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Rumesh Ratnayake

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Full Name  Rumesh Ratnayake
Education  St Peters College, Colombo
Batting style  Right-hand bat
Bowling style  Right-arm fast-medium Legbreak

Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 23 70
Runs scored 433 612
Batting average 14.43 16.54
100s/50s -/2 -/-
Top score 56 33*
Balls bowled 4961 3575
Wickets 73 76
Bowling average 35.10 35.68
5 wickets in innings 5 1
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 6/66 5/32
Catches/stumpings 9/- 11/-

Rumesh Joseph Ratnayake (born January 2, 1964, Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 23 Tests and 70 ODIs from 1982 to 1993.


During a career often blighted by injury, Ratnayake was a strapping right arm fast-medium bowler who was capable of swinging the new ball and generating considerable pace and bounce. He was also a more than useful hard-hitting lower order batsman, as Test match fifties against Pakistan and England testify.

One of his best performances came in the 1985/86 series against India, taking 20 wickets at 22 for the series. In the 2nd Test he managed 9 wickets in the match which gave Sri Lanka a rare Test win, and inaugural series victory. Other good hauls include 6 for 66 against Australia at Hobart in 1990/91 and 5 for 69 against England at Lords.

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After Retirement

In July 2001 Ratnayake became the administrative team manager for the Sri Lankan national cricket team.


Rumesh Ratnayake Wikipedia

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