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Sri Lanka’s form bat­man over the past two years, this spe­cial­ist Test opener has risen into the top ten of the ICC’s bat­ting rank­ings. He was dom­i­nant in the se­ries vic­tory over South Africa, when he outscored the en­tire Proteas line-up all by him­self in the first Test in Galle, largely off the back of a bravura, un­beaten 158 when no other bats­man passed 50. Had his strug­gles against Aus­tralia – in 12 in­nings, he’s had eight sin­gle-digit to­tals.

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