|Full name||Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath|
19 March 1978 |
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Bowling style||Slow left arm orthodox|
|Test debut (cap 78)||22 September 1999 v Australia|
|Last Test||16 March 2013 v Bangladesh|
|ODI debut (cap 120)||25 April 2004 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||28 July 2013 v South Africa|
|Domestic team information|
|1998/99–present||Moors Sports Club|
|1996/97–97/98||Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club|
|Source: Cricinfo, 28 July 2013|
Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath, also known as H. M. R. K. B. Herath or Rangana Herath or Jack (born 19 March 1978, Kurunegala) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He was educated at Maliyadeva College Kurunegala. He has also played cricket for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club and Moors Sports Club. His bowling style is slow left arm orthodox. He made his Test match debut at Galle, Sri Lanka against the Australian cricket team in 1999, and his One Day International (ODI) debut against the Zimbabwean cricket team at Harare Sports Ground in 2004.
Herath joined the Sri Lankan squad in 2008 to face West Indies, for two Tests and three ODIs. In one of his warm up matches he got a five wicket haul.
He played a few matches for Surrey during the latter part of the 2009 English cricket season.
- 1 Playing career
- 2 Records and achievements
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Rangana Herath ascended to prominence against Australia in 1999 with a "mystery" ball. He broke into the national side after an impressive A tour to England. Herath while playing in two test matches in the series, deceived the visiting Australians with a delivery that darted the other way. He took six test wickets against the Australians.
Pakistan, New Zealand (2009)
Rangana Herath made a comeback to the Test side, taking 15 wickets in the 3 match Test series vs. Pakistan played in Sri Lanka, also winning the man-of-the-match award in the first Test. 
Herath then took 8 wickets in the second Test in the two match Test-series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Sri Lanka. This led Sri Lanka to a win, and a series victory.
India, West Indies (2010)
Herath played only in the test at Galle during the home series against India. Though Sri Lanka won, he only managed to take the wicket of Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh in that match. Herath was recalled for the second test match against the West Indies in November 2010. In that match played at the newly renovated R. Premadasa Stadium, he took three wickets in the first innings.
Sri Lanka Tour in South Africa (2011)
In the second Test of Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa in December 2011, Herath took nine wickets and won the Man of the Match award. Sri Lanka won the match by 208 runs; it was their first Test win in South Africa.
England Tour in Sri Lanka (2012)
Herath took 12 Wickets during the first test match of the 2012 England Vs. Sri Lanka Test Series. His match winning performance helped him to secure the "Man of the Match" award in Galle. Rangana Herath was England's latest spin tormentor with 6 for 74 during the first inning and he took another 6 wickets for just 97 runs and confirmed the Sri Lanka's victory against the touring English team.
Records and achievements
- Highest wicket-taker in Tests in 2012
- Best T20 Bowling 5/3 (5 wickets for 3 runs) against New Zealand.
Test 10 Wicket hauls
|1||12/171||36||England||Galle International Stadium||Galle||Sri Lanka||2012|
|2||11/108||41||New Zealand||Galle International Stadium||Galle||Sri Lanka||2012|
Test 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/99||16||Pakistan||P Sara Oval||Colombo||Sri Lanka||2009|
|2||5/157||17||Pakistan||SSC Ground||Colombo||Sri Lanka||2009|
|3||5/139||18||New Zealand||SSC Ground||Colombo||Sri Lanka||2009|
|5||5/79||28||Australia||Galle International Stadium||Galle||Sri Lanka||2011|
|6||7/157||29||Australia||SSC Ground||Colombo||Sri Lanka||2011|
|7||5/79||34||South Africa||Kingsmead||Durban||South Africa||2011|
|8||6/74||36||England||Galle International Stadium||Galle||Sri Lanka||2012|
|9||6/97||36||England||Galle International Stadium||Galle||Sri Lanka||2012|
|10||6/133||37||England||P Sara Oval||Colombo||Sri Lanka||2012|
|11||5/65||41||New Zealand||Galle International Stadium||Galle||Sri Lanka||2012|
|12||6/43||41||New Zealand||Galle International Stadium||Galle||Sri Lanka||2012|
|13||6/103||42||New Zealand||P Sara Oval||Colombo||Sri Lanka||2012|
|17||5/125||50||Pakistan||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||Sharjah||U.A.E||2014|
T20I 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/3||7||New Zealand||ZAC Stadium||Chittagong||Bangladesh||2014|
- Hampshire sign Rangana Herath
- "Pak vs SL Test Series, 2009, Most wickets". Cricinfo.
- "Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd Test (SSC), Aug 26–30 2009". Cricinfo.
- "Herath spins Sri Lanka to famous win". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
- "England tour of Sri Lanka, 2011/12 / Scorecard". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- "Most wickets in 2012". cricinfo. 28 December 2012.
- Player profile: Rangana Herath from ESPNcricinfo
- Rangana-Herath's profile page on Wisden
- Player profile: Rangana Herath from CricketArchive