Muttiah Muralitharan

Murali

Cricket
Bowler

Born: April 17, 1972
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Active: 1989-2014

First-Class Cricket

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

SeasonCountryMatchesCaughtBowledLBWDef 1
1990Sri Lanka10000.00
1990-91Sri Lanka20610.35
1991England32000.10
1991-92Sri Lanka66710.70
1992Sri Lanka138830.95
1992-93South Africa13310.35
1992-93Sri Lanka31320.30
1993Sri Lanka52500.35
1993-94India31220.25
1993-94Sri Lanka42600.40
1994Sri Lanka10000.00
1994-95New Zealand31400.25
1994-95South Africa20800.40
1994-95Sri Lanka44710.60
1994-95Zimbabwe31400.25
1995-96Australia35200.35
1995-96Pakistan54430.55
1996Sri Lanka20500.25
1996-97New Zealand20200.10
1996-97Sri Lanka961611.15
1996-97West Indies32630.55
1997Sri Lanka22100.15
1997-98India21100.10
1997-98South Africa32960.85
1997-98Sri Lanka31940.70
1998England31980.90
1998Sri Lanka32120.25
1999England722091.55
1999Sri Lanka31220.25
1999-00Pakistan31030.20
1999-00Sri Lanka21310.25
1999-00Zimbabwe41430.40
2000Sri Lanka611461.05
2000-01South Africa32440.50
2000-01Sri Lanka30650.55
2001England749111.20
2001Sri Lanka31640.55
2001-02Pakistan11220.25
2001-02Sri Lanka9625232.70
2002England21200.15
2002Sri Lanka10210.15
2002-03South Africa31250.40
2003England51850.70
2003Sri Lanka21220.25
2003West Indies22240.40
2003-04Sri Lanka12817222.35
2004Sri Lanka10000.00
2004Zimbabwe25430.60
2005England63680.85
2005Sri Lanka20520.35
2005-06Sri Lanka51660.65
2005-06Australia12010.15
2005-06India31450.50
2005-06Bangladesh23060.45
2006England40470.55
2006Sri Lanka22350.50
2006-07New Zealand20280.50
2007England814191.20
2007Sri Lanka35350.65
2007-08Australia21010.10
2007-08Sri Lanka31430.40
2007-08West Indies22140.35
2008Sri Lanka30240.30
2008-09Bangladesh20210.15
2008-09Pakistan20000.00
2009Sri Lanka21130.25
2009-10India32200.20
2010Sri Lanka10220.20
Total 23312231324333.90

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

SeasonCountryRAWDef 2Defense
1990Sri Lanka390-0.13-0.06
1990-91Sri Lanka199100.520.43
1991England2090-0.50-0.20
1991-92Sri Lanka398241.621.16
1992Sri Lanka1018401.281.12
1992-93South Africa122100.680.52
1992-93Sri Lanka424150.330.31
1993Sri Lanka492200.630.49
1993-94India420120.300.28
1993-94Sri Lanka205161.080.74
1994Sri Lanka1651-0.39-0.19
1994-95New Zealand242161.030.64
1994-95South Africa152141.040.72
1994-95Sri Lanka206242.121.36
1994-95Zimbabwe248110.800.53
1995-96Australia514100.000.17
1995-96Pakistan537200.620.59
1996Sri Lanka195141.050.65
1996-97New Zealand24160.000.05
1996-97Sri Lanka777523.442.30
1996-97West Indies315201.240.90
1997Sri Lanka3699-0.050.05
1997-98India3113-0.46-0.18
1997-98South Africa470251.461.15
1997-98Sri Lanka351231.511.10
1998England463342.351.62
1998Sri Lanka374191.020.63
1999England777664.793.17
1999Sri Lanka349150.580.41
1999-00Pakistan516261.600.90
1999-00Sri Lanka17490.530.39
1999-00Zimbabwe358150.540.47
2000Sri Lanka786382.051.55
2000-01South Africa310181.320.91
2000-01Sri Lanka421140.270.41
2001England971503.222.21
2001Sri Lanka444231.400.97
2001-02Pakistan12780.470.36
2001-02Sri Lanka1172876.684.69
2002England29780.190.17
2002Sri Lanka98100.890.52
2002-03South Africa387100.150.28
2003England447332.401.55
2003Sri Lanka320130.390.32
2003West Indies20990.400.40
2003-04Sri Lanka1383966.474.41
2004Sri Lanka16750.050.02
2004Zimbabwe219140.890.74
2005England540362.591.72
2005Sri Lanka175171.560.95
2005-06Sri Lanka355252.151.40
2005-06Australia15750.180.17
2005-06India496160.430.46
2005-06Bangladesh282160.880.67
2006England507281.901.23
2006Sri Lanka397221.140.82
2006-07New Zealand217171.480.99
2007England952513.612.41
2007Sri Lanka282262.091.37
2007-08Australia4004-0.39-0.15
2007-08Sri Lanka411190.870.63
2007-08West Indies395120.240.29
2008Sri Lanka467210.930.61
2008-09Bangladesh282130.550.35
2008-09Pakistan1951-0.40-0.20
2009Sri Lanka317130.450.35
2009-10India5919-0.35-0.08
2010Sri Lanka3708-0.160.02
Total 27,176137477.6855.76

