The first Test against Pakistan on 28 September 2017, was one of the career highlights for Herath. You have to react positively to that. With that wicket, Herath joined elite club of 400 test wickets, becoming the first left-arm spinner, 14th overall and second Sri Lankan to achieve the milestone. So calm, so understanding, and he's always there for everyone. Although Herath gave away 31 runs in 12 overs and went wicketless in the first innings, he took 4/49 in the second and helped Sri Lanka cruise to a three-day win over Bangladesh to win the series 1-0. [43] He took 13 wickets in the second test match, recording best bowling figures against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka exited from the World T20 in the first round and Herath announced his retirement on 17 April 2016. The Test series was drawn 1–1. With that, Sri Lanka won the match by 199 runs and sealed the series 2-0. In this period, no other bowler has taken even 20 such hauls. When the fear against spin sets in, everything … Sri Lanka's veteran left-arm spin bowler Rangana Herath picked up his 400th wicket in test cricket during the first test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. During the match, Herath took his 100th test wicket against Pakistan by dismissing Mohammad Amir, becoming the first bowler to achieve the feat against Pakistan in Tests. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath took four wickets to spark a Pakistan batting collapse as Sri Lanka scrambled for an unlikely 50-run win Tuesday in the first Te [4] He has the longest Test cricket career for Sri Lanka with a span of 19 years from 1999 to 2018. His match winning performance helped him to secure the "Man of the Match" award in Galle. [27][28], For his performances in 2014, he was named in the World Test XI by ICC. In the last five years he's the guy who's carried Sri Lanka through in Tests. On Sri Lanka's tour to South Africa in 2011-12, Herath's match haul of 9 for 128 helped the team to their first Test win in South Africa. Rangana Herath holds the record with more wickets than any other spinner in the past decade in Test cricket. India vs England 2021-‘Learn from Rangana Herath’-Graeme Swann to Jack Leach. [9] On 6 November 2018, he played in his final Test in Galle. Both teams do not score more than 250 in each innings, and Herath only took a single wicket in the first innings. However, he made 67 to hand Sri Lanka a lead of 122 runs in the first innings. [42], On 8 November 2016, Herath took his 27th five wicket haul, becoming the third overall to take five-wicket hauls against all Test-playing nations, after Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Steyn. [21] Herath then took 8 wickets in the second Test in the two match Test-series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Sri Lanka. Herath then took 8 wickets in the second Test in the two match Test-series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Sri Lanka. Obviously Jack Leach did very well last time in 2018. [55] During the first match, Herath ended the year 2016 as the second highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 57 scalps, only behind Indian Ravichandran Ashwin (72 scalps). Herath took 1/159 in the first innings of the first Test against India in Galle. Starting to blossom in the early 30s is rare for a bowler, but Rangana Herath has done exactly that. On 11 February 2018, against Sri Lanka, Herath overtook the legendary Wasim Akram's wicket tally in Test cricket to become the highest wicket-taking left-arm bowler. Harbhajan Singh 15-217 vs Australia, 2001. Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath breaks the record for most Test wickets by a left-arm spinner as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in Galle. As a left-arm spinner, his strengths are his accuracy and his ability to bowl long spells, but to that he has added a 'mystery' ball, a delivery that is quicker and darts back into the right-hander. He took six wickets at the end to give Sri Lanka a 257 runs win. He had complained about back pain at the end of the Test and as a result was ruled out of the third Test in New Delhi. As said by skipper Chandimal, the match was dedicated to Herath. He had complained of a stiff back during the SSC Test having bowled 42 overs. [70][71], During the second test against South Africa, he took his 34th test fifer in South Africa's second innings. Even Sri Lanka lost the match by 221 runs, Herath took the wicket of Joe Root as his 100th wicket in Galle International Stadium. Rangana Herath has written himself into the history books in the simplest, yet most endearing way, becoming the first