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Ranjith Madurasinghe      

Full name Madurasinghe Arachchige Wijayasiri Ranjith Madurasinghe

Born January 30, 1961, Kurunegala

Current age 53 years 273 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Referee

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala

Madurasinghe Arachchige Wijayasiri Ranjith Madurasinghe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 1 24 11 4.80 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 12 6 4 21 8* 10.50 62 33.87 0 0 3 0 3 0
First-class 101 137 31 1736 83* 16.37 0 5 51 0
List A 27 15 6 62 22 6.88 0 0 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 4 396 172 3 3/60 3/60 57.33 2.60 132.0 0 0 0
ODIs 12 11 480 358 5 1/11 1/11 71.60 4.47 96.0 0 0 0
First-class 101 15391 6875 269 7/85 25.55 2.68 57.2 11 2
List A 27 1287+ 879 25 6/29 6/29 35.16 3.98* 55.9* 0 1 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
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
ODI statistics
First-class span 1988-1999
List A span 1987-2000
Profile

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.
Johann P Jayasekera

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Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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