Offense

SeasonCountryRunsOffenseTotal
1990Sri Lanka 0-0.03
1990-91Sri Lanka290.100.27
1991England270.06-0.07
1991-92Sri Lanka130.050.61
1992Sri Lanka750.300.71
1992-93South Africa30.010.26
1992-93Sri Lanka240.060.19
1993Sri Lanka230.060.28
1993-94India460.110.19
1993-94Sri Lanka900.270.51
1994Sri Lanka200.06-0.07
1994-95New Zealand410.090.37
1994-95South Africa310.070.40
1994-95Sri Lanka660.180.77
1994-95Zimbabwe150.050.29
1995-96Australia140.030.10
1995-96Pakistan540.150.37
1996Sri Lanka10.000.33
1996-97New Zealand380.090.07
1996-97Sri Lanka380.101.20
1996-97West Indies100.030.46
1997Sri Lanka390.110.08
1997-98India100.03-0.08
1997-98South Africa510.130.64
1997-98Sri Lanka390.110.60
1998England470.110.87
1998Sri Lanka380.100.37
1999England300.071.62
1999Sri Lanka70.020.22
1999-00Pakistan500.120.51
1999-00Sri Lanka370.150.27
1999-00Zimbabwe310.080.28
2000Sri Lanka450.180.86
2000-01South Africa80.020.47
2000-01Sri Lanka180.070.24
2001England700.151.18
2001Sri Lanka800.310.64
2001-02Pakistan00.000.18
2001-02Sri Lanka1000.332.51
2002England60.010.09
2002Sri Lanka00.000.26
2002-03South Africa370.080.18
2003England490.100.83
2003Sri Lanka20.010.16
2003West Indies200.050.22
2003-04Sri Lanka2370.732.57
2004Sri Lanka20.010.01
2004Zimbabwe260.050.40
2005England780.160.94
2005Sri Lanka540.180.57
2005-06Sri Lanka280.110.75
2005-06Australia20.000.09
2005-06India170.040.25
2005-06Bangladesh130.030.35
2006England370.070.65
2006Sri Lanka20.010.41
2006-07New Zealand220.040.52
2007England580.131.27
2007Sri Lanka 00.69
2007-08Australia150.03-0.06
2007-08Sri Lanka10.000.32
2007-08West Indies80.020.16
2008Sri Lanka00.000.31
2008-09Bangladesh00.000.17
2008-09Pakistan220.06-0.07
2009Sri Lanka250.070.21
2009-10India530.120.02
2010Sri Lanka50.010.02
Total 21776.0830.92

First-class 160-game average: 21.23

First-class offensive 160-game average: 4.17
First-class defensive 160-game average: 38.29

