Greatest Sri Lankan Cricketers

Nirmal1991USA
This List includes the Greatest Sri Lankan Cricket Players: Batsmen, Bowlers, Fielders, Wicket-keepers & All-Rounders.

The Top Ten

1 Sanath Jayasuriya

The Greatest Sri Lankan Cricketer ever Born! The Master Blaster, The Emperor of Sixers... No Cricketer in the History of the Game has Influenced & changed the Sport like the way he did...

Great Player, Patriot & Sri Lankan. He is the Greatest! - Nirmal1991USA

Sanath Jayasuriya: the Match Winner, the Master Blaster, the Little Dynamite, the King of Hard Hitting, the Emperor of Sixers and the Great Sri Lankan Patriot! He is an inspiration to all those who play Cricket. He is my Idol. He is my Inspiration. He has broken more than ONE HUNDRED Batting, Bowling & Fielding World Records! He is the Greatest Sri lankan ever Born. We Love you SANA!

He's not only the Greatest Sri Lankan cricketer, but he's the Greatest cricketer of the whole World!

He is the best cricketer. Yes 10000 over runs and 300 wickets. That's outstanding

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2 Kumar Sangakkara

The Best Batsman in the world and that the world has ever seen and will ever see, for a legend of a man like him, records don't cut it, he went past others and had a higher batting average than all cricketers when he was only a batsman, and also as a wicket-keeper was the best in that form of the game also with the most dismissals in ODI, though its not only what's done on the field but off the field he was a true and purely a gentleman in his kind with helping his society and the world around him through charitable organizations and in other ways. He surely will be missed and will go in the books as the best batsman the face of cricket has ever seen since the day he came into international cricket in 2000 to the present and forever.

2nd most runs taker for SRI LANKA

He can't Bat. He can't Bowl. He can't Wicketkeep. He can't Field!

I need play in Sri Lanka team please help me

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3 Muttiah Muralitharan

He deserves, as we know he is the best bowler all time, never be able to break his record in this century

He is the leading wicket taker in the world. The one Sri Lankan which is known worldwide for good reasons. An incredible player.

So full of zest did Muttiah Murlitharan appear when he took his 709th test wicket to break the all-time record in his native Kandy in 2007, that no one would have betted confidently against his becoming the first man to take 1, 000.

The best at what he did.

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4 Lasith Malinga

Known as Slinga Malinga he has scored 4 wickets in a row he is one of the best Sri Lankan cricketers

Best of all bowlers I personally think he should be number 1

He is the best bowler in the world

He is the srilanka's cricket. And the greatest.

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5 Mahela Jayawardene

You've gotta love Sanath, Muttiah, Aravida and amongst them stands this man as well! Someone on whom Sri Lankan cricket could always rely on! Great batsman, great captain and above all, a great human being! He has been there for Sri Lankan cricket when they needed his service the most! He'll always be one of the greatest players of not only Sri Lanka, but also Cricketing history! Hail the master!

His cuts and hooks were sublime and he was also a fantastic fielder!

The best classic Player for ever

Jayawardene has to be the best.

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6 Aravinda de Silva

It's difficult to compare nowadays cricket with 90s nowadays cricketers get more matches than those days. For me aravinda de silva is the best we ever had, besides sri lanka only won one World Cup and who's behind that glory

This guy was a cold blooded killer. This from an Indian, Sanath was fire at the top, but he was hit and miss. If sanath succumbed, as sure as death De silva would walk out and set things in motion. Watching him bat was spooky. For a while you don't notice him, you feel what's going on is insignificant in terms of the bigger narrative. And then 10 overs later, you pay attention and realize he has ten shots for every ball bowled at him.

For those who know how he played and the glory he brought to the country, he is my unanimous choice. But surprised to see him at 4th. :(

Don't count the numbers and records at first place please. Contesting for the best batsman followings to be considered.

