Ruhuna Royals

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Ruhuna Royals
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Personnel
Captain Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga
Coach Pakistan Waqar Younis
Owner Pearl Overseas Limited
Team information
City Southern Province
Colors      Orange      Purple      Gold
Founded 2012
Dissolved 2012
Home ground Mahinda Rajapaksha International Stadium
Capacity 35,000
History
SLPL wins none

Ruhuna Royals was a franchise cricket team that took part in Sri Lanka Premier League, representing Southern Province. Pearl Overseas Limited purchased the team for $4.6 million in 2012. They was owned for seven years, after which a new agreement may be negotiated.[1]

History[edit]

Star Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi joined the franchise for the 2012 season after leaving Nagenahira Nagas for low payments. Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis joined as the head coach of the franchise.


Home ground[edit]

Galle International Stadium is a Cricket Stadium in Golden Galle It would be one of oldest venue in world cricket. Capacity 50,000 & beauty of sea & Odd Galle fort as well &

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium is a cricket stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. It was built for the 2011 Cricket World Cup and hosted two matches, the first being Sri Lanka against Canada, on 20 February 2011. The stadium has a capacity of 34,300 people. The stadium won't be able host any matches for the 2012 edition of the SLPL as it is being renovated up to a capacity of 60,000 for the upcoming 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

Current squad[edit]

Coach: Waqar Younis[2]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
5 Chamara Silva Sri Lanka (1979-12-14) 14 December 1979 (age 37) Right-handed leg break
8 Ramith Rambukwella Sri Lanka (1991-09-08) 8 September 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break
11 Aaron Finch Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Left-arm medium
29 Daniel Harris Australia (1979-12-31) 31 December 1979 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium
66 Lahiru Thirimanne Sri Lanka (1989-09-08) 8 September 1989 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Nasir Jamshed Pakistan (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh (1984-07-07) 7 July 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Richard Levi South Africa (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
4 Dilruwan Perera Sri Lanka (1982-07-22) 22 July 1982 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break
10 Shahid Afridi Pakistan (1980-03-01) 1 March 1980 (age 37) Right-handed leg break googly
14 Shalika Karunanayake Sri Lanka (1987-02-14) 14 February 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
55 Gihan Rupasinghe Sri Lanka (1986-03-05) 5 March 1986 (age 31) Left-handed leg break
Shanuka Dissanayake Sri Lanka (1977-05-10) 10 May 1977 (age 40) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Nathan McCullum New Zealand (1980-09-01) 1 September 1980 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ryan McLaren South Africa (1983-02-09) 9 February 1983 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Gayan Wijekoon Sri Lanka (1976-12-21) 21 December 1976 (age 40) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
59 Prasanna Jayawardene Sri Lanka (1979-10-09) 9 October 1979 (age 37) Right-handed
Denuwan Rajakaruna Sri Lanka (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990 (age 26) Right-handed
Bowlers
44 Dhananjaya de Silva Sri Lanka (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
47 Wahab Riaz Pakistan (1985-06-28) 28 June 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Left-arm fast
75 Jerome Taylor Jamaica (1984-06-22) 22 June 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast
77 Tharanga Lakshitha Sri Lanka (1982-04-30) 30 April 1982 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
99 Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast Captain
Ryan Harris Australia (1979-10-11) 11 October 1979 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Chaminda Vidanapathirana Sri Lanka (1983-01-25) 25 January 1983 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Kasun Madushanka Sri Lanka (1991-07-16) 16 July 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Malinga Bandara Sri Lanka (1979-12-31) 31 December 1979 (age 37) Right-handed leg break
Imran Khan Sri Lanka (1992-05-10) 10 May 1992 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian companies among SLPL-franchise owners". CricInfo. ESPN. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Waqar joins Afridi as head coach of Ruhuna". Cricket.Org.PK. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 

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