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Sri Lanka Personal information Left hand bat Slow left arm orthodox Career statistics Tests ODIs 107 399 6,791 12,157 40.42 32.90 14/30 25/64 340 189
Batting style Bowling style
Matches Runs scored Batting average 100s/50s Top score
Balls bowled Wickets Bowling average 5 wickets in innings 10 wickets in match Best bowling Catches/stumpings
8002 96 34.17 2 5/34 78/As of June 10, 2007 Source: 
13856 305 37.25 4 n/a 6/29 114/-
Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (born 30 June 1969 in Matara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. The all-rounder has been a member of the Sri Lankan cricket team since 1989. He is the only player in the world to score over 12,000 runs and capture over 300 wickets in ODIs. He is also regarded by many critics and supporters as one of the best ODI players to ever play the game.
1 Personal Life • 2 Style and International Career • 3 Player Statistics o 3.1 Career Performance o 3.2 Test Centuries o 3.3 One Day International Centuries • 4 International Records • 5 Awards o 5.1 Test Matches o 5.2 ODI Matches • 6 References
7 External links
Jayasuriya was born to Dunstan and Breeda Jayasuriya in Matara and had his education at St. Servatius College, Matara. It was there that his cricketing talents were nourished by the Principal, G.L. Galappathy and coach Lionel Wagasinghe.. He has an elder brother, Chandana Jayasuriya. Jayasuriya is married to Sandra Jayasuriya and has two daughters and one son. Sanath Jayasuriya is the first cricketer to be appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador (by UNAIDS, Geneva) for his commitment to prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people in Sri Lanka.
Style and International Career
Sanath Jayasuriya revolutionized one day international batting with his aggressive tactics during the 1996 cricket world cup. The tactic he used was to smash the opening bowlers to all parts of the cricket ground. This was a novel but potentially match-winning tactic at that time. Pretty soon this tactic became the standard opening batting strategy in world cricket. Glenn McGrath cited Jayasuriya in his toughest XI batsmen, noting "it is always a massive compliment to someone to say they changed the game, and his storming innings in the 1996 World Cup changed everyone's thinking about how to start innings."
Jayasuriya is known for both cuts and pulls along with his trademark shot, a shot over point. Jayasuriya was promoted to the top of the batting order for ODIs during the 199596 tour of Australia, and, with Romesh Kaluwitharana they made use of the early over fielding restrictions to score freely. He was instrumental in Sri Lanka's victory in the 1996 Cricket World Cup, where he was adjudged Man of the Tournament in recognition of his all-round contributions. He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997 and served as captain of the Sri Lankan team in 38 Test matches from 1999 to 2003. He is a very useful allrounder with a good batting average in both Test cricket and One-day Internationals, and an excellent batting strike rate in One-day Internationals. As a left-arm orthodox spin bowler, he has a reasonable bowling average and economy rate. He regularly helps to decrease the workloads of strike bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas and as of August 2007 has 400 international wickets. Jayasuriya is a skillful infielder, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the seventh highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the eleventh highest success rate. Jayasuriya held the record for the highest Test score made by a Sri Lankan, 340 against India in 1997. 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, with 576 runs. Both records were surpassed in July 2006 when fellow Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene scored 374 as part of a 624-run partnership with Kumar Sangakkara against South Africa. He also holds the world's second highest ODI score, which is 189 runs against India. In that match, India were defeated by 245 runs, which as of February 2000, is the second highest margin of defeat by runs in a One-Day International match. As of February 2007 he holds the four highest individual scores by a Sri Lankan, and seven of the top nine. He currently holds the record fastest fifty in ODIs, scored off just 17 balls. Jayasuriya was the previous record-holder for the fastest century (off 48 balls), before losing that claim to Shahid Afridi of Pakistan. He has hit 241 sixes in one day internationals (ODIs)
and currently holds the world record for most ODI sixes. He has become the fourth batsman to score more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. On 20 September 2005, during the Second Test of the home series against Bangladesh, Jayasuriya became the first Sri Lankan to play 100 Tests, and the 33rd Test cricketer to achieve this feat. He used to hold the record of scoring most runs in an ODI over (30; he has achieved this remarkable feat twice).This record is now with South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs (36 runs in an over). Jayasuriya announced his intention to retire from Test cricket following the Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka in April 2006. He reversed his decision soon after however, joining the Sri Lankan cricket team in England in May 2006. Missing the first two Tests, Jayasuriya returned in the Third Test at Trent Bridge.  Although his test performances were not notable, he scored two centuries in the one-day Natwest series, including scoring 152 off 99 balls in the final. In that innings, he and Upul Tharanga (109) put on 286 runs for the first wicket, a new one-day international record. Jayasuriya's batting display earned him the Man of the Series award as Sri Lanka won the series 5-0. Following the Natwest Trophy, Sri Lanka travelled to Holland for a two-match one-day series. In the first game, Jayasuriya scored 157 of 104 balls as Sri Lanka posted the highest team total in limited-overs cricket (443/9), beating the 438/9 South Africa scored against Australia in March 2006. Sri Lanka won the match by 195 runs. On a personal note the innings was his 4th score of over 150 in ODI cricket and he is currently the only player to do so. It was also his second successive score of 150 plus, another first in ODI cricket. He also scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies. During the World Twenty20 Championships of 2007, Jayasuriya appeared to break his tradition of using Kookabura bats by wielding a normal Reebok sponsored bat. He achieved two half centuries in the group stages against New Zealand and Kenya in this tournament.
