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Akalanka Ganegama      

Full name Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama

Born March 29, 1981, Colombo

Current age 33 years 264 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Kandurata, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Ananda College, Colombo

Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 4 2 0 7 7 3.50 9 77.77 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 108 143 26 1837 93 15.70 0 5 50 0
List A 114 60 18 500 31 11.90 0 0 36 0
Twenty20 20 13 5 91 38 11.37 61 149.18 0 0 4 8 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 4 3 66 88 2 2/27 2/27 44.00 8.00 33.0 0 0 0
First-class 108 12050 7045 262 7/25 26.88 3.50 45.9 11 0
List A 114 4449 3202 136 5/20 5/20 23.54 4.31 32.7 4 2 0
Twenty20 20 19 328 418 19 4/13 4/13 22.00 7.64 17.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 8, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Jan 29, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Colombo Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (CCC), Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 3, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nondescripts Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11*, 0/35, 0 Col CC v Moors Colombo (CCC) 31 Jan 2014 FC
1, 2/39 Col CC v Colts Colombo (Colts) 3 Dec 2013 LA
0/26, 0 Col CC v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 1 Dec 2013 LA
0/16 Nondescripts v Badureliya Colombo (NCC) 13 Dec 2012 LA
3/50 Nondescripts v Moors Colombo (NCC) 11 Dec 2012 LA
27, 0/15 Nondescripts v Colts Colombo (NCC) 9 Dec 2012 LA
0/19 Nondescripts v Panadura Colombo (SSC) 2 Apr 2012 T20
1*, 0/15 Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (Colts) 29 Mar 2012 T20
3*, 0/21 Nondescripts v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 28 Mar 2012 T20
0/28 Nondescripts v SL Air SC Colombo (SSC) 26 Mar 2012 T20
Profile

Akalanka Ganegama is a fast bowler who, with some work, may well prove a useful, quick-scoring ODI allrounder. Keen to learn, from men such as Chaminda Vaas and Glenn McGrath no less, Ganegama was introduced to cricket by former Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Russel Hamer when he attended his private coaching classes. He soon made his mark at Susamyawardena College, bagging nine wickets in the match against Ananda College. The performance secured a scholarship to study and play for Ananda College, one of the country's leading Buddhist institutions.

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Oct 4, 2010

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Akalanka Ganegama performs at the CEAT awards, Colombo, October 4 2010

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Akalanka Ganegama performs at the CEAT awards

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Jun 21, 2007

Habibul Bashar top scored for Bangladesh with 63, Sri Lanka A v Bangladeshis, Colombo, June 21, 2007

Habibul Bashar top scored for Bangladesh with 63

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Jan 26, 2006

Akalanka Ganegama took an easy catch to dismiss Adam Gilchrist, Australia v Sri Lanka, 7th match, VB Series, Adelaide, January 26, 2006

Akalanka Ganegama took an easy catch to dismiss Adam Gilchrist

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-Final: Colts v Ragama at Colombo (RPS) - Dec 18
Ragama 189/9 Colts 126/2 (21.1/50 ov)
2nd Semi-Final: Sinhalese v Moors at Colombo (RPS)
Dec 19, 2014 (09:45 local | 04:15 GMT | 23:15 EST | 22:15 CST | 20:15 PST)
NZ XI v Sri Lankans at Queenstown
Dec 21-22, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch
Dec 26-30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
2nd Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington
Jan 3-7, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
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