Player Bio

A technically elegant but unfussy batter, Jayawardena made his debut for Sri Lanka in a Test against India in 1997, setting in motion an international career that helped establish Sri Lanka as a world power in the sport.

With more than 10,000 runs in Test and ODI cricket, Jayawardena stands among the finest players to ever come from the island nation.

Date of birth: 27 May 1977

Role: Batter

Batting style: Right-hand

Bowling style: Right-hand

Date of debut: 02 Aug 1997

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