Sanath Jayasuriya

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Sanath Jayasuriya
සනත් ජයසූරිය
Sanath jayasuriya portrait.jpg
Sanath Jayasuriya playing cricket for Sri Lanka in 2008.
Personal information
Full name Sanath Teran Jayasuriya
Born (1969-06-30) 30 June 1969 (age 44)
Matara
Nickname Master Blaster1
Matara Mauler2
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Role Batsman and Left arm spinner
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 49) 22–26 Feb 1991 v New Zealand
Last Test 1–5 December 2007 v England
ODI debut (cap 58) 26 December 1989 v Australia
Last ODI 28 June 2011 v England
ODI shirt no. 07
T20I debut (cap 4) 15 June 2006 v England
Last T20I 25 June 2011 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1994 – present Bloomfield
2005 Somerset
2007 Marylebone Cricket Club
2007 Lancashire
2008 Warwickshire
2008–2010 Mumbai Indians
2010 Worcestershire
2011 Ruhuna Rhinos
2012 Khulna Royal Bengals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 110 445 264 557
Runs scored 6973 13430 14782 16128
Batting average 40.07 32.36 45.56 31.19
100s/50s 14/31 28/68 29/70 31/82
Top score 340 189 340 189
Balls bowled 8,188 14874 15,221 17,730
Wickets 98 323 205 413
Bowling average 34.34 36.75 33.12 34.85
5 wickets in innings 2 4 2 5
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/34 6/29 5/34 6/29
Catches/stumpings 78/0 123/0 162/0 153/0
Source: Cricinfo player profile, 27 December 2011
Honourable
Sanath Jayasuriya
MP
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Matara District
Incumbent
Assumed office
22 April 2010
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Personal details
Born (1969-06-30) June 30, 1969 (age 44)
Matara, Dominion of Ceylon
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party United People's Freedom Alliance
Spouse(s) Sumudhu Karunanayake (1998–1999)
Sandra de Silva (2000–Present)
Alma mater St. Servatius' College, Matara
Occupation Cricketer, Politician
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (Sinhala: සනත් ටෙරාන් ජයසූරිය, born 30 June 1969) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a current member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.3 Jayasuriya was an all-rounder, who had an international cricket career that spread over two decades.4 He is the only player to score over 12,000 runs and capture more than 300 wickets in One Day Internationals, and hence regarded as one of the best all rounders in the history of limited-overs cricket.56 He was named the Most Valuable Player of 1996 Cricket World Cup and Wisden Cricketers' Almanack broke an age old tradition by naming him one of Five Cricketers’ of the Year 1997 despite not playing the previous season in England.7 Jayasuriya was also the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team from 1999 to 2003. He retired from test cricket in December 2007 and from limited overs cricket in June 2011.Sanath Jayasuriya has the distinction of playing in third most ODI matches in which his team was on winning side,just behind Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.8 Sri Lanka Cricket appointed him as the chairman of cricket selecting committee on 28 January 2013.

He was a key member of the team that won the 1996 World Cup and also reached the final of the 2007 World Cup.

Jayasuriya ran for public office at the 2010 Sri Lankan general elections and was elected to the parliament from his native Matara District.9 He topped the UPFA parliamentary election list for Matara district by obtaining 74,352 preferential votes.10

He is now serving as a deputy minister of Postal services in the UPFA government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa.11

Early life

Sanath Jayasuriya was born in Southern Sri Lankan city of Matara, to the family of Dunstan and Breeda Jayasuriya. He has an elder brother, Chandana Jayasuriya. He was educated at St. Servatius' College, Matara, where his cricketing talents were nourished by his school principal, G.L. Galappathy, and cricket coach, Lionel Wagasinghe. He excelled in cricket while at St. Servatius College, Matara and was picked as Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in the Outstation Segment in 1988. He was also picked as the Best Batsman and Best All-rounder in the Outstation Section.12 Jayasuriya also represented Sri Lanka in the inaugural ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup which was held in Australia in 1988. Jayasuriya was subsequently selected for a tour in Pakistan a few months later with the Sri Lanka 'B' team where he made two unbeaten double centuries. Shortly afterwards he was drafted into the national side for the tour to Australia in 1989–90.13 He made his One Day International debut against Australia at Melbourne on Boxing Day of 1989 and his Test debut against New Zealand at Hamilton in February 1991.

