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Jayantha Amerasinghe      

Full name Amerasinghe Mudalige Jayantha Gamini Amerasinghe

Born February 2, 1954, Colombo

Current age 62 years 118 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Antonians Sports Club, Nomads Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 1 54 34 18.00 84 64.28 0 0 8 0 3 0
First-class 16 20 5 120 34 8.00 0 0 7 0
List A 4 2 1 0 0* 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 300 150 3 2/73 2/73 50.00 3.00 100.0 0 0 0
First-class 16 3208 1196 61 7/82 19.60 2.23 52.5 3 2
List A 4 150 74 4 2/28 2/28 18.50 2.96 37.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Kandy, Mar 9-14, 1984 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), Mar 24-29, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1983/84 - 1992/93
List A span 1983/84 - 1992/93
Profile

In his first-class debut playing for a Sri Lankan board XI against Zimbabwe, Amerasinghe captured captured 10 for 130. Like many Sri Lankan players of the time he was thrust into the Test team shortly afterwards, making his debut at Kandy against the touring New Zealand team in 1983/84. Amerasinghe made a meritorious debut. Arriving at the crease with Sri Lanka 155 for 9, he proceeded to add 60 runs with Vinod John, then a record tenth-wicket stand for Sri Lanka. Amerasinghe top scored with 34. However, his left-arm orthodox spin was used sparingly, and he bowled only 20 overs in the whole Test. Amerasinghe played in the following Test at Colombo, his final appearance, taking a career-best 2 for 73 from 30 tidy overs.
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