One-Day Cricket

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

SeasonCountryMatchesCaughtWBowledLBWDef 1
1991-92Sri Lanka429000.65
1992-93Sri Lanka102000.10
1993Sri Lanka414200.40
1993-94UAE110000.10
1993-94India617300.60
1993-94Sri Lanka101000.05
1994Sri Lanka404000.20
1994-95Zimbabwe111100.20
1994-95South Africa646200.80
1994-95New Zealand303000.15
1994-95UAE315000.35
1995-96Pakistan314100.35
1995-96UAE537200.75
1995-96Australia635110.65
1995-96Sri Lanka223100.40
1995-96India201000.05
1995-96Singapore446010.75
1995-96West Indies112100.25
1996Sri Lanka424100.45
1996.97Kenya3310501.05
1996-97UAE9318211.35
1996-97Sri Lanka213100.30
1996-97New Zealand214200.40
1996-97India537210.80
1996-97West Indies221100.30
1997Sri Lanka746100.75
1997-98Pakistan322000.30
1997-98India334000.50
1997-98Sri Lanka212000.20
1997-98South Africa6214201.00
1998Sri Lanka536100.65
1998England5110220.80
1998-99Bangladesh204100.25
1998-99Sri Lanka103000.15
1998-99Australia11414201.20
1999England16618421.80
1999Sri Lanka536400.80
1999-00UAE518200.60
1999-00Zimbabwe416100.45
1999-00Pakistan5211400.95
1999-00Sri Lanka4210200.80
2000Bangladesh422000.30
2000Sri Lanka509300.60
2000-01Kenya200000.00
2000-01UAE10524622.10
2000-01Sri Lanka8217311.25
2000-01South Africa737310.85
2000-01New Zealand5410221.10
2001England12213511.15
2001Sri Lanka719600.85
2001-02UAE9716011.55
2001-02Sri Lanka6010200.60
2002Sri Lanka316110.50
2002Morocco405310.45
2002-03Sri Lanka5010400.70
2002-03Australia307300.50
2002-03South Africa9213611.20
2002-03Kenya114210.45
2002-03UAE314100.35
2003Sri Lanka4213031.00
2003West Indies407100.40
2003England8113310.95
2003-04Sri Lanka9312131.10
2004Zimbabwe3110220.80
2004Sri Lanka526200.60
2004-05Australia103000.15
2004-05New Zealand201000.05
2005England729431.00
2005Sri Lanka418320.75
2005-06South Africa313020.35
2005-06Sri Lanka534200.60
2005-06Australia14521812.00
2005-06India516020.50
2005-06New Zealand413120.40
2006England222100.35
2006Sri Lanka10   0.00
2006-07India619410.80
2006-07Sri Lanka103000.15
2006-07New Zealand507130.55
2006-07West Indies10523482.25
2007England415000.35
2007-08Sri Lanka414010.35
2007-08Australia939110.85
2008Pakistan5211231.00
2008Sri Lanka414010.35
2008-09Zimbabwe5011260.95
2008-09Sri Lanka728130.80
2008-09Bangladesh314100.35
2008-09Pakistan316110.50
2009Sri Lanka316210.55
2009-10South Africa201000.05
2009-10Sri Lanka8512211.25
2010Sri Lanka303100.20
2010-11Australia212010.25
2010-11India214010.35
2010-11Sri Lanka15222551.80
 4531596821597861.85