Style and international career

Batting style

Along with his opening partner Romesh Kaluwitharana, Jayasuriya revolutionized One Day International batting with his aggressive tactics during the 1996 Cricket World Cup, a strategy they first tried on the preceding tour of Australia. The tactic used was to take advantage of the early fielding restrictions by smashing the opening bowlers to all parts of the cricket ground, particularly by lofting their deliveries over the mandatory infielders, rather than the established tactic of building up momentum gradually. This was a novel but potentially match-winning tactic at that time, and Sri Lanka, who had previously never made it out of the preliminary rounds, went on to win the World Cup without a single defeat. Their new gameplan is now the standard opening batting strategy in limited overs cricket for the modern era. Glenn McGrath cited Jayasuriya in his XI of toughest batsmen, noting "it is always a massive compliment to someone to say they changed the game, and his storming innings in the 1996 World Cup changed everyone's thinking about how to start innings."14

Jayasuriya is known for both cuts and pulls along with his trademark shot, a lofted cut over point. He was one of the key players in Sri Lanka's victory in the 1996 Cricket World Cup, where he was adjudged Man of the Tournament in recognition of his all-round contributions. His philosophy towards batting is summarized by an all-aggression approach and over the years he has dominated almost every one day bowling combination that he has faced at one stage or another. This is because of his ability to make huge match-winning contributions at rapid pace once he gets in, he holds the record for the second highest number of one day centuries and has scored the second most 150+ scores (4 scores) (Sachin Tendulkar has the most 150+ scores at 5). His devastating performances have ensured that Sri Lanka have won almost 80% of the matches that he scored over 50 runs in limited overs cricket. When asked in an interview who are the most challenging bowlers he had faced in the game, he named in the order Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose.

Test career

Sanath Jayasuriya held the record for the highest Test score made by a Sri Lankan, 340 against India in 1997. This effort was part of a second-wicket partnership with Roshan Mahanama that set the then all-time record for any partnership in Test history, with 576 runs. Both records were surpassed in July 2006 when fellow Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene scored 374 as part of a 624-run partnership with Kumar Sangakkara against South Africa. On 20 September 2005, during the Second Test of the home series against Bangladesh, Jayasuriya became the first Sri Lankan to play 100 Tests, and the 33rd Test cricketer to achieve this feat.

Jayasuriya announced his intention to retire from Test cricket following the Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka in April 2006. He reversed his decision soon after, however, joining the Sri Lankan cricket team in England in May 2006. Missing the first two Tests, Jayasuriya returned in the Third Test at Trent Bridge.15

After scoring 78 runs on day three of the first Test against England in Kandy in 2007, he announced he was to retire from Test cricket16 at the end of the match. In that inning he hit six fours in one over against James Anderson.

One day international career

Sanath Jayasuriya held the records for the fastest fifty (against Pakistan 17 balls), fastest 100 (against Pakistan 48 balls) and fastest 150 (against England in 95 balls) in ODI cricket. Though he lost the fastest 100 to Shahid Afridi and fastest 150 to Shane Watson, he still holds the record for the fastest fifty. Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar are the only players in history to have 4 ODI scores over 150. Jayasuriya's highest ODI score is 189 runs, scored against India in Sharjah in 2000. It remains the highest ODI score by a Sri Lankan, and at the time of the innings it was the third-highestNote 1 in ODI history. Until December 2009, he held the four highest individual scores by a Sri Lankan, and seven of the top nine.17

Jayasuriya's results in international matches18
  Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied No result
Test19 110 40 35 35 0
ODI20 445 233 193 - 3 16
T20I21 31 19 12 - -

He currently holds the record fastest fifty in ODIs, scored off just 17 balls. Jayasuriya was the previous record-holder for the fastest century (off 48 balls), before losing that claim to Shahid Afridi of Pakistan. He has also held the world record for most ODI sixes (270 in 441 ODIs), which was surpassed by Shahid Afridi during the 2010 Asia Cup match against Bangladesh. He has become the fourth batsman to score more than 10,000 runs and the second batsman to score more than 12,000, and 13,000 runs in the history of ODIs. He also is the third highest century getter in ODIs with 28 centuries. He used to hold the record of scoring most runs in an ODI over (30; he has achieved this twice).This record is now with South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs (36 runs in an over).He used to hold the record of heading the most ODI caps by an international cricketer 444, till Sachin Tendulkar (India) equalled the record in January 2011 against South Africa.

During the one-day Natwest series in May 2006 in England, he scored two centuries, including scoring 152 off 99 balls in the final match. In that innings, he and Upul Tharanga (109) put on 286 runs for the first wicket, a new record.22 Jayasuriya's batting display earned him the Man of the Series award as Sri Lanka won the series 5–0.

