Matches (20)
NZ v AUS (1)
WPL (2)
BPL 2024 (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Ranjan Senerath Madugalle

Born

April 22, 1959, Kandy

Age

64y 314d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

Other

Referee

An ever-present fixture during Sri Lanka's formative years in the Test arena, Madugalle was a stylish right-hand batsman whose career record perhaps does not reflect his talent. Making his debut in Sri Lanka's maiden Test against England in 1981-82, he made an instant impact, top-scoring with a composed 65 after the top order had surrendered.

Madugalle was a solid performer during his career though at Test level the large scores eluded him. His only Test century was made against India in 1985-86 season at the SSC - he was far more comfortable on home wickets - in Sri Lanka his average was a healthy 42.76, while abroad it was a paltry 21.50. He was only once on the winning side in his 21 Tests, and he led Sri Lanka in two Tests, although the experience was a trying one losing both to Australia and England, and suffering a lean spell with the bat.

He became an ICC match referee in 1993 and in 2001 he was appointed as the first chief referee. His easy-going exterior and charming personality are a mask for someone who has a reputation as a strict disciplinarian.
Martin Williamson August 2006

Ranjan Madugalle Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests21394102910329.40--17290
ODIs635659507318.62157460.3503-180
FC81118153301142*32.04--220-420
List A8274713347319.91--04-270

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests21584380---2.71-000
ODIs631410---1.50-000
FC81-34215921/18-79.502.78171.0-00
List A82-22150---4.09-000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatReferee
Tests214214
ODIs397397
T20Is145145
WODIs1414
WT20Is88
T20s127127
Ranjan Senerath Madugalle

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Debut/Last Matches of Ranjan Madugalle

Photos of Ranjan Madugalle

Kusal Mendis and ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle observe a practice session
Match officials put some gravitas on display
Andy Balbirnie and Jos Buttler at the toss
Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bowl
Babar Azam and Pat Cummins  and match referee Ranjan Madugalle at the toss
Ranjan Madugalle is refereeing in his 200th Test