Articles about Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene is a former Sri Lankan cricket player and cricket coach. As of 2021, he serves as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka National Sports Council and the coach for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He is known for his batting skills and is considered one of the most successful captains in Sri Lanka. In a career span of about 18 years, he has played 149 Test matches and 448 ODIs. In 1995, Jayawardene made his debut for the Sinhalese Sports Club. In 1997, he made his debut in international cricket in a Test match against India where he scored 66 runs. His ODI debut came in 1998 against Zimbabwe. Jayawardene is the first player in Sri Lankan cricket history to score over 10,000 Test runs. He is the second player from Sri Lanka after Sanath Jayasuriya to score over 10,000 ODI runs. He played a crucial role in Sri Lanka's win in the ICC World T20 2014. Jayawardene has also played for Kings XI Punjab in 2010, Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011, and Delhi Daredevils in 2012. He bid farewell to Test cricket in 2014 and retired from ODIs in 2015.

ICC T20 World Cup: Decoding the unique records held

21 Oct 2021

ICC T20 World Cup: Decoding the unique records held

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is currently underway and the Super 12s stage will start from Saturday onwards with the big guns going forward with their campaign.

IPL 2021: 'Purely a skill-based selection', Jayawardene on Arjun Tendulkar

19 Feb 2021

IPL 2021: 'Purely a skill-based selection', Jayawardene on Arjun Tendulkar

After the completion of IPL 2021 player auction, Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene asserted that Arjun Tendulkar has been picked by the franchise purely on the basis of his skills.

Angelo Mathews smashes 11th career Test ton: Records broken

22 Jan 2021

Angelo Mathews smashes 11th career Test ton: Records broken

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews brought up his 11th career Test century in the ongoing Day 1 of the second Test against England in Galle.

India win third ODI against Australia: List of records broken

02 Dec 2020

India win third ODI against Australia: List of records broken

The Indian cricket team has won its first game in the ongoing tour of Australia.

Kohli reaches 12,000 ODI runs, breaks Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record

02 Dec 2020

Kohli reaches 12,000 ODI runs, breaks Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record

Run Machine Virat Kohli continued his splendid run with an astonishing innings in the third ODI against Australia.

England thrash SA in third T20I: List of records broken

02 Dec 2020

England thrash SA in third T20I: List of records broken

England completed a clean sweep over South Africa after winning the third T20I by nine wickets.

Australia vs India, 3rd ODI: Records that can be broken

01 Dec 2020

Australia vs India, 3rd ODI: Records that can be broken

The Aussies have completely overpowered Team India on the high-profile tour so far.

Australia beat India in first ODI: List of records broken

27 Nov 2020

Australia beat India in first ODI: List of records broken

Australia overcame India in the first ODI of the three-match series on Friday.

Kohli, Ashwin nominated for ICC Player of the Decade Award

24 Nov 2020

Kohli, Ashwin nominated for ICC Player of the Decade Award

India skipper Virat Kohli and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have been nominated for the ICC Player of the Decade Award.

IPL final the biggest thing after World Cup: Kieron Pollard

10 Nov 2020

IPL final the biggest thing after World Cup: Kieron Pollard

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard believes the grand finale of Indian Premier League (IPL) is the "biggest thing" in cricket after the World Cup final.

Kumar Sangakkara turns 43: A look at his monumental records

27 Oct 2020

Kumar Sangakkara turns 43: A look at his monumental records

Sri Lankan maestro Kumar Sangakkara turned 43 on Tuesday.

IPL: Decoding performance of MS Dhoni against Kolkata Knight Riders

07 Oct 2020

IPL: Decoding performance of MS Dhoni against Kolkata Knight Riders

The impending game of IPL 2020 will see Chennai Super Kings taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders.

IPL 2020, DC beat CSK: List of records broken

25 Sep 2020

IPL 2020, DC beat CSK: List of records broken

Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings in match number eight of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

IPL 2020: Rohit and De Kock to open for MI

17 Sep 2020

IPL 2020: Rohit and De Kock to open for MI

Defending champions Mumbai Indians are set to open their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 campaign against Chennai Super Kings on September 19.

England vs Pakistan, third Test: Key moments of Day 2

23 Aug 2020

England vs Pakistan, third Test: Key moments of Day 2

Hosts England completely outplayed Pakistan throughout the second day of the ongoing final Test at the Ageas Bowl.

#ThisDayThatYear: The highest ever partnership in Test cricket

29 Jul 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: The highest ever partnership in Test cricket

On this day in 2006, Sri Lankan greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene went on to record the highest partnership of all time in Test cricket.

Williamson starts training, aims to feature in IPL

22 Jul 2020

Williamson starts training, aims to feature in IPL

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said he is looking forward to playing in the Indian Premier League this year.