Following the Natwest Trophy, Sri Lanka travelled to the Netherlands for a two-match one-day series. In the first game, Jayasuriya scored 157 off 104 balls as Sri Lanka posted 443/9,23 beating the 438/9 South Africa scored against Australia in March 2006. Sri Lanka won the match by 195 runs. On a personal note the innings was his 4th score of over 150 in ODI cricket and he is currently the only player to do so other than Sachin Tendulkar who has achieved it five times. It was also his second successive score of 150 plus, another first in ODI cricket.

He also scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies.In 2008, his one-day career was all but over when he was omitted for the ODIs in the West Indies. However, a stirring performance in the IPL—finishing the third-highest run-getter with 514 runs—prompted his country's sports minister to intervene in his selection for the Asia Cup. He ultimately shaped Sri Lanka's title victory with a blistering hundred under pressure.24 His international career has been revived at the age of 41, after being recalled to the One-day and Twenty-20 squads for Sri Lanka's 2011 tour of England and Scotland.25

Twenty20 career

During the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, Jayasuriya appeared to break his tradition of using Kookaburra bats by wielding a normal Reebok sponsored bat. He achieved two half centuries in the group stages against New Zealand and Kenya in this tournament. He also shares a dubious record with James Anderson for having the most expensive figures in a Twenty20 international, having been hit for 64 runs in the maximum of 4 overs.26 After the Twenty20 World Cup, Jayasuriya played in Sri Lanka's 3–2 One Day International series defeat against England, achieving limited success and then in the 2–0 Test series defeat in Australia. In December 2007, Jayasuriya confirmed that he has signed for Warwickshire for the Twenty20 Cup.27

In April 2008, he joined the Mumbai Indians to play in the Indian Premier League T20. After scoring a devastating 114 not out off just 48 balls28 for the Mumbai Indians against Chennai, Jayasuriya regained his position in the one-day side after he had been dropped for the West Indies tour. He then followed up his century with a 17-ball 48 not out to surpass the Kolkata Knight Riders' score of 67 in just the 6th over, resulting in the biggest victory in Twenty20 history in terms of balls remaining.29 In 2010 has signed with Worcestershire for their Twenty20 campaign. At the age of 42, Jayasuriya played for the Ruhuna Rhinos in the qualifying round of the 2011 Champions League.30 In February 2012 Jayasuria played for the Khulna Royal Bengals in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League, later that year he played for Kandurata Warriors in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League.

Captaincy and all-round performances

Jayasuriya was chosen as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 199631 and was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997. He served as the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team in 38 test matches and 117 one day internationals from 1999 to 2003. Jayasuriya led Sri Lanka to the knock-out stage of the 2003 cricket world cup, but stepped down from the captaincy after the loss to Australia in the semi final. He was also a very useful all-rounder with a good batting average in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals, and had an excellent batting strike rate in One Day Internationals.

As a left-arm orthodox spin bowler, he had a reasonable bowling average and an economy rate. He regularly helped to decrease the workloads of contemporary Sri Lankan strike bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas. At the end of his career Jayasuriya took more than 400 wickets in international cricket with over 300 wickets in One Day Internationals. Jayasuriya was also a skillful infielder, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the seventh highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the eleventh highest success rate.32

Player statistics

Career performance

Sanath Jayasuriya's career performance graph.

Centuries

Although Jayasuriya made his Test debut in 1991, it was not until 1996 that he scored his first century, when he had become a regular player in the Sri Lankan side.33 His career high of 340 against India in August 1997 was the highest score by a Sri Lankan cricketer until 2006,34 and is also part of the highest team total (952/6) made in Test cricket.3536 He has also scored two double centuries; 213 against England and 253 against Pakistan. His 157 against Zimbabwe in 2004 is the second fastest century by a Sri Lankan player.37 Jayasuriya, having scored centuries against every Test playing nation except New Zealand and West Indies,38 retired from Test cricket in 2007 with 14 to his name.38

Jayasuriya made his ODI debut in 1989, and started playing as an opening batsman in 1993.39 He went on to score his first century in 1994 against New Zealand. From then on, Jayasuriya has scored the highest number of ODI centuries for Sri Lanka with 28 to his name. He currently holds the third place for most centuries in a career, behind Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (with 49 ODI centuries) and Ricky Ponting (30 centuries).40 His second century, 134 against Pakistan in 1996, was scored at a strike rate of 206.15 and was the fastest century in ODI cricket at the time. This record was later broken by Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi.41 The 189 he made against India in 2000 is the sixth highest ODI score in a single innings.42 Making his second highest ODI score of 157 against the Netherlands in 2006, Jayasuriya paved the way for Sri Lanka to set the world record for the highest ODI team total of 443/9.43 With his 107 against India on 28 January 2009, Jayasuriya—39 years and 212 days old at the time—became the oldest player to score a century44 and also became the second player to score more than 13,000 runs in a career.N 145 Sanath Jayasuriya holds record of fastest 150 in one day internationals. he made 152 vs England at Leeds on 1 July 2006, off just 99 balls prior to Shane Watson who holds the record for the fastest 150 currently.

