COLOMBO: Factbox on Sri Lanka's opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya, who will retire from all forms of international cricket after the first one-day match of their England tour later this month.
* Born June 30, 1969 in Matara, Sri Lanka.
* Left-handed opening batsman renowned for his fast scoring, he makes his Test debut in February 1991 against New Zealand in Hamilton.
* He comes to prominence during the Sri Lanka's tour of Australia in 1995/96 where he scores an exhilarating 112 in the third Test against Australia after being promoted up the order.
* He grabs international attention at the 1996 World Cup. Sri Lanka won the competition and he is named player of the tournament.
* He scores 340 against India in 1997 at Premadasa International stadium, Colombo, which was the highest individual Test score by a Sri Lankan at the time.
* He is named Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997.
* Appointed captain of the national team in 1999 before standing down after the 2003 World Cup.
* He retires from Test cricket in 2007 in order to concentrate on the shorter forms of the game.
* He was left out of Sri Lanka's World Cup team early this year due to poor performance.
* Jayasuriya was elected as a member of parliament last year for Sri Lanka's ruling party.