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Rangana Herath

Batter

Did you know?

His first ODI wicket was Zimbabwe’s Dion Ebrahim.

RUNS
1699
AVERAGE
14.65

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
40
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
93
DEBUT
1999
CAP NO
78
BEST BATTING
80
BEST BOWLING
9-127
Bowling
WICKETS
433
AVERAGE
28.1
ECONOMY
2.81
S/R
60
5W
34
10W/M
9
Batting
RUNS
1699
INNINGS
144
NOT OUTS
28
AVERAGE
14.65
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

Herath brilliantly sets up Proteas century-maker

Rangana Herath came up with something special to remove defiant South African century-maker Thenuis de Bruyn as Sri Lanka recorded a series win


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From The Vault: Herath's hanger at the Gabba

Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath is hardly renowned for his fielding exploits ... but this grab to get Matthew Wade in Brisbane in 2012 was worth celebrating


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South Africa bowled out for 73 as SL's spinners fire

South Africa have been bowled out for just 73, their lowest Test total since 1957 as Sri Lanka handed them a crushing defeat in the first Test in Galle


Heroic Herath by the numbers

A statistical look back on the Test career of Sri Lanka's retired - and remarkable - spinner


Herath to retire from Tests: reports

The opening Test against Joe Root's side could be the veteran's international farewell


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Herath's 34th five-fa secures series win

Theunis de Bruyn scores maiden Test hundred but spinner's 34th career five-wicket haul seals 2-0 win


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