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Top Ten Test-ODI-T20 Match Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of SriLanka Cricket Team

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Top Ten Test Match Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of SriLanka Cricket Team

Sri Lanka’s cricket team in test cricket is an outstanding team with a long list of very talented and extraordinary test match openers and middle order batsmen. They are very consistent and physically fit batsmen. Mahela Jayawerdena is an elegant, superb and versatile test match opener of the Sri Lankan Test team. He has proven his mettle to world by his appearance as team captain in the World Cup final and giving the Australian team a tough time. Mahela Jayawerdena is at the top in the list of the best ten openers and middle order batsmen of Sri Lanka in test cricket:

Batsman

Runs Year
Mahela Jayawardene 374 27 Jul 2006
Sanath Jayasuriya 340 2 Aug 1997
Kumar Sangarkkara 287 27 Jul 2006
Mahela Jayawardene 275 16 Nov 2009
Kumar Sangarkkara 270 14 May 2004
Aravinda de Silva 267 31 Jan 1991
Sanath Jayasuriya 253 20 Oct 2004
Marvan Atapattu 249 14 May 2004
Mahela Jayawardene 242 24 Feb 1999
Mahela Jayawardene 240 21 Feb 2009

Top Ten ODI Match Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of SriLanka Cricket Team

Sri Lanka’s cricket team is considered one of the toughest teams in the world. They have a very good mix of ODI openers and middle order batsmen. Batsmen of Sri Lanka are very refined and skillful. Sanath Jayasuriya is in a league of his own when it comes to openers for any team. He has astonishing batting tactics. With the magic of his bat, he is capable of taking on the bowlers. With highest score (189) in an one day international match, he is at the top in the list of openers and middle order batsmen of Sri Lanka. Here is the list of top ten openers and middle order batsmen of Sri Lanka.

Batsman Runs Year
Sanat Jayasuriya 189 29 Oct 2000
TM Dilshan 160 15 Dec 2009
Sanat Jayasuriya 157 4 Jul 2006
Sanat Jayasuriya 152 1 Jul 2006
Sanat Jayasuriya 151* 17 May 1997
PA de Silva 145 6 Mar 1996
Sanat Jayasuriya 140 8 Dec 1994
KC Sangakkara 138* 31 Oct 2005
TM Dilshan 137* 24 Jan 2009
Sanat Jayasuriya 134* 5 Nov 1997

Top Ten T20 Match Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of SriLanka Cricket Team

Scoring a century in a 20-20 match requires lot of energy and motivation. There are very few batsmen in the history of Twenty 20 tournaments who have centuries in their career. Mahela Jayawerdena is amongst those very few batsmen of the world who has a century in his Twenty 20 career. He is the most successful batsman of Twenty 20 matches in the Sri Lankan team. He has four of the best scores in Twenty 20 matches of the top ten batsmen of Sri Lanka.  Here is the list of the top ten openers and middle order batsmen of Sri Lanka in 20-20 cricket:

Batsman Runs Year
Mahela Jayawardene 100 3 May 2010
Mahela Jayawardene 98* 7 May 2010
Tillakaratne Dilshan 96* 19 Jun 2009
Sanath Jayasuriya 88 14 Sep 2007
Sanath Jayasuriya 81 10 Jun 2009
Mahela Jayawardene 81 30 Apr 2010
Mahela Jayawardene 78 14 Jun 2009
Kumar Sangakkara 78 9 Dec 2009
Tillakaratne Dilshan 74 10 Jun 2009
Kumar Sangakkara 69 4 Sep 2009

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