Full name Baba Roshan Jurangpathy
Born June 25, 1967, Colombo
Current age 49 years 271 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v India at Kandy, Sep 14-19, 1985 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 27-31, 1986 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 1992/93|
|List A span||1984/85 - 1992/93|
At the time of his debut Jurangpathy was the fourth-youngest player to represent Sri Lanka. A supremely gifted allrounder, the selectors showed little patience or faith discarding him after only two Tests. Admittedly his performances
were below par, but considering his age, with some guidance and time he could have developed into an allrounder of international class. Jurangpathy shot to prominence when representing the Under-23 side against Pakistan with some remarkable performances. At 17 years and 342 days he became the youngest Sri Lankan player to score a first-class hundred. He found the transition from
schoolboy to Test cricketer a difficult one. In four Test innings he scored three ducks and a single, and he was under-bowled on his debut, delivering only four overs. In his second and final appearance he captured 1 for 69 from 21 overs with his offspin. Discarded by the selectors and ignored somewhat harshly thereafter he later turned up playing grade cricket in Western Australia.
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