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Sanath Jayasuriya
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Personal information
Full name Sanath Teran Jayasuriya
Born 30 June 1969 (1969-06-30) (age 51)
Matara, Sri Lanka
Nickname Master Blaster, Matara Hurricane, Matara Mauler
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
International information
National side Sri Lanka
Test debut (cap 49) 22 February 1991 v New Zealand
Last Test 1 December 2007 v England
ODI debut (cap 58) 26 December 1989 v Australia
Last ODI 28 June 2011 v England
ODI shirt no. 07
T20I debut (cap 4) 15 June 2006 v England
Last T20I 20 july 2010 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1994 – 2010–11 Bloomfield
2005 Somerset
2007 Marylebone Cricket Club
2007 Lancashire
2008 Warwickshire
2008–2010 Mumbai Indians
2010 Worcestershire
2011 Ruhuna Rhinos
2012 Khulna Royal Bengals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 110 445 265 557
Runs scored 6973 13430 14819 16128
Batting average 40.07 32.36 38.39 31.19
100s/50s 14/31 28/68 29/70 31/82
Top score 340 189 340 189
Balls bowled 8,188 14874 15,275 18,167
Wickets 98 323 205 413
Bowling average 34.34 36.75 33.20 34.85
5 wickets in innings 2 4 2 5
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/34 6/29 5/34 6/29
Catches/stumpings 78/0 123/0 162/0 153/0
Source: Cricinfo, {{{date}}} {{{year}}}

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (born 30 June 1969) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lankan national cricket team. Considered one of the greatest one day international (ODI) players of all time, Jayasuriya is well known for his powerful striking and match winning all-round performances in ODI cricket. Jayasuriya is credited for having revolutionized one-day international cricket with his explosive batting with Romesh Kaluwitharana in 1996, which initiated the hard-hitting modern day batting strategy of all nations.

Jayasuriya was an all-rounder, who had an international cricket career that spread over two decades, He is the only player to score over 12,000 runs and capture more than 300 wickets in One Day International cricket, and hence regarded as one of the best all rounders in the history of limited-overs cricket. He was named the Most Valuable Player of 1996 Cricket World Cup and Wisden Cricketers' Almanack broke an age old tradition by naming him one of Five Cricketers’ of the Year 1997 despite not playing the previous season in England. Jayasuriya was also the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team from 1999 to 2003.

He retired from Test cricket in December 2007 and from limited overs cricket in June 2011. On 28 January 2013, Sri Lanka Cricket appointed him as the chairman of cricket selection committee. Sri Lanka won the ICC World Twenty20 for the first time in 2014, during his tenure as the chief selector.

Jayasuriya ran for public office at the 2010 Sri Lankan general elections and was elected to the parliament from his native Matara District. He topped the UPFA parliamentary election list for Matara district by obtaining 74,352 preferential votes. He served as the deputy minister of Postal services in the former UPFA government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa, and later as the Deputy Minister of Local Government & Rural Development under president Maithripala Sirisena. Jayasuriya did not contest for the 2015 Sri Lankan general election, though he won most votes from Matara district under UPFA in the 2010 Sri Lankan general election.

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Australia Glenn McGrath (381) • Brett Lee (380)
India Anil Kumble (337) • Javagal Srinath (315)
New Zealand Daniel Vettori (305)
Pakistan Wasim Akram (502) • Waqar Younis (416) • Shahid Afridi (395)
South Africa Shaun Pollock (393)
Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan (534) • Chaminda Vaas (400) • Sanath Jayasuriya (323) • Lasith Malinga (301)

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