Kanchana Gunawardene      

Full name Kaludura Kanchana Deshsapriya Gunawardene

Born October 9, 1984, Colombo

Current age 30 years 267 days

Major teams Kandurata, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo

Kaludura Kanchana Deshsapriya Gunawardene
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 102 174 8 5477 185 32.99 8 28 77 0
List A 72 70 5 1487 96 22.87 2750 54.07 0 5 21 0
Twenty20 15 15 0 262 54 17.46 247 106.07 0 1 26 5 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 102 464 257 8 4/28 32.12 3.32 58.0 0 0
List A 72 30 29 0 - - - 5.80 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 15 1 6 12 0 - - - 12.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 20-22, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Moors Sports Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Mar 29, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25, 21 Chilaw v Colts Colombo (Moors) 20 Mar 2015 FC
8, 22 Chilaw v SL Air SC Katunayake 13 Mar 2015 FC
29, 2 Chilaw v Ragama Colombo (Colts) 6 Mar 2015 FC
4, 36 Chilaw v Sinhalese Colombo (RPS) 27 Feb 2015 FC
67, 19 Chilaw v Saracens Katunayake 20 Feb 2015 FC
46, 2 Chilaw v SLPACC Colombo (RPS) 13 Feb 2015 FC
1, 69 Chilaw v SL Army Colombo (RPS) 6 Feb 2015 FC
0/17, 27, 0 Chilaw v Moors Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2015 FC
2, 49 Chilaw v Col CC Colombo (CCC) 23 Jan 2015 FC
14 Chilaw v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 16 Dec 2014 LA
Profile

His outstanding talent as an opening batsman was recognised early in his career, at DS Senanayake College, when he scored 700 runs in 12 matches in 2000 to make the Sri Lanka team for the Under-15 World Cup in England and the Asia Cup in Malaysia. The following year he made it to the Sri Lanka U-17 side to Bangladesh for the Asia Cup and in 2002 went to New Zealand for the U-19 World Cup. He made his club debut for Kurunegala Youth CC in the U-23 tournament before changing over to NCC in 2004. He has been a heavy scorer in domestic cricket since then with 160 against Tamil Union and 193 against CCC during the 2005-06 season which saw him gain promotion to the Sri Lanka A side for the home series against Bangladesh in 2007. Gunawardene enjoys the role of opener and relishes taking on the fast bowlers and has modelled his batting around Kumar Sangakkara.

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Sep 17, 2008

Kanchana Gunawardene drives down the ground during his 90, University Sports South Africa XI v Sri Lanka A, tour match, Pretoria, September 17, 2008

Kanchana Gunawardene drives down the ground during his 90

© Keith Lane

Jan 9, 2002

Portrait of Kanchana Gunawardene, 2002

Portrait of Kanchana Gunawardene, 2002

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 3-7
Sri Lanka 272/8 (86 ov)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla
Jul 11, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele
Jul 15, 2015 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Jul 19, 2015 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
4th ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Jul 22, 2015 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
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