Full name Johanne Abeyratne Samarasekera
Born February 22, 1968, Colombo, Ceylon
Current age 49 years 30 days
Major teams United Arab Emirates, Colombo Cricket Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Relation Brother - AJ Samarasekera
|ODI debut||United Arab Emirates v India at Sharjah, Apr 13, 1994 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Netherlands v United Arab Emirates at Lahore, Mar 1, 1996 scorecard|
|First-class span||1988/89 - 1988/89|
|List A span||1993/94 - 1995/96|
A right-arm medium pace bowler, originally from Sri Lanka where at one time he was considered for the Test side, he was also capable of lusty hitting in the late order. He opened the bowling for UAE, and in the ICC Trophy in 1994 he was named the best bowler for his tournament haul of 18 wickets. He played for UAE in the 1996 World Cup with no discernable success.
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