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Mahela Jayawardene Biography

Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, popularly known as Mahela Jayawardene, is the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team and a specialist batsman. Jayawardene made his Test debut in 1997 and his One Day International (ODI) debut, the very next season. In 2006 he made the highest ever score by a Sri Lankan in Test cricket, scoring 374 in the second Test of Sri Lanka's home series against South Africa. He is the first and only player in the history of Sri Lankan cricket to score over 10,000 Test runs. He is highly regarded as a Srilankan legend and placed on the same mantle as Kumar Sangakkara. In 2006, Jayawardene was named by the International Cricket Council as the best international captain of the year and he was nominated in 2007 as the best Test cricket player of the year. Jayawardene led Sri Lanka to Pakistan for a Test series in March–April 2009. Even though he scored a double century in the first Test, Mahela Jayawardene was to resign from captaincy after the second Test in the series. He resigned from vice-captaincy after 2011 world cup defeat. He was the captain of Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League and now plays for Delhi Daredevils as vice captain.

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5 highest aggregates in three-match ODI series
5 highest aggregates in three-match ODI series
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Stats: Sri Lanka's batting struggles since the retirement of stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene
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5 occasions when MS Dhoni surprised us with his captaincy in limited overs cricket
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Ricky Ponting joins Australian coaching staff for Sri Lanka T20s
Ricky Ponting joins Australian coaching staff for Sri Lanka T20s
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Stats: Highest run-getters in Test cricket history
Stats: Highest run-getters in Test cricket history
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BPL 2016: Captain’s day out as Shakib and Sammy lead Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings to victory
BPL 2016: Captain’s day out as Shakib and Sammy lead Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings to victory
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Mahela Jayawardene replaces Ricky Ponting as the head coach of Mumbai Indians
Mahela Jayawardene replaces Ricky Ponting as the head coach of Mumbai Indians
Jayawardene replaces Ponting as the head coach.
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The new Sri Lankan nucleus: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Dilruwan Perera
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Heavy rains forces start of BPL 2016 to be postponed to November 8
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Japanese batsman retired out after leaving the field for a change of bat
Japanese batsman retired out after leaving the field for a change of bat
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Opening day of BPL 2016 washed out due to rain
Opening day of BPL 2016 washed out due to rain
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Stats: Misbah ul Haq breaks into the list of top ten run-scorers as Test captains
Stats: Misbah ul Haq breaks into the list of top ten run-scorers as Test captains
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Rangana Herath as skipper: Does this indicate a lack of leadership in Sri Lanka?
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Stats: Most centuries by a batsman in international cricket
Stats: Most centuries by a batsman in international cricket
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Will continue to entertain the fans, says Chris Gayle
Will continue to entertain the fans, says Chris Gayle
The recently concluded Pakistan Super League season-2 draft saw the big left-hander being picked by the Karachi Kings.
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