Full Name

Roshan Siriwardene Mahanama

Born

May 31, 1966, Colombo

Age

55y 148d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Playing Role

Batter

Other

Referee

TEAMS

A dashing right-hand batsman and brilliant fielder Roshan Mahanama's is best remembered as a cricketer for his world record second wicket partnership of 576 with Sanath Jayasuriya in a Test match against India at the R Premadasa Stadium in 1997, since surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in 2006. Mahanama's contribution to that partnership was 225, the highest score of his career. He was a key member of Sri Lanka's World Cup winning side of 1996. Following his team's disastrous showing in the 1999 World Cup, Mahanama was dropped from the side to groom young talent. But when players older than him still found a place it hurt Mahanama and as a matter of principle and self-respect he decided to retire. Soon after Mahanama put out his biography 'Retired Hurt' which delves deeply into the ups and downs of his career. His affable character and good breeding saw him follow Ranjan Madugalle as an ICC match referee in May 2004, a role he has fulfilled quite competently.
Sa'adi ThawfeeqFebruar y 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test52891257622529.274112560
ODI213198235162119*29.49852160.574351090
FC13721118669822534.7012311360
List A250235296374119*30.946411200
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test52236300---5.00-000
ODI2132270---21.00-000
FC13736300---5.00-000
List A250270---21.00-000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test6161
ODI222222
T20I3535
WODI22
WT20I1010
FC22
List A1010
T20185185
Roshan Siriwardene Mahanama
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Referee
FC Matches
Span
1984/85 - 1998/99
List A Matches
Span
1984/85 - 2000/01

Photos


Roshan Mahanama
AB de Villiers flips the coin to start the series
Roshan Mahanama
Roshan Mahanama
Portrait of Roshan Mahanama
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kevin Pietersen at the toss with Roshan Mahanama