Don Anurasiri      

Full name Sangarange Don Anurasiri

Born February 25, 1966, Panadura

Current age 50 years 330 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Panadura Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Sangarange Don Anurasiri
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 18 22 5 91 24 5.35 0 0 0 4 0
ODIs 45 18 12 62 11 10.33 143 43.35 0 0 0 10 0
First-class 116 139 32 1396 74 13.04 0 2 49 0
List A 56 21 13 105 28* 13.12 0 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 27 3973 1548 41 4/71 5/149 37.75 2.33 96.9 2 0 0
ODIs 45 43 2100 1464 32 3/40 3/40 45.75 4.18 65.6 0 0 0
First-class 116 24314 8313 418 8/53 19.88 2.05 58.1 33 9
List A 56 2724 1855 39 4/35 4/35 47.56 4.08 69.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (CCC), Mar 14-18, 1986 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Jan 14-18, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Mar 2, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot, Feb 15, 1994 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984/85 - 1997/98
List A span 1985/86 - 1996/97
Profile

A steady left-arm orthodox spinner, Don Anurasiri had a static international career. After making his international debut at the age of 20, he remained around the fringes of the team for a number of seasons without ever cementing a permanent position. Whenever called upon he was a wholehearted performer, though at Test level his bowling lacked penetration, highlighted by the fact he never took a five wicket haul in 18 Tests. Capable of extended spells of sustained accurate bowling, willing to flight and turn the ball, Anurasiri was often used to contain the batsman on unresponsive wickets. He enjoyed his most successful series against the touring Australians in 1992-93, taking 10 wickets. Anurasiri's career at the international level appeared over when he fell out with the SL board in 1994. However, four years later he made a surprise comeback against Zimbabwe in the final Test in 1997-98. Spinning the ball away from the bat he provided a solid foil for Muttiah Muralitharan, capturing 3 for 65 and 1 for 41, and in the process helped Sri Lanka to victory. But he played only three more first-class games, and within six weeks of his final Test appearance his career was over.
Johann Jayasekera

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Don Anurasiri, player portrait

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