Sanjeeva Ranatunga

Sanjeeva Ranatunga (born April 25, 1969, Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 9 Tests and 13 ODIs from 1994 to 1997.

Sanjeeva Ranatunga
සංජීව රණතුංග
Personal information
Born (1969-04-25) 25 April 1969 (age 51)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
BattingLeft-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
RelationsArjuna Ranatunga (brother)
Nishantha Ranatunga (brother)
Dammika Ranatunga (brother)
Prasanna Ranatunga
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 62)26–28 August 1994 v Pakistan
Last Test20–24 June 1998 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 81)3 August 1993 v Pakistan
Last ODI14 January 1996 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 9 13
Runs scored 531 253
Batting average 33.18 23.00
100s/50s 2/2 -/2
Top score 118 70
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/- 2/-
Source: Cricinfo, 27 November 2016


He is the brother of former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga, Dammika Ranatunga, Nishantha Ranatunga and Prasanna Ranatunga.

International careerEdit

He has scored 2 centuries in Tests; 118 and 100* against Zimbabwe in consecutive Tests at Harare Sports Club and Queens Sports Club in 1994. His other notable performances are a hard fought 60 and 65 against Australia at Adelaide in 1996. His highest ODI score of 70 came against Pakistan at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in 1994 which earned him the Man of the Match Award.

International centuriesEdit

Test centuriesEdit

Test centuries of Sanjeeva Ranatunga
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Date Result
[1] 118 2   Zimbabwe   Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 11 October 1994 Drawn
[2] 100* 3   Zimbabwe   Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 20 October 1994 Drawn

International awardsEdit

One-Day International CricketEdit

Man of the Match awardsEdit

No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Pakistan R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 6 August 1994 70 (116 balls: 4x4)   Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.[1]


  1. ^ "1994–1995 Sri Lanka v Pakistan – 2nd Match – Colombo".