Full Name

Ranjan Senerath Madugalle

Born

April 22, 1959, Kandy

Age

63y 282d

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

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test21394102910329.4017290
ODI635659507318.62157460.3503180
FC81118153301142*32.04220420
List A8274713347319.9104270
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test21584380---2.71-000
ODI631410---1.50-000
FC8134215921/1879.502.78171.000
List A8222150---4.09-000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test209209
ODI383383
T20I136136
WODI1414
WT20I88
T20122122
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Photos
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
Ranjan Madugalle is refereeing in his 200th Test
Zeeshan Maqsood and Mahmudullah at the toss, as commentator Murali Kartik and match referee Ranjan Madugalle look on