Sajith Fernando      

Full name Sajith Ian Fernando

Born September 27, 1972, Kandy

Current age 41 years 337 days

Major teams Central Province, Colts Cricket Club, Kandurata, Middleton Cricket Club, Settle, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy XI, Sri Lanka Board XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach, Commentator

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education St. Anthony's College, Kandy

Relation Son - Shehan I Fernando

Sajith Ian Fernando
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 193 304 27 10700 178* 38.62 16 53 120 0
List A 108 101 7 2920 118 31.06 4 15 29 0
Twenty20 6 6 0 152 41 25.33 107 142.05 0 0 14 8 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 193 14763 6397 269 7/37 23.78 2.59 54.8 8 2
List A 108 3465 2278 83 4/15 4/15 27.44 3.94 41.7 2 0 0
Twenty20 6 6 126 147 4 2/15 2/15 36.75 7.00 31.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Colombo (Burgher), Mar 9-11, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 1, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Oct 8, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ragama Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Mar 3, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12 SLPACC v Burgher Colombo (Burgher) 9 Mar 2012 FC
38, 34* SLPACC v SL Navy Welisara 2 Mar 2012 FC
22, 0/5 SLPACC v Panadura Colombo (Moors) 24 Feb 2012 FC
47, 19 Tamil Union v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 18 Dec 2009 FC
22, 56 Tamil Union v Saracens Colombo (PSS) 11 Dec 2009 FC
8, 24 Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 4 Dec 2009 FC
8, 3/36 Tamil Union v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 1 Dec 2009 LA
8, 34 Tamil Union v Chilaw Colombo (PSS) 27 Nov 2009 FC
18 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (PSS) 13 Nov 2009 FC
18 Tamil Union v Bloomfield Colombo (PSS) 11 Nov 2009 LA
Profile

Sajith Fernando is one of the 'lost generation' of talented players unable to break into the Sri Lankan national side during the late 1990s because of a settled top order and then apparently too old when the selectors opted for a radical youth policy after the 1999 world cup. A stoutly built and stylish left-hander, his impressive performances for the Under 24 and the A team (whom he once captained), especially in South Africa, show just how much an asset he could have been. His Sri Lankan club, Colts Cricket Club, and UK club, Werneth Cricket Club, have been the beneficiaries as he has scored heavily and consistently for both sides. He has also played Grade cricket in Australia. He is a handy customer with the ball too, with his tight off-breaks, and is an excellent slip fielder.

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Oct 25, 2004

Sajith Fernando

Sajith Fernando

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Oct 26, 2001

Elegant Cover drive from Sajith Fernando

Elegant Cover drive from Sajith Fernando

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Oct 24, 2001

Portrait of Sajith Fernando, 2001

Portrait of Sajith Fernando, 2001

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Notes

  • Best Batsman of the Premier Tournament 2002-03

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla - Aug 30
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 178 balls remaining) (D/L method)
1st Match, Qualifying Group: Northern D v Express at Raipur
Sep 13, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
4th Match, Qualifying Group: Mum Indians v Express at Raipur
Sep 14, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
5th Match, Qualifying Group: Express v Lahore Lions at Raipur
Sep 16, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
1st ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Sep 25, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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