Sri Lanka Police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

03 Jul 2020

Sri Lanka Police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

The Sri Lanka Police, on Friday, called off its investigation over allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final.

Happy Birthday Sanath Jayasuriya: A look at his amazing records

30 Jun 2020

Happy Birthday Sanath Jayasuriya: A look at his amazing records

Batting legend Sanath Jayasuriya turned 51 on Tuesday.

SL Minister submits nine-page report to support match-fixing claims

26 Jun 2020

SL Minister submits nine-page report to support match-fixing claims

Former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, on Thursday, submitted a detailed report to back his claims that the ICC World Cup 2011 final was fixed.

ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Records that can be broken

20 May 2020

ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Records that can be broken

T20 cricket has seen several highs and lows ever since the inaugural World T20 edition, wherein India clinched the title.

#ThisDayThatYear: Tendulkar smashes his only IPL ton for Mumbai Indians

15 Apr 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: Tendulkar smashes his only IPL ton for Mumbai Indians

Former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar showed what he could have achieved in T20 cricket had the format come into prominence much earlier.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is Kane Williamson the player of all seasons?

08 Apr 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is Kane Williamson the player of all seasons?

An architect in Test cricket, a floater in the ODIs and a terrific T20I finisher, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been ruling the roost ever since he burst on to the international stage.

#ThisDayThatYear: Sri Lanka outclass India to win World T20 title

06 Apr 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: Sri Lanka outclass India to win World T20 title

On April 6, 2014, Sri Lanka became the fifth nation to win the World T20.

#ThisDayThatYear: Slinga Malinga stuns South Africa with a hat-trick

28 Mar 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: Slinga Malinga stuns South Africa with a hat-trick

Lasith Malinga defied the laws of cricket with his quirky action bowling action after announcing himself in 2004.

Ross Taylor: New Zealand's unscathed batting maestro

07 Feb 2020

Ross Taylor: New Zealand's unscathed batting maestro

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor's splendid run in the limited overs format continues as he dismantled the Indian bowling attack in the first ODI at Hamilton.

New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI: Preview, Dream11 and stats

04 Feb 2020

New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI: Preview, Dream11 and stats

The Indian cricket team will be wanting to continue in the same vein after winning the T20Is 5-0 against New Zealand.

ICC committee member Mahela Jayawardene is against four-day Tests

08 Jan 2020

ICC committee member Mahela Jayawardene is against four-day Tests

ICC Cricket Committee member Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday said Tests should remain a five-day affair.

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: A look at his amazing records

05 Nov 2019

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: A look at his amazing records

Indian skipper Virat Kohli turned 31 on Tuesday, as he prepares to script another glorious year of his career.

India beat South Africa: Here are the records broken

13 Oct 2019

India beat South Africa: Here are the records broken

The Indian cricket team overcame South Africa in the second Test to clinch the three-match Test series.

Ranking the most memorable bowling performance in ODIs

06 Sep 2019

Ranking the most memorable bowling performance in ODIs

The 50-over cricket match, generally known as One-Day International (ODI), is the most thrilling format of the game.

Ravi Shastri likely to continue as coach of India: Reports

01 Aug 2019

Ravi Shastri likely to continue as coach of India: Reports

The BCCI is searching for India's next head coach and his support staff.

Who all have applied for Team India head coach's role?

1 Aug 2019

Who all have applied for Team India head coach's role?

The Indian cricket team is looking to pick a new head coach and support staff.

Pakistan beat Bangladesh: Here are the records broken

05 Jul 2019

Pakistan beat Bangladesh: Here are the records broken

Pakistan beat Bangladesh in match number 43 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord's on Friday.

SL vs WI: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

30 Jun 2019

SL vs WI: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

Sri Lanka and West Indies are set to take on each other in match number 39 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Monday.

SL vs SA: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

27 Jun 2019

SL vs SA: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

Sri Lanka and South Africa lock horns in match number 35 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Friday.

Australia beat Sri Lanka: Here are the records broken

15 Jun 2019

Australia beat Sri Lanka: Here are the records broken

Australia notched their fourth win of the ICC World Cup 2019 to go top of the 10-team table.

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan: Here are the records broken

05 Jun 2019

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan: Here are the records broken

Sri Lanka made sure that they learn from the mistakes of the previous game as they beat Afghanistan by 34 runs (D/L) in match number seven of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Here's a look at India's top Cricket World Cup matches

26 May 2019

Here's a look at India's top Cricket World Cup matches

The ICC World Cup 2019 gets underway from Thursday.

IPL 2019: KXIP beat RR, here are the records broken

16 Apr 2019

IPL 2019: KXIP beat RR, here are the records broken

Kings XI Punjab scripted a remarkable victory against Rajasthan Royals in match number 32 of the Indian Premier League 2019.