Full name Yohan Goonasekera
Born November 8, 1957, Colombo
Current age 59 years 256 days
Major teams Sri Lanka
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 4-6, 1983 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 11-15, 1983 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Mar 2, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Mar 20, 1983 scorecard|
|First-class span||1980/81 - 1986/87|
|List A span||1978/79 - 1982/83|
One of many players given an opportunity on the 1982/83 series of New Zealand it proved to be Goonasekera's only international series. Against a high class New Zealand pace attack featuring Sir Richard Hadlee, Cairns, Chatfield and Snedden he had a torrid time although his scores did improve each innings. Goonasekera's notable achievement was snaring four catches in the first innings of the second Test at Wellington, a record effort by a Sri Lankan equaled by Hashan Tillekeratne a decade later. The left handed batsman had an improved series in the one day encounters though it was not enough to convince the selectors to persevere with him.
(Johann P Jayasekera
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