Full name Colombage Don Udesh Sanjeewa Weerasinghe
Born March 1, 1968, Colombo
Current age 48 years 151 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Only Test||Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Sep 6-11, 1985 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 1996/97|
|List A span||1990/91 - 1990/91|
Sanjeewa Weerasinghe was chosen to represent Sri Lanka as a schoolboy, making his debut against Indian in 1985 at the age of 17 years 189 days - the youngest person to play a Test for Sri Lanka. A legipinner, Weerasinghe was viewed as a potential successor to DS de Silva. In his debut Sri Lanka beat India, and although Weerasinghe was used sparingly, he bowled tidily without taking a wicket. It proved to be Weerasinghe's only Test despite making a subsequent tour to Pakistan. Thereafter he rarely sparkled and his career was over before he was 30.
Johann P Jayasekera
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"