Jayawardene playing for Sri Lanka in 2014
|Full name||Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene|
27 May 1977 |
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 69)||2 August 1997 v India|
|Last Test||14 August 2014 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 92)||24 January 1998 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||18 March 2015 v South Africa|
|ODI shirt no.||27 (previously 92)|
|Domestic team information|
|1995–2015||Sinhalese Sports Club|
|2008–2010||Kings XI Punjab|
|2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala|
|Source: CricketArchive, 22 May 2016|
Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene (Sinhalese: මහේල ජයවර්ධන; born 27 May 1977), known as Mahela Jayawardene, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He is widely regarded as one of the greats of modern cricket due to his masterful technician oozing class of batting, regarded amongst the best batsman against spin, along with his long time team mate and friend, Kumar Sangakkara and a legend in the history of the game. Jayawardene's highest test score, 374 against South Africa is the highest test score by a right handed batsman in the history of test cricket.
Jayawardene made his Test cricket debut in 1997 and his One Day International (ODI) debut the following season. In 2006 he made the highest ever score by a Sri Lankan in Test cricket, scoring 374 in the second Test of Sri Lanka's home series against South Africa. He has a test cricket average of over 50 and a One Day average in the 30s. He is the first player in the history of Sri Lankan cricket to score over 10,000 Test runs. Despite his relatively low ODI average, Jayawardene is considered to be one of the best batsmen produced by Sri Lanka.
He is one of only four Sri Lankans—the others being Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan—to have the prestigious record of having scored more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. Along with teammate Sangakkara, he recorded for the most partnership runs for the 3rd wicket in Tests, scoring 5890 runs surpassing 5826 run stand of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, during the first test match against Pakistan at Galle International Stadium, which was his last test at the venue. He scored 56 runs at that match, where his counterpart scored 221 runs.
Jayawardene was a key member of the team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made to the final of 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.
In 2006, Jayawardene was named by the International Cricket Council as the best international captain of the year and was nominated in 2007 as the best Test cricket player of the year. He is also known for his fielding skills in the inner ring, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had affected the most number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the fifth highest run-out/match ratio in ODI's. Statistics also reveal that c Jayawardene b Muralitharan is the most common bowler-fielder combination in the history of Test cricket.
- 1 Career
- 2 International career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Coaching career
- 5 Product and brand endorsements
- 6 Player statistics
- 7 Honours
- 8 International records
- 9 Awards
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Early and domestic career
Jayawardene was educated at one of the most prestigious schools of Sri Lanka, Nalanda College Colombo. At early age Mahela's father, Mr Senerath Jayawardene introduced him to Lionel Coaching Clinic run by Nondescripts Cricket Club in Cinnamon Gardens. It was there that he learned to play cricket. Mahela captained Nalanda College Colombo first XI cricket team in 1994. He developed his talents through the school cricket team, eventually becoming captain. He was runner-up for the best schoolboy cricketer award during the 1994 cricketing season.
Domestically he has played for Sinhalese Sports Club since 1995. He was signed to play as an overseas player for Derbyshire for the first half of the 2008 English cricket season. However, his commitments to Sri Lanka and involvement in the Indian Premier League prevented him from playing any part in the 2008 county season.
Career in 1990s
Mahela Jayawardene is the 69th Sri Lanka Test Cap, having made his debut against India at Colombo in 1997. Jayawardene made his Test debut in the record breaking Test in 1997 against India at R.P.S., Colombo. Jayawardene added 66 to Sri Lanka's first innings score of 952/6, the highest Test score ever. He was at the crease when the previous highest Test score was surpassed. Early in his career he scored 167 against New Zealand and 242 against India.
Jayawardene's One Day International debut was against Zimbabwe at Premadasa in January 1998. Sri Lanka won the match, with Jayawardene hitting the winning run. In the next game Jayawardene scored 74. It took only 11 matches before he scored his first century, which was against England in the Carlton and United World Series game at Adelaide. Jayawardene entered a pressure situation, with Sri Lanka struggling at 134/4 in the run chase, but made an innings of 120 runs to win the match. The match is notable for Ross Emerson's no-balling of Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing, which led the Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga to lead his team to the edge of the field and consider walking out of the match, as well as physical shoulder-barging by some players.
