Rangana Herath Profile

Rangana Herath
Full Name: Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara ( ReservedUmpire )
Birth date: March 19, 1978
Age: 43
Birth Country: Sri Lanka
Batting Style: Left Hand Batsman
Bowling Style: Slow Left Arm Orthodox
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Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath is a Sri Lankan slow left arm orthodox bowler. Herath was educated at Mayurapada Central College in Narammala. He was born on 19th March 1978 in Kurunegala. He is a left handed batsman and stepped into international cricket in the year 1996. Herath is essentially a left arm spinner and delivers the well known ‘mystery ball’. This ‘Mystery ball’ is a quicker form of spin that heads into the right-handers. Herath is the Sri Lankan pillar during test matches as he can bowl long spells with never fading accuracy.

Career Highlights:
  • First Class debut in 1996-1997 representing Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club
  • List A debut in 1998-1999
  • Played in 2010 county Championship for Hampshire
  • Herath debuted in Test cricket against Australia on 22nd September 1999
  • His firs One Day International match was against Zimbabwe on 25th April 2004 at Harare. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets
  • His first T20I was against Australia on 6th August 2011 at Pallekele where his squad won by 35 runs
  • First 5 wicket haul in test cricket was against Pakistan in Colombo in 2009.
  • First 10 wickets haul in test cricket was versus England at Galle in the year 2012.
  • Herath’s first T20I 5 wickets haul was at ZAC stadium in 2014.
  • Herath picked up 9 wickets for 127 runs in a single innings against Pakistan in 2014. This was one of the best bowling records by a left hand bowler
  • In the year 2012, he was the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket
  • He was the Man of the Match in the 2nd test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in December 2011
  • Herath was the Man of the Match in Galle in the Sri Lanka vs England Test Series in 2012.

Herath is ranked amongst the best spinners of the world.

Recent matches

RunsWktsOppMatch DateScore
- 1/11 India Legends21 Mar,2021 DT20
- 0/29 South Africa Legends19 Mar,2021 DT20
- 2/17 England Legends14 Mar,2021 DT20
- 2/11 South Africa Legends08 Mar,2021 DT20
- 0/32 West Indies Legends06 Mar,2021 DT20
12 1/22 India Legends10 Mar,2020 DT20
3 2/5 Australia Legends08 Mar,2020 DT20
14, 5 1/78, 2/59 England06 Nov,2018 TEST
35 1/32, 6/98 South Africa20 Jul,2018 TEST
1, 0 2/39, 3/38 South Africa12 Jul,2018 TEST

Statistictics by year

Batting Statistics

 MatRunsHSAve100s50s
TEST 8916968015.0103
ODI 71140179.3300
IT20 17832.6700

Bowling Statistics

 MatOversRunsWktsAve
TEST 904227.41184742727.74
ODI 69540.223627431.92
IT20 1760.53731820.72

Recent Awards

Last Series Played

Road Safety World Series 2021
Sri Lanka vs England Test Series 2018
Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test Series 2018
West Indies vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2018
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2018
Team Squad
Akila Dananjaya Chamika Karunaratne
Dasun Shanaka Lakshan Sandakan
Kasun Rajitha Dhananjaya Lakshan
Minod Bhanuka Ramesh Mendis
Asitha Fernando Ishan Jayaratne

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