Players / Sri Lanka / Sanjeeva Ranatunga

Sanjeeva Ranatunga      

Full name Sanjeeva Ranatunga

Born April 25, 1969, Colombo

Current age 44 years 363 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Referee, Commentator

Relation Brother - D Ranatunga, Brother - A Ranatunga, Brother - N Ranatunga

Sanjeeva Ranatunga
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 17 1 531 118 33.18 1626 32.65 2 2 56 0 2 0
ODIs 13 11 0 253 70 23.00 526 48.09 0 2 10 0 2 0
First-class 140 207 23 6586 151 35.79 13 34 75 0
List A 48 42 7 1011 70 28.88 0 6 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 140 2762 1119 55 5/37 20.34 2.43 50.2 1 0
List A 48 198+ 176 8 3/27 3/27 22.00 3.90* 66.0* 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Aug 26-28, 1994 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Sri Lanka at Kingstown, Jun 20-24, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Aug 3, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Perth, Jan 14, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1988-2001
List A span 1989-2001
Profile

Unlike his famous elder brother, Sanjeeva Ranatunga never touched lofty heights at the international level, but he was a talented left-hand batsman on the domestic level. Having scored heavily at the school level he went on to captain Ananda College and then Sri Lanka A on several occasions, after which he was picked for the home series against Pakistan in 1994. He began well in the one-day series, scoring 70 in his second match, but his form tapered off and he played the last of his 13 ODIs in January 1996. Ranatunga showed more promise in Test cricket, with back to back centuries in Zimbabwe in his second and third matches - his average after seven Tests was 59.71 - and was given the chance to tour New Zealand, Pakistan and Australia. However, international cricket proved a difficult hurdle and Ranatunga was dropped from the side. A somewhat controversial recall came in June 1997, for Sri Lanka's tour to the West Indies, but one poor match was all it took for Rangatunga's international career to finish.
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