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Mahela Jayawardene


ABOUT

Full NameDenagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene

BornMay 27, 1977

Height5 ft 7 in (1. 70 m)

NationalitySri Lankan

RoleBatsman / Right hand bat & Right arm medium

Relation(s)Christina Mallika Sirisena (Spouse)

BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 448 418 12650 16020 39 33.37 78.96 19 77 144 1119 76 218 0
TESTs 149 252 11814 22959 15 49.84 51.45 34 50 374 1387 61 205 0
T20Is 55 55 1493 1121 8 31.76 133.18 1 9 100 173 33 17 0
T20s 222 214 5479 4150 27 29.29 132.02 3 36 116 634 136 75 0
LISTAs 546 509 15421 0 51 33.67 21 95 163* 0 0 265 0
FIRSTCLASS 237 383 17838 0 24 49.68 51 80 374 0 0 305 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 448 28 98.5 563 8 70.37 5.69 2/56 0 0
TESTs 149 22 98.1 310 6 51.66 3.15 2/32 0 0
T20Is 55 1 1 8 0 8.00 0 0 0
T20s 222 5 12.3 97 3 32.33 7.76 2/22 0 0
LISTAs 546 0 213.2 1146 24 47.75 5.37 3/25 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 237 0 500.1 1629 52 31.32 3.25 0 1 0
ABOUT

Mahela Jayawardene Biography

 

Mahela Jayawardene is one of the most known faces in international cricket, popular more for his captaincy skills.

 

Adding to this, his effortless batting skills made him a gem of the Sri Lanka cricket team.

 

Born on May 27, 1977, in Colombo, Jayawardene drove his team to success through both his acumen as a captain and his class as a batsman.

 

Background

 

Jayawardene was a captain for his school Under-13 side, and because of his good performance there, he made his debut in 1995 for Sinhalese Sports Club.

 

He scored four centuries in 1997-98 and thereby made his way into Sri Lanka’s Test squad.

 

Debut

 

He made his debut in international cricket in 1997 in a Test match between India and Sri Lanka in which he scored 66 runs and the team total was a world record score of 952/6.

 

He made his ODI debut in 1998 against Zimbabwe, but could play just one delivery.

 

Low points

 

He was dropped from Sri Lanka squad in 2003 because of his lack of form in the ODIs. He was also not a part of the team for the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup.

 

Club career

 

He has played for various franchises in the Indian Premier League. He started with Kings XI Punjab in 2010, Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 and Delhi Daredevils in 2012.

 

Captaincy

 

Mahela was made captain for Test and ODI teams in 2006, where he set the record for highest individual score in Tests for Sri Lankan cricketer, when he scored 374 against South Africa.

 

Sri Lanka made its way to the finals in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup under his captaincy.

 

Jayawardene however relinquished his captaincy in 2009 following an ODI against India in February 2009.

 

He resumed his captaincy in 2012 in Test against England where he scored 180, his 21st Test ton.

 

Records

 

Jayawardene holds the record of scoring 374 against South Africa in 2006 in Test match which is the highest individual score in Tests for a Sri Lankan, a record which stands unbroken by any other Sri Lankan player.

 

Jayawardene was involved in the highest partnership for any wicket in Test cricket, when he put on 624 runs with Kumar Sangakkara in the same match. Sangakkara finished with 287.

 

Retirement

 

He retired from Tests in August 2014 and from ODIs in 2015.

 

He is currently the coach for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

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