Sanath Jayasuriya's career performance graph.
The following table illustrates a summary of Test centuries scored by Sanath Jayasuriya
• • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
             
Test Centuries of Sanath Jayasuriya Runs Match Against City/Country Venue 112 17 Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval Sinhalese Sports Club 113 23 Pakistan Colombo, Sri Lanka Ground 340 26 India Colombo, Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium Sinhalese Sports Club 199 27 India Colombo, Sri Lanka Ground 213 38 England London, England Kennington Oval 188 50 Pakistan Kandy, Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium 148 51 South Africa Galle, Sri Lanka Galle Stadium 111 60 India Galle, Sri Lanka Galle Stadium 139 68 Zimbabwe Kandy, Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium P.Saravanamuttu 145 74 Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka Stadium 131 85 Australia Kandy, Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium 157 87 Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 253 93 Pakistan Faisalabad, Pakistan Iqbal Stadium 107 94 Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium
Year 1996 1997 1997 1997 1998 2000 2000 2001 2002 2002 2004 2004 2004 2004
One Day International Centuries
The following table illustrates a summary of ODI centuries scored by Sanath Jayasuriya
In the column Runs, * indicates being not out The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Runs            140 134 120* 151* 108 134* 102 105 189 103 107
 112  102*  122  106  120
 107*  130  114  122  152     157 111 109 115
One Day International Centuries of Sanath Jayasuriya Match Against City/Country Venue Bloemfontein, South 71 New Zealand Springbok Park Africa 107 Pakistan Singapore The Padang 111 India Colombo, Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium 129 India Mumbai, India Wankhede Stadium Sinhalese Sports Club 136 Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka Ground 143 Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium Sinhalese Sports Club 150 Zimbabwe Colombo, Sri Lanka Ground 200 India Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangabandhu Stadium Sharjah, United Arab Sharjah Cricket 217 India Emirates Association Stadium Auckland, New 226 New Zealand Eden Park Zealand Sharjah, United Arab Sharjah Cricket 232 New Zealand Emirates Association Stadium 260 England Leeds, England Headingley 271 Pakistan Colombo, Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium 284 Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 285 England Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground Bloemfontein, South 288 New Zealand Goodyear Park Africa 319 Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium 320 India Colombo, Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium 347 Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 359 England London, England The Brit Oval 362 England Leeds, England Headingley Amstelveen, 363 Netherlands VRA Ground Netherlands 371 New Zealand Napier, New Zealand McLean Park Port of Spain, 381 Bangladesh Queen's Park Oval Trinidad 384 West Indies Guyana Providence Stadium
Year 1994 1996 1996 1997 1997 1997 1998 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007
He jointly holds the record for the second highest ODI score, 189 runs, with Viv Richards. (Second only to Saeed Anwar's 194.
He currently holds the record for fastest fifty in ODIs, scored off just 17 balls. Jayasuriya jointly holds the record for most sixes in an ODI innings, 11, with Shahid Afridi. He hit the sixes during an innings of 134 from 65 balls against Pakistan, in Singapore. He is currently the second highest run scorer in ODIs with 12,116 runs in 398 Matches. (Sachin Tendulkar is first with 15043).
He is the only batsman in history to have four ODI scores above 150.
He is the only batsman in history to have two consecutive ODI scores above 150. Jayasuriya holds the record for the fastest 150 in an ODI innings, off 95 balls against England in 2006.
He is currently the second highest centurion in ODIs with 25 under his belt (second only to Sachin Tendulkar's 41).
