Athletes Famous Cricket Players from Sri Lanka

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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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age 34
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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age 67
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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age 49
Ajith Priyantha Weerakkody is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played one ODI in 1994.
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Akalanka Ganegama age 38
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 26
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 Dec. 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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age 59
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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age 32
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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Dec. 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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age 73
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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age 54
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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age 56
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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Dec. 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 50
Aruna Alwis Wijesiri Gunawardene is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played one ODI in 1994.
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Arvind Kandappah age 48
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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age 53
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 60
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 56
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 63
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 58
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 42
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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age 66
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 57
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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age 40
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 41
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