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Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath, commonly known as Rangana Herath , is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who has also captained the Sri Lankan Test team. Considered as one of the best left arm bowlers in the history of the game, Herath is a specialist left-arm bowler for Sri Lanka and holds the record of best bowling figures in Test matches by a left-arm spinner.

Rangana Herath
රංගන හේරත්
Personal information
Full name Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath
Born (1978-03-19) 19 March 1978 (age 38)
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Role Bowler, Captain
International information
National side
Test debut 22 September 1999 v Australia
Last Test 6 November 2016 v Zimbabwe
ODI debut 25 April 2004 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 1 March 2015 v England
ODI shirt no. 14
T20I debut 6 August 2011 v Australia
Last T20I 28 March 2016 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1996–1998 Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club
1998–2010 Moors Sports Club
2008–2011 Wayamba
2009 Surrey
2010 Hampshire
2011–present Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
2012 Basnahira Cricket Dundee
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 75 71 17 190
Runs scored 1,315 140 8 1,043
Batting average 14.61 9.33 2.66 16.55
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 -/- 0/1
Top score 80* 17* 3 88*
Balls bowled 21,329 3,242 365 8,256
Wickets 351 74 18 226
Bowling average 27.97 31.91 20.72 25.36
5 wickets in innings 28 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 7 n/a - n/a
Best bowling 9/127 4/20 5/3 4/19
Catches/stumpings 22/– 14/– -/– 44/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 10 November 2016

Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath, commonly known as Rangana Herath (Sinhalese: රංගන හේරත්; born 19 March 1978), is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who has also captained the Sri Lankan Test team. Considered as one of the best left arm bowlers in the history of the game, Herath is a specialist left-arm bowler for Sri Lanka and holds the record of best bowling figures in Test matches by a left-arm spinner.

On 29 May 2016, Herath became the third Sri Lankan bowler to take 300 wickets in Test cricket history after Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas. On 8 November 2016, Herath became only the third bowler in history to take five-wicket hauls against all Test-playing nations. He is the oldest player to reach 350 Test wickets.

On 23 October 2016, Herath was announced as captain for Sri Lanka tour to Zimbabwe. Angelo Mathews, the regular captain, was injured. With this he became the oldest Sri Lankan player to lead a Test team for the first time and from any country since Tom Graveney in 1968

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