Muttiah Muralitharan
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Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan (Tamil: முத்தையா முரளிதரன்,Sinhala: මුත්තයියා මුරලිදරන්) (also spelt as Muralidaran; born 17 April 1972), often referred to as ... More »Muttiah Muralitharan (Tamil: முத்தையா முரளிதரன்,Sinhala: මුත්තයියා මුරලිදරන්) (also spelt as Muralidaran; born 17 April 1972), often referred to as Murali, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002. He retired from Test cricket in 2010, registering his 800th and final wicket on 22 July 2010 from his final ball in his last test match. Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in both Test cricket and in One Day Internationals (ODIs). He took the wicket of Gautam Gambhir on 5 February 2009 in Colombo to surpass Wasim Akram's ODI record of 502 wickets. Muralitharan became the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket when he overtook the previous record-holder Shane Warne on 3 December 2007. Muralitharan had previously held the record when he surpassed Courtney Walsh's 519 wickets in 2004, but he suffered a shoulder injury later that year and was then overtaken by Warne. Averaging over six wickets per Test,... [ Wikipedia ]

MCC to be captained by Virender Sehwag, Muttiah Muralitharan in Abu Dhabi

MCC to be captained by Virender Sehwag, Muttiah Muralitharan in Abu Dhabi Cricket legends Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan will share the MCC captaincy during their trip to Abu Dhabi. India batsman Sehwag will be in charge for the clash with county champions Durham on ...

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Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka, chiselled his name even further into cricketing immortality by taking his historic and probably unrepeatable 800th Test wicket with his final Test ball, bowling Sri Lanka to victory in a home Test against India in 2010) (I know I also wrote in Part 1 that ...

Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan to captain MCC in Abu Dhabi

Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan will each captain the MCC in a series of games to mark the new county season. India opener Sehwag will lead the side against Durham in the annual four-day game against last season's Championship winners. The match will begin in Abu Dhabi on ...

Waqar Younis, Muttiah Muralitharan to oversee Cricket Association of Bengal's bowlers hunt

... - + Aiming to churn out future players for the national team, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Saturday unveiled Vision 2020 - an initiative which will see Pakistan pace legend Waqar Younis and Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan nurturing young bowling talents from West Bengal...

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India Cricket News: Waqar Younis, Muralitharan take on coaching roles with Bengal

Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan have been appointed pace and spin bowling consultants respectively for Bengal, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) confirmed after its working committee meeting on Monday. The two have signed three-year contracts with the CAB and will begin ...

Waqar, Muralitharan to train Bengal youngsters

KOLKATA: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis and retired Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan were today appointed as bowling consultants for a Cricket Association of Bengal coaching programme beginning March 15 for a three-year contract. Brainchild of former India skipper ...

BBC Sport MCC: Sehwag and Muralitharan to captain squad for curtain raiser

Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan will head the Marylebone Cricket Club squad at the 2014 county season curtain raiser in Abu Dhabi. Sehwag will lead the MCC in the four-day champion county match against Durham, starting on Sunday, 23 March. Murilitharan will captain the side for ...

MCC news : Muttiah Muralitharan, Virender Sehwag to captain MCC

Muttiah Muralitharan, the world's leading international wicket-taker, and former India opener Virender Sehwag, as well as Monty Panesar and prospective England opener Sam Robson are among the players named in the MCC squad for next month's Champion County match in Abu Dhabi. An MCC XI ...

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Muttiah Muralitharan to inaugurate cricket pitches in former LTTE stronghold Kilinochchi

In addition, Muttiah Muralitharan will conduct a small spin clinic for the Tamil kids who are recovering from the 30-year-old armed separatist campaign waged by the LTTE. Press Trust of India | Last updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 19:07 Print font size - + Sri Lankan spin legend ...

Jamaica v Barbados, CPL 2013, Kingston Report : Muttiah Muralitharan three-for stumps Barbados

Jamaica Tallawahs 114 for 4 (Shehzad 28, Malik 1-19) beat Barbados Tridents 113 for 4 (Smith 52, Muralitharan 3-12) by 6 wickets Muttiah Muralitharan rolled back the years with a bowling display that helped the Jamaica Tallawahs book a semi-final berth with a six-wicket win over Barbados ...

Caribbean Premier League 2013 : CPL should aim for international window

Muttiah Muralitharan, the former Sri Lanka offspinner, believes the debuting Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has a promising future but should aim for a window in international cricket to be able to attract the best talent from across the world. "The organizers should get a window on the ...

IPL 6: Muttiah Muralitharan joins Royal Challengers Bangalore camp

Press Trust of India | Last updated on Saturday, 30 March 2013 19:34 Print font size - + Amidst controversy over Sri Lankan players' participation in Chennai matches of the IPL, spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan on Saturday joined Royal Challengers Bangalore's conditioning camp at the ...

IPL 2013 news : Muttiah Muralitharan dismayed with BCCI ruling on Sri Lankan players in Chennai

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Muttiah Muralitharan has expressed disappointment at the BCCI's decision to disallow Sri Lankan players from participating in IPL matches in Chennai this season, a result of growing political tensions in Tamil Nadu stemming from the treatment of ethnic ...

Big Bash kicks off with Shane Warne up against Muttiah Muralitharan

Melbourne Stars, led by Shane Warne, take on Melbourne Renegades - who include Muttiah Muralitharan in their line-up - in Friday's opening match, live on Sky. The tournament has been hit by a series of late withdrawals by international stars, with only West Indies' stars there in any ...

Virender Sehwag, Muttiah Muralitharan to lead MCC teams in Middle East

Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan will then lead MCC in the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai. Press Trust of India | Last updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:52 Print font size - + Out-of-favour Indian batsman Virender Sehwag and Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will ...

Big Bash League: Melbourne Renegades re-sign Muttiah Muralitharan

... | Last updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:11 Print font size - + Leading Test wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan on Tuesday re-signed for the Australian Big Bash League with the Melbourne Renegades, who also unveiled Test quicks Peter Siddle and James Pattinson as part of their team...

Sachin Tendulkar inspired me with his positive aggression: Muttiah Muralitharan

Sachin Tendulkar inspired me with his positive aggression: Muttiah Muralitharan Sachin Tendulkar inspired me with his positive aggression: Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lankan spin king takes a walk down memory lane as he remembers how a curly-haired 19-year-old took the cricket world by ...

Big Bash League: Muttiah Muralitharan and Marlon Samuels star for Renegades

Their spinners were the key against the Strikers, Muttiah Muralitharan leading the way with 3-18, including dismissing the dangerous duo of Kieron Pollard and Theo Doropoulos in successive deliveries, from his four overs. Fellow overseas signing Marlon Samuels also claimed three wickets...

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