Shantha Kalavitigoda      

Full name Indika Shantha Kumara Kalavitigoda

Born December 23, 1977, Colombo

Current age 36 years 221 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colts Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, North Central Province, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Under-17s, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 5 ft 6 in

Education Nalanda College, Colombo

Indika Shantha Kumara Kalavitigoda
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 8 7 4.00 54 14.81 0 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 170 278 14 8400 169 31.81 15 37 144 0
List A 109 105 9 2327 121 24.23 1 13 32 0
Twenty20 9 8 1 217 50* 31.00 142 152.81 0 1 30 6 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 170 84 39 0 - - - 2.78 - 0 0 0
List A 109 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Apr 11-14, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Dec 19, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Burgher Recreation Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 21 SLPACC v Ragama Colombo (Moors) 28 Feb 2014 FC
0 SLPACC v Chilaw Colombo (Colts) 21 Feb 2014 FC
132 SLPACC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 14 Feb 2014 FC
7, 48 SLPACC v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 31 Jan 2014 FC
8 SLPACC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 19 Dec 2013 LA
40 SLPACC v Moors Colombo (Moors) 3 Dec 2013 LA
2 SLPACC v Sinhalese Colombo (Bloomfield) 1 Dec 2013 LA
19 SLPACC v Scotland Colombo (NCC) 3 Nov 2013 Other T20
2 SLPACC v SL Navy Colombo (Colts) 22 Mar 2013 FC
15 SLPACC v Galle CC Colombo (Colts) 8 Mar 2013 FC
Profile

Shantha Kalavitigoda was a surprise call-up for Sri Lanka's postponed tour to New Zealand in 2004-05. But Kalavitigoda, a right-handed opener, has been quietly knocking on the door in recent years. While younger batsmen have been given repeated opportunities to flatter and fail, Kalavitigoda has been consistently accumulating first-class runs, scoring eight hundreds in the two seasons. In 2003-04 he was adjudged the best batsman in the Premier League, and in 2004-05 he scored nearly 800 runs for Colombo Colts and North West Province. That was enough to win him selection to the A team against England A in March 2005. He grabbed his opportunity with a fighting 83 off 177 balls at NCC in the second Test, an innings that persuaded the selectors to give him a chance in the senior team. When that opportunity did arrive in the second Test in Wellington he was shunted down to an unfamiliar No. 7 position and failed in both innings.

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Notes

Best Batsman of the Premier Tournament 2003-04

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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