Arjuna Ranatunga      

Full name Arjuna Ranatunga

Born December 1, 1963, Colombo

Current age 50 years 303 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - D Ranatunga, Brother - N Ranatunga, Brother - S Ranatunga, Son - DD Ranatunga

Arjuna Ranatunga
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 93 155 12 5105 135* 35.69 4 38 40 47 0
ODIs 269 255 47 7456 131* 35.84 9571 77.90 4 49 63 0
First-class 205 295 32 11641 238* 44.26 25 63 108 0
List A 307 290 53 8491 131* 35.82 4 55 78 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 93 56 2373 1040 16 2/17 2/20 65.00 2.62 148.3 0 0 0
ODIs 269 135 4710 3757 79 4/14 4/14 47.55 4.78 59.6 1 0 0
First-class 205 7096 3085 94 5/45 32.81 2.60 75.4 2 0
List A 307 5338 4255 98 4/14 4/14 43.41 4.78 54.4 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), Feb 17-21, 1982 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Aug 6-10, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Feb 14, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v Sri Lanka at Southampton, May 30, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-2001
List A span 1981-2001
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 3 Dec 2009 Other T20
10 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
2 Celebrasians v Lashings XI Uxbridge 28 Jun 2007 Other OD
Profile

Arjuna Ranatunga is a stockily-built left-handed batsman who led Sri Lanka to their greatest cricketing triumph, the 1996 World Cup. His innovative captaincy took a Sri Lanka team given little chance prior to the competition for cricket's greatest prize. He made his debut in Sri Lanka's inaugural Test at the age of 18, and made his country's first Test half-century. A dominant figure on cricket fields all over the world for nearly 20 years, he never shied from confrontation, defending his players and rights to the hilt.

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Sep 25, 2014

Arjuna Ranatunga speaks to the Sri Lanka U-19 players ahead of the game, Sri Lanka U-19 v Australia U-19, 1st Youth ODI, Colombo, September 25, 2014

Arjuna Ranatunga speaks to the Sri Lanka U-19 players ahead of the game

© SLC

Sep 25, 2014

Chamika Karunaratne, the Sri Lanka U-19 captain, receives his cap from Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka U-19 v Australia U-19, 1st Youth ODI, Colombo, September 25, 2014

Chamika Karunaratne, the Sri Lanka U-19 captain, receives his cap from Arjuna Ranatunga

© SLC

Feb 2, 2011

The three World Cup winning captains from the sub-continent, Mumbai, February 2, 2011

The three World Cup winning captains from the sub-continent

© Associated Press

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1999

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Quarter-Final: South Korea v Sri Lanka at Incheon - Sep 30
Sri Lanka won by 117 runs
4th Youth ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (CCC)
Oct 1, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd Semi-Final: Sri Lanka v TBA at Incheon
Oct 2, 2014 (14:00 local | 05:00 GMT | 01:00 EDT | 00:00 CDT | 22:00 PDT)
5th Youth ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (NCC)
Oct 3, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
6th Youth ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Oct 4, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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