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Muttiah Muralitharan

  • Role : Bowler
  • Bat : Right-hand bat
  • Bowls : Right-arm offbreak
  • DOB : April 17, 1972, Kandy
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Bio

Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan cricket player who was adjudged the greatest ever Test match bowler by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in the year 2002. Muralitharan made his debut against Australia at the Khettarama Stadium on August 28, 1992, and claimed 3 wickets for 141 runs. In August 1993, Muralitharan captured his first five-wicket haul in Tests with 5 wickets for 104 runs in South Africa's first innings. On August 12, 1993, Muralitharan made his ODI debut against India. On 15 January 2002, in his 72nd test match, he became the youngest and fastest cricketer to reach the 400-wicket after bowling Olonga in the third Test in Galle. On March 16, 2004, Muralitharan became the youngest and fastest bowler to reach 500 wickets in the second Test between against Australia played in Kandy.

In 2010, he retired from Test cricket, taking his 800th and final wicket from his final ball in his very last Test match. His final ODI match was against India in the 2011 ICC World Cup final at Mumbai. Muralitharan holds the world record for the highest number of wickets in both test and One-Day cricket.

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Career Stats

Batting and fielding averages

 MatInnNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
tests1331645612616711.67179470.280114629720
ODIs3501626367433*6.8086977.560050121300
T20Is1220110.50520.00000010
firstClass2322768321926711.35011230
listA4532057694533*7.32001590

Bowling averages

 MatInnBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEcon4w5w10
tests13323044039181808009/5116/22022.722.47456722
ODIs35034118811123265347/307/3023.083.9315100
T20Is1212282297133/293/2922.846.31000
firstClass232669332699713749/5119.642.4211934
listA45323734+152706827/307/3022.393.85*17120

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