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Mahela Jayawardene


Country: Sri Lanka
Date of Birth: May 27, 2022
Place of Birth: Colombo
Batting Style: Right Handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Skill: Batsman
Teams Played: Asia XI, Kings XI Punjab, Sri Lanka, Wayamba

Batting Performance

Tests110182139120374 273553.9652.63
ODI317298308702128 125232.4777.06
T20s31314760100 1428.15141.53
IPL363512837110* 1236.39140.91

Bowling & Fielding Performance


Career Performance

First MatchLast Match
TestsAugust 2, 2021 v India at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), ColomboDecember 2, 2021 v India at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay)
ODIsJanuary 24, 2022 v Zimbabwe at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), ColomboJanuary 13, 2022 v India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
T20sJune 15, 2021 v England at The Rose Bowl, SouthamptonMay 23, 2022 v New Zealand at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida
IPLApril 21, 2022 v Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, JaipurApril 18, 2022 v Chennai Super Kings at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala


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 innings total till date. Mahela’s entry into the international arena signalled 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.

In March, 2009, Jayawardene led Sri Lanka on a tour to Pakistan. He scored a double century in the first test match and in the second match they were in a very stron position with Samaraweera scoring consecutive double centuries and Dilshan scoring 145 runs. However, on their way to the Gaddafi stadium for day 3 of the test match, the Sri Lankan team's bus was attacked by terrorists and several players were injured, including Jayawardene. The series of called off and Mahela resigned as captain of Sri Lanka.

In the recent Tri-Series between India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Mahela's undefeated knock of 71 runs was enough to beat India by 4 wickets and clinch the series.