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

YearCountryRABallsDef 2Defense
1991-92Sri Lanka941560.270.46
1992-93Sri Lanka23540.140.12
1993Sri Lanka931440.210.31
1993-94UAE42360.000.05
1993-94India2363600.640.62
1993-94Sri Lanka42600.070.06
1994Sri Lanka145132-0.150.02
1994-95Zimbabwe21600.210.20
1994-95South Africa2153420.670.73
1994-95New Zealand1361800.230.19
1994-95UAE1111700.330.34
1995-96Pakistan1051800.420.38
1995-96UAE2122940.560.66
1995-96Australia2243180.480.56
1995-96Sri Lanka771200.330.37
1995-96India711030.160.11
1995-96Singapore1261680.350.55
1995-96West Indies37600.130.19
1996Sri Lanka1472220.600.52
1996-97Kenya1261800.390.72
1996-97UAE3545080.671.01
1996-97Sri Lanka39600.140.22
1996-97New Zealand741200.260.33
1996-97India2132810.350.58
1996-97West Indies1041200.090.19
1997Sri Lanka2724140.960.86
1997-98Pakistan1171560.280.29
1997-98India1021020.010.26
1997-98Sri Lanka981200.180.19
1997-98South Africa2333470.730.86
1998Sri Lanka2022760.510.58
1998England1762940.720.76
1998-99Bangladesh79960.150.20
1998-99Sri Lanka30600.180.17
1998-99Australia4256041.041.12
1999England5018241.911.85
1999Sri Lanka1972940.690.74
1999-00UAE1642970.640.62
1999-00Zimbabwe1161620.250.35
1999-00Pakistan1492830.730.84
1999-00Sri Lanka1252180.410.61
2000Bangladesh1332340.620.46
2000Sri Lanka1722940.540.57
2000-01Kenya481200.390.20
2000-01UAE3245531.411.75
2000-01Sri Lanka1634291.331.29
2000-01South Africa2654140.960.90
2000-01New Zealand1782690.490.79
2001England2666482.061.61
2001Sri Lanka2124080.970.91
2001-02UAE1714801.651.60
2001-02Sri Lanka2063040.480.54
2002Sri Lanka871700.410.46
2002Morocco1122160.600.53
2002-03Sri Lanka701510.370.54
2002-03Australia1071800.430.46
2002-03South Africa2914661.021.11
2002-03Kenya28600.150.30
2002-03UAE761610.470.41
2003Sri Lanka1182270.490.75
2003West Indies1011980.400.40
2003England2694080.970.96
2003-04Sri Lanka2354501.081.09
2004Zimbabwe1021720.390.60
2004Sri Lanka1532820.650.62
2004-05Australia59600.050.10
2004-05New Zealand10367-0.13-0.04
2005England1982960.670.83
2005Sri Lanka1452400.530.64
2005-06South Africa791380.360.35
2005-06Sri Lanka1833000.620.61
2005-06Australia6718221.351.68
2005-06India1992780.520.51
2005-06New Zealand1482400.580.49
2006England981180.220.29
2006Sri Lanka  00.00
2006-07India1813300.860.83
2006-07Sri Lanka39600.110.13
2006-07New Zealand1041890.510.53
2006-07West Indies3515080.971.61
2007England1381800.410.38
2007-08Sri Lanka911230.190.27
2007-08Australia3884820.830.84
2008Pakistan1842880.690.84
2008Sri Lanka1722260.320.34
2008-09Zimbabwe641380.410.68
2008-09Sri Lanka3074020.670.73
2008-09Bangladesh771140.190.27
2008-09Pakistan631130.340.42
2009Sri Lanka1511800.240.39
2009-10South Africa1061080.190.12
2009-10Sri Lanka2553650.640.95
2010Sri Lanka1431680.180.19
2010-11Australia66960.220.24
2010-11India64960.210.28
2010-11Sri Lanka5037401.431.62
Total 15,27023,73449.6355.74

Offense

YearCountryRunsOffenseTotal
1991-92Sri Lanka00.000.23
1992-93Sri Lanka70.040.08
1993Sri Lanka00.000.15
1993-94UAE00.000.02
1993-94India40.020.32
1993-94Sri Lanka140.080.07
1994Sri Lanka160.090.06
1994-95Zimbabwe00.000.10
1994-95South Africa170.080.41
1994-95New Zealand80.040.11
1994-95UAE60.030.19
1995-96Pakistan00.000.19
1995-96UAE90.040.35
1995-96Australia60.030.30
1995-96Sri Lanka00.000.18
1995-96India50.030.07
1995-96Singapore90.030.29
1995-96West Indies40.020.10
1996Sri Lanka00.000.26
1996-97Kenya00.000.36
1996-97UAE130.070.54
1996-97Sri Lanka20.010.11
1996-97New Zealand20.010.17
1996-97India160.080.33
1996-97West Indies180.090.14
1997Sri Lanka90.040.45
1997-98Pakistan00.000.14
1997-98India10.000.13
1997-98Sri Lanka00.000.09
1997-98South Africa140.060.46
1998Sri Lanka40.020.30
1998England260.110.44
1998-99Bangladesh00.000.10
1998-99Sri Lanka00.000.08
1998-99Australia190.090.61
1999England440.191.02
1999Sri Lanka70.030.39
1999-00UAE30.020.32
1999-00Zimbabwe80.040.19
1999-00Pakistan00.000.42
1999-00Sri Lanka90.050.33
2000Bangladesh10.000.23
2000Sri Lanka00.000.29
2000-01Kenya00.000.10
2000-01UAE260.110.93
2000-01Sri Lanka60.030.66
2000-01South Africa100.040.47
2000-01New Zealand50.020.41
2001England20.010.81
2001Sri Lanka250.130.52
2001-02UAE200.090.84
2001-02Sri Lanka210.110.32
2002Sri Lanka00.000.23
2002Morocco180.080.30
2002-03Sri Lanka10.010.27
2002-03Australia30.010.24
2002-03South Africa280.130.62
2002-03Kenya100.050.18
2002-03UAE00.000.20
2003Sri Lanka240.130.44
2003West Indies90.050.23
2003England260.100.53
2003-04Sri Lanka170.080.59
2004Zimbabwe00.000.30
2004Sri Lanka70.030.33
2004-05Australia00.000.05
2004-05New Zealand00.00-0.02
2005England10.000.42
2005Sri Lanka10.000.32
2005-06South Africa00.000.18
2005-06Sri Lanka40.020.31
2005-06Australia350.140.91
2005-06India300.130.32
2005-06New Zealand00.000.25
2006England10.000.15
2006Sri Lanka00.000.00
2006-07India240.110.47
2006-07Sri Lanka00.000.07
2006-07New Zealand80.030.28
2006-07West Indies30.010.81
2007England270.100.24
2007-08Sri Lanka00.000.13
2007-08Australia290.120.48
2008Pakistan80.030.44
2008Sri Lanka180.080.21
2008-09Zimbabwe240.110.39
2008-09Sri Lanka120.050.39
2008-09Bangladesh390.190.23
2008-09Pakistan180.070.24
2009Sri Lanka320.140.27
2009-10South Africa180.060.09
2009-10Sri Lanka300.140.54
2010Sri Lanka30.010.10
2010-11Australia40.020.13
2010-11India70.030.15
2010-11Sri Lanka100.050.83
Total 9454.2930.01