Jayawardene was the captain of the Sri Lankan national team during the England tour in 2006 in the absence of Marvan Atapattu. He led his team to 1–1 draw in the Test series and an emphatic 5–0 whitewash in the ODI series.
|Jayawardene's results in international matches|
In the first Test of the 2006 Test series against South Africa, Jayawardene shared a world record partnership of 624 runs alongside Kumar Sangakkara. This partnership, the highest for any wicket in first-class cricket history, and the first instance of a stand of 600 or more in a first-class or Test match innings, smashed the previous third wicket stand for Sri Lanka, surpassing 262 which involved himself along with Thilan Samaraweera. It also broke the previous record for the third wicket partnership for all Test playing nations surpassing the 467 run partnership made by the New Zealanders Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones.
Jayawardene became the first Sri Lankan captain to score a Test triple-century, making 374 off 572 deliveries with 43 fours and 1 six, the fourth highest individual innings score in Test match cricket and the highest by a right-hander. He is also the first batsman to pass 350 in a Test without going on to break the world record. He also surpassed the highest score by a Sri Lankan in a Test match, previously held by Sanath Jayasuriya's 340 in 1997 against India, coincidentally also produced in a world record partnership.
He was also chosen as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2007. In the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Jayawardene scored one century and four half-centuries and was the second highest run-scorer of the tournament, which was topped by Australia's Matthew Hayden. The century he scored against New Zealand helped Sri Lanka win the Semi-Final. Sri Lanka finished runners-up in the World Cup losing to Australia in the final. He is the only batsman in World Cup ODI history to score hundreds in both a semi final and a final of the tournament. He achieved this feat, by scoring a century in 2007 Cricket World Cup semi final against New Zealand, and a century in 2011 Cricket World Cup final against India.
He has scored centuries against all Test-playing nations. He achieved this feat on the 21st February 2009 by scoring his maiden Test century against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan.
Mahela is the Recipient of International Cricket Council's "Captain of the Year 2006", Captain of the "World One-Day International Team of the Year 2006", Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2007, Record holder for the highest score (374 runs) by a Sri Lankan in Test cricket. He also lead Sri Lanka when the team won the "Spirit of Cricket Award" in 2007 and 2008.
Jayawardene led Sri Lanka to Pakistan for a Test series in March–April 2009. The series was conducted after the Indian team withdrew from playing in Pakistan, following the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. The first Test ended in a draw. Even though he scored a double century in the first Test. Sri Lanka was in a good position in the Test with Thilan Samaraweera hitting his second successive double hundred of the series and Tillakaratne Dilshan scoring a century. On their way to the Gaddafi Stadium for the third day's play, the bus that carried the Sri Lankan players was fired at by 12 masked gunmen. Jayawardene, along with six other Sri Lankan cricketers sustained injuries. Six policemen that guarded the bus and two civilians were killed in the attack. He was appointed vice-captain of the Sri Lankan team once again under Kumar Sangakkara after Muttiah Muralitharan retired from test cricket, but resigned after the team's World Cup defeat. He was appointed as captain again after Tillakaratne Dilshan resigned from the captaincy in 2012. He was the captain of Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier Leagueand the Delhi Daredevils. He won the Spirit of Cricket Award 2013.
However, he regained some form during the IPL 2010. Before starting their chase of 201 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders, Jayawardene expressed his desire to open the innings to captain Kumar Sangakkara. Sangakkara agreed to his fellow countrymate and Jayawardene scored a blazing 110* off just 59 balls winning them the match in the second last over. Sangakkara, impressed by his teammate set him as opener for the Kings XI Punjab. He scored a few more entertaining knocks in vain including 44 against the Rajasthan Royals and 93* against the Deccan Chargers. He ended the tournament with a batting average of 43.90. He was the 6th highest run scorer for the tournament and highest for the Kings XI Punjab.
With Kumar Sangakkara as the Sri Lankan Captain too, Jaywardene was sent as opener for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. In the first match against New Zealand, he scored 81 off just 51 balls. However, this knock went in vain due to the collapse in the Sri Lankan batting line-up after his wicket fell which resulted in a total of only 135 on board batting first. However, in his very next match against Zimbabwe, he scored 100 of just 64 balls helping them win the match helping them win the match defending a total of 173. He thus became the 4th player to score a century in an Twenty20 International match and the first Sri Lankan to do so. Sri Lanka won the match by D/L method. In the very next match against West Indies, he scored 98* off just 56 balls narrowly missing his second century in a row. This became his third consecutive score above 80.
