Top 5 Cricketers With The Longest Names In Worldwide History

Hanima Anand |May 30, 2020

While all tournaments were postponed during the lockdown, we have more time to think of bizarre topics, and this is one of them: cricketers with the longest names ever!

Cricket is amazing, which takes us on an emotional roller coaster whenever watching it. The cricket world has many inspiring stories as well, and of course doesn’t lack confusing moments.

Have you ever confused with the number of initials in a cricketer’s name? Today, let’s see the most difficult names to read in full version on cricket field, the top 5 cricketers with longest names in worldwide cricket history!

1 - UWMBCA Welegedara

Well, we are not sure why his parents gave him this name, perhaps they wanted him to be famous even before going on the field.

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Here comes the man with longest name in cricket history!

His full name is Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara, which is currently the longest name in the history of cricket. He had his Test debut in 2007 and is playing in Sri Lankan Test squad.

Though he might not be the most outstanding person on the field in terms of skills, the 39-year-old does make everyone remember him with such a name.

2 - WPUJC Vaas

Chaminda Vaas, or in full version is Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas. He also played for Sri Lanka and was one of the most famous left-arm fast bowlers. He has collected more than 750 wickets in his international cricket career.

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Chaminda is among the most famous Sri Lankan cricketers.

3 - MKGCP Lakshita

His official name is Mataramba Kanaththa Gamage Chamila Premanath Lakshitha, also known as Chamila Gamage.

The Sri Lankan right-arm medium pacer made his debut in 2002 in a match against Bangladesh. His contribution for the national team was short-spanned when his last played against Australia at Melbourne only one year later.

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Chamila Gamage does not attach much to his national team.

4 - HMRKB Herath

Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath is his birth name but people mostly know him as Rangana Herath.

He is a prominent spinner with impressive skills, responsible for leading the bowling attack after Muttiah retirement. He is not only famous for his long name but also recognized as one of the most successful Sri Lanka’s all-season players.

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Rangana Herath retirement is a great loss to the cricket of Sri Lanka.

5 - PADLR Sandakan

The last one finishing list of crickets with longest names today is Paththamperuma Arachchige Don Lakshan Rangiku Sandakan, a left-arm wrist spinner.

Sandakan made his Test debut in 2016 against Australia, showing an accurate bowling capability. Young and talented, this cricketer is expected to go further in his international cricket career.

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The last piece of our puzzle today, Lakshan Sandakan.

So, they are 5 cricketers with longest names in history. All of them are in Sri Lanka, where people seem to prefer impressive names.

If you wonder whether India has such a name, the longest one in our record is Ghulam Ahmed Hasan Mohammed Parkar, which is still shorter than number 5 in above list.

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