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Rangana Herath

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Board XI, Colombo District CA, Hampshire, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, North Central Province, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka B, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Surrey, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Basnahira, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Rest of Sri Lanka
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
6
Batting:
0
Bowling:
10
Batting:
0
Bowling:
70
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
March 19, 1978, Kurunegala

Profile

Rangana Herath is one of the most promising spinners in Sri Lankan cricket. However being part of an era where the legendary Muttiah Muralidaran reined supreme, opportunities did not come his way easy.
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Herath started playing for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club and Moors Sports Club at the age of 20. He was then picked in the home series against Australia in 1999 after a good showing in Sri Lanka A's tour to England. He debuted in the 2nd Test against Australia and combining with Murali, ripped through Australia's batting line-up. He played only two Tests till 2004, and during this period, played a number of games for Sri Lanka A. However, he made his Test comeback against Australia in Colombo and in 2004-05, picked up 29 wickets in 10 Tests at an decent average of 31.42. Unluckily, the selectors did not deem it good enough and he was thrown into wilderness till 2008.

Herath made another strong comeback with a fantastic 2009 season taking 23 wickets and once Muralidaran retired, Sri Lanka kept him as their first-choice spinner. His heroics helped Sri Lanka pick their first Test win on South African soil and he went on to become the leading wicket-taker in Tests with 60 scalps in 2012. A slow left-armer, Herath is not a big turner of the ball and relies on flight and change in pace to outfox the batsman. He is a very accurate bowler and looks to attack at most times.


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 51 70 713 15 12.96 49.72 0 1 80*
ODI 55 24 123 12 10.25 68.33 0 0 17*
T20 9 3 2 3 - 100 0 0 1*
CLT20 5 4 17 0 4.25 - 0 0 8
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 51 91 13933 6514 217 7/89 / 30.01 2.80 9 17 3 15
ODI 55 51 2449 1741 54 4/20 / 32.24 4.26 1 0 0 23
T20 9 9 177 174 12 5/3 / 14.5 5.89 0 1 0 3
CLT20 5 5 108 79 3 2/7 / 26.33 4.38 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 12 0 2
ODI 9 0 4
T20 0 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
1999-2014
 
ODI:
2004-2013
 
T20:
2011-2014
 
CLT20:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Sep 22, 1999
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Jan 27, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Apr 25, 2004
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Nov 16, 2013
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Aug 06, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 06, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Wayamba Vs Victoria at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 13, 2009
Last played:
Wayamba Vs Central Stags at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Sep 22, 2010
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