Greatest Sri Lankan Cricketers

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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!

The best srilankan cricketer

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2 Kumar Sangakkara

He is the best

The best cricketer of all time. Simply he is a legend in the cricket arena.

Highest run getter

One of the greatest cricketer

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3 Muttiah Muralitharan

He is the greatest bowler of all times Way ahead of Shane Warne both in records and ability. Single handedly carried SriLankan attack for several years.

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.

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4 Lasith Malinga

legend

He is my favourite player in cricket. I like bumrah also because he like lasi

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

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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!

As a captain and a middle order batsman he have so much skill.on the other hand his field placement and changing of bowlers according to the striker is splendid.Also he is one of the best catch takers in the world.

The best classic Player for ever

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6 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

Salutes!

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7 Nuwan Kulasekara

Favorite bowler

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

8 Dinesh Chandimal

The future of sl cricket

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.' "

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9 Aravinda de Silva

The best batsman ever made by sri lanka. Do not compare his glory with modern cricket. He is a match winner and he has at least 10,12 strokes to each ball he faces.

You can be used

Not betsmen in the world same to ARAVINDA.1996 world cup final match him's greatest inning.

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

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10 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

The Contenders

11 Angelo Mathews

Greatest match winner for SL

Certainly deserves to be higher up. Was an absolute beast in the 3 peak years of his career.

He is a great cricketer in Sri Lanka

Good captain super man

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12 Arjuna Ranatunga

Pride of Sri lankan cricket. Stood up to racist Australian in their own country, saved Muralis Career.

After he brought the world cup to Sri lanka in 1996, 22 years ago no other captains were able to achieve the feat.Great captains are very rare.Should be rated highe than this.

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

He is wonderful batsman

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13 Ajantha Mendis

very good

14 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!

15 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!

16 Upul Tharanga

Tharanga is the best batsman of lankan side and better than kohli and tendulkar

Good bestmant tharanka

Tharanga be open open batmen

Super open batmen

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17 Asanka Gurusinha

He cannot touch Sanath Jayasuriya's Caliber but was an Awesome Player in the 96' World Cup winning team. He was a big factor and played major roles in the win. Was the best 1-down batsman when Sanath or Kalu was dismissed. Asanka did all his best to win the World Cup. What a great player, had to vote for him.

You will never find a better team than the 96' World Cup Winning team.
Sanath Jayasuriya, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Asanka Gurusinha, Aravinda de Silva, Arjuna Ranatunga, Hashan Tillakaratne, Roshan Mahanama, Upul Chandana, Kumar Dharmasena, Chaminda Vaas, Marvan Atapattu, Ravindra Pushpakumara, Pramodya Wickramasinghe & Muttiah Muralitharan.
The Golden Era of Sri Lankan Cricket!

18 Chaminda Vaas

There is no other bowler as consistent and genuine as he is. He was not only a great bowler but an exceptionally reliable all rounder that gave his all with the bat and ball.

If u can find a better pacer than him, then u are telling a lie. The best pacer in this whole earth!

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

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19 Farveez Maharoof

Best all rounder.

Good all rounder like Andrew Flindoff

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

Tallente but un lucky

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20 Roshan Mahanama
21 Roy Dias
22 Russel Arnold

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

23 Suranga Lakmal

Worst Player in the Universe

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?

24 Thilan Samaraweera

He is the best Sri Lankan test batsman after magela and sanga he got appointed to the test team of the year 2009 as a batsman. He ranked no 7 in icc test rankings 2009 and scored 1500 runs in that year. He got injured in Lahore attack and became the man of the series vs NZ from the very first series after he got recovered. Still holds the best second highest average by any Sri Lankan test batsman with the average of around 49

25 Pramodya Wickramasinghe
26 Rumesh Ratnayake
27 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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28 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

Best Wicket-Keeper for Sri lanka after Sangkora

29 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!

30 Ranjan Madugalle

Ranjan is the most stylist batsmen I've ever seen in Sri Lanka cricket. He has been a gentleman no less than to Kumar Sangakkara. 90's cricket had less exposure due to the civil wars in the country under his captaincy. He was an outstanding batsman in his orthodox style as well as hitting sixers in rows but unfortunately spectators noticed less about his talent. Ranjan we still love your less ego and great humanity.

31 Kusal Perera

Best

He is also like sangakara

He is the best opener after Sanath Jayasuriya

32 Hashan Tillakaratne

Most beautiful batting action in sri lanka

Action Batta is one of the Best!

33 Nuwan Zoysa

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

34 Thilina Kandamby
35 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!

36 Duleep Mendis

Underrated.

37 Sidath Wettimuny
38 Ravindra Pushpakumara
39 Dhammika Prasad

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

40 Brendon Kuruppu
41 Sachithra Senanayake
42 Jeevan Mendis

Awesome player

43 Sanjay Thuraisingam
44 Ruchira Palliyaguruge
45 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!

46 Suraj Randiv
47 Avishka Gunawardene
48 Ruwan Kalpage
49 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!

50 Ravi Ratnayeke
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