Full name Muttiah Muralitharan
Born April 17, 1972, Kandy
Major teams Sri Lanka, ACC Asian XI, ICC World XI, Kent, Lancashire,

Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm off break

 

Muttiah Muralitharan (born April 17, 1972 in Kandy, Sri Lanka), often referred to simply as Murali, is a Sri Lankan cricketer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history. His unique bowling action coupled with his ability to amass wickets has made him one of the most famous cricketers of modern times. He currently lies second in the list of all time wicket takers in both Test cricket and One-Day International cricket. He has signed as an overseas player for Lancashire in 2007.

 

However, Muralitharan's career has not been without controversy, with the legality of his bowling action being called into question, although he has been cleared by numerous scientific studies.

   Tests  ODIs 20:20(Int)
Matches  133  337  11
Runs  1261 663  1
Average  11.67 6.76  0.50
100s/50s  0/1  0/0  0
Score  67  33*  1
Balls  44039 18169 258
Runs 18180 11885 266
Wickets 800 515 13
Average 22.72 23.07 20.46
5 Wickets  67  10  0
10 Wickets  22  N/A  N/A
Best  9/51  7/30  3/29
Catches  69  117  0

Last Updated 22/07/2010