Eric Upashantha      

Full name Kalutarage Eric Amila Upashantha

Born June 10, 1972, Kurunegala

Current age 42 years 44 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Cheshire, Colts Cricket Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Kalutarage Eric Amila Upashantha
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 0 10 6 3.33 38 26.31 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 12 8 1 49 15 7.00 86 56.97 0 0 3 1 2 0
First-class 119 143 10 2754 82 20.70 0 16 73 0
List A 73 54 10 807 82 18.34 0 5 15 0
Twenty20 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 306 200 4 2/41 3/135 50.00 3.92 76.5 0 0 0
ODIs 12 12 564 481 12 4/37 4/37 40.08 5.11 47.0 1 0 0
First-class 119 12504 7407 294 8/65 25.19 3.55 42.5 7 0
List A 73 2613 2186 79 7/30 7/30 27.67 5.01 33.0 3 1 0
Twenty20 1 1 24 29 3 3/29 3/29 9.66 7.25 8.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Feb 24-28, 1999 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jun 13-17, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi, Oct 3, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Feb 3, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 26-28, 2003 scorecard
List A debut 1991/92
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 29, 2004 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7*, 2/29 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
2/33 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
- SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
0, 1/34 SL Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
3/26 SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 3 Dec 2009 Other T20
0/35 SL Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 28 Nov 2009 Other T20
1/18, 0 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
Profile

A rangy fast medium bowler with a bustling approach to the wicket, Eric Upashantha has been on the fringes of the Sri Lankan team for a number of seasons, but inconsistent performances have stopped him from cementing a permanent position despite Sri Lanka's dearth of pace bowlers. He made his ODI debut on Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan in 1995/96, after making the squad during the proceeding tour of Australia, but failed to make an impact and dropped out of the picture. Recalled for the Asian Test Championship in 1999, shortly before the World Cup in England, he played his only Test to date against India at SSC. In the first innings he struggled - as did the other seamers - bowled a vigorous spell in the second, capturing 2-41. In the following Pepsi Cup he managed to impress sufficiently to earn a position in the World Cup squad. In conditions that generally favoured the seam bowlers his performances were disappointing. Failing to deliver with a consistent action he struggled to control the ball, bowling an inconsistent length and spraying the ball. Again he fell out of favour, returning to play for Colts Cricket Club in the domestic competition. Since then he appeared briefly during Sri Lanka's ODI tour of New Zealand in February 2001, before being recalled to the squad for England as cover for the injured Dilhara Fernando.(30.04.2002)

Latest Photos

Apr 5, 2002

Eric Upashantha

Eric Upashantha, 2002

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Feb 3, 2001

Sri Lankan fielder Eric Upashantha fires in a return throw from the outfield during New Zealand's innings of 205/8 from 50 overs. 2nd One-Day International: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at WestpacTrust Stadium, Wellington, 3 February 2001.

Upashantha fires in a return throw from the outfield

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Nov 13, 2000

Eric Upashantha bowls well to restict Galle CC

Eric Upashantha bowls well to restict Galle CC

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