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Sanath Jayasuriya playing cricket for Sri Lanka in 2008.
Sanath Teran Jayasuriya
30 June 1969 (age 44) Matara
Master Blaster, Matara Mauler
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Slow left arm orthodox
Batsman and Left arm spinner
56 29/70 340 15.19 31/82 189 17.International information National side Sri Lanka Test debut(cap 49) Last Test ODI debut (cap 58) Last ODI ODI shirt no.221 205 List A 557 16128 31.36 28/68 189 14874 323 FC 264 14782 45.188 98 13430 32. T20I debut (cap 4) Last T20I 22–26 February 1991 v New Zealand 1–5 December 2007 v England 26 December 1989 v Australia 28 June 2011 v England 07 15 June 2006 v England 25 June 2011 v England Domestic team information Years 1994 – present 2005 2007 2007 2008 2008–2010 2010 2011 2012 Bloomfield Somerset Team Marylebone Cricket Club Lancashire Warwickshire Mumbai Indians Worcestershire Ruhuna Rhinos Khulna Royal Bengals Career statistics Competition Matches Runs scored Batting average 100s/50s Top score Balls bowled Wickets Test ODI 110 445 6973 40.730 413 .07 14/31 340 8.
85 5 n/a 6/29 153/0 Source: Cricinfo player profile. Matara . Dominion of Ceylon Nationality Sri Lankan Political party United People's Freedom Alliance Spouse(s) Sumudhu Karunanayake (1998–1999) Sandra de Silva (2000–Present) Alma mater St. Servatius' College.12 2 0 5/34 162/0 34.Bowling average 5 wickets in innings 10 wickets in match Best bowling Catches/stumpings 34. 1969 (age 44) Matara.75 4 n/a 6/29 123/0 33.34 2 0 5/34 78/0 36. 27 December 2011 Honourable Sanath Jayasuriya MP Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament for Matara District Incumbent Assumed office 22 April 2010 President Mahinda Rajapaksa Personal details Born June 30.
 Jayasuriya was an all-rounder.2 Centuries 3.352 preferential votes.1 Career performance 3.Sanath Jayasuriya has the distinction of playing in third most ODI matches in which his team was on winning side.3 One day international career 2. and hence regarded as one of the best all rounders in the history of Limited overs cricket.2 Test career 2.Occupation Cricketer. He is the only player to score over 12.1 Batting style 2.3 Half centuries .000 runs and capture more than 300 wickets in One Day Internationals. born 30 June 1969) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a current member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Style and international career o o o o o 2.5 Captaincy and all-round performances 3 Player statistics o o o 3. Politician Religion Theravada Buddhism Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (Sinhala: .4 Twenty20 career 2. He was named the Most Valuable Player of 1996 Cricket World Cup andWisden Cricketers' Almanack broke an age old tradition by naming him one of Five Cricketers’ of the Year 1997 despite not playing the previous season in England.just behind Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting. Jayasuriya was also the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team from 1999 to 2003. He topped the UPFA parliamentary election list for Matara district by obtaining 74. Jayasuriya ran for public office at the 2010 Sri Lankan general elections and was elected to the parliament from his native Matara District. Sri Lanka Cricket appointed him as the chairman of cricket selecting committee on 28 January 2013. He retired from test cricket in December 2007 and from limited overs cricket in June 2011. who had an international cricket career that spread over two decades.
 He made his One Day International debut against Australia at Melbourne on Boxing Day of 1989 and his Test debut against New Zealand at Hamilton in February 1991.2 Test Cricket – Man of the match awards 5. Style and international career[edit source | editbeta] Batting style[edit source | editbeta] . Chandana Jayasuriya. Lionel Wagasinghe.L.3. and cricket coach. Servatius College. to the family of Dunstan and Breeda Jayasuriya.4.4 Five–wicket hauls 3.3 One-Day International Cricket – Man of the series awards 6 Personal life 7 Product and brand endorsements 8 Dancing 9 See also 10 Notes 11 References 12 External links Early life[edit source | editbeta] Sanath Jayasuriya was born in Southern Sri Lankan city of Matara.3. Jayasuriya also represented Sri Lankain the inaugural ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup which was held in Australia in 1988. Galappathy. Servatius' College.1 Test half centuries 3.2 One Day International half centuries 3. He excelled in cricket while at St.1 Test five–wicket hauls 3. o 3.1 Test Cricket – Man of the Series awards 5.2 One Day International five–wicket hauls 4 International records o 4. He was also picked as the Best Batsman and Best All-rounder in the Outstation Section. Matara. Jayasuriya was subsequently selected for a tour in Pakistan a few months later with the Sri Lanka 'B' team where he made two unbeaten double centuries. He was educated at St. Matara and was picked as Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in the Outstation Segment in 1988. G.1 Past International records 5 Awards o o o 5. He has an elder brother. Shortly afterwards he was drafted into the national side for the tour to Australia in 1989–90. where his cricketing talents were nourished by his school principal.4.
