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Upul Chandana      

Full name Umagiliya Durage Upul Chandana

Born May 7, 1972, Galle

Current age 42 years 79 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Gloucestershire, ICL World XI, Kolkata Tigers, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Umagiliya Durage Upul Chandana
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 24 1 616 92 26.78 1217 50.61 0 2 77 6 7 0
ODIs 147 111 17 1627 89 17.30 2229 72.99 0 5 108 22 79 0
First-class 165 228 21 6360 194 30.72 8 36 137 0
List A 258 202 34 3315 108 19.73 1 10 138 0
Twenty20 12 11 3 157 36 19.62 127 123.62 0 0 12 4 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 29 2685 1535 37 6/179 10/210 41.48 3.43 72.5 0 3 1
ODIs 147 136 6142 4818 151 5/61 5/61 31.90 4.70 40.6 4 1 0
First-class 165 23115 11704 469 7/60 24.95 3.03 49.2 20 1
List A 258 11047+ 8058 306 5/22 5/22 26.33 4.31* 37.3* 9 4 0
Twenty20 12 11 239 257 16 4/17 4/17 16.06 6.45 14.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 12-15, 1999 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Apr 11-14, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 14, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 25, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1991/92
Last First-class Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Mar 16-18, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1991/92
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Feb 25, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nondescripts Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15*, 1/28 Nondescripts v Panadura Colombo (SSC) 2 Apr 2012 T20
0/28, 10 Nondescripts v Colts Colombo (SSC) 1 Apr 2012 T20
8, 1/15 Nondescripts v Saracens Colombo (Colts) 30 Mar 2012 T20
7, 4/17 Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (Colts) 29 Mar 2012 T20
7*, 0/26 Nondescripts v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 28 Mar 2012 T20
1/22 Nondescripts v SL Air SC Colombo (SSC) 26 Mar 2012 T20
4/44, 24, 4/49, 20 Nondescripts v Sinhalese Colombo (NCC) 16 Mar 2012 FC
3/52, 6 Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (SSC) 25 Feb 2009 LA
2/29, 29 Nondescripts v Ragama Colombo (NCC) 5 Feb 2009 LA
2/36, 33, 1/78, 29 Nondescripts v Ragama Colombo (NCC) 30 Jan 2009 FC
Profile

Upul Chandana's career started to blossom in 2002 when he was asked to captain Sri Lanka A against Kenya. His batting gained a new authority and his bowling greater potency, as he topped both the batting and bowling averages in that unofficial Test series. A wonderfully supple fielder, capable of match-turning run-outs and sizzling airbourne catches, he was in and out of both the Test and one-day squads for a number of years before bedding down in the one-day team in mid-2003 after a match-winning innings at Bridgetown. His explosive qualities in the middle order made him an asset in the limited-overs game. But his bowling has also continued to improve, making him a better bet for Tests as well. Murali's withdrawal from the tour to Australia in 2004 put additional responsibility on him, and he responded well. As the year progressed, his legbreaks, traditionally nagging rather than explosive, started to fizz more venomously. More importantly, his line and length tightened up. By the end of the Asia Cup in 2004 he had become an important wicket-taker in the one-day team, but his form fell away and he was dropped late in 2005, making one rather unexpected one-day appearance in July 2007, retiring soon after. Chandana then joined the unofficial Indian Cricket League, playing for the Kolkata Tigers and ICL World XI. A ban on he and four other Sri Lankans was lifted in September 2008, meaning Chandana was free to play domestic cricket back home.

Charlie Austin September 2008

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Latest Photos

Nov 4, 2008

Hamish Marshall and Upul Chandana celebrate the fall of a wicket, Chennai Superstars v Royal Bengal Tigers, ICL, Panchkula, November 4, 2008

Hamish Marshall and Upul Chandana celebrate the fall of a wicket

© ICL

Apr 15, 2008

Chris Harris and Upul Chandana fail to catch the ball, India XI v World XI, final, Indian Cricket League, Hyderabad, April 15, 2008

Chris Harris and Upul Chandana fail to catch the ball

© ICL

Mar 30, 2008

Upul Chandana bowls while umpire Jeff Evans keeps close watch, Delhi Giants v Kolkata Tigers, Indian Cricket League, Gurgaon, March 30, 2008

Upul Chandana bowls while umpire Jeff Evans keeps close watch

© ICL

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 24-28
Sri Lanka 421 South Africa 64/2
2nd unofficial ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast - Jul 25
Sri Lanka A 79/0 (15.3/50 ov)
3rd unofficial ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Coleraine
Jul 27, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Glamorgan v Sri Lanka A at Cardiff
Aug 2, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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