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Mahela Jayawardena

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
40
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Colombo

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
LOCAL CLUB

Wayamba United

Bio

Classy and elegant, Mahela Jayawardena is one of Sri Lanka’s all-time greats. His international career started in 1997 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 marked his fifth appearance at the tournament.

Jayawardena has excelled on the Test, one-day international and Twenty20 arenas through his career and has more than 19 centuries from 448 ODI caps and more than 12500 one-day runs to his name.

A highlight of his World Cup career came in 2007, when as captain, he scored a match-winning century against New Zealand in the semi-final.

In 2011 he scored an unbeaten 103 from 88 balls in the World Cup final, when Sri Lanka fell to India by six wickets.

Jayawardena has an unbelievable Test record as well, making 11814 runs including 34 hundreds with an average of 49.84.

Watto has last laugh in Mahela battle

One of the most sweetly-timed sixes you will ever see from Sri Lanka star Mahela Jayawardena brought about the perfect response from Thunder veteran Shane Watson


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Jayawardena's classy knock

Strikers import Mahela Jayawardena took on the Scorchers attack and lit up Adelaide Oval with a classy 57 from 37 balls, including two big sixes


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Ice-cool Mahela controls Strikers' run chase

Strikers signing Mahela Jayawardena was cool under pressure at the Furnace as Adelaide made it two in a row in this season's KFC Big Bash League


Sri Lanka legends question Ford exit

Sangakkara suggests there may not be any 'coaches left to employ' for his former side after highly-rated mentor's departure


SL legends' portraits set for Lord's unveiling

Portraits of former Sri Lanka stars Jayawardena and Sangakkara to go on display at the Home of Cricket


Lancashire sign SL legend as local player

County side land huge coup by adding Jayawardena to roster for upcoming T20 tournament