History of Sanath Teran Jayasuriya

Name: Sanath Teran Jayasuriya.
Nick name : Sanath.
Date of Birth : 30 June 1969.
Place of Birth : Matara, Sri Lanka.
Batting Style : Slow Left Arm Orthodox.
Bowling Style : Right Arm Off break.
Role : Batsman (opener) and Part time bowler.
TEST Debut :
ODI Debut :
Playing Teams : Sri Lanka and Mumbai Indians (2008).


Matches : 415(As on July 3, 2008).
Runs : 12,520.
Best : 189 against India at Sharjah in 2000.
Average : 32.43 (Bat)
100’s : 26
50’s : 65
Wickets : 310
Best Bowling : 6/29
Average : 36.40 (Bowl)
Catches : 117.


Matches : 110
Runs : 6,973
Best : 340 against India at Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1997.
Average : 40.07 (Bat)
100’s : 14
50’s : 31
Wickets : 98
Best Bowling: 5/34.
Average : 34.34
Catches : 78.

Sanath's Personal Information………………….

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (born 30 June 1969 in Matara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. The all-rounder has been a member of the Sri Lankan cricket team since 1989. He is the only player in the world to score over 12,000 runs and capture over 300 wickets in ODIs. He is also regarded by many critics and supporters as one of the best ODI players to ever play the game.

Jayasuriya was born to Dunstan and Breeda Jayasuriya in Matara and had his education at Servatius College, Matara. It was there that his cricketing talents were nourished by the Principal, G.L. Galappathy and coach Lionel Wagasinghe.. He has an elder brother, Chandana Jayasuriya.

His wife, Sandra, is a former flight attendant for Sri Lankan Airlines. Sanath and Sandra have 3 children.
Sanath Jayasuriya is 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.

Sanath’s International Performance...................

Sanath’s batting Style……………..

Sanath Jayasuriya revolutionized one day international batting with his aggressive tactics during the 1996 cricket world cup. The tactic used was to take advantage of the early fielding restrictions by smashing the opening bowlers to all parts of the cricket ground. This was a novel but potentially match-winning tactic at that time. Pretty soon this tactic became the standard opening batting strategy in world cricket. Glenn McGrath cited Jayasuriya in his toughest XI 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."

Jayasuriya is known for cuts and pulls along with his trademark shot, a shot over point. Jayasuriya was promoted to the top of the batting order for ODIs during the 1995-96 tour of Australia, and, with Romesh Kaluwitharana they made use of the early over fielding restrictions to score freely. He was instrumental 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.

Starting from his career………………..

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. Batsmen such as Gilchrist and Afridi have similar styles but Jayasuriya is universally recognized as the most dangerous batsmen when on-song. This is because of his incredible record to make huge match-winning contributions once he gets in, he holds the record for the second highest amount of one day centuries and has scored the most 150+ scores. His devastating performances have ensured that Sri Lanka have won almost 80% of the matches that he scores over 50 in. This is due to the rapid rate in which he scores his runs as well as the physiological effect he has on opposition bowling attacks.

He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997 and served as captain of the Sri Lankan team in 38 Test matches from 1999 to 2003. He is a very useful all-rounder with a good batting average in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals, and an excellent batting strike rate in One Day Internationals.

As a left-arm orthodox spin bowler, he has a reasonable bowling average and economy rate. He regularly helps to decrease the workloads of strike bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas and as of August 2007 has 400 international wickets.

Jayasuriya is a skillful infielder, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had affected the seventh highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the eleventh highest success rate.

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.

He also holds the world's second highest ODI score, jointly with Viv Richards, which are 189 runs against India. As of February 2007 he holds the four highest individual scores by a Sri Lankan, and seven of the top nine.
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 hit 241 sixes in one day internationals (ODIs) and currently holds the world record for most ODI sixes. He has become the fourth batsman to score more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. 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. He used to hold the record of scoring most runs in an ODI over (30; he has achieved this remarkable feat twice).This record is now with South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs (36 runs in an over).

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. Although his test performances were not notable, he scored two centuries in the one-day Natwest series, 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 one-day international record. 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 traveled to Holland for a two-match one-day series. In the first game, Jayasuriya scored 157 off 104 balls as Sri Lanka posted the highest team total in limited-overs cricket (443/9), 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. 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.

Sanath’s performance in Twenty20……………..

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 achieved a dubious record of having the most expensive figures in a Twenty20 international, having been hit for 64 runs in the maximum of 4 overs.
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. After scoring a half-century on day three of the first Test against England in Kandy, he announced he was to retire from Test cricket at the end of the match, but that he would continue to play in One Day Internationals. He also hit six fours in one over against James Anderson in his last Test innings of 78.
In December 2007, Jayasuriya confirmed that he has signed for Warwickshire for the 2008 Twenty20 Cup... In April 2008, he joined the Mumbai Indians to play in the IPL.
· After scoring a devastating 114 not out off just 48 balls for the Mumbai Indian against Chennai Jayasuria 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. He currently leads the six-hitting board and is the tournament’s 3rd highest run scorer with 514 runs at a strike rate of about 160...

Sanaths Records in ODI.......................

Sanath has 18 “Man of the series” awards in ODI’s, they were……….
  • In world cup 1996 which was won by his team. (Sri Lanka)
  • In Singer cup 1996 played between 3 nations (Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan) in Singapore.
  • In Pepsi Independence Cup 1997 Played between 4 nations (Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and New Zealand).
  • Against India in 1997.
  • Against Zimbabwe in 1997/98.
  • In Coca Cola Champions Trophy 2000/01 Played between 3 nations (Sri Lanka, India, Zimbabwe and UAE).
  • In Coca Cola cup 2001 Played between 3 nations (Sri Lanka, India, and New Zealand).
  • In LG Abans Triangular Series 2001/02 played between 3 nations (Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and West Indies).
  • In Asia cup 2004 played between 6 nations (Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Bangladesh, Honkong and Pakistan).
  • In Natwest Series 2006 played against England in England.
  • In Laqshya Series 2007 played against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka.
Sanath’s Awards in Test Matches………………………...

4 “Man of the Match” awards……………….

  • India [2], Zimbabwe [1] and Pakistan [1].
2 “Man of the Series” awards…………………
  • India [1] and Pakistan [1].