PLAYER PROFILE

Mahela Jayawardena, Right Hand Batsman, Srilanka


SRI LANKA


Name
Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardena

Country
Sri Lanka

Date of Birth
May 27, 2022

Place of Birth
Colombo

Batting Style
Right Handed

Bowling Style
Right arm medium

ODI Debut
January 24, 2022 v Zimbabwe

Test Debut
August 2, 2021 v India

T20 Debut
June 15, 2021 v England

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Jayawardene made his Test debut in the record breaking Test in 1997 against India at Colombo. He added 66 to their first innings score of 952/6, the highest ever Test score till date. Mahela's entry into the international arena signaled the arrival of a new era in Sri Lankan cricket. Early on in his career he scored 167 against New Zealand and 242 against India. With a fine temperament and an excellent technique, Jayawardena is capable of playing long innings. He gave an example of that when he became the first Sri-Lankan captain to score a Test triple-century which came against the Proteas at the SSC in Colombo. He has displayed great leadership skills by guiding his side to the final of 2007 World Cup in Caribbean. Mahela was honoured by the ICC as the best international captain in 2006. Sri Lanka will aim for further glory under the reign of Mahela Jaywardena.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
100
164
13
7959
374
24
32
52.71
52.44
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
100
78
232
17
4
58
2/32
2.96