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Sanath Teran Jayasuriya ( Sinhalese : සනත් ටෙරාන් ජයසූරිය ; born 30 June 1969) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer . He is renowned as one of ...
Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (Sinhalese: සනත් ටෙරාන් ජයසූරිය; born 30 June 1969) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. He is renowned as one of the best One Day International players of all time, due to powerful striking and match winning all-round performances.Jayasuriya is credited as having revolutionized One Day International cricket with his explosive batting

An all-rounder, who had an international cricket career that spread over two decades, Jayasuriya is the only player to score over 12,000 runs and capture more than 300 wickets in One Day
International cricket, and hence regarded as one of the best all rounders in the history of limited-overs cricket He was named the Most Valuable Player of 1996 Cricket World Cup and Wisden Cricketers' Almanack broke an age old tradition by naming him one of Five Cricketers’ of the Year 1997 despite not playing the previous season in England. Jayasuriya was also the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team from 1999 to 2003. He retired from Test cricket in December 2007 and from limited overs cricket in June 2011. On 28 January 2013, Sri Lanka Cricket appointed him as the chairman of cricket selection committee. Sri Lanka won the ICC World Twenty20 for the first time in 2014, during his tenure as the chief selector.
Jayasuriya ran for public office at the 2010 Sri Lankan general elections and was elected to the parliament from his native Matara District.He topped the UPFA parliamentary election list for Matara district by obtaining 74,352 preferential votes.He served as the deputy minister of Postal services in the former UPFA government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa, and later as the Deputy Minister of Local Government & Rural Development under president Maithripala Sirisena. Jayasuriya did not contest for the 2015 Sri Lankan general election, though he won most votes from Matara district under UPFA in the 2010 Sri Lankan general election


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