|Full name||Warushavithana Saman Jayantha|
26 January 1974 |
Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|ODI debut (cap 119)||27 February 2004 v Australia|
|Last ODI||26 December 2004 v New Zealand|
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2017
Warushavithana Saman Jayantha (born January 26, 1974 in Ambalangoda), or Saman Jayantha, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played 17 One Day Internationals for Sri Lanka in 2004 before he was dropped by the Sri Lankan selectors.
He started his international career by scoring 24 runs in two matches against Australia as a middle order batsman, but improved during Sri Lanka's 5–0 whitewash of Zimbabwe in April 2004, hitting a career-best 74 not out to guide Sri Lanka to a nine-wicket win in the second ODI. However, he only played three of Sri Lanka's six matches during the 2004 Asia Cup, and was in and out of the team until successive ducks against Pakistan and New Zealand caused his exit from the team.
Jayantha was also part of the Sri Lankan team that lifted the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes title in 2007 where he was also the leading wicket taker in that tournament with 6 wickets. In the 2003 Hong Kong Sixes he was the leading runscorer scoring 152 runs and went on to win the man of the tournament award. He is also the only Sri Lankan to have won the "Man of the tournament" award in Hong Kong Sixes history.
- "Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
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