Half centuries

Test half centuries

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

One Day International half centuries

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

Five–wicket hauls

  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

Test five–wicket hauls

Sanath Jayasuriya's Test 5–Wicket Hauls46
No. Figures Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 5–43 69  Zimbabwe Galle, Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium 2002 Won
2 5–34 92  South Africa Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club 2004 Won

One Day International five–wicket hauls

Sanath Jayasuriya's One Day International 5–Wicket Hauls47
No. Figures Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 6–29 32  England Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Tyronne Fernando Stadium 1993 Won
2 5–58 133  West Indies Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Queen's Park Oval 1997 Lost
3 5–28 184  Australia Galle, Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium 1999 Lost
4 5–17 332  Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium 2004 Won

International records

  • He holds the sixth-highestNote 2 ODI innings, 189 runs (as of 10 December 2011).
  • He currently holds the record for fastest fifty in ODIs, scored off just 17 balls.
  • Jayasuriya holds the record for second highest fours in an ODI innings, 24 fours.Record for highest no. of fours in an inning is for Sachin Tendulkar(25)and Virender Sehwag(25) of India
  • He is the only batsman in history to have two consecutive ODI scores above 150.
  • Jayasuriya holds the record for the fastest 150 in an ODI innings, off 95 balls against England in 2006.
  • He is currently the third highest centurion in ODIs with 28 under his belt (only Ponting (30) and Tendulkar (49) have more).
  • He was also the first player to play in 400 ODIs matches.
  • He is the third batsman in Test cricket to hit 6 fours in one over. He did this against England in his last Test innings.
  • He is the oldest player to have scored an ODI century, performing the feat against India at Dumballa, Sri Lanka on 28 January 2009. He was 39 years 212 days, beating Geoffrey Boycott's record of 39 years 51 days.
  • Probably the most remarkable of all of his records stretches across all three recognized forms of international cricket. The Sri Lankan cricket team holds the record for the Highest Innings Totals in Tests, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals at one time. In each of these Highest Innings Totals, Sanath Jayasuriya was the leading scorer for Sri Lanka.

Awards

Test Cricket – Man of the Series awards

  • In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
# Series Season Series Performance Result
1  India in  Sri Lanka Test Series 2000 571 (2 Matches, 3 Innings); 3–84, 2 Ct. Drawn
2  Sri Lanka in  Pakistan Test Series 2004/05 424 (2 Matches, 4 Innings); 2–47 Drawn 1–1

Test Cricket – Man of the match awards

  • In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 1st Test –  India in  Sri Lanka Test Series 1997 1st Innings – 340(4x36, 6x2); 3 wickets, 1 Ct. Drawn
2 1st Test –  India in  Sri Lanka Test Series 2001 1st Innings – 111(4x16, 6x1); 2 Ct.
2nd Innings – 6* (4X1); 1 wicket
Sri Lanka Won by 10 wickets
3 3rd Test –  Zimbabwe in  Sri Lanka Test Series 2001/02 1st Innings – 28(4x3); 5 wickets
2nd Innings – 36 (4X6); 4 wickets, 1 Ct.
Sri Lanka Won by 315 runs
4 1st Test –  Sri Lanka in  Pakistan Test Series 2004/05 1st Innings – 38(4x4); 1 wicket, 1 run-out
2nd Innings – 253 (4X33, 6x4)
Sri Lanka Won by 201 runs

