A look at six Sri Lankan cricketers to play 100 Test Matches for their country

By Daniel S

July 24, 2022

Test cricket is considered as the pinnacle of the game as every player dreams to represent his country one day in the cricket’s most respected format even today. Many cricketers have graced the most testing format of the game for a long time in their cricketing careers.

The landmark of playing 100 Test matches in international cricket is much-coveted one as not many have been able to achieve this feat. Any player who ends up being in the exclusive club of representing his nation for over 100 Test matches, is considered a legend of the game. Here’s looking at the top 6 cricketers from Sri Lanka who achieved this remarkable feat for their country:

  1. Mahela Jayawardene: 149 Tests
Mahela Jayawardene (Source: Twitter)

Mahela Jayawardene was the backbone of Sri Lanka in the first decade of the 20th century. The Sri Lankan batter took the team out of trouble on many occasions as he occupied the crease for long hours in Test cricket. In 149 Tests, Jayawardene amassed 11814 runs at an average of 49.8 scoring 34 hundreds and 50 fifties in his illustrious career of 149 Tests.