Athula Samarasekera      

Full name Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera

Born August 5, 1961, Colombo

Current age 52 years 339 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 118 57 16.85 0 1 1 3 0
ODIs 39 39 2 844 76 22.81 1207 69.92 0 4 5 0
First-class 57 86 5 2737 191 33.79 6 13 36 0
List A 57 57 3 1470 111* 27.22 1 8 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 2 192 104 3 2/38 3/104 34.66 3.25 64.0 0 0 0
ODIs 39 11 338 291 0 - - - 5.16 - 0 0 0
First-class 57 3774 1821 46 3/31 39.58 2.89 82.0 0 0
List A 57 826+ 656 20 4/44 4/44 32.80 4.55* 45.8* 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 25-30, 1988 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sialkot, Dec 12-17, 1991 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Swansea, Jun 9, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 18, 1994 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1995
List A span 1983-1995
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 3 Dec 2009 Other T20
9, 1/17 SL Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 28 Nov 2009 Other T20
6 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
Profile

Athula Samarasekera was an imposing figure; a strapping physique leant him the ability to play some commanding innings. With the bat in hand he was capable of powerful strikes and was a more than handy medium-pace bowler. Samarasekera made an inauspicious start to his career, scoring a duck on his one-day international debut. On his Test debut he matched the performance, being dismissed in the first innings for a duck. In the second innings he played a characteristically breezy innings making 57, punctuated by a number of boundaries. He completed a promising allround match capturing two wickets and taking two catches. Too often though Samarasekera was dismissed when he seemed set to dominate the bowling, a substantial score beckoning. When he did score it was well worth watching as he provided maximum entertainment with his aggressive style. Never able to fully establish a permanent position in the team, Samarasekera chose to end his international career by deciding to take up professional cricket in Bangladesh.
Johann P Jayasekera

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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