On 20 September 2005. rather than the established tactic of building up momentum gradually. Jayasuriya revolutionized One Day International batting with his aggressive tactics during the 1996 Cricket World Cup. a strategy they first tried on the preceding tour of Australia. After scoring 78 runs on day three of the first Test against England in Kandy in 2007. noting "it is always a massive compliment to someone to say they changed the game. Both records were surpassed in July 2006 when fellow Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene scored 374 as part of a 624-run partnership withKumar Sangakkara against South Africa. Missing the first two Tests. 340 against India in 1997. His philosophy towards batting is summarized by an all-aggression approach and over the years he has dominated almost every one day bowling combination that he has faced at one stage or another. with 576 runs." Jayasuriya is known for both cuts and pulls along with his trademark shot. One day international career[edit source | editbeta] . particularly by lofting their deliveries over the mandatory infielders. The tactic used was to take advantage of the early fielding restrictions by smashing the opening bowlers to all parts of the cricket ground. Jayasuriya returned in the Third Test at Trent Bridge. went on to win the World Cup without a single defeat. He reversed his decision soon after. In that inning he hit six fours in one over against James Anderson. he announced he was to retire from Test cricket at the end of the match. He was one of the key players in Sri Lanka's victory in the 1996 Cricket World Cup. This was a novel but potentially matchwinning tactic at that time. This effort was part of a second-wicket partnership with Roshan Mahanama that set the then all-time record for any partnership in Test history. Glenn McGrath cited Jayasuriya in his XI of toughest batsmen. a lofted cut over point. and Sri Lanka. and his storming innings in the 1996 World Cup changed everyone's thinking about how to start innings. Test career[edit source | editbeta] Jayasuriya held the record for the highest Test score made by a Sri Lankan. during the Second Test of the home series against Bangladesh. His devastating performances have ensured that Sri Lanka have won almost 80% of the matches that he scored over 50 runs in limited overs cricket. and the 33rd Test cricketer to achieve this feat. where he was adjudged Man of the Tournament in recognition of his all-round contributions. Their new gameplan is now the standard opening batting strategy in limited overs cricket for the modern era. however. joining the Sri Lankan cricket team in England in May 2006.Along with his opening partner Romesh Kaluwitharana. who had previously never made it out of the preliminary rounds. Jayasuriya announced his intention to retire from Test cricket following the Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka in April 2006. Jayasuriya became the first Sri Lankan to play 100 Tests. he holds the record for the second highest number of one day centuries and has scored the second most 150+ scores (4 scores) (Sachin Tendulkar has the most 150+ scores at 5). This is because of his ability to make huge match-winning contributions at rapid pace once he gets in.
