PLAYER PROFILE

Muttiah Muralidaran, Right Arm Off Spin Bowler, Srilanka


SRI LANKA


Name
Muttiah Muralidaran

Country
Sri Lanka

Date of Birth
April 17, 2022

Place of Birth
Kandy

Batting Style
Right Handed

Bowling Style
Right arm off break

ODI Debut
August 12, 2021 v India

Test Debut
August 28, 2021 v Australia

T20 Debut
December 22, 2021 v New Zealand

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
One of the greatest spinners in the world today, Muttiah Muralitharan is the best player in Sri Lankan history and easily one of the best in the world. Murali averages nearly six wickets per Test which makes him one of the most successful bowlers of all time. He is the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket and the first to pick up a stunning 1000 international wickets. The spin-wizard is capable of bowling marathon spells and has variety of deliveries up his sleeves to fool he batsman. Despite bowling for hours together you will always find him attacking and this perhaps makes him as deadly as he is.

Very often he has been called the ‘Smiling Assassin' because of his trademark toothy grin. Murali's career has not been without controversy, with his bowling action been called into question on a number of occasions by umpires. Shane Warne and Murali in particular were always in cut-throat competition until the Australian retired. The off-spinner who played an instrumental role in Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup victory was the Wisden Cricketer of the year 1999.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
127
157
53
1178
67
0
1
11.33
71.22
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
127
7003
17080
1756
770
22.18
9/51
2.44