During the second Test of Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa in 2011–12, Jayawardene became the ninth player in cricket history, and the first Sri Lankan, to score 10,000 Test runs. At the end of the tour he was reappointed as Sri Lanka's captain, following the resignation of Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Jayawardene led Sri Lanka to the final of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 against the West Indies on home turf. Having restricted the Windies to 137/6, Sri Lanka were steadily making progress in chasing down the target with Jayawardene well set. Halfway through their innings, captain Jayawardene noticed that the West Indies were slightly ahead on Duckworth/Lewis with a hint of rain in the air. He subsequently decided to accelerate the innings, but this only triggered a collapse. The rain never came and Sri Lanka fell a long way short of the target. He resigned as Sri Lanka's T20 captain after the match and in 2014 also announced his retirement from T20 cricket.
He holds the record for most number of catches in ODIs, taking 218 catches in 448 matches. matches.
On 31 March 2016 it was announced that Jayawaradene has signed for Somerset County Cricket to represent them in the English T20 league 
On 14 July 2014, Jayawardene announced his retirement from Test cricket after the 2014 Pakistan series. He played his final Test at his favourite ground, the Sinhalese Sports Club, where he scored 54 runs in his last test innings. The ground was replete with thousands of tributes. Russell Arnold quipped that Legends never retire.
His last One-Day innings in Sri Lanka was played on 13 December 2014 in the last match of England ODI series. He was caught on 28 in his last innings on home soil. Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews gave him the ball to take the final wicket. He got his 8th ODI wicket by dismissing James Tredwell through a stumping, with Sangakkara behind the stumps.
During a match against Australia at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Mahela became the most capped player for Sri Lanka in ODIs, passing Jayasuriya's 445 ODI matches.
Jayawardene's last ODI was the quarter final of the 2015 World Cup, played against South Africa. He only scored 4 runs and Sri Lanka failed to qualify for the semi-finals for the first time since 1999.
Jayawardene was born to Sunila and Senerath Jayawardene at Colombo in 1977. He had one younger brother, Dhishal who died of a brain tumour, aged 16. This affected Jayawardene psychologically, halting his cricket career for some time. Eventually he was persuaded to go on and set about rebuilding his career by his parents and teammates.
He is married to Christina Mallika Sirisena, a travel consultant. The two have one daughter.
Off the field, he has won praise for his personal contribution to the HOPE cancer project. With memories of his deceased brother in mind, he became the leading campaigner of HOPE. Now, with the support of his team-mates, he aims to build a new 750-bed cancer unit at Maharagama, the country's only dedicated cancer hospital.
In August 2015, the England Cricket Board signing of Mahela as batting consultant for the England team. Mahela accepted the role and he was a part of the England coaching team travelling to the UAE for the series against Pakistan in October, up to the World Twenty20 in India.
Product and brand endorsements
Test performance against each opponent
|Opponent||Matches||Innings||Not out||Runs||High Score||100||50||Average|
ODI performance against each opponent
|Opponent||Matches||Innings||Not out||Runs||High Score||100||50||Average|
|United Arab Emirates||2||2||0||87||61||0||1||43.50|
|ACA Africa XI||5||5||1||269||107*||1||2||67.25|
Jayawardene has 34 test, 19 ODI and 1 T20I centuries. He is the first Sri Lankan and third overall to score hundreds in all forms of the game.
- ICC Captain of the Year 2006
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2007
- ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2013
Bold ones are world records.
- Highest partnership for any wicket – 624 for the third wicket by Kumar Sangakkara (287) & Mahela Jayawardene (374) against South Africa in 2006.
- Most partnership runs for the third wicket – Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene ( scored 5890 runs )
- Highest partnership for the fourth wicket – 437 by Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera against Pakistan in 2009. Second highest for the fourth wicket of all time.
- Highest partnership for the sixth wicket – 351 by Mahela Jayawardene and Prasanna Jayawardene against India in 2009.
