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Chanaka Welegedara      

Full name Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara

Born March 20, 1981, Matale

Current age 34 years 168 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Moors Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Wayamba

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 30 6 218 48 9.08 423 51.53 0 0 30 4 5 0
ODIs 10 3 2 4 2* 4.00 9 44.44 0 0 0 0 2 0
T20Is 2 1 1 2 2* - 3 66.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 116 144 49 1061 76 11.16 2404 44.13 0 1 31 0
List A 86 40 20 109 18* 5.45 259 42.08 0 0 20 0
Twenty20 38 15 10 60 12* 12.00 50 120.00 0 0 3 3 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 35 3799 2273 55 5/52 6/106 41.32 3.58 69.0 2 2 0
ODIs 10 9 457 433 15 5/66 5/66 28.86 5.68 30.4 0 1 0
T20Is 2 2 36 61 1 1/21 1/21 61.00 10.16 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 116 16239 9565 312 5/34 30.65 3.53 52.0 20 8 1
List A 86 3706 3013 121 5/16 5/16 24.90 4.87 30.6 3 3 0
Twenty20 38 38 799 867 58 4/2 4/2 14.94 6.51 13.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Dec 18-22, 2007 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Aug 14-18, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot, Dec 15, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Jun 22, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Providence, Apr 30, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, May 9, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Mar 19-21, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Panagoda, Dec 14, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Moors Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Badureliya Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Apr 8, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/19, 1 Tamil Union v Badureliya Colombo (Colts) 8 Apr 2015 T20
3/19 Tamil Union v Saracens Colombo (SSC) 7 Apr 2015 T20
3/16 Tamil Union v Col CC Colombo (SSC) 6 Apr 2015 T20
4/2 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (CCC) 5 Apr 2015 T20
2/33, 5* Tamil Union v Ragama Colombo (Colts) 4 Apr 2015 T20
3/17 Tamil Union v SL Army Colombo (Colts) 1 Apr 2015 T20
7*, 0/37, 6 Tamil Union v SLPACC Colombo (Colts) 19 Mar 2015 FC
0/36, 11, 0/17 Tamil Union v SL Army Colombo (NCC) 12 Mar 2015 FC
4, 4/46, 9, 0/45 Tamil Union v Col CC Colombo (RPS) 5 Mar 2015 FC
4/38, 3, 4/54 Tamil Union v Bloomfield Colombo (PSS) 27 Feb 2015 FC
Profile

Welegedara was a late starter to cricket. He learnt to play the game for St. Thomas' College in Matale at the age of 17, but he made rapid progress performing in provincial matches. When he came to Colombo he was selected as one of 15 probables by Daryl Foster, the Australian fast bowling coach, for the Sri Lanka Pace Academy headed by former Sri Lanka fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake in 2000. Soon afterwards he was sent to the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai to further develop his skills. Playing for Moors SC since 2002 he bowled his club to the Premier league title in 2002-03 capturing 34 wickets (avg. 24.14) in 13 matches. But his career-best performance came the following season when he took a match haul of nine wickets against Colombo Cricket Club to steer Moors to a comprehensive ten-wicket win. He took the majority of his wickets bowling inswing and trapping the batsmen leg before. Welegedera toured Sharjah with the Sri Lanka Academy side and took seven wickets against UAE, which earned him selection for Sri Lanka A. But he suffered an ankle injury and had to be operated in Australia. The injury kept him out of cricket for 1 ½ years, but his Test debut finally arrived against England, in Galle, during the 2007-08 series.

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Aug 18, 2014

Chanaka Welegedara and Dhammika Prasad chair Mahela Jayawardene around the outfield, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 18, 2014

Chanaka Welegedara and Dhammika Prasad chair Mahela Jayawardene around the outfield

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Mar 6, 2013

Chanaka Welegedara catches a ball during a practice session in Galle, ahead of the Test series against Bangladesh, Bangladesh tour to Sri Lanka, Galle, March 6, 2013

Chanaka Welegedara catches a ball during a practice session in Galle

© AFP

Dec 27, 2012

Chanaka Welegedara bowls to Shane Watson, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day, December 27, 2012

Chanaka Welegedara bowls to Shane Watson

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Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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