He held the record for the fastest century in ODIs, scored off just 47 balls, before Shahid Afridi scored a century of 37 balls against Sri Lanka. He also holds the record for the 2nd fastest half century in the twenty20 version of the game; only after Yuvraj Singh who scored the half century in 12 balls
He became the player with the most number of 6s in ODIs going past Shahid Afridi when he struck one off Jerome Taylor during the Super 8 encounter against West Indies on 1 April, 2007. He currently has 240 sixes to his name. He held the record for scoring the most runs of an ODI over, 30, a feat which he achieved twice, against Pakistan and New Zealand. Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa broke the record by hitting 6 sixes in an over against the Netherlands. Jayasuriya has second most Man of the Match awards in ODI cricket after Sachin Tendulkar. As of July 2007, he holds the record for the most ODI appearances.(398 Matches)
Jayasuriya as of July 2007 has 304 ODI wickets and 12,116 runs.
Man of the Series Awards # 1 4 Series India in Sri Lanka Test Series Season 1997 Match Performance 571(2 Matches, 3 Innings); 3-84, 2 catches Result Drawn
Sri Lanka in 424( 2 Matches, 4 Innings); Drawn 12004/05 Pakistan Test Series 2-47 1
Man of the Match Awards # 1 Match 1st Test - India in Sri Lanka Test Series Season 1997 Match Performance 1st Innings - 340(4x36, 6x2); 3 wickets, 1 catch Result Drawn
1st Test - India in Sri 2 Lanka Test Series
1st Innings - 111(4x16, 6x1); 2 catches Won by 2nd Innings - 6* (4X1); 10 wickets 1 wicket Won by 315 runs
1st Innings - 28(4x3); 5 3rd Test - Zimbabwe wickets 3 in Sri Lanka Test 2001/02 2nd Innings - 36 (4X6); Series 4 wickets, 1 catch 1st Test - Sri Lanka 4 in Pakistan Test 2004/05 Series 1st Innings - 38(4x4); 1 wicket, 1 run-out 2nd Innings - 253 (4X33, 6x4)
Won by 201 runs
 ODI Matches
Man of the Series Awards # Series Season Match Performance Result
Wills World Cup in 221(6 Matches); Won World 1 India, Pakistan, Sri 1995/96 7-231, 5 Catches Cup by 7 wickets Lanka 2 Singer Cup(Ind, Pak, SL) in 1995/96 221(3 Matches); 3-115, 2 Catches Won Singer Cup by 43 runs
Singapore 3 4 5 Pepsi Independence Cup(Ind, NZ, Pak, SL) in India India in Sri Lanka Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Coca-Cola Champions Trophy(Ind, Zim, SL) in UAE Coca-Cola Cup(Ind, NZ, SL) in Sri Lanka 1997 1997 1997/98 Won 306(5 Matches); Independence Cup 5-200 (finals 2-0) 210(3 Matches); 5-184, 1 Catch 199(3 Matches); 4-154, 1 Catch 413(5 Matches); 1-111, 4 Catches 305(7 Matches); 3-188, 4 Catches Won the series 2-0 Won the series 3-0 Won by 245 runs Won by 121 runs Won by 34 runs Won the Asia Cup by 25 runs Won the series 5-0 Won the series 3-0
LG Abans 194(5 Matches, 5 Triangular 2001/02 Innings); 8-167, 1 Series(SL, WI, Catch Zim) in Sri Lanka 2004 293(6 Matches); 4-78, 1 Catch 322(5 Matches); 5-185 53(3 Matches); 968
Asia Cup(BD, HK, 9 Ind, Pak, SL, UAE) in Sri Lanka NatWest 10 Series(Eng, SL) in England 11 Laqshya Series(BD, SL) in Sri Lanka
1. ^ http://content-www.cricinfo.com/srilanka/content/story/80876.html 2. ^ http://sundaytimes.lk/010225/mirror3.html 3. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,21636767-5012554,00.html 4. ^ Basevi, Trevor (2005-11-08). Statistics - Run outs in ODIs. Retrieved on 200702-05.
 External links
Cricinfo Player Profile : Sanath Jayasuriya
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Preceded by Arjuna Ranatunga Sri Lankan Test Captain Succeeded by 1999-2003 Hashan Tillakaratne Sri Lankan ODI Captain 1999-2003 Succeeded by Marvan Atapattu
Sri Lanka squad - 1992 Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka squad - 1996 Cricket World Cup (Winners)
Sri Lanka squad - 1999 Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka squad - 2003 Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka squad - 2007 Cricket World Cup
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