Sanath Jayasuriya Wife, Height, Age, Stats, Scandal, News, Controversy, Biography

Published on: Aug 7, 2018 4:19 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 24, 2024 5:41 pm IST

Sanath Jayasuriya biography

Sanath Jayasuriya is one of the legends of Sri Lankan Cricket. Known as Matara Hurricane, Matara Mauler, Sanath made his test debut in 1991 against New Zealand and his ODI debut in 1989 against Australia.. Jaysurya is responsible for Sri Lanka’s highest total in all three formats of cricket. He made 340 out of 952 in Test, 157 out of 443 in ODI & 88 out of 260 in T20I. He was not only a great batsman, but he was a good bowler. Jayasuriya took ODI wickets 323 than Australian Shane Warne 293.


Nickname: Matara Hurricane, Matara Mauler
Profession: Retired Professional Cricketer
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 1.7 m
Weight (approx.): Not Known
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Bald
Tattoos: No
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 30 June 1969
Birth Place: Matara, Sri Lanka
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Cancer
Nationality: Sri Lankan
School: St. Servatius’. College
College: St. Servatius’. College
Educational Qualifications: Not Known


Father: Dunstan Jayasuriya
Mother: Breeda Jayasuriya
Sister: Not Known
Brother: Chandana Jayasuriya
Coach/Mentor: Lionel Wagasinghe
Religion: Buddhism
Address: Not Known


Cricket Career

International Debut:
Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Seddon Park, Hamilton, February 22, 1991
ODI: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December 26, 1989
T20: England v Sri Lanka at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, June 15, 2006
Jersey Number: 7
Domestic/State Team: Mumbai Indians, Dolphins, Asia XI, Asia XI,
Sri Lanka, Worcestershire, Ruhunu, International World XI,
Khulna Royal Bengals, Kandurata Warriors
Nature on field: Not Known
Likes to play against: Not Known
Favourite Shot: Not Known


Sanath Jayasuriya Wife

Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Maleeka Sirisena
Wife name Maleeka Sirisena

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Marriage Date: 2012
Children: 3



Jayasuriya is only second to Sachin in the numbers of haing Man of the Match. Jayasuriya has been awarded with 47 Man of the Match Awards.

Jayasuriya had four 150+ scores in ODI under his name with four five-wicket hauls which are considered as most by any player that is indulged from both the angles.

He holds the record of having a highest individual score by a Sri-Lankan. He scored 189 runs against India in Sharjah, 2000.

He scored 340 runs against India in a Test match at Premadasa Stadium Columbo in 1997 which is the highest individual score against India and second highest score by a Sri-Lanka.

Jayasuriya is the only Sri-Lankan player who scored a double century in Test against England.

He is the only allrounder in the world of cricket who took 300 wickets, 10,000 runs and 100 succesful catches.

Lesser Known Facts

  • Jayasuriya took more ODI wickets 323 than Australian Shane Warne 293.

  • Sanath Jayasuriya is responsible for Sri Lanka’s highest totals in all three formats of cricket. He made 340 out of 952 in test, 157 out of 443 in ODI & 88 out of 260 in T20I.

  • He files divorce from his second wife in 2012 and married to his third wife in a secret affair in the same year.

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