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Sanjeewa Weerasinghe      

Full name Colombage Don Udesh Sanjeewa Weerasinghe

Born March 1, 1968, Colombo

Current age 47 years 0 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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 3 3 3.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 44 58 11 845 112* 17.97 1 2 39 0
List A 1 1 1 3 3* - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 114 36 0 - - - 1.89 - 0 0 0
First-class 44 4593 2476 103 8/77 24.03 3.23 44.5 6 2
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), Sep 6-11, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1984-1997
List A span 1990-1991
Profile

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Colts v Ragama at Colombo (Colts) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Colts 485/6d Ragama 342
Group B: Moors v SLPACC at Colombo (Moors) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Moors 180 & 226/5 SLPACC 229
Group A: Nondescripts v SL Air SC at Colombo (NCC) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Nondescripts 378 & 180/3 SL Air SC 190
Group B: Sinhalese v Chilaw at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Chilaw 269 & 79/5 Sinhalese 278
Group B: SL Army v Col CC at Panagoda - Feb 27-Mar 1
Col CC 324 & 199 SL Army 220
Group A: Tamil Union v Bloomfield at Colombo (PSS) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Bloomfield 216 & 209/2 Tamil Union 179
22nd Match, Pool A: England v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Mar 1
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
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