Matches (16)
AFG v IRE (1)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Durham in ZIM (1)
QAT v HKG (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Roshan Siriwardene Mahanama

Born

May 31, 1966, Colombo

Age

57y 274d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Playing Role

Batter

Other

Referee

A competent right-hand opening batter and brilliant fielder, Roshan Mahanama is best remembered for his record second-wicket partnership of 576 with Sanath Jayasuriya in a Test match against India in 1997 (since surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in 2006). Mahanama's contribution there was 225, the highest score of a career that began 11 years before.

His first Test hundreds, 153 and 109, came in consecutive Tests against New Zealand at home in 1992. The following year, against India in Colombo, he produced a gritty 151 over close to nine hours to save a Test.

Mahanama did well in the 1992 World Cup for Sri Lanka, producing three fifties on the trot, against Zimbabwe, New Zealand and South Africa in his first three games. Four years on, this time batting lower down the order, he made a key fifty in the Eden Gardens semi-final against India in Sri Lanka's run to the title in 1996. That was his best ODI season, when he made 721 runs from 23 innings, averaging close to 40. His top ODI score, an unbeaten 119, came against Zimbabwe in 1994, and he followed it with another hundred, 108, against the same opposition in the next game.

Following his team's disastrous showing in the 1999 World Cup, Mahanama was dropped from the side, ostensibly to let young talent come through, though players older than him still found a place in the team. That prompted him to call it a day, soon after which he put out a biography, Retired Hurt. He went on to take up an ICC match-referee role in 2004, following in the footsteps of his one-time team-mate Ranjan Madugalle.

Roshan Mahanama Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests52891257622529.27--4112560
ODIs213198235162119*29.49852160.57435-1090
FC13721118669822534.70--1231-1360
List A250235296374119*30.94--641-1200

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests52236300---5.00-000
ODIs2132270---21.00-000
FC137-36300---5.00-000
List A250-270---21.00-000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatReferee
Tests6161
ODIs222222
T20Is3535
WODIs22
WT20Is1010
FC22
List A1010
T20s220220
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AB de Villiers flips the coin to start the series
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kevin Pietersen at the toss with Roshan Mahanama
Aleem Dar receives a memento from Roshan Mahanama for having officiated in 100 ODIs
Roshan Mahanama explains his decision to ban Shahid Afridi to the media
Roshan Mahanama
Roshan Mahanama's 103 v Lancashire