1. Match winning ability
2. Ability on handling the presure
3. Ability of handling the match situation
4. Number of shots can play with full confidence.
5. Strike rate, batting average, number of tons scored
6. Counterattack can put against the bowlers.
7. Natural talent.

Considering the above Aravinda De Silva is the most prolific and accomplished batsman and accordingly he is deserved to be the best sri lankan batsman country has ever produced

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7 Tillakaratne Dilshan

Sanath Jayasuriya is the Greatest, Muttiah Muralitharan & Romesh Kaluwitharana are the co-2nd Greatest & Tillakaratne Dilshan deserves nothing less than the 3rd Greatest!

Unlike bastards like Sangakkara who plays cricket for personal records, Tillakaratne Dilshan plays for the victory of the whole Motherland. He is an Amazing Batsman, Great Bowler and an Incredible Fielder! For me he is the Greatest All-Rounder since Sanath Jayasuriya!

He is the 4th greatest after, sanath, sanga and mahela. His agresive style has always been admired by all sri lankans. His new opening partner, Kushal perera, is almost as dashing, no wonder people have started to think that dilshan, the old boy and kushal, the youngster, are bound to be like kaluwitharana and jayasuriya, like in the 90's. Flashy starts! Another era for sri lanka!

He is very good batsman and bowler

Tillakaratne Dilshan means Hard work and dedication. He is a great lesson for youngsters. Started from the bottom and he is in the top now. - ashyxiv

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8 Chaminda Vaas

Simply the best and most consistent fast bowler than Sri Lanka has ever had. Any country would be proud to include him in their list of best cricketers!

The best ever Sri Lankan fast bowler chaminda vaas is the best Sri Lankan bowler after Muralitharan

The Master swim

He was a second most wickets taker bowler in the world by left arm medium fast bowler after wasim akram-#yeshonbhattrai

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9 Dinesh Chandimal

He is on Track of Beating DILSHAN, But see one day DILSHAN Will Smash 16 Sixes like Shanaka and Become greatest, even more than JAYASURIYA

Angi is better than chandimal

"He is a great cricketer in Sri Lanka. Dinesh is better than Malinga as the T20 cricket captain in Sri Lanka. Oneday he wiil be the greatest cricketer in our country. 'All The Best! and I Love you.' "

Seriuosly...i'm not sure why his name is in this list in the first place...Haven't acheve anything for SL cricket yet

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10 Nuwan Kulasekara

He is a innocent but very talented and also he has a brave heart is always give 100% to the while he bowling, batting, fielding he is under rated player but he is the number 1 odi bowler once and he is also one of the greatest swing bowler after vass

In sri lanka's Bowlers, Lasith Malinga comes in First Place, Rangana Herath in Second Place and Nuwan Kulasekara deserves nothing else than the Third Place

The Contenders

11 Arjuna Ranatunga

He is really great captain and he brought his team from low stage to higher stage.

His listing should be above in order

He should have been rated higher than this...One of best captains in the history of the game.

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12 Angelo Mathews

He is a great cricketer in Sri Lanka

Good captain super man

Best batsman

He is good cricketer.but very poor captain

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13 Rangana Herath

Great left arm spinner

Rangana should be right up there with Murali on the ten best Sri Lankan cricketers and int the World's top ten spin bowlers

Good bowling skills vs AUSTRALIA

14 Asanka Gurusinha
15 Marvan Atapattu

His Style is Unique & Beautiful to watch... The Drives, The Cuts, The Pulls are textbook accurate! The Best Batsman after Sanath Jayasuriya.

I think he is the best one at all. - RanwanMakara

Marvan scored 8529 ODI runs... He & Sanath destroyed all the bowling attacks back then... A very few knows the fact that he was also known as 'Marlon Kandamantu'

For me there are 3 Opening pairs who changed the world and Marvan is in one of them:

1st: Sanath Jayasuriya & Romesh Kaluwitharana
2nd: Sanath Jayasuriya & Marvan Atapattu
3rd: Sanath Jayasuriya & Tillakaratne Dilshan

Go Sri Lanka!

