1. Sanath Jayasuriya has 323 wickets in his 445 ODI long career whereas Warney finished his illustrious career with 293 wickets in 194 matches.
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3. Sanath Jayasuriya was perhaps the most destructive batsmen Sri Lanka has ever seen.
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4. Sanath Jayasuriya is credited as having revolutionized One Day International cricket with his explosive batting Jayasuriya was an all-rounder, who had an international cricket career that spread over two decades.
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8. Sanath Jayasuriya is second only to Sachin Tendulkar by the number of Man of the match awards for ODIs, where Tendulkar has 62 Man of the Match awards, and Jayasuriya has 47 of them.
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12. Sanath Jayasuriya went on to score his first century in 1994 against New Zealand.
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21. Sanath Jayasuriya was a skillful infielder, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the seventh highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the eleventh highest success rate.
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24. Sanath Jayasuriya led Sri Lanka to the knock-out stage of the 2003 cricket world cup, but stepped down from the captaincy after the loss to Australia in the semi final.
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25. Sanath Jayasuriya served as the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team in 38 test matches and 117 one day internationals from 1999 to 2003.
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29. Sanath Jayasuriya ultimately shaped Sri Lanka's title victory with a blistering hundred under pressure.
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30. Sanath Jayasuriya scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies.
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33. Sanath Jayasuriya was the previous record-holder for the fastest century, before losing that to Shahid Afridi's 37 ball century.
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34. Sanath Jayasuriya held the record for the highest Test score made by a Sri Lankan, 340 against India in 1997.
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35. Sanath Jayasuriya was the most successful bowler for Sri Lanka during the knockout stage of 1996 cricket World Cup where he took 6 wickets in three games.
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41. Sanath Jayasuriya was born in the Southern Sri Lankan city of Matara, to the family of Dunstan and Breeda Jayasuriya.
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44. Sanath Jayasuriya was the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team from 1999 to 2003.
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45. Sanath Jayasuriya 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.
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