ever left-arm spinner to take 400 Test wickets. Herath truly blossomed in 2011 when he conjured up nine wickets in Durban to spin Sri Lanka to a famous victory - their first Test win on South African shores. He is the second player from Sri Lanka and the 12th from the subcontinent to achieve the feat. [69], In July 2018, during an interview with BBC Sinhala, he hinted that the England tour of Sri Lanka will be his final international appearance. From the section Cricket. Barring the period post 2010 that saw Rangana Herath take wickets in heaps, left-arm spinners have normally stayed below the radar. Š;Tamil: ரங்கன ஹெரத்;born 19 March 1978), is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played all forms of the game and a former Test captain for Sri Lanka. Bowling figures of 5 for 58 in the match is also the best bowling figures in a Test innings in Pallekele. [79] He scored 14 runs in the first innings and 5 runs in the second innings, until he run out as the last victim in Sri Lanka innings. He finished with 6/68 runs and West Indies were all out for 251. ... It’s a tricky one, because Bess is a wicket-taker,” Swann said.”He didn’t bowl particularly well in Sri Lanka and I think he’d admit that, but he took 12 wickets and he does bowl wicket-taking balls,” he added. Rangana Herath went past Wasim Akram to become the most prolific left-arm bowler in Test history when he took the last Bangladesh wicket. Herath was recalled for the second test match against the West Indies in November 2010. He took six test wickets against the Australians. However, Sri Lanka lost the match by an innings and 88 runs. Herath is the 12th bowler from the subcontinent to take 1000 first-class wickets and the first to the milestone since Danish Kaneria, who had taken his 1000th wicket in 2011-12. [37] He is also the second left-arm orthodox bowler ever to take a Test hat trick after Johnny Briggs in 1892. [29], In the second innings of the first Test against India in 2015, Herath took seven wickets for 48 runs, where Sri Lanka only had 175 runs behind India's total of 375. [32], Herath revealed his intentions to retire from ODIs and T20Is after 2016 ICC World Twenty20. Rangana Herath Biography. He was also promoted to the opening batting in school times, and acted as a pacer, until his coach told him to start spin bowling due to height problem. Just as in the first innings, Herath was all over the Windies, where they all out for 227 runs, giving Sri Lanka a huge win by an innings and 6 runs. This is his fourth consecutive Test against Australia in where he has taken four or more wickets in the opponent's first innings. [74], In July 2018, Herath hinted that he thinks to retire from international cricket in November, after the England series. Herath is also the first Sri Lankan to take a Test hat-trick in 17 years. Rangana Herath made a comeback to the Test side, taking 15 wickets in the 3 match Test series vs. Pakistan played in Sri Lanka, also winning the man-of-the-match award in the first Test. [8], On 22 October 2018, he announced his retirement from international cricket after the first Test at Galle against England. [72] This was his 12th fifer in a fourth innings of a match,[73] more than any other bowler in the history. When you come into the international set-up, everything changes - the rewards and everything around you. He took 15 wickets at 26.93 and helped Sri Lanka win the series 2-0. Only Ravindra Jadeja … In the bowling, Herath took his 23rd five-wicket haul in test cricket and the very first against West Indies. [59] Herath adjudged man of the match award as well for his impressive match-winning bowling performances.[60]. [15] Later he moved to Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala. Once the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan decided to retire, Sri Lanka opted for … In the second Test of Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa in December 2011, Herath took nine wickets and won the Man of the Match award. Rangana Herath picked up 398 of his 433 Test wickets after turning 30. CEAT International Bowler of the Year 2015. … His One Day International debut came five years later in 2004, against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Second bowler for Sri Lanka to take 400 Test wickets. He is the oldest player to reach 350 as well as 400 Test wickets. