Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
BPL 2024 (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
QAT v HKG (1)

Full Name

Sanjeeva Ranatunga

Born

April 25, 1969, Colombo

Age

54y 310d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

RELATIONS

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(son)

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Referee, Commentator

Unlike his famous elder brother, Sanjeeva Ranatunga never touched lofty heights at the international level, but he was a talented left-hand batsman on the domestic level. Having scored heavily at the school level he went on to captain Ananda College and then Sri Lanka A on several occasions, after which he was picked for the home series against Pakistan in 1994. He began well in the one-day series, scoring 70 in his second match, but his form tapered off and he played the last of his 13 ODIs in January 1996. Ranatunga showed more promise in Test cricket, with back to back centuries in Zimbabwe in his second and third matches - his average after seven Tests was 59.71 - and was given the chance to tour New Zealand, Pakistan and Australia. However, international cricket proved a difficult hurdle and Ranatunga was dropped from the side. A somewhat controversial recall came in June 1997, for Sri Lanka's tour to the West Indies, but one poor match was all it took for Rangatunga's international career to finish.
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Sanjeeva Ranatunga Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests917153111833.18162632.652256020
ODIs131102537023.0052648.090210020
FC14020723658615135.79--1334--750
List A4842710117028.88--06--40

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests9------------
ODIs13------------
FC140-27621119555/37-20.342.4350.2-10
List A48-19817683/273/2722.005.3324.7000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatReferee
WODIs22
FC2626
List A2020
T20s88
Sanjeeva Ranatunga

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