Full name Amerasinghe Mudalige Jayantha Gamini Amerasinghe
Born February 2, 1954, Colombo
Current age 63 years 51 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Antonians Sports Club, Nomads Sports Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Kandy, Mar 9-14, 1984 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), Mar 24-29, 1984 scorecard|
|First-class span||1983/84 - 1992/93|
|List A span||1983/84 - 1992/93|
In his first-class debut playing for a Sri Lankan board XI against Zimbabwe, Amerasinghe captured captured 10 for 130. Like many Sri Lankan players of the time he was thrust into the Test team shortly afterwards, making his debut at Kandy against the touring New Zealand team in 1983/84. Amerasinghe made a meritorious debut. Arriving at the crease with Sri Lanka 155 for 9, he proceeded to add 60 runs with Vinod John, then a record tenth-wicket stand for Sri Lanka. Amerasinghe top scored with 34. However, his left-arm orthodox spin was used sparingly, and he bowled only 20 overs in the whole Test. Amerasinghe played in the following Test at Colombo, his final appearance, taking a career-best 2 for 73 from 30 tidy overs.
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