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Marvan Atapattu Biography

Marvan Samson Atapattu is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and former Sri Lankan captain. Making his Test debut in November 1990 just after his 20th birthday, his first six innings yielded five ducks and a 1, but supporters insist that his debut-innings duck puts him in good company with batsmen such as Mike Atherton, Graham Gooch, Wasim Akram et al, who all made debut-innings ducks and went on to score at least 2500 Test runs. He made his one-Day International debut against India at Nagpur. He was appointed as captain of the one-day team on April 2003. He registered his highest Test score of 249 against Zimbabwe in 2004, sharing a 438-run partnership with Kumar Sangakkara for the second wicket. A report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showed that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the second highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the seventh highest success rate. He finished with 5,502 Test runs at an average of 39.02 in 90 Tests with a One-day International average of 37.57 after hitting 8,529 runs in 268 matches. Atapattu scored six double centuries and sixteen centuries in his Test cricket career. Towards the end of his career he joined the Indian Cricket League and captained the Delhi Giants. He is the current coach of Singapore national cricket team.

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Interview with Marvan Atapattu: "Haven’t seen a better finisher than Dhoni in the last quarter of a century"
Interview with Marvan Atapattu: "Haven’t seen a better finisher than Dhoni in the last quarter of a century"
The 46-year-old spoke exclusively to Sportskeeda on the sidelines of KPL 2017.
SK Elite: MS Dhoni's pyrotechnics light up the Pink City
SK Elite: MS Dhoni's pyrotechnics light up the Pink City
Dhoni scored a blistering 183* against the hapless Sri Lankans in 2005.
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
With only a week to go before the Champions Trophy commences, here are the teams with the most number of individual tons at the tournament.
5 Sri Lankans who had forgettable debuts but went on to have remarkable Test careers
5 Sri Lankans who had forgettable debuts but went on to have remarkable Test careers
Despite dreadful debuts, the following Sri Lankan players went on to etch remarkable Test careers. It's not always about how you begin!
SK Flashback: Zaheer Khan rips through the Sri Lankan batting line-up in Margao
SK Flashback: Zaheer Khan rips through the Sri Lankan batting line-up in Margao
On this day, 10 years ago, Zaheer Khan ripped through the Sri Lankan batting order to set up a comprehensive Indian win.
Stats: David Warner equals Kumar Sangakkara's record of most ODI centuries in a season
Stats: David Warner equals Kumar Sangakkara's record of most ODI centuries in a season
With his Adelaide ton, Warner has etched his name among the greats of the game.
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
Makoto Taniyama left the field of play without informing the on-field umpires who in turn decided to rule against the batsman.
10 middle-order batsmen who became great openers
10 middle-order batsmen who became great openers
Here are ten batsmen who started their international careers in the middle order but subsequently became successful openers.
5 captains who went on to become coach of the same country
5 captains who went on to become coach of the same country
Here's a look at five such captains who went on to become head coach of the same international side.
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Coaching staff XI
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Coaching staff XI
The coaching staff XI of former players involved in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016:
5 coaches at the World T20 who will remind you of the 90s
5 coaches at the World T20 who will remind you of the 90s
Some prominent cricketing figures from the 1990s will be seen in coaching roles at the World T20.
Marvan Atapattu says Bangladesh at the top of their game
Marvan Atapattu says Bangladesh at the top of their game
Atapattu believes that Bangladesh are in peak form currently and that there has been a reinvigorated belief of winning matches in the team.
Marvan Atapattu says he needs more than 10 days to change Zimbabwe
Marvan Atapattu says he needs more than 10 days to change Zimbabwe
Marvan Atapattu looks to make an impression in ten days over the Zimbabwe team.
Makhaya Ntini, Marvan Atapattu roped in as Zimbabwe coaches
Makhaya Ntini, Marvan Atapattu roped in as Zimbabwe coaches
Zimbabwe announced the appointment of two coaches yesterday. Ntini and Atapattu to take charge of the team from January 16
10 former greats who would have failed to meet the demands of T20 cricket
10 former greats who would have failed to meet the demands of T20 cricket
We take a look at certain legends of the game who proved their mettle in the tests or the ODIs but might have struggled in T20 Cricket.
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