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List of famous cricket players from Sri Lanka, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Sri Lanka has produced some very talented cricket players over the years, including slips, sweepers and wicket-keepers. These are some of the best Sri Lanka cricket players to ever live, so if you're a native of Sri Lanka and are aspiring to play cricket professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular cricket player from Sri Lanka then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Ajantha Mendis age 32 Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslo Mendis is a cricketer who plays for the Sri Lankan national cricket team. He is known for the unusual bowling action and regarded as one of the best Twenty20 bowlers ...more

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Ajit de Silva age 65 Ginigalgodage Ramba Ajit de Silva is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. He played four Test matches and six ODIs for Sri Lanka, bowling accurate slow left arm spin. He proved an important member of ...more

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Ajith Weerakkody age 47 Ajith Priyantha Weerakkody is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played one ODI in 1994.

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Akalanka Ganegama age 36 Akalanka Ganegama is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler who played in two One Day Internationals for Sri Lanka and has also played Twenty20 ...more

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Akila Dananjaya age 24 Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera is a Sri Lankan cricketer. The son of a carpenter from Panadura, Dananjaya is another installment of Sri Lanka's long line of ...more

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Albert Pillans Died at 32 (1869-1901) Albert Alexander Pillans was an English cricketer. Pillan was a right-handed batsman. Pillans represented Hampshire in three first-class matches in 1896 against Derbyshire, Yorkshire and ...more

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Amal Silva age 57 Sampathwaduge Amal Rohitha Silva is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 9 Tests and 20 ODIs from 1983 to 1988. He was a left-handed wicketkeeper batsman and opened the batting for Sri ...more

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Angelo Mathews age 30 Angelo Davis Mathews is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and current captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team for both Test and One Day International formats. Mathews, a lower-order batting ...more

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Anura Ranasinghe Died at 42 (1956-1998) Anura Nandana Ranasinghe was a Sri Lankan cricketer, who represented Sri Lanka at international level 11 times. Ranasinghe's career, however, was cut short by deciding to tour South Africa in ...more

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Anura Tennekoon age 71 Anura Tennekoon is a former cricketer.and captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He was educated at the S. Thomas' College in Mount Lavinia. After captaining the school team and being ...more

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Aravinda de Silva age 52 Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who is considered one of the finest batsmen produced by the country. He is also regarded as one of the most elegant batsman in his ...more

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Arjuna Ranatunga age 54 Arjuna Ranatunga is a Sri Lankan politician, former international cricketer and cricket administrator. He served as the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team for much of the 1990s, and the team ...more

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Arthur C. Clarke Died at 91 (1917-2008) Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is perhaps most famous for ...more

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Aruna Gunawardene age 48 Aruna Alwis Wijesiri Gunawardene is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played one ODI in 1994.

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Arvind Kandappah age 46 Arvindah Luxman Kandappah is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle order batsman. Kandappah started his international career well, scoring 69 not out against Kenya on ...more

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Asanka Gurusinha age 51 Asanka Pradeep Gurusinha is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who enjoyed an 11-year international career, playing 41 Tests and 147 One Day Internationals for Sri Lanka. He was a specialist batsman ...more

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Ashantha De Mel age 58 Ashantha Lakdasa Francis De Mel is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and selector for the national team. He was one of few Sri Lanka bowlers in the 1980s who could get the ball to anything above ...more

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Ashley de Silva age 54 Ashley Matthew de Silva is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 3 Tests and 4 ODIs from 1986 to 1993.

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Asoka de Silva age 61 Ellawalakankanamge Asoka Ranjit De Silva is a Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 28 ODIs from 1985 to 1992. Asoka was educated at Isipathana College, Colombo. He later became an ...more

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Athula Samarasekera age 56 Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is currently working as a cricket coach in Australia. He was a hard hitting opening batsman and a medium fast bowler, ...more

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Avishka Gunawardene age 40 Dihan Avishka Gunawardene is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is an explosive left-handed batsman who first came into the public eye during the 1998 Commonwealth Games, when he scored a century and ...more

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Bandula Warnapura age 64 Bandula Warnapura is a former cricketer and captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He played 4 Test matches and 12 One Day Internationals during his international cricketing career from 1975 to ...more

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Brendon Kuruppu age 55 Don Sardha Brendon Priyantha Kuruppu is a former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper and opening batsman. He was often used in ODIs, as he played 54 from 1983 to 1990, but his Test career was largely ...more

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Buddhika Mendis age 38 Yange Oshanka Buddhika Mendis is a Sri Lankan born cricketer. A left-handed batsman, off spin bowler and occasional wicket-keeper, he has played for the Singapore national cricket team since ...more

