Sanath Teran Jayasuriya
- Role : Allrounder
- Bat : Left-hand bat
- Bowls : Slow left-arm orthodox
- DOB : June 30, 1969, Matara
Sanath Teran Jayasuriya is a former international cricketer and captain of Sri Lanka. He made his international debut in an ODI against Australia at Melbourne on December 26, 1989. He captained Sri Lanka’s national team from 1999 to 2003. Jayasuriya is popular for his formidable hitting and all-around shot executions in ODIs. He revolutionized ODI cricket with his attacking batting in 1996, which commenced the present day’s power-hitting batting style of cricket. His international cricket career spanned over two decades. He is the single cricketer to amass 12,000 runs and to dismiss 300 batsmen in ODIs. Jayasuriya was declared the Most Valuable Player of the 1996 World Cup.
He retired from Test cricket in 2007 and from ODIs and T20Is in 2011. He was appointed as the chairman of the Sri Lankan cricket selection committee in 2013. Sri Lanka secured the ICC World T20I championship during his term as the chief selector in 2014. He contested in the Sri Lankan general elections of 2010 and became a member of the parliament representing his native Matara constituency.
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