Athula Samarasekera      

Full name Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera

Born August 5, 1961, Colombo

Current age 52 years 343 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

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle
Jul 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
Unicorns v Sri Lanka A at Gosforth
Jul 18, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street
Jul 20, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast
Jul 23, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC)
Jul 24-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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