One of the great batters to ever play the game, Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardena set new standards in both Test and white-ball cricket, playing 652 times for his country in a remarkable 18-year career.
A technically elegant but unfussy batter, Jayawardena made his debut for Sri Lanka in a Test against India in 1997, setting in motion an international career that helped establish Sri Lanka as a world power in the sport.
With more than 10,000 runs in Test and ODI cricket, Jayawardena stands among the finest players to ever come from the island nation.
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