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Gamini Wickremasinghe      

Full name Anguppulige Gamini Dayantha Wickremasinghe

Born December 27, 1965, Colombo

Current age 48 years 268 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Nondescripts Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 3 1 17 13* 8.50 29 58.62 0 0 2 0 9 1
ODIs 4 1 0 2 2 2.00 10 20.00 0 0 0 0 2 4
First-class 90 113 14 2093 103* 21.14 1 6 214 33
List A 7 3 0 62 34 20.66 0 0 6 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 90 24 19 2 2/14 9.50 4.75 12.0 0 0
List A 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Dec 8-12, 1989 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC), Dec 6-9, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Dec 4, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Feb 2, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-1996
List A span 1991-1993
Profile

Gamini Wickremasinghe was a victim of the selectors whims. A solid performer behind the wickets and a determined lower-order batsman, he was never given a chance to establish a permanent position within the national team. Ironically the selectors preferred his Nondescripts team-mate Hashan Tillekeratne as the Sri Lankan wicketkeeper despite the fact that at club level Wickremasinghe held the position while Tillekeratne played as a specialist batsman. Wickremasinghe made his Test debut against Australia at the Gabba on the 1989-90 tour taking three catches behind the wicket and scoring two runs. Injury forced him to miss the second test at Hobart and Tillekeratne took over the position giving an impressive display. From that point on Wickremasinghe was cast into the background as the selectors preferred Tillekeratne due to his pedigree as a batsman at domestic level. Wickremasinghe continued to be a steady, capable performer at domestic level and earned a recall against New Zealand in 1992-93. Sri Lanka won the series and Wickremasinghe gave an assured display behind the wickets dealing with the spin of Muralitharan, Warnaweera and Anurasiri with style. However, the selectors in their wisdom not for the first time chose to plump for the player with superior batting skills. For the next few years a number of candidates were tried without much success while Wickremasinghe continued to perform reliably at domestic level. Given the chance he could have made the position his own.
Johann P Jayasekera

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Quarter-Final: SL Women v TBA at Incheon
Sep 23, 2014 (14:00 local | 05:00 GMT | 01:00 EDT | 00:00 CDT | 22:00 PDT)
1st ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Sep 25, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (RPS)
Sep 27, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
3rd ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (PSS)
Sep 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd Quarter-Final: Sri Lanka v TBA at Incheon
Sep 30, 2014 (14:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT)
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