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Yohan Goonasekera      

Full name Yohan Goonasekera

Born November 8, 1957, Colombo

Current age 57 years 50 days

Major teams Sri Lanka

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 48 23 12.00 145 33.10 0 0 3 0 6 0
ODIs 3 3 0 69 35 23.00 104 66.34 0 0 8 0 0 0
First-class 12 17 2 445 79* 29.66 0 3 12 0
List A 6 5 0 98 35 19.60 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 2 36 35 1 1/24 1/24 35.00 5.83 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 12 210 98 3 2/36 32.66 2.80 70.0 0 0
List A 6 36 35 1 1/24 1/24 35.00 5.83 36.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
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
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1987
List A span 1978-1983
Profile

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.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch - Dec 26-30
New Zealand 441 Sri Lanka 138 & 131/2 (f/o)
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)
Group A: Colts v Ragama at Colombo (Colts)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: Moors v SLPACC at Colombo (Moors)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group A: Nondescripts v SL Air SC at Colombo (NCC)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: Sinhalese v Chilaw at Colombo (SSC)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group B: SL Army v Col CC at Panagoda
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Group A: Tamil Union v Bloomfield at Colombo (PSS)
Jan 9-11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
1st ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 9, 2015 ()
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