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SL Cricket

  • Gain Test Status in 1981 and first played a Test in 1982
  • Won World Cup in 1996 in India/Sri Lanka/Pakistan

Sri Lankan cricket’s greatest moment undoubtedly came during the aforementioned 1996 Cricket World Cup, when they defeated the top-ranked Australian team in the Final. Sri Lanka’s game style over the course of the series revolutionized One Day International Cricket, and was characterized by ultra-aggressive batting in the first fifteen overs of the innings in order to take advantage of the fielding restrictions imposed during this period. This strategy has since become a hallmark of One Day International cricket.

 

Sri Lankan cricket suppoters were once again overwhelmed with the team’s tremoundous performance at the NatWest Series, 2006. Although as a whole it missed it’s captain Marvan Atapattu and Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath together with Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Russel Arnold, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando and Farveez Maharoof played some fantastic innings. Sri Lanka’s performance during the 5-0 whitewash, England’s heaviest home defeat in 13 years, was, some sloppy fielding in a couple of games aside, consistently excellent. Master Blaster Sanath Jayasuriya was both the Man of the Match and Man of the Series. They also made the highest score in One Day International Cricket of 443 against The Netherlands in the following series.

Sri Lanka

Saliya Ahangama · Guy de Alwis · Kaushik Amalean · Jayantha Amerasinghe · Don Anurasiri · Russel Arnold · Marvan Atapattu · Malinga Bandara · Niroshan Bandaratilleke · Hemantha Boteju · Charitha Buddhika · Upul Chandana · Pubudu Dassanayake · Kumar Dharmasena · Roy Dias · Tillakaratne Dilshan · Chamara Dunusinghe · Dilhara Fernando · Dinusha Fernando · Hasantha Fernando · Lalithamana Fernando · Nisal Fernando · Ranjit Fernando · Susil Fernando · Indika Gallage · Chamila Gamage · Dharshana Gamage · Janak Gamage · Akalanka Ganegama · Yohan Goonasekera · Mahes Goonatilleke · Pulasthi Gunaratne · Ranjan Gunatilleke · Aruna Gunawardene · Avishka Gunawardene · Roshan Guneratne · Asanka Gurusinha · Chandika Hathurusingha · Rangana Herath · Dinuka Hettiarachchi · David Heyn · Saman Jayantha · Pradeep Jayaprakashdaran · Rohan Jayasekera · Sunil Jayasinghe · Sanath Jayasuriya · Mahela Jayawardene · Prasanna Jayawardene · Sridharan Jeganathan · Vinothen John · Roshan Jurangpathy · Shantha Kalavitigoda · Ruwan Kalpage · Lalith Kaluperuma · Sanath Kaluperuma · Romesh Kaluwitharana · Thilina Kandamby · Chamara Kapugedera · Uvais Karnain · Nuwan Kulasekara · Brendon Kuruppu · Kosala Kuruppuarachchi · Graeme Labrooy · Dulip Liyanage · Kaushal Lokuarachchi · Dilhara Lokuhettige · Ranjan Madugalle · Ranjith Madurasinghe · Roshan Mahanama · Farveez Maharoof · Lasith Malinga · Ashantha De Mel · Chaminda Mendis · Duleep Mendis · Jehan Mubarak · Manjula Munasinghe · Muttiah Muralitharan · Naveed Nawaz · Prabath Nissanka · Tony Opatha · Sudath Pasqual · Gamini Perera · Ruchira Perera · Suresh Perera · Mevan Pieris · Dammika Prasad · Ravindra Pushpakumara · Champaka Ramanayake · Anura Ranasinghe · Keerthi Ranasinghe · Arjuna Ranatunga · Dammika Ranatunga · Nishantha Ranatunga · Sanjeeva Ranatunga · Nilantha Ratnayake · Rumesh Ratnayake · Ravi Ratnayeke · Athula Samarasekara · Athula Samarasekera · Dulip Samaraweera · Thilan Samaraweera · Kumar Sangakkara · Indika de Saram · Charith Senanayake · Ajit de Silva · Amal Silva · Aravinda de Silva · Ashley de Silva · Asoka de Silva · Chamara Silva · Granville de Silva · Jayantha Silva · Lanka de Silva · Sajeewa de Silva · Somachandra de Silva · Stanley de Silva · Sujeewa de Silva · Anura Tennekoon · Upul Tharanga · Thilan Thushara · Hashan Tillakaratne · Michael Tissera · Eric Upashantha · Chaminda Vaas · Michael Vandort · Marlon Vonhagt · Bandula Warnapura · Jayananda Warnaweera · Ajith Weerakkody · Kaushalya Weeraratne · Sanjeewa Weerasinghe · Mithra Wettimuny · Sidath Wettimuny · Sunil Wettimuny · Hemantha Wickramaratne · Pramodya Wickramasinghe · Gamina Wickremasinghe · Gamini Wickremasinghe · Kapila Wijegunawardene · Gayan Wijekoon · Roger Wijesuriya · Piyal Wijetunge · Nuwan Zoysa

 

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