Suraj Randiv

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Suraj Randiv
සුරාජ් රන්දිව්
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Personal information
Full name Hewa Kaluhalamullage Suraj Randiv Kaluhalamulla
Born (1985-01-30) 30 January 1985 (age 33)
Matara, Sri Lanka
Nickname Randi
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm offbreak
Role Allrounder
Relations Rasmi Jinan (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 113) 26 July 2010 v India
Last Test 25 November 2012 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 139) 18 December 2009 v India
Last ODI 24 June 2016 v England
T20I debut (cap 35) 3 May 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 25 June 2011 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004-2007 Sinhalese Sports Club
2005 Southern Province
2007 Nondescripts Cricket Club
2008-2010 Kandurata Kites
2008- Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
2011- Ruhuna Rhinos
2011-2012 Chennai Super Kings
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 12 31 7 127
Runs scored 147 280 8 3,090
Batting average 9.18 17.50 4.00 21.16
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 0/0 3/10
Top score 39 56 6 112
Balls bowled 3,146 1,437 126 26,331
Wickets 43 36 7 578
Bowling average 37.51 33.72 19.85 26.11
5 wickets in innings 1 1 0 39
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 11
Best bowling 5/82 5/42 3/20 9/62
Catches/stumpings 1/0 7/0 0/0 87/0
Source: Cricinfo, 24 March 2017

Hewa Kaluhalamullage Suraj Randiv Kaluhalamulla (born 30 January 1985 as Mohamed Marshuk Mohamed Suraj), popularly as Suraj Randiv, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who plays all formats of the game.

He plays first-class cricket for Sinhalese Sports Club. Suraj was educated at Rahula College Matara.[1][2][3]

Early career

A right arm offspinner, Suraj had a successful under-age career in Sri Lanka. He represented his country at under-15 and under-19 level and took 23 wickets in four matches at an Under-23 tournament of 2003-04. This effort caught the attention of Marvan Atapattu, who was influential in getting him over to Sinhalese Sports Club. He went on play for Sri Lanka A and Sri Lanka.

International career

In December 2009, he replaced Muttiah Muralitharan in Sri Lanka's ODI squad in India and he made his debut in the second match of the series in Nagpur. He impressed by taking three wickets for 51 runs; Sri Lanka went on to win the match by three wickets.[4]

On 16 August 2010, in an incident that drew considerable media attention, Randiv intentionally bowled a no-ball—overstepping the bowling mark by a significant margin—to Virender Sehwag—then on 99—that ensured a victory for India in the ODI, while denying Sehwag a chance to score a century. Sehwag hit the ball for six but as the winning run was registered as soon as the umpire signalled no-ball, Sehwag's shot was deemed to have been made after the end of the match. Randiv later apologised to Sehwag for use of the tactic; he was docked his match fees for the game and handed a one match suspension by Sri Lanka Cricket.[5]

He was omitted from Sri Lanka's squad for the 2011 Cricket World Cup, but was called up as a replacement for the injured Angelo Mathews, and was subsequently picked for the World Cup Final.

After 5 years of long period, Randiv was selected for England tour in 2016, where he played in the second ODI on 24 June 2016.

Domestic career

Randiv was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings at the 2011 IPL player auction and will play for the Super Kings in the forthcoming season.[6] He was released in 2012 before the start of IPL 5.

Career best performances

as of 10 July 2011

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
Tests 12 Sri Lanka v West Indies Galle 2010 5-82 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (Oval) 2010
ODI 56 Sri Lanka v India Mirpur 2010 5-42 Sri Lanka v England Old Trafford 2011
T20I 6 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Lauderhill 2010 3-20 Sri Lanka v Australia Bridgetown 2010
FC 112 Bloomfield v Sri Lanka Army Colombo (Bloomfield) 2009 9-62 Sinhalese v Colombo Colombo (CCCG) 2006
LA 56 Sri Lanka v India Mirpur 2010 5-15 Bloomfield v Ragama Colombo (Bloomfield) 2009
T20 20 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (Burgher) 2005 3-20 Sri Lanka v Australia Bridgetown 2010

International record

Test 5 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/82 2  India P Sara Oval Colombo Sri Lanka 2010

ODI 5 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/42 27  England Old Trafford Manchester England 2011

International awards

ODI cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 1 June 2010 5–0–23–3 ; DNB  Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets.[7]

References

  1. ^ End of another battle
  2. ^ Suraj Randiv
  3. ^ Battle of the Two Cities
  4. ^ "India v Sri Lanka in 2009/10". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Suraj Randiv gets one-match suspension". CricketArchive. 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Hindu : Sport / Cricket : IPL auction 2011 - till lunch". The Hindu. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2010 - 3rd match". 

External links

  • Suraj Randiv at ESPNcricinfo
  • Premier League Cricket - Suraj Randiv takes eight (The Island)
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