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies. This led Sri Lanka to a win, and a series victory. But his strong comeback in the second innings with other new spinner Tharindu Kaushal, India were all out for 112 runs, where Herath took 7 for 48 and Kaushal with 3 for 47. Second Sri Lankan and fifth overall to achieve 30 five-wicket hauls in Tests. He became the third Sri Lankan after Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas to reach 300 test wickets in history. With these major players absent, Herath was appointed as the captain of Test team for the Zimbabwe tour. In the first innings of the second Test against Pakistan, Herath took nine wickets for 127 runs, the best figures for a left-arm bowler in Test cricket. Herath's return of … He represented Moors Sports Club from 1998/99 to 2009/10 in local first-class cricket and also played for Surrey during the latter part of the 2009 English cricket season. Sri Lanka whitewashed Zimbabwe 2-0 and Herath adjudged man of the match for his impressive performance. In the second Test in Nagpur which Sri Lanka lost by an innings and 239 runs, Herath took 1/81 having bowled 39 overs. The rain-affected match ended in draw. [citation needed] Until his retirement from Tests, Herath is the 8th highest wicket taker of all time. Herath was appointed as the Test captain for the March 2017 Bangladesh tour in home soil, after Angelo Mathews was not able to recover from the injuries. Before starting professional career, Herath was working at Sampath Bank as a clerk, when he met brother of Chandika Hathurusingha. I actually think he's the greatest role model that Sri Lanka cricket have ever had - the way he's played the game and the way he's entered and formed relationships with players. ... Home / Cricket / Rangana Herath continues fourth innings assault, takes 12th five-wicket haul West Indies required 245 runs to win the match, but Herath strikes again, picked up 4 wickets and sealed the game for Sri Lanka. [36], During the second Test at Galle, Herath took a hat-trick by dismissing Adam Voges, Peter Nevill, and Mitchell Starc in the Australian first innings. He's the last guy from our generation who's going to call it a day, so it's a bit of an emotional thing for a few of our boys - for Sanga as well. Though Sri Lanka won, he only managed to take the wicket of Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh in that match. [20], After playing second role in the team for long time behind the shadow of maestro Muttiah Muralitharan, Herath ascended to prominence against Australia in 1999 with a "mystery" ball. He took 13 wickets in the last test match and 28 wickets in the series. Spread the love. [83][84], "What an incredible lad he is. tablet; Rangana Herath takes 11 wickets in Sri Lanka's win over New Zealand. Herath was appointed as the stand-in captain for the first test against India in August 2017 as the captain Dinesh Chandimal was diagnosed with pneumonia. In cricket, a five-wicket haul refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a … He was the leading wicket-taker in Tests in 2012, with 60 at an average of 23.61, thus proving conclusively that he had broken out of Murali's shadow, and was among the best left-arm spinners going around.ESPNcricinfo staff, School children show their appreciation for Rangana Herath, Rangana Herath was run out in his final Test innings, Rangana Herath was chaired around the outfield. Second left-arm orthodox bowler and oldest player to take a, Third best bowling in a Test match as captain (13/152) just after. India went on to win the series 3-0. During the second innings where Sri Lanka had to chase 550 runs, Herath did not bat, due to an injury suffered while fielding. [23], Herath took 12 wickets during the first test match of the 2012 England test series. It's the kind of quality you see from him on the field as well. In that match played at the newly renovated R. Premadasa Stadium, he took three wickets in the first innings. During the Sri Lankan cricket team against Pakistan in the UAE in 2013–14, Herath became the first Sri Lankan and 16th overall to be dismissed for a king pair in test history. Until retirement, Herath played 71 ODIs, took 74 wickets with the average of 31.91. [2] He is the first left-arm spinner to take 400 Test wickets. With that, he became only the second Sri Lankan, third bowler and first left arm bowler to take 100 Test wickets at a single venue. Rangana Herath, who took 433 Test wickets, saw fellow off-spinner Leachs ability first-hand in the 2018 series in which he snaffled 18 wickets in Sri Lanka. Herath made a successful comeback to Test cricket in 2009 against Pakistan and took over the mantle of Sri Lanka's main spin bowler from Muralitharan. [66], In May 2018, he was one of 33 cricketers to be awarded a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the 2018–19 season. Since Murali's retirement, Herath has been Sri Lanka's go-to bowler. Sri Lanka won the match by 208 runs; it was their first Test win in South Africa. [49] He was only the second left arm spinner to grab 350+ test wickets after Daniel Vettori in test history. Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene rated Herath as Sri Lanka's number one bowler after the retirement of Muralitharan. In the match he took his ninth ten-wicket haul which included his 32nd and 33rd five-wicket hauls guided Sri Lanka to a 21-run victory. [48] In the fourth innings of first Test in Galle, Herath surpassed 362 test wickets by Daniel Vettori to become the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history. I always believe in the consistency, he tells Sportsmail. Rangana Herath is very approachable to anyone. He played 17 T20Is, where took 18 wickets with the best bowling figures of 5 for 3 against New Zealand in 2014 World T20I. Twenty20 bowling winner A master sans mystery. It's been a privilege and honour to play for my country, because in Sri Lanka we have 22 million people, so very few get the opportunity to play for Sri Lanka, so that's a remarkable achievement and honour for any player. On 23 October 2016, Herath was announced as captain for Sri Lanka tour to Zimbabwe. His 25th fifer mark is the highest by a bowler to take fifers since 2009. In his early years, he was seen as a support act to Muralitharan, though he had his moments to savour: against Pakistan in 2009, his 4 for 15 got Sri Lanka an improbable win, as Pakistan were bundled out for 117 chasing 168. As a … I'm just sad that he's retiring, because I think Sri Lanka really need him at the moment. Galle International Stadium - Wikipedia Perera was included to the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy in 2016, as a frontline spinner with Rangana Herath . He dismissed Carl Mumba by taking 350th wicket, recorded as the oldest player to achieve the feat. [19], Although Herath made his Test debut back in 1999, he never came to the prominence as a leading spinner until the retirement of Muralitharan. He falls in the bracket of the legends: the Sangakkaras, the Jayawardenes, the Muralitharans. Once Ranga got his opportunity, he showed what a great bowler he was. In the first test, he took 4 four wickets in first innings and match-winning five-wicket haul in the second innings. Herath made a comeback to the Test side, taking 15 wickets in the 3 match Test series vs. Pakistan played in Sri Lanka, also winning the man-of-the-match award in the first Test. He played 17 T20Is, where he took 18 wickets with the best bowling figures … During the 2016 England series, Herath was ranked as 13th Test match bowler in the world, having hit the heights of second in the list in 2012. Sri Lanka won the series 2-0 and Herath was the Player of the Series.[31]. Rangana Herath snared five wickets to limit Pakistan to 244-6 at stumps on day two of the second test after Sri Lanka Last updated on 16 August 2014 16 August 2014. He made sure he kept working on his game all through those years so that he could grab the opportunity when it came. Sri Lanka eventually won the tournament and Herath's spell was named the Wisden Men's T20I spell of the decade in 2019.[25]. After usual captain Angelo Mathews injured during ODI series against Australia, vice captain Dinesh Chandimal was also injured during T20I series of the same tour. [17][18], Herath made his Test debut at Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka against Australia in 1999. Second Sri Lankan bowler to claim 1000 First-class wickets. [16], In March 2018, he was named in Dambulla's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament. During the second Test against South Africa in late 2016 at Newlands, Herath surpassed 355 test wickets of Chaminda Vaas by dismissing Kyle Abbott for LBW, becoming the second highest wicket-taker for Sri Lanka. ", "It's an emotional situation, but all in all everybody has to take a decision at the right time. [6] On 2 October 2017, he became the second Sri Lankan bowler to take 400 test wickets. Rangana Herath became the best left-arm spinner in test cricket history by surpassing 362 wickets by Daniel Vettori after he dismissed Bangladeshi Litton Das. [77][78], He played his last Test match at his favorite venue Galle International Stadium on 6 November 2018. [24], Herath memorably took figures of 5-3 against New Zealand in the 2014 World T20, a spell that helped Sri Lanka qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. In the third Test at SSC, Herath took his 25th and 26th five-wicket haul in Test cricket. To help the youngsters with that, Herath has played a big role. 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