19 Apr 2007
Update: I have linked to the player’s profles on Cricinfo, so yes, these indeed are the full names of the players.
The Sri Lankan cricket team should be given an award for having players who could very well have some of the longest names in the world. Atleast currently.
1. Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas
2. Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara
3. Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene
4. Lindamlilage Prageeth Chamara Silva
5. Congenige Randhi Dilhara Fernando
6. Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
7. Warushavithana Upul Tharanga
So, Vaas leads the pack with a 52 character name (without spaces).