A graceful left-hander, Jehan Mubarak plays the game as though it was his birthright, and after representing his country at Under-15, U-17 and U-19 level, maybe it is. Born in Washington DC, the son of a respected scientist, Mubarak returned to Sri Lanka to attend Royal College in Colombo. He made his debut against Bangladesh in 2002 and impressed as a replacement in South Africa with classy 48 but a poor ODI run (68 runs in 7 innings) has limited opportunities since. He is a useful offspinner, an excellent fielder, a useful Twenty20 batsman and also a national swimming champion.
Andrew Miller March 2008