16 Ajantha Mendis

very good

17 Upul Tharanga

Tharanga be open open batmen

Super open batmen

Now he is only for best in srilanka

18 Marvan Atapatttu
19 Romesh Kaluwitharana

Sanath Jayasuriya is the Greatest, but Romesh Kaluwitharana deserves nothing less than the 2nd Greatest!

Along with Sanath, Kalu revolutionized One Day International batting with his aggressive tactics during the 1996 Cricket World Cup. It's always a massive compliment to someone to say they changed the game, and their storming Batting in the 1996 World Cup changed everyone's thinking about how to start innings!

And Man! He was & he will always be the Greatest Wicket-keeper ever to play the Game!

Little Kalu! You are the Greatest Wicket-keeper of All-time! There will never be a keeper better than you. You are the Best because you are the Backbone of the team behind the Wicket. SANA & KALU: The Greatest Batting Pair in the History of the Game!

20 Farveez Maharoof

Good All rounder after Angelo Mathews, he should be n Team for ODI & T20

Maybe... But He isn't best in allrounder, Mathews, Then Thirimanne, then him, then Kapugedara, Then Siriwardana

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21 Russel Arnold

He played a vital role in Sanath Jayasuriya's Incredible 189 Match!

22 Thilan Samaraweera
23 Pramodya Wickramasinghe
24 Thisara Perera

34 in an over... Best hitting ever..

HAHAAAH! He is a Bowling All-Rounder like Mitchell Johnson, and you think he's a batsman! HO HO HO HO HO HO! REALLY FUNNY!

25 Kumar Dharmasena

Our Lovely UNANDUWA! What a key player in the 96 World Cup winning team! Now he's a Umpire!

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26 Thilina Kandamby
27 Sidath Wettimuny
28 Roy Dias
29 Suranga Lakmal

Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal has scored 2 ODI runs at an average of 0.5 in 17 matched with a highest score of 1 not out! Have you ever seen better figures than that?

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30 Nuwan Zoysa

The Gentle Giant! He was an Incredibly talented Cricketer... - Nirmal1991USA

31 Rumesh Ratnayake
32 Sanjay Thuraisingam
33 Roshan Mahanama
34 Hashan Tillakaratne
35 Prasanna Jayawardene

One of the Greatest Wicket-Keepers or perhaps Batsman in Sri Lanka. When he takes the bat, sri Lanka will receive a big maiden Century or Two

And Then in 20 Matches, he'll score 2000 Runs

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36 Pulasthi Gunaratne

His stats & figures says it all! He has scored 36 runs & capruted 27 wickeds in one day internationals. Top score of 15 (not out) best bowling of 4 for 44 and has taken 3 catches also! A Great player!

Pulasthi is the Best Fat Bowler after Chaminda Vaas & Nuwan Soysa! He is a wonderful bowler who is lightning fast! 150 kmh-1 is a simple thing for him!

37 Avishka Gunawardene
38 Ravi Ratnayeke
39 Sachithra Senanayake
40 Upul Chandana

One of the Best Fielders ever! He is among the Greatest fielders Sri Lanka ever produced like Roshan Mahanama, Sanath, TM Dilshan, Mahela & Kaluwitharana the Best Wicketkeeper in the world!

41 Ravindra Pushpakumara
42 Dhammika Prasad

Dam Prasad surely is one of the most Remarkable bowlers! He even bowled a bolt of 150 kmh-1

43 Suraj Randiv
44 Ruwan Kalpage
45 Chamara Kapugedera

The Most horrible Cricketer! What a loser! Certainly the last place on this list! LOSER!

The Most Terrible Cricketer! What a losing guy! Absolutely last in this list! LOSING GUY!

46 Duleep Mendis
47 Brendon Kuruppu
48 Ranjan Madugalle
49 Jeevan Mendis
50 Ruchira Palliyaguruge
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