06
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Sanath Jayasuriya Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
402
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Sanath Jayasuriya Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
307684127.42144.36
Highest Runs114
Balls Faced48
On DateMay 14, 08
AgainstChennai Super KingsCSK

Sanath Jayasuriya Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
30491330.0022.617.95
Wickets Taken3
Runs14
On DateApr 29, 08
AgainstKolkata Knight RidersKKR

Sanath Jayasuriya Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
403
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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