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Geeth Alwis      

Full name Waduthantrige Geeth Rasanga Kumarasiri Alwis

Born December 21, 1987, Colombo

Current age 26 years 306 days

Major teams Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Saracens Sports Club, Sinhalese Sports Club

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Lumbini College

Waduthantrige Geeth Rasanga Kumarasiri Alwis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 60 101 6 3328 219 35.03 5358 62.11 6 17 389 9 33 0
List A 47 41 0 903 90 22.02 1375 65.67 0 7 81 1 11 0
Twenty20 4 2 2 13 11* - 16 81.25 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 60 92 5727 2796 102 6/36 7/78 27.41 2.92 56.1 3 2 0
List A 47 37 1518 986 35 4/12 4/12 28.17 3.89 43.3 1 0 0
Twenty20 4 4 82 55 10 4/9 4/9 5.50 4.02 8.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Saracens Sports Club v Sri Lanka Army at Colombo (Burgher), Jan 18-20, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Mar 21-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club v Saracens Sports Club at Colombo (Riffle), Nov 14, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Dec 12, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ruhuna v Basnahira North at Pallekele, Feb 25, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Police Sports Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19, 0/6 Chilaw v SL Air SC Kaluthara 21 Mar 2014 FC
9, 0/17, 2 Chilaw v Badureliya Colombo (Burgher) 14 Mar 2014 FC
11, 1/51, 13 Chilaw v Colts Panagoda 7 Mar 2014 FC
117, 0/20, 19, 0/4 Chilaw v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 28 Feb 2014 FC
44, 3/53, 42 Chilaw v SLPACC Colombo (Colts) 21 Feb 2014 FC
0/34, 18, 75 Chilaw v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 14 Feb 2014 FC
60, 0/3, 9 Chilaw v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 7 Feb 2014 FC
0/10, 35, 1/5, 48 Chilaw v Panadura Panadura 31 Jan 2014 FC
10, 1/27, 21 Chilaw v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 24 Jan 2014 FC
12 Chilaw v SLPACC Colombo (Moors) 12 Dec 2013 LA
Profile

A batting allrounder, Geeth Alwis began his career at Lalith Athulathmudali Vidyalaya, Dehiwala, playing Under-15 cricket before joining Lumbini Vidyalaya to continue his A/Ls. He was batting at No. 8 for Lumbini when he was adviced by former school mate Ranil Dammika to open the batting, where he met with instant success. He joined Colts in 2006 and represented them in the U-23 tournament before switching to Saracens SC where he came under the watchful eyes of coach Dinesh Kumarasinghe. The coach identified a few flaws and corrected it by asking him to play forward by getting the bat in front of the pad. The change in technique worked as he responded with a double-century, scored in a day against Colombo CC in a Premier Tier 'A' match. The added responsibility of being his club's vice-captain and a stint with the English league (Gateshead Fell CC in the North East Premier League) has also improved Alwis' outlook. He made over 600 runs and captured 40 wickets last season and has been signed up for 2010. With 663 runs at 44.20 and 19 wickets for Saracens in the ongoing season, Alwis hopes to catch the attention of the national selectors.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq December 2009

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Apr 6, 2010

Geeth Alwis drives through the off side during his century, Wayamba v Ruhuna, Inter-provincial tournament, Colombo, Apr 3-6, 2010

Geeth Alwis drives through the off side during his century

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1st T20I: SL Women v SA Women at Colombo (Colts)
Oct 23, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd T20I: SL Women v SA Women at Colombo (Colts)
Oct 25, 2014 (09:50 local | 04:20 GMT | 00:20 EDT | 23:20 CDT | 21:20 PDT)
3rd unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A at Moratuwa
Oct 25-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
3rd T20I: SL Women v SA Women at Colombo (MCA)
Oct 26, 2014 (14:00 local | 08:30 GMT | 04:30 EDT | 03:30 CDT | 01:30 PDT)
India A v Sri Lankans at Mumbai (BS)
Oct 30, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
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