Mahela Jayawardene Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Batting, 374, Twitter
Mahela Jayawardene, a professional cricketer and a former captain of Sri Lanka, is a specialist batsman whose net worth ia about $4 million. He is referred to as a specialist batsman who easily adopted all the forms of cricket with a wonderful performance. Mahela is one among the 3 Sri Lankans to score over 10000 ODI runs. He bagged several awards, including ICC Captain of the Year 2006, ICC Spirit of Cricket 2013 and Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2007. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
Here’s presenting complete and some unknown facts information about Sri Lankan cricketer players Mahela Jayawardene Date of birth (27 May 1977) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian women’s cricket team. Men’s Cricket Team Sri Lankan Cricketer Mahela Jayawardene Age Biography family wife daughter Height Weight wiki career records info stats icc ranking marriage wedding girlfriends twitter debut match highest score Income salary biodata profile body measurements brother name education family affairs net worth career lifestyle cars & more below:
How old Mahela Jayawardene is?
Jayawardene’s is 41 years old (As Per 2018). Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
What is the real Height of Mahela Jayawardene?
Jayawardene’s real height Feet Inches- 5’ 8”. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
What is the Religion of Jayawardene?
According to Wikieventing, Jayawardene’s birth religion Budhisum. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
How Much Money does Mahela Jayawardene have?
Jayawardene’s Net Worth currently $4 Million. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
Mahela Jayawardene Biography
Born to Senerath and Sunila Jayawardene on May 27, 1977 in Colombo, Mahela has played for several teams at domestic levels alongside his international career. Dhishal, his younger brother, died at the age of 16 due to brain tumor, affecting his career for some time. He married a travel consultant, Christina Mallika Sirisena and the couple gave birth to one daughter. He got his education from a prestigious school, Nalanda College, Colombo and was introduced to the Lionel Coaching Clinic at an early age, where he learned about and made an entry into the Cricket world. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
Mahela Jayawardene Wife
Jayawardene was married to Christina Mallika Sirisena, a travel consultant. They have one daughter.
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Mahela Jayawardene Cricket Career
MAHELA JAYAWARDENE CAREER INFO HIGHLIGHTS
- Debut : Test– 2 August 1997 vs India in Colombo
ODI:– 24 January 1998 vs Zimbabwe in Colombo
T20– 15 June 2006 vs England in Southampton
- Last match: Test– 14 July 2014 vs Pakistan in Colombo
ODI:– 13 December 2014 vs England in Colombo
T20– 6 April 2014 vs India in Mirpur
- Jersey Number: #27 (Sri Lanka)
- Bowling Style: Right-arm Medium
- Mahela Jayawardene Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
- Domestic/State Team: Sinhalese Sports Club, Wayamba Elevens, Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Delhi Daredevils, Wayamba United,
- Records: 374 against South Africa, first Sri Lankan cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs, 624 alongside Kumar Sangakkara, second international player after Sachin Tendulkar who played more than 600 matches.
Jayawerdene started playing international cricket in 1997 during a test match against India, during which, he contributed to the historic total of 952 runs and scored the first century in the 4th match of his career. In 2006, he took the captaincy of the team for both ODI and Test formats and scored a record-breaking 374 when playing against South Africa. Although he renounced from this post in 2009, yet he again took the charge during the 2011-12 season with his 21st ton in test format. He retired from the test format in August 2014 with 11,814 runs at a brilliant average of 49.84 and continued in the ODI format with more than 12,500 runs. Along with this, he has also played in T20, IPL and CLT20 formats with a strike rate of over 100 in each. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
Mahela Jayawardene Net Worth
The sources of his income include endorsements and a seafood restaurant, Ministry of Crab, located in Colombo’s capital city. His annual salary from contracts with SLC was $120,750 in 2012, when he was paid a sum of $1.4 million to play in the IPL from Delhi Daredevils. Again in 2013, he was bought for $1.5 million with a base salary of $400,000 by Delhi Daredevils, but remained unsold in the 2015 IPL. His endorsement earning comes from different brands and products, including Reebok, Mobitel and DSI Holdings Ltd. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
Mahela Jayawardene Centuries
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.
Mahela Jayawardene Honours
- ICC Captain of the Year 2006
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2007
- ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2013
Mahela Jayawardene International Records
Bold ones are world records. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
- 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. Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
- 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 205 catches in 149 matches.
- Highest individual score in Tests by a Sri Lankan – 374 runs against South Africa in 2006.
- Highest individual score in Tests by a right-handed batsman – 374 runs against South Africa in 2006.
- Second in the list for the highest individual test score as a captain (374) just after Brian Lara’s 400*
- 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). Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
- Most number of ODI matches for Sri Lanka – 448 matches by Mahela.
- Most number of catches – 218 catches by Mahela in 448 matches. The only fielder in ODI history to take 200 ODI catches.
- 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.
- Most runs scored by a batsman in One Day Internationals without even a 150+ score in his career – 12650 runs with a best score of 144 against England.
- Most career runs in ODI history when batting at number 4 position (6,946).
- The first Sri Lankan to score a T20 international century , 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
- Presently, the leading runscorer in T20 World Cup history (1016 runs) and the first batsman to pass 1000 runs in T20 World Cup history.
- Only Sri Lankan to have scored a century in T20 World Cups.
- Leading runscorer in 2010 ICC World T20 (310 runs). Mahela Jayawardene Wiki
- He along with Kumar Sangakkara holds the record for the highest ever partnership for any wicket in T20 World Cup history(166 for the 2nd wicket)
- 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.
- First & only non-wicketkeeper to take 200+ catches in both tests and ODIs.
- Most runs in IPL history for a Sri Lankan (1802 runs).
- First batsman to score a century in Masters Champions League history.
- Holds the record for taking the most number of catches as a fielder in all forms of cricket (440). In fact the only fielder to take 400 catches in international cricket.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Mahela Jayawardene
- Does Mahela Jayawardena smoke: Not Known
- Does Mahela Jayawardena drink alcohol: Not Known
- Jayawardene is known for his fielding skills in the 30-yard circle. Cricinfo released a report in 2005, which showed that since 1999 Worl Cup, he had affected the most number of run-outs in ODIs. Statistics also revealed that “c Jayawardene b Muralitharan” was the most common bowler-fielder combination in the history of Test cricket.
- In 2006, International Cricket Council named him as the best International captain of the year.
- He was nominated as the best test cricket player in 2007.
- Derbyshire signed him as an overseas player for the first half of 2008 English cricketing season. He, however, was committed to play for the country and his involvement in IPL prevented him from being a part of the county season.
- He is appreciated for his social works off the field for his contribution to the HOPE cancer project. In the memories of his deceased brother, he became the leading campaigner of the project. For this, he alongwith his teammates has participated in two trails for raising money for the cancer treatment hospitals.
- In May 2016, Jayawardene worked as a TV Commentator for the first test match between Sri Lanka.
- England Cricket Board signed him as a batting consultant for the England team in 2015, and he accompanied the team for the first time for their series against Pakistan in UAE.
- In 2017, Mumbai Indians appointed Jayawardene as the team’s coach replacing veteran Ricky Ponting.
Mahela Jayawardene Social Profile
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