Full name Madurasinghe Arachchige Wijayasiri Ranjith Madurasinghe
Born January 30, 1961, Kurunegala
Current age 56 years 55 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala
|Test debut||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 25-30, 1988 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Aug 17-22, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Sep 4, 1988 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi, Jan 19, 1992 scorecard|
|First-class span||1988/89 - 1998/99|
|List A span||1987/88 - 1999/00|
Highly rated in domestic circles, Madurusinghe failed to make an impact at international level in his limited opportunities. With his tall build, Madurusinghe could gain bounce when delivering his well-flighted offspin. He went wicketless in his debut against England at Lord's in 1988, but had greater success in his second Test. Against a highly rated Indian batting line-up at Chandigarh, he took 3 for 60, including the wickets of Mohammad Azharuddin and
Sachin Tendulkar. Surprisingly he was not chosen again until the 1992-93 series against Australia, where playing in the opening Test at the SSC - he was used sparingly and again was wicketless. It proved to be his final international match, the emergence of Muttiah Muralitharan putting paid to any further opportunities. He remained a fine bowler at domestic level and a more than capable lower-order batsman.
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