Sanath Jayasuriya      

Full name Sanath Teran Jayasuriya

Born June 30, 1969, Matara

Current age 45 years 51 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Asia XI, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Dolphins, Khulna Royal Bengals, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mumbai Indians, Ruhuna, Somerset

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 110 188 14 6973 340 40.07 14 31 910 59 78 0
ODIs 445 433 18 13430 189 32.36 14725 91.20 28 68 1500 270 123 0
T20Is 31 30 3 629 88 23.29 487 129.15 0 4 76 23 4 0
First-class 265 419 33 14819 340 38.39 29 70 162 0
List A 557 542 25 16128 189 31.19 31 82 153 0
Twenty20 111 109 7 2317 114* 22.71 1654 140.08 1 12 252 114 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 110 140 8188 3366 98 5/34 9/74 34.34 2.46 83.5 6 2 0
ODIs 445 368 14874 11871 323 6/29 6/29 36.75 4.78 46.0 8 4 0
T20Is 31 24 371 456 19 3/21 3/21 24.00 7.37 19.5 0 0 0
First-class 265 15275 6808 205 5/34 33.20 2.67 74.5 2 0
List A 557 18167 14396 413 6/29 6/29 34.85 4.75 43.9 12 5 0
Twenty20 111 92 1593 1983 77 4/24 4/24 25.75 7.46 20.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Feb 22-26, 1991 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Kandy, Dec 1-5, 2007 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 28, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1988/89
Last First-class Saracens Sports Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Riffle), Jan 20-22, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1989/90
Last List A Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Burgher), Dec 12, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Wayamba United v Kandurata Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 0/24 Int World XI v Pak All Star Karachi 21 Oct 2012 Other T20
0/35, 10 Int World XI v Pak All Star Karachi 20 Oct 2012 Other T20
4, 0/24 K Warriors v Wayamba U Colombo (RPS) 24 Aug 2012 T20
10, 1/10 K Warriors v Ruhuna Ryls Pallekele 20 Aug 2012 T20
5, 0/2 K Warriors v Uthura Pallekele 18 Aug 2012 T20
1/29, 41 Asian XI v Int XI Toronto 12 May 2012 Other T20
1/18, 15 SL Air SC v Badureliya Colombo (Colts) 30 Mar 2012 T20
2/27, 0 SL Air SC v Tamil Union Colombo (SSC) 28 Mar 2012 T20
2/18, 70* SL Air SC v Saracens Colombo (SSC) 27 Mar 2012 T20
- Khulna v Royals Dhaka 27 Feb 2012 T20
Profile

It's hard to imagine that for the first half-decade of his career, Sanath Jayasuriya was considered a bowler who could bat a bit. Think of him now and you think of forearms straight out of a smithy, shots hammered through point and cover and scythes over the leg side. You recall a man who could score equally briskly in every form of the game, who slashed and burned his way through bowling attacks. As with anyone who relied so much on extraordinary hand-eye coordination, there were troughs and lean times, but just as the obit writers got busy, he would produce another innings of supreme power. The bowling, always canny and relying more on variations in pace than sharp turn, became the supporting act, though 440 international wickets should tell you that he was pretty adept at what he did.

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Timeline
    • February 17-19, 1989
      Hundred on debut
      • Makes his first-class debut, playing Sri Lanka B against Karachi, in Karachi. Scores an 89-ball 102 in the second innings, but Sri Lanka B don't have enough time to chase down the 218-run target. The match is called off with their score at 145 for 3 in 26.4 overs. More such innings would be seen in Test cricket in the next two decades.
    • December 26, 1989
      Ordinary international debut
      • On ODI debut, in Melbourne against Australia, scores 3 from No. 5 in a 30-run loss. Doesn't bowl.
    • February 22, 1991
      Inconspicuous Test debut
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May 22, 2014

A grim Sanath Jayasuriya after Sri Lanka's opening loss, England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval, May 22, 2014

A grim Sanath Jayasuriya after Sri Lanka's opening loss

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Jan 9, 2014

Sri Lanka's next coach Paul Farbrace and head selector Sanath Jayasuriya watch the game, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, January 9, 2014

Paul Farbrace and Sanath Jayasuriya watch the game

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Jul 30, 2013

Kapil Dev, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ian Chappell and Dennis Lillee chat at the unveiling of the World Cup groups, Melbourne, July 30, 2013

Kapil Dev, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ian Chappell and Dennis Lillee chat

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997

Country Fixtures Country Results
SL BP XI v Pakistanis at Moratuwa - Aug 20
SL BP XI 325/7 Pakistanis 1/0 (0.1/50 ov)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota
Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Aug 27, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla
Aug 30, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
1st Match, Qualifying Group: Northern D v Express at Raipur
Sep 13, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
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