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Kanchana Gunawardene      

Full name Kaludura Kanchana Deshsapriya Gunawardene

Born October 9, 1984, Colombo

Current age 29 years 275 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 93 156 8 5048 185 34.10 8 26 69 0
List A 68 66 5 1449 96 23.75 2630 55.09 0 5 19 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 93 446 240 8 4/28 30.00 3.22 55.7 0 0
List A 68 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 Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Mar 21-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 19, 2013 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
3, 9* Chilaw v SL Air SC Kaluthara 21 Mar 2014 FC
115, 8 Chilaw v Badureliya Colombo (Burgher) 14 Mar 2014 FC
4, 0/6, 41 Chilaw v Colts Panagoda 7 Mar 2014 FC
71, 0/10 Chilaw v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 28 Feb 2014 FC
34, 72* Chilaw v SLPACC Colombo (Colts) 21 Feb 2014 FC
40, 38 Chilaw v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 14 Feb 2014 FC
19, 50 Chilaw v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 7 Feb 2014 FC
9, 0 Chilaw v Panadura Panadura 31 Jan 2014 FC
40, 0 Chilaw v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 24 Jan 2014 FC
12 Chilaw v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 19 Dec 2013 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

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