Jehan Mubarak

Jehan Mubarak

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Jehan Mubarak (born January 10, 1981 in Washington, DC, United States) is an American-born Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler.

Playing career

Early career

Educated at Royal College Colombo, where he won the coveted Royal Crown for cricket and won colours in water polo. He holds a degree in Chemistry. Mubarak was initially spotted at a Cricket training camp in Dambulla by former players Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva, and subsequently labeled one of the brightest future stars of Sri Lankan cricket,. His father is Dr A M Mubarak.

After being a prolific run scorer in school yard cricket, though only playing a handful of first class games, Mubarak was illiciting comparisons to West Indian cricket icon Brian Lara for not only his graceful batting style but also for his ability against spinners.

International career

Debut

In July 2002 he made his Test debut against Bangladesh, and participated in the 2003 World Cup hosted by South Africa.

After his debut Ranjit Fernando stated on air that Mubarak's batting was "poetry in motion" and that he should be given more responsibility in order to improve the professionalism of the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Decline

In June 2005 however, three...
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