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Mahela Jayawardene

BornMay 27, 1977

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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Top 5 innings played by Sri Lankans in India
A look at some of Lanka's best performances with the bat against India, in India.
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Kumar Sangakkara: The crown jewel of Ceylon
Sangakkara embraces challenges with the adroitness and ambassador methods that he brought to the table as a legendary cricketer.
Looking back at Akila Dananjaya's controversial call-up to the Sri Lankan national side
Looking back at Akila Dananjaya's controversial call-up to the Sri Lankan national side
It was Mahela Jayawardene who backed the young off-spinner despite playing only school-level cricket prior to the 2012 World T20.
Fear of failure hurting Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene
Fear of failure hurting Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene
The former Sri Lankan captain said the team failed in all departments in the Test series.
Mahela Jayawardene praises captain Virat Kohli 
Mahela Jayawardene praises captain Virat Kohli 
He also spoke about the balance of the Indian team which looks solid.
World XI squad will be announced in 2-3 days, says PCB Chairman
World XI squad will be announced in 2-3 days, says PCB Chairman
The T20I matches will most likely take place in September.
Looking back at Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara's record-breaking partnership of 624 at the SSC 
Looking back at Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara's record-breaking partnership of 624 at the SSC 
Remembering the unforgettable record-breaking partnership of 624 at the SSC that will be forever etched in our memory
Reliving Sri Lanka's last 5 Test encounters at the SSC
Reliving Sri Lanka's last 5 Test encounters at the SSC
Tracing the last 5 Test matches that Sri Lanka have played at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.
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Statistical comparison between two of the finest players to have played the game.
5 centuries that were overshadowed
5 centuries that were overshadowed
Though batsmen often get the plaudits for match winning centuries, we take a look at 5 instances where the 3-figure mark went unnoticed.
Quo Vadis, Sri Lanka?
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Sri Lankan cricket is a blind man, stumbling from tour to tour, bumping into losses and collapsing at every turn. What now?
Mahela Jayawardene to lead World XI against Pakistan
Mahela Jayawardene to lead World XI against Pakistan
Three T20I matches are scheduled to be played between World XI and Pakistan XI in September.
Mahela Jayawardena denies reports linking him to India coach job
Mahela Jayawardena denies reports linking him to India coach job
Jayawardena mentioned that he's quite content with his responsibilities at the Mumbai Indians and Khulna Titans.
Top 5: Prominent players who started their T20 career with a duck
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They might have eventually become top T20 players, but none of them had a memorable T20I debut.
5 overseas candidates who should have applied for the position of India Head Coach
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ICC Champions Trophy: Top 5 run-scorers in the tournament
A list that includes modern-day greats Jacques Kallis and Sourav Ganguly.
ICC Cricket Committee proposes DRS for all T20Is, changes to umpire's call
ICC Cricket Committee proposes DRS for all T20Is, changes to umpire's call
If the changes are approved, teams will not lose reviews in cases of umpire's call.
Stats: Younis Khan becomes the 13th batsman to complete 10,000 Test runs
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Younis is the first Pakistani batsman to join the distinguished 10,000-run club.
IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians, 5 factors of winning
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On paper, MI are a little too good for Pune Super Giants, but then MI are notorious for their bad starts to the season.
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