Rangana Herath


Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox

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His first ODI wicket was Zimbabwe’s Dion Ebrahim.


Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox




Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club


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.

Classic AUSvSL catches: Heroic Herath

Matthew Wade couldn't believe his luck when Rangana Herath took a sensational outfield catch at the Gabba against Australia

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Classic AUSvSL catches: Herath's speccy

Rangana Herath never looked comfortable under this high ball - until he took a speccy in one hand!

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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

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


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