Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Muttiah Muralitharan      

Full name Muttiah Muralitharan
Born April 17, 1972, Kandy
Current age 38 years 172 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Chennai Super Kings,ICC World XI, Kandurata, Kent, Lancashire,Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Also known as Muttiah Muralidaran
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 7 in
Education St Anthony's College, Kandy
Muttiah Muralitharan
Batting and fielding averages
List A4342007392433*7.27001550
Bowling averages
List A43422802+146376537/307/3022.413.84*35.2*16120
Career statistics
Test debutSri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 28-Sep 2, 1992 scorecard
Last TestSri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 18-22, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debutSri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 1993 scorecard
Last ODISri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Jun 24, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debutNew Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20IWest Indies v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, May 7, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut1989/90
Last First-classSri Lanka v India at Galle, Jul 18-22, 2010 scorecard
List A debut1991/92
Last List ASri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Jun 24, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debutYorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20Warriors v Chennai Super Kings at Johannesburg, Sep 26, 2010 scorecard
Perhaps no cricketer since Douglas Jardine has polarised opinion quite like Muttiah Muralitharan. For the believers, he's among the greatest to ever spin a ball. For the doubters, he's a charlatan undeserving of the game's greatest records, responsible for changes in the laws that they think have legitimised throwing. What was undeniable was his ability to turn the ball sharply on just about any surface, and bowl the sort of marathon spells that would have seen a lesser man retire after five seasons rather than 18. Whether Sri Lanka played at home, on pitches where he was often unplayable, or overseas, Murali was the go-to man for half a dozen captains. He seldom disappointed.thanks

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