One-day 160-game average: 10.60

One-day offensive 160-game average: 1.51
One-day defensive 160-game average: 19.69

Twenty20 Cricket

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

YearCountryMatchesCaughtWBowledLBWDef 1
2005England5210120.85
2006-07New Zealand102010.15
2007England205000.25
2007-08India15411301.10
2008-09Sri Lanka428110.70
2009South Africa13414341.45
2009England709000.45
2009Sri Lanka100000.00
2009-10Sri Lanka417020.55
2009-10India12315231.30
2010West Indies202100.15
2010-11Australia1112110.80
2010-11South Africa640000.40
2011England15012420.90
2011India512100.25
2011Sri Lanka416120.55
2011-12Bangladesh602000.10
2011-12New Zealand507300.50
2012England735200.65
2012India10215111.05
2012Sri Lanka400000.00
2012-13Australia8211261.15
2013India613300.40
2013West Indies8010420.80
2013-14Australia808120.55
2014India403010.20
2014UAE100000.00
Total 16431179343015.25

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

YearCountryRABallsDef 2Defense
2005England901020.720.79
2006-07New Zealand27240.130.14
2007England39480.350.30
2007-08India4043481.861.48
2008-09Sri Lanka91960.540.62
2009South Africa2613001.891.67
2009England1581620.970.71
2009Sri Lanka30240.080.04
2009-10Sri Lanka89830.470.51
2009-10India3292881.531.42
2010West Indies51480.200.18
2010-11Australia1321390.880.84
2010-11South Africa31240.090.25
2011England3723241.581.24
2011India1411140.490.37
2011Sri Lanka107840.350.45
2011-12Bangladesh1361140.550.32
2011-12New Zealand1101080.670.59
2012England1351531.020.83
2012India2602401.311.18
2012Sri Lanka123960.350.17
2012-13Australia1911921.131.14
2013India1771380.550.47
2013West Indies1801861.000.90
2013-14Australia1571741.160.86
2014India99840.430.32
2014UAE2512-0.010.00
Total 3,9453,70520.3117.78

Offense

YearCountryRunsOffenseTotal
2005England160.100.44
2006-07New Zealand00.000.07
2007England00.000.15
2007-08India00.000.74
2008-09Sri Lanka120.090.35
2009South Africa80.060.86
2009England00.000.35
2009Sri Lanka10.010.02
2009-10Sri Lanka00.000.26
2009-10India10.010.71
2010West Indies00.000.09
2010-11Australia00.000.42
2010-11South Africa00.000.12
2011England140.090.67
2011India50.030.20
2011Sri Lanka10.010.23
2011-12Bangladesh70.050.18
2011-12New Zealand10.010.30
2012England20.010.42
2012India60.040.61
2012Sri Lanka60.040.11
2012-13Australia10.010.57
2013India00.000.24
2013West Indies00.000.45
2013-14Australia00.000.43
2014India00.000.16
2014UAE00.000.00
Total 810.549.16

Twenty20 160-game average: 8.94

Twenty20 offensive 160-game average: 0.53
Twenty20 defensive 160-game average: 17.35

Combined total: 70.09
Total Matches: 850
Weighted 160-game average: 16.82

Apples & Oranges rating: 25.19

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