Jayasuriya SiriLankan Cricketer

Jayasuriya SiriLankan Cricketer

Jayasuriya was born in 1969,  30th  June.he is a  is a former Sri Lankan cricketer as is known as the greatest One day international player of all time.He was the most powerful striker of the bowl and a match winner for Siri Lanka. He gave direction to all the leading batsmen in opening spot to the world. His international career spread over two decades. He was the only player to capture score over 12,000 runs in ODi cricket. He was named the Most Valuable Player of 1996 Cricket World Cup and Wisden Cricketers’

His highest ODI score of 189 still remains as the highest by a Sri Lanka in ODIs. Jayasuriya held and still holds most ODI crickets matches afer Sachin Tendulkar of India. He retired from Test cricket in December 2007. He played ODI cricket limited overs cricket till June 2011. He took part in the Sirilankan Elections and was elected to the parliament.

Early Life And Career

He has an elder brother, Chandana Jayasuriya. He was the cricketer of the school as a boy. Jayasuriya represented Sri Lanka in the inaugural ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup His most loyal opening partner was  Romesh Kaluwitharana, in the 90s when he was really at his top. They used to bat freely against bowlers like Waqar Younis and Curtly Ambrose due to field restrictions. They found the gaps very efficiently.

Jayasuriya held the records for the fastest fifty (against Pakistan 17 balls. Jayasuriya’s highest ODI score is 189 runs. He scored those runs very quickly in Sharjah in year 2000. He previously made the century record as well in 48 balls

He became the fourth batsman to score more than 10,000 runs. Against the 2006 One day series of England, he scored two centuries scoring 152 off 99 . During 2008 Asia Cup, Jayasuriya scored a century against Bangladesh.

T20 Career

Sanath played in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20,. He made two half centuries against Kenya and Newzealand.He was also the part of IPL Indian Premere League in the team called Mumbai Indians. In 2010 , he began playing for Yorkshire English County. n February 2012 Jayasuria played for the Khulna Royal Bengals


Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 1996 was none other than Sanath Jayasuriya. He was also the player in 2007 who was the Wisden Cricketer of the year. ayasuriya led Sri Lanka to the knock-out stage of the 2003 cricket world cup,

Sanath was also a  left-arm orthodox spin bowler. Jayasuriya took more than 400 wickets in international cricket with over 300 wickets in One Day Internationals.

Personal Life

Sannath did excellent job and was selected as UN Goodwill Ambassador (by UNAIDS, Geneva) for his commitment to prevention of HIV/AIDS. He also became the deputy minister of Postal services for the government. He was the chief selector of the Sirilankan team also and did great job over the years for promoting cricket in Sirilanka. He resigned  Chief Selector post with his members on 3 April 2015.

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