One-Day International Cricket – Man of the series awards

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Wills World Cup in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka 1995/96 221(6 Matches); 7–231, 5 Ct. Sri Lanka Won World Cup by 7 wickets
2 Singer Cup in Singapore 1995/96 221(3 Matches); 3–115, 2 Ct. Pakistan Won Singer Cup by 43 runs
3 Pepsi Independence Cup in India 1997 306(5 Matches); 5–200 Sri Lanka Won Independence Cup
4 India in Sri Lanka 1997 210(3 Matches); 5–184, 1 Ct.) Sri Lanka Won the series 2–0
5 Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka 1997/98 199(3 Matches); 4–154, 1 Ct. Sri Lanka Won the series 3–0
6 Coca-Cola Champions Trophy in UAE 2000/01 413(5 Matches); 1–111, 4 Ct. Sri Lanka Won by 245 runs
7 Coca-Cola Cup in Sri Lanka 2001 305(7 Matches); 3–188, 4 Ct. Sri Lanka Won by 121 runs
8 LG Abans Triangular Series in Sri Lanka 2001/02 194(5 Matches, 5 Innings);8–167,1 Ct. Sri Lanka Won by 34 runs
9 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka 2004 293(6 Matches); 4–78, 1 Ct. Sri Lanka Won the Asia Cup by 25 runs
10 NatWest Series(Eng, SL) in England 2006 322(5 Matches); 5–185 Sri Lanka Won the series 5–0
11 Laqshya Series in Sri Lanka 2007 53(3 Matches); 9–68 Sri Lanka Won the series 3–0

Personal life

Sanath Jayasuriya was married to Sumudhu Karunanayake for barely one year before he was granted a divorce in 1999 April on grounds of malicious desertion.49 Now, Jayasuriya is married to Sandra De Silva, a former flight attendant at Sri Lankan Airlines. Sanath and Sandra have two daughters and one son, who's names are Savindi, Yalindi, and Ranuka.50

He is also the first cricketer to be appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador (by UNAIDS, Geneva) for his commitment to prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people in Sri Lanka. He entered politics in February 2010 as a candidate for Matara District. His party is the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) of president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Jayasuriya continued to play cricket after he has secured the most number of preferential votes from the Matara District by obtaining 74,352 votes.

In October 2013, he was appointed as deputy minister of Postal services in the UPFA government.

Product and brand endorsements

Sanath Jayasuriya endorses the following products:

Dancing

On May 2012, Jayasuriya signed a contract to participate as a contestant on 5th season of the Indian celebrity dance show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa54

Sanath Jayasuriya and Suchitra on the sets of 'Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa 5'
Result
Year Show Standing
2012
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5
15th Place
Eliminated 2nd
on 7 July 2012

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to go past 13,000 ODI runs.
2.^ Jayasuriya's innings of 189 could have be considered the equal-second highest, matching Viv Richards' innings of 189 n.o. from 1984. However, Richards' innings is generally ranked above Jayasuriya's in lists because he was not out.55

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  16. ^ Jayasuriya Confirms Test Retirement After Half-Century
  17. ^ http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_innings.html?class=2;id=8;type=team
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  23. ^ http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/247827.html highest team total in limited-overs cricket
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  27. ^ Cricinfo – Warwickshire sign Jayasuriya for Twenty20s
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  34. ^ "Jayawardene savours new record". BBC. 29 July 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  35. ^ Cozier, Tony (7 August 1997). "Sri Lanka's 952 hints at new era". The Independent (London). Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  36. ^ de Silva, A. C. (6 April 2008). "World record-holder Mahanama Observer Schoolboy Cricketer in 1983 and 1984". Sunday Observer. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
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  40. ^ "Most hundreds in a career". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
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  43. ^ "Sri Lanka break one-day record". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  44. ^ "One Day Internationals: Batting Records – Oldest player to score a hundred". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  45. ^ Thawfeeq, Sa'adi (28 January 2009). "Age and weather hold no bar for Jayasuriya". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  46. ^ Statsguru: Sanath Jayasuriya, Cricinfo, 11 February 2012.
  47. ^ Statsguru: Sanath Jayasuriya, Cricinfo, 11 February 2012.
  48. ^ http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=matches;result=1;template=results;type=allround
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  50. ^ http://www.islandcricket.lk/forum/srilankacricket/can-somebody-give-me-info-about-sanath-jayasuriyas-family
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  52. ^ "Sanath Jayasuriya named CIC Brand Ambassador". www.island.lk. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  53. ^ "Sanath Jayasuriya named Sports Ambassadors of dialog telekom". www.dialog.lk. Retrieved 2009-01-12. dead link
  54. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/hard-hitter-sanath-jayasuriya-is-now-a-dancing-star/1/198088.html
  55. ^ Cricinfo Records, One Day Internationals, Batting Records, Most runs in an innings, Retrieved 28 January 2011.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brian Lara
Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
1996
Succeeded by
Shane Warne
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Arjuna Ranatunga
Sri Lankan Test Cricket Captain
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Hashan Tillakaratne
Sri Lankan ODI Cricket Captain
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Marvan Atapattu







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