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Roshan Guneratne      

Full name Roshan Punyajith Wijesinghe Guneratne

Born January 26, 1962, Colombo

Died July 21, 2005, California (aged 43 years 176 days)

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Nomads Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 2 0 0* - 19 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 13 17 6 95 29 8.63 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 102 84 0 - - - 4.94 - 0 0 0
First-class 13 1056 599 17 4/34 35.23 3.40 62.1 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Kandy, Apr 22-26, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1982-1989
Profile

Roshan Guneratne made his first class debut against the touring Australians playing for the President's Board XI in the lead-up to the one-off Test at Kandy in 1982-83. Guneratne captured the wickets of Kepler Wessels and Greg Chappell finishing with 2 for 66. The selectors were sufficiently impressed to include him in the starting XI for the Test despite the fact that they already had an established legspinner in DS de Silva. It proved to be an unhappy time as the Australians rattled up 514 for 4 before declaring, Guneratne bowling 17 expensive overs, taking 0 for 84. Sri Lanka suffered a crushing victory and it proved to be Guneratne's sole test appearance. He went on to represent NCC, Moors SC and Nomads in Division One domestic cricket before leaving for the USA to join his mother and sister. He died in California at the age of 43, only the third Sri Lankan Test player to die.
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