- Highest partnership for the eighth wicket – 170 by Mahela Jayawardene and Chaminda Vaas against South Africa in 2004.
- He holds record for the highest runs scored on a single ground in Tests where he scored 2921 runs at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo.
- "c Jayawardene b Muralitharan" is the most common bowler-fielder combination in the history of Test cricket (77).
- He holds the record for the second highest number of catches in Tests with 206 catches in 423 matches.
- Highest individual score in Tests by a Sri Lankan – 374 runs against South Africa in 2006.
- One-Day Internationals
- Jayawardene has been part of most wins by a Sri Lankan in ODIs with 241 wins and is second in the world after Ricky Ponting(262 wins).
- Most number of ODI matches for Sri Lanka - 448 matches by Mahela.
- Most number of catches - 218 catches by Mahela in 448 matches.
- Highest partnership for third wicket – 226 by Marvan Atapattu & Mahela Jayawardene against India in 2000.
- Highest partnership for seventh wicket – 126* by Mahela Jayawardene & Upul Chandana against India in 2005.
- Twenty20 Internationals
- Mahela scored a century against Zimbabwe, becoming the first T20 international century by a Sri Lankan, and became the first Sri Lankan with hundreds in all forms of the game.
- Until retirement, Mahela was the highest run scorer in T20Is for Sri Lanka, where currently holds by Tillakaratne Dilshan - Mahela is the second in the list with 1,493 runs.
- Most number of 6s - 33 by Mahela Jayawardene
- He is the first Sri Lankan and third overall to achieve hundreds in all forms of the game.
- Most Run Outs Effected (since 1999 World Cup, first player credited in run out) – ODIs with 23 times.
- Mahela is the only batsman in World Cup ODI history to score hundreds in both a semi final and a final of the tournament.
Test Cricket – Man of the Series awards
- In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
|1||Sri Lanka in England Test Series||2002||272 (3 Matches, 6 Innings); 2 Ct.||Won the series 2–0|
|2||England in Sri Lanka Test Series||2007/08||474 (3 Matches, 4 Innings); 5 Ct.||Won the series 1–0|
Test Cricket – Man of the match awards
- In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
|1||1st Test – New Zealand in Sri Lanka||1997||1st Innings – 167 (4x18)
2nd Innings – 1 Ct.
|Won by 16 runs|
|2||2nd Test- Asian Test Championship||1998/99||1st Innings – 242 (4x30, 6x2)||Match drawn|
|3||1st Test – South Africa in Sri Lanka||2004||1st Innings – 237 (4x25, 6x3); 1 Ct.
2nd Innings – 5; 1 Ct.
|4||2nd Test – Sri Lanka in England||2006||1st Innings – 61 (4x9); 2 Ct.
2nd Innings – 119 (4x12)
|5||1st Test – South Africa in Sri Lanka||2006||1st Innings – 374 (4x43, 6x1)
2nd Innings – 1 Ct.
|Won by 153 runs|
|6||2nd Test – South Africa in Sri Lanka||2006||1st Innings – 13 (4x2); 2 Ct.
2nd Innings – 123 (4x11, 6x2)
|Won by 1 wicket|
|7||2nd Test – England in Sri Lanka||2007/08||1st Innings – 195 (4x16, 6x1); 1 Ct.
2nd Innings – 1 Ct.
|8||3rd Test – England in Sri Lanka||2007/08||1st Innings – 213* (4x25); 1 Ct.
2nd Innings – 2 Ct.; Run out 1
|9||2nd Test – South Africa in Sri Lanka||2014||1st Innings – 165 (4x17, 6x1);
2nd Innings – 2 Ct.
