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Muttiah Muralitharan

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Full Name: Muttiah Muralitharan
Born: April 17 1972 , Kandy, Sri Lanka
County: Lancashire
Other teams: Kent, Sri Lanka
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Off Spin


A world-class off-spinner who is continually vying with Shane Warne to be the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket after both passed Courtney Walsh’s previous record of 519. First joined Lancashire for a stint in 1999 when he was named as the county’s Player of the Year and returned in 2001 before a spell with Kent in 2003. Lancashire signed Muralitharan for the 2005 season despite him being sidelined at the time after undergoing an operation to cure a troublesome shoulder injury. He played six first class games for the county and immediately proved his worth as he took 36 wickets at an...

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