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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 Winslow Mendis (Sinhala: අජන්ත මෙන්ඩිස්; born 11 March 1985) known as Ajantha Mendis is a Sri Lankan former cricketer who played for Sri Lankan national cricket team in all ...more
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Age: 67
Ginigalgodage Ramba Ajit de Silva (born 12 December 1952, in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka), or Ajit de Silva, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played four Test matches and six ODIs for Sri Lanka, ...more
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Age: 49
Ajith Priyantha Weerakkody (born October 1, 1970 in Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played one ODI in 1994.
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Akalanka Ganegama Age: 38
Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama (born 29 March 1981), Akalanka Ganegama is a former Sri Lankan ODI cricketer, and currently a TV presenter, dancer, actor and a singer by profession.He ...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 (25 February 1869 – 28 November 1901) was an English first-class cricketer. Pillan was a right-handed batsman. Pillans represented Hampshire in three first-class matches ...more
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Age: 59
Sampathwaduge Amal Rohitha Silva (born December 12, 1960, in Moratuwa) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 9 Tests and 20 ODIs from 1983 to 1988. He was a left-handed wicketkeeper ...more
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Age: 32
Angelo Davis Mathews, (Tamil: ஏஞ்சலோ மேத்யூஸ்; born 2 June 1987), is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain in all formats. He was also a key member of the team that won the ...more
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Dec. at 42 (1956-1998)
Anura Nandana Ranasinghe (13 October 1956, Kalutara – 9 November 1998, Colombo) was a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who represented Sri Lanka at international level 11 times in both Tests and
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Age: 73
Anura Tennekoon (born 29 October 1946) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and ODI captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He was educated at the S. Thomas' College in Mount Lavinia. After ...more
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Age: 54
Deshabandu Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva (Sinhala: අරවින්ද ද සිල්වා; born 17 October 1965) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and former captain. He has also played in English county cricket. ...more
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Age: 56
Deshamanya Arjuna Ranatunga (Sinhala: අර්ජුන රණතුංග; born 1 December 1963) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and 1996 Cricket World Cup winning captain for Sri Lanka. Often nicknamed as Captain ...more
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Dec. at 91 (1917-2008)
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He ...more
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Aruna Gunawardene Age: 50
Aruna Alwis Wijesiri Gunawardene (born March 31, 1969 in Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played one ODI in 1994.
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Arvind Kandappah Age: 48
Arvindah Luxman Kandappah (born March 7, 1971) is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle order batsman. Kandappah started his international career well, scoring 69 not ...more
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Age: 53
Deshabandu Asanka Pradeep Gurusinha (born 16 September 1966 in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan Australian sales manager and former cricketer who enjoyed an 11-year international career, playing 41 ...more
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Ashantha De Mel Age: 60
Ashantha Lakdasa Francis de Mel (born 9 May 1959 in Colombo)is a former Sri Lankan Test and ODI cricketer and selector for the national team. He bowled Sri Lanka's first ball in a Test match. He ...more
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Ashley de Silva Age: 56
Ashley Matthew de Silva (born 3 December 1963, in Colombo) 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 (born March 28, 1956) is a Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 28 ODIs from 1985 to 1992. Asoka was educated at Isipathana College, Colombo. ...more
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Athula Samarasekera Age: 58
Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera (born August 5, 1961 in Galle) is a Sri Lankan Australian cricket coach and former cricketer who is currently working as a cricket coach in Australia. He ...more
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Avishka Gunawardene Age: 42
Dihan Avishka Gunawardene (born May 26, 1977 in Colombo), Avishka Gunawardene is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs. He served as the Sri Lanka A coach for many years, and ...more
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Age: 66
Bandula Warnapura (Sinhala:බන්දුල වර්නපුර) (born 1 March 1953) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He played 4 Test matches and 12 One Day Internationals ...more
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Brendon Kuruppu Age: 57
Don Sardha Brendon Priyantha Kuruppu (born 5 January 1962) is a former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper and opening batsman. He was often played in ODIs, as he played 54 from 1983 to 1990, but his Test ...more
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Age: 40
Yange Oshanka Buddhika Mendis (born 22 June 1979) is a Sri Lankan born cricketer. A left-handed batsman, off spin bowler and occasional wicket-keeper, he has played for the Singapore national ...more
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Chamani Seneviratne Age: 41
Chamani Roshini Seneviratne (born 14 November 1978 in Anuradhapura) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. She scored Sri Lanka's only century in Women's Test cricket, with an unbeaten 105 against Pakistan ...more