Muttiah Muralitharan

Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 45 years 194 days
Born April 17, 1972, Kandy
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
Perhaps no cricketer since Douglas Jardine has polarised opinion quite like Muttiah Muralitharan. For the believers, he's among the greatest to ever spin a ball. For the doubters, he's a charlatan undeserving of the game's greatest records, responsible for changes in the laws that they think have legitimised throwing. What was undeniable was his ability to turn the ball sharply on just about any surface, and bowl the sort of marathon spells that would have seen a lesser man retire after five seasons rather than 18. Whether Sri Lanka played at home, on pitches where he was often unplayable, or overseas, Murali was the go-to man for half a dozen captains. He seldom disappointed.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Asia XI Chennai Super Kings
Gloucestershire ICC World XI Jamaica Tallawahs
Kandurata Kent Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Lancashire Melbourne Renegades Royal Challengers Bangalore
Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club Wellington

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 159 7.32 33* 945 76 205 453
firstClass 1 0 0 123 11.35 67 2192 83 276 232
T20Is 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.50 1 1 0 2 12
ODIs 0 0 0 130 12 50 6.80 33* 674 63 162 350
tests 1 0 0 72 29 146 11.67 67 1261 56 164 133

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 12 17 3.85* 22.39 7/30 7/30 682 15270 23734+ 453
firstClass 34 119 2.42 19.64 9/51 1374 26997 66933 232
T20Is 0 0 0 6.31 22.84 3/29 3/29 13 297 282 12 12
ODIs 0 10 15 3.93 23.08 7/30 7/30 534 12326 18811 341 350
tests 22 67 45 2.47 22.72 16/220 9/51 800 18180 44039 230 133
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