One-Day International Cricket – Man of the series awards
|1||Khaleej Times Trophy (Pak, SL, Zim) in UAE||2001/02||252 (6 Matches); 2 Catches||Won final by 5 wickets|
|2||Indian Oil Cup (Ind, SL, WI) in Sri Lanka||2005||230 (5 Matches); 1 Catch||Won final by 18 runs|
|3||Warid Series (Pak, SL) in UAE||2007||162 (3 Matches)||Won the series 2–1|
|4||Afro-Asia Cup (Asia XI, Africa XI) in India||2007||217 (3 Matches); 1 Catch||Asia XI Won the series 3–0|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||England||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||23 January 1999||4-0-24-0 ; 120 (111 balls, 9x4)||Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket.|
|2||Pakistan||Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Visakhapatnam||27 March 1999||101 (138 balls, 5x4) ; 7.3-2-23-1 ; 2 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 12 runs.|
|3||England||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||23 March 2001||101* (115 balls, 7x4) ; 2 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 66 runs.|
|4||New Zealand||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||10 April 2001||116 (129 balls, 13x4) ; 1 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 106 runs.|
|5||Zimbabwe||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||30 October 2001||63 (78 balls, 6x4)||Sri Lanka won by 79 runs.|
|6||Zimbabwe||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||12 December 2001||96 (108 balls, 10x4) ; 2 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 59 runs.|
|7||West Indies||Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy||15 December 2001||1 ct. ; 106* (94 balls, 8x4, 2x6)||Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.|
|8||India||Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla||3 August 2005||94* (114 balls, 9x4, 1x6)||Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets.|
|9||India||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||9 August 2005||83 (97 balls, 5x4)||Sri Lanka won by 18 runs.|
|10||Bangladesh||Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo||31 August 2005||50 (35 balls, 8x4) ; 1 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 88 runs (D/L).|
|11||England||Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street||24 June 2006||126* (127 balls, 19x4)||Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.|
|12||England||Old Trafford, Manchester||28 June 2006||100 (83 balls, 9x4) ; 1 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 33 runs.|
|13||Bermuda||Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain||15 March 2007||85 (90 runs, 6x4, 2x6) ; 1 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 243 runs.|
|14||New Zealand||Sabina Park, Kingston||24 April 2007||115* (109 balls, 10x4, 3x6) ; 1 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 81 runs.|
|15||Pakistan||Rangiri Dambulla Stadium, Dambulla||3 August 2009||1 ct. ; 123 (108 balls, 14x4, 1x6)||Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.|
|16||Canada||MRIC Stadium, Hambantota||20 February 2011||100 (81 balls, 9x4, 1x6) ; 1 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 210 runs.|
|17||England||Headingley, Leeds||1 July 2011||144 (150 balls, 14x4)||Sri Lanka won by 69 runs.|
|18||Australia||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||24 February 2012||1 ct. ; 85 (81 balls, 6x4, 1x6)||Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets.|
|19||Australia||Kennington Oval, London||17 June 2013||84* (81 balls, 11x4)||Sri Lanka won by 20 runs.|
|20||India||Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad||9 November 2014||118 (124 runs, 12x4, 1x6) ; 1 ct.||India won by 6 wickets.|
|21||England||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||29 November 2014||84* (81 balls, 11x4)||Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets.|
|22||Afghanistan||University Oval, Dunedin||22 February 2015||100 (120 balls, 8x4, 1x6)||Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets.|
Twenty20 International Cricket
Man of the Match Awards
|1||2009 ICC World Twenty20||16 June 2009||Ireland||78 (53 balls, 9x4, 1x6)||Sri Lanka won by 9 runs.|
|2||2010 ICC World Twenty20||3 May 2010||Zimbabwe||100 (64 balls, 10x4, 4x6)||Sri Lanka won by 14 runs (D/L).|
|3||2010 ICC World Twenty20||7 May 2010||West Indies||98* (56 balls, 9x4, 4x6)||Sri Lanka won by 57 runs.|
|4||Sri Lanka in England||25 June 2011||England||1 ct. ; 72* (57 balls, 8x4, 1x6)||Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets.|
|5||2012 ICC World Twenty20||29 September 2012||West Indies||65* (49 balls, 10x4, 1x6)||Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets.|
|6||2012 ICC World Twenty20||4 October 2012||Pakistan||42 (36 balls, 7x4) ; 1 ct.||Sri Lanka won by 16 runs.|
- 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team
- 100 Runs Test Cricket Partnerships by Sri Lanka
- highest test score by a right handed batsman
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- CricInfo bio
- Mahela Jayawardene's profile page on Wisden
- http://www.sportskeeda.com/player/mahela-jayawardene/ Mahela Jayawardene Profile and latest news at Sportskeeda
- HOPE Cancer Project
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