Athula Samarasekera      

Full name Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera

Born August 5, 1961, Colombo

Current age 55 years 127 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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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 1982/83 - 1994/95
List A span 1983 - 1994/95
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

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Feb 23, 1992

Athula Samarasekera bats, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 23 Feb 1992

Athula Samarasekera bats

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Galle CC v Tamil Union at Galle - Dec 8-10
Galle CC 352 Tamil Union 228/1 (66 ov)
Group A: Bloomfield v Badureliya at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Dec 9-11
Badureliya 156 Bloomfield 134/3 (33 ov)
Group B: Burgher v Saracens at Colombo (Burgher) - Dec 9-11
Saracens 302 Burgher 23/0 (6 ov)
Group B: Col CC v SL Army at Colombo (CCC) - Dec 9-11
Col CC 218 SL Army 92/3 (36 ov)
Kalutara Physical Culture Club v Kurunegala Y at Kaluthara - Dec 9-11
Kurunegala Y 197 Kalutara Physical Culture Club 143/6 (34 ov)
Negambo Cricket Club v SLPACC at Gampaha
Dec 9-11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Group A: Nondescripts v Chilaw at Colombo (NCC) - Dec 9-11
Nondescripts 385 (88.1 ov)
Group B: Ragama v Moors at Colombo (Moors) - Dec 9-11
Moors 217 Ragama 180/3 (34 ov)
SL Air SC v Lankan CC at Panagoda - Dec 9-11
SL Air SC 230 Lankan CC 30/1 (15 ov)
SL Navy v Police SC at Welisara - Dec 9-11
SL Navy 289/7 (93 ov)
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