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Asanka Gurusinha      

Full name Asanka Pradeep Gurusinha

Born September 16, 1966, Colombo

Current age 47 years 214 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Asanka Pradeep Gurusinha
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 41 70 7 2452 143 38.92 7 8 11 33 0
ODIs 147 143 5 3902 117* 28.27 6409 60.88 2 22 49 0
First-class 124 183 19 7169 162 43.71 20 32 89 0
List A 173 169 6 4365 117* 26.77 2 23 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 39 1408 681 20 2/7 4/68 34.05 2.90 70.4 0 0 0
ODIs 147 55 1585 1354 26 2/25 2/25 52.07 5.12 60.9 0 0 0
First-class 124 5142 2298 107 5/54 21.47 2.68 48.0 1 0
List A 173 2035 1676 39 3/36 3/36 42.97 4.94 52.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Nov 7-11, 1985 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Sep 18-21, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Hyderabad (Sind), Nov 3, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Nov 8, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-1997
List A span 1984-1997
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
Profile

Wisden overview
A technically accomplished No. 3, Asanka Gurusinha was the rock on which the Sri Lankan batting was founded for 11 years. His gutsy lone battles earned the respect of opponents around the world: a Sri Lankan total of 82 in Chandigarh in 1990-91 contained an unbeaten Gurusinha half-century; at Melbourne in 1995-96, he scored 143 to his team-mates' 144; and with Aravinda de Silva's help, he turned the tables on Australia in the 1996 World Cup final with another half-century. He started Test cricket as a teenager as a wicketkeeper-batsman, but retired prematurely a year after the World Cup triumph after refusing to return home for training from a season of club cricket in Melbourne, where he now lives. He was badly missed. Simon Wilde

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1996

Asanka Gurusinha on his way to 65 against Australia, World Cup final, 1996

Asanka Gurusinha on his way to 65 against Australia

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Dec 25, 1992

Asanka Gurusinha was caught behind for 9, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World Cup, Hamilton, February 25, 1992

Asanka Gurusinha was caught behind for 9

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Feb 25, 1992

Asanka Gurusinha steers past point, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World Cup, Hamilton, February 25, 1992

Asanka Gurusinha steers past point

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Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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