and at the time of the innings it was the third-highestNote 1 in ODI history. he held the four highest individual scores by a Sri Lankan. In that innings.000 runs and the second batsman to score more than 12. Jayasuriya's highest ODI score is 189 runs. Jayasuriya scored 157 off 104 balls as Sri Lanka posted 443/9. Following the Natwest Trophy. and seven of the top nine. Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar are the only players in history to have 4 ODI scores over 150.He used to hold the record of heading the most ODI caps by an international cricketer 444. He has become the fourth batsman to score more than 10. he and Upul Tharanga(109) put on 286 runs for the first wicket. a new record. scored against India in Sharjah in 2000. Jayasuriya was the previous recordholder for the fastest century (off 48 balls). Jayasuriya's batting display earned him the Man of the Series award as Sri Lanka won the series 5–0. and 13. he scored two centuries. including scoring 152 off 99 balls in the final match.000 runs in the history of ODIs. till Sachin Tendulkar (India) equalled the record in January 2011 against South Africa.000. Though he lost the fastest 100 to Shahid Afridi and fastest 150 to Shane Watson. In the first game. During the one-day Natwest series in May 2006 in England. He has also held the world record for most ODI sixes (270 in 441 ODI's). scored off just 17 balls. Until December 2009. It remains the highest ODI score by a Sri Lankan.This record is now with South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs (36 runs in an over). which was surpassed by Shahid Afridi during the 2010 Asia Cupmatch against Bangladesh. beating the 438/9 South Africa scored against Australia in March 2006. He also is the third highest century getter in ODIs with 28 centuries. Jayasuriya's results in international matches Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied No result Test 110 40 35 35 0 – ODI 445 233 193 - 3 16 T20I 31 19 12 – - - He currently holds the record fastest fifty in ODIs. He used to hold the record of scoring most runs in an ODI over (30. he has achieved this twice). Sri Lanka won the match by 195 runs. fastest 100 (against Pakistan 48 balls) and fastest 150 (against England in 95 balls) in ODI cricket. before losing that claim to Shahid Afridi of Pakistan.Sanath Jayasuriya held the records for the fastest fifty (against Pakistan 17 balls). Sri Lanka travelled to the Netherlands for a two-match one-day series. On a personal note the innings . he still holds the record for the fastest fifty.
Captaincy and all-round performances[edit source | editbeta] Jayasuriya was chosen as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 1996 and was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997. In April 2008.was his 4th score of over 150 in ODI cricket and he is currently the only player to do so other than Sachin Tendulkar who has achieved it five times. It was also his second successive score of 150 plus. his one-day career was all but over when he was omitted for the ODIs in the West Indies. Jayasuriya led Sri Lanka to the knock-out stage of the 2003 cricket world cup. At the age of 42. He achieved two half centuries in the group stages against New Zealand and Kenya in this tournament. achieving limited success and then in the 2–0 Test series defeat in Australia. a stirring performance in the IPL—finishing the third-highest run-getter with 514 runs—prompted his country's sports minister to intervene in his selection for the Asia Cup. later that year he played for Kandurata Warriors in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League. Jayasuriya played in Sri Lanka's 3–2 One Day International seriesdefeat against England. after being recalled to the One-day and Twenty-20 squads for Sri Lanka's 2011 tour of England and Scotland. He then followed up his century with a 17-ball 48 not out to surpass the Kolkata Knight Riders' score of 67 in just the 6th over. He was also a very useful all-rounder with a good batting average in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals. In 2010 has signed withWorcestershire for their Twenty20 campaign. Jayasuriya regained his position in the one-day side after he had been dropped for the West Indies tour. resulting in the biggest victory in Twenty20 history in terms of balls remaining. Jayasuriya played for the Ruhuna Rhinos in the qualifying round of the 2011 Champions League. His international career has been revived at the age of 41. and had an excellent batting strike rate in One Day Internationals. having been hit for 64 runs in the maximum of 4 overs. Jayasuriya confirmed that he has signed for Warwickshirefor the Twenty20 Cup. Jayasuriya appeared to break his tradition of using Kookaburra bats by wielding a normal Reebok sponsored bat. . He served as the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team in 38 test matches and 117 one day internationals from 1999 to 2003. In December 2007. After scoring a devastating 114 not out off just 48 balls for the Mumbai Indians against Chennai. In February 2012 Jayasuria played for the Khulna Royal Bengals in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League. He also scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies. He also shares a dubious record with James Anderson for having the most expensive figures in a Twenty20 international. he joined the Mumbai Indians to play in the Indian Premier League T20. However.In 2008. He ultimately shaped Sri Lanka's title victory with a blistering hundred under pressure. another first in ODI cricket. After the Twenty20 World Cup. Twenty20 career[edit source | editbeta] During the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. but stepped down from the captaincy after the loss to Australia in the semi final.
he had a reasonable bowling average and a economy rate. with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Jayasuriya was also a skillful infielder.As a left-arm orthodox spin bowler. . with the eleventh highest success rate. At the end of his career Jayasuriya took more than 400 wickets in international cricket with over 300 wickets in One Day Internationals. He regularly helped to decrease the workloads of contemporary Sri Lankan strike bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas. he had effected the seventh highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman.
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