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Chamani Seneviratne age 39 Chamani Roshini Seneviratne is a Sri Lankan cricketer. She scored Sri Lanka's only century in Women's Test cricket, with an unbeaten 105 against Pakistan in April 1998. An all-rounder, she has ...more

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Chamara Dunusinghe age 47 Chamara Iroshan Dunusinghe is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 5 Tests and one ODI from 1995 to 1995. He attended Nalanda College Colombo. Chamara is the 64th Sri Lanka Test Cap [New ...more

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Chamara Kapugedera age 30 Chamara Kantha Kapugedera is a Sri Lankan cricketer. Kapugedera made his first-class debut in a match for Sri Lanka A and in domestic cricket, he plays for Colombo Cricket Club. An aggressive ...more

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Chamara Silva age 38 Lindamlilage Prageeth Chamara Silva is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler. Educated at the Panadura Royal College. Having set a steady record for his ...more

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Chamila Gamage age 38 Chamila Gamage is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Gamage, who started his international career in July 2002 against Bangladesh, made an ...more

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Chaminda Mendis age 49 Manimeldura Chaminda Mendis is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was born in Galle, Sri Lanka. He played one ODI for the Sri Lankans in 1994 debuting against New Zealand. This proved to be his ...more

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Chaminda Ruwan age 38 Chaminda Ruwan Kumarage, usually known as Chaminda Ruwan is a Sri Lankan born cricketer, who is currently the captain of the Singapore national cricket team. A right-handed batsman and right-arm ...more

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Chaminda Vaas age 43 Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas, usually known as Chaminda Vaas, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer regarded as the best fast bowler to have come out of the country. He ...more

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Champaka Ramanayake age 52 Champaka Priyadarshana Hewage Ramanayake is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 18 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1986 to 1995. Champaka who had his education at Richmond College, Galle is ...more

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Chanaka Welegedara age 36 Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanka Welegedara, more commonly referred to as Chanaka Welegedara, චානක වෙලගෙදර, is a Sri Lankan international cricketer. A left-arm fast bowler by trade, ...more

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Chandika Hathurusingha age 49 Upul Chandika Hathurusingha is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is the current coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team, having been appointed in May 2014. He previously coached the United ...more

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Charith Senanayake age 55 Charith Panduka Senanayake is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 3 Tests and 7 ODIs from 1990 to 1991.

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Charitha Buddhika age 37 Thudellage Charitha Buddhika Fernando is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Buddhika made a good One Day International debut, taking a ...more

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Chinthaka Jayasinghe age 39 Chinthaka Umesh Jayasinghe in Kalutara is a Sri Lankan cricketer. he commenced his cricketing career as a school boy, playing at the Under 13, 15, 17 and 19 levels, representing his school, ...more

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Churchill Gunasekara Died at 75 (1894-1969) Dr Churchill Hector Gunasekara was a Ceylonese first-class cricketer. He was the first person from his country to play for an English county, representing Middlesex from 1919 to 1922. He was ...more

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Clive Inman age 81 Clive Clay Inman is a former Ceylonese first-class cricketer. He captained St Peter's College, Colombo to its first win in the Battle of the Saints against St. Joseph's College Colombo. Inman ...more

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Damian Fernando age 35 Damian Fernando in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte was a Sri Lankan cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler who played for Chilaw Marians. He was born in Marawila. ...more

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Damith Warusavithana age 33 Damith Warusavithana is a Malaysian cricket player.

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Dammika Ranatunga age 55 Dammika Ranatunga is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 2 Tests and 4 ODIs in 1989. He is the brother of former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga, Sanjeeva Ranatunga, Nishantha ...more

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Dan Piachaud age 80 James Daniel Piachaud is a retired Sri Lankan cricketer. Piachaud was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. Dan Piachaud made his first-class debut for Oxford University in ...more

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Dav Whatmore age 63 Davenell Frederick "Dav" Whatmore is a Sri Lankan-born former Australian cricketer and current coach. A right-handed batsman, Whatmore played seven Test matches for Australia in 1979, ...more

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David Heyn age 72 Peter David Heyn is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played 18 unofficial tests from 1966 to 1976, and two ODIs in the World Cup 1975. Heyn is widely regarded as one of the best cover point ...more

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Pedro Filipe Franco Pedro Filipe Antunes Matias Silva Franco is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

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Derrick De Saram Died at 71 (1912-1983) Colonel Fredrick Cecil "Derek" de Saram OBE, CA was a Sri Lankan lawyer, a Ceylon cricket captain, and an officer of the Ceylon Army. He led the attempted military coup of 1962.

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Dhammika Prasad age 34 Kariyawasam Tirana Gamage Dhammika Prasad is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He has represented Sri Lanka in Test, One Day International and Twenty20 cricket and ...more

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Dhanuka Agathocleous age 44 Dhanuka Agathocleous is a Cypriot cricket player.