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Rangana Herath

Batter

Did you know?

His first ODI wicket was Zimbabwe’s Dion Ebrahim.

RUNS
1609
AVERAGE
15.32

Rangana Herath

Batter

Did you know?

His first ODI wicket was Zimbabwe’s Dion Ebrahim.

RUNS
140
AVERAGE
9.33

Rangana Herath

Batter

Did you know?

His first ODI wicket was Zimbabwe’s Dion Ebrahim.

RUNS
8
AVERAGE
2.67

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox

AGE
39
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Kurunegala

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
LOCAL CLUB

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club

Bio

Left-arm orthodox spinner Rangana Herath had his first taste of international cricket in 1999.

Since playing his first one-day international in 2004, Herath has been in and out of the Sri Lankan team, earning a regular place from 2011 onwards when he rose to prominence as a leading spinner following the retirement of Muttiah Muralidaran.

Now with more than 70 ODIs to his name, and more than 70 wickets, Herath played in the ICC Cricket World Cup for a second time in 2015, having played four matches at the 2011 tournament.

Likewise, Herath has earned a reputation as Sri Lanka’s main strike bowler on the Test arena since Muralidaran’s retirement.

He set a world record during the 2011-12 tour of South Africa when he took 9-127 in an innings, and in 83 Test matches he has secured an impressive 31 five-wicket hauls.

MATCHES
86
DEBUT
1999
CAP NO
78
BEST BATTING
80
BEST BOWLING
9-127
Bowling
WICKETS
405
AVERAGE
27.9
ECONOMY
2.81
S/R
59.6
5W
33
10W/M
9
Batting
RUNS
1609
INNINGS
132
NOT OUTS
27
AVERAGE
15.32
100s
0
50s
3
MATCHES
71
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
120
BEST BATTING
17
BEST BOWLING
4-20
Bowling
WICKETS
74
AVERAGE
31.9
ECONOMY
4.37
S/R
43.8
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
140
INNINGS
30
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
9.33
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
17
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
39
BEST BATTING
3
BEST BOWLING
5-3
Bowling
WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
20.7
ECONOMY
6.13
S/R
20.3
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
8
INNINGS
6
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
2.67
100s
0
50s
0

Sri Lanka storm to final-day victory

A sensational six-wicket haul from Rangana Herath, who became just the fifth man to 400 Test wickets, has helped Sri Lanka to a thrilling 21-run win over Pakistan.


1:05 Only-Test-Sri-Lanka-v-Zimbabwe-Day-4-wrap-still

SL, Zimbabwe Test on a knife's edge

Both Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe have a realistic shot at history heading into the final day of their one-off Test in Colombo after a hard fought fourth day


1:23 SL-v-BANG-D5-still

Herath hands SL win with record-breaking haul

Veteran spinner Rangana Herath took six wickets on the final day to lead Sri Lanka to a 259-run win over Bangladesh in the first Test in Galle


Life after Murali sweet for Herath

The career of Sri Lanka's record-breaking transformed following the retirement of Test cricket's greatest wicket-taker


Milestone-man Herath spins out Pakistan

Veteran spinner does it again, reaching 400 wickets while taking six to earn Sri Lanka thrilling first Test win


Herath injured in fresh blow for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's most potent wicket-taking threat has been ruled out of the third Test against India in Pallakele