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Mahela Jayawardene

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Full Name: Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene
Born: May 27 1977 , Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka
Other teams: Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Sinhalese Sports Club, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Wayamba
Test debut: Sri Lanka v India, Colombo, Aug 2-6 1997
ODI debut: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Colombo, Jan 24 1998
T20 debut: England v Sri Lanka, Southampton, Jun 15 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Jayawardene is one half of the famed Mahela-Sangakkara axis that has been at the core of Sri Lanka’s batting for many years. Jayawardene retired from Test and Twenty20 cricket after World Cup success in 2014, after a career that saw him rack up 34 centuries in the longest format. In T20s, Jayawardene scored 18 hundreds and has played for various teams in the Indian Premier League. Jayawardene also skippered Sri Lanka during his stellar career, including at the 2007 World Cup where they lost in the final to Australia. He gave up the captaincy in 2009, though his commitment to amassing r...

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