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Sajeewa Weerakoon      

Full name Sajeewa Weerakoon

Born February 17, 1978, Galle

Current age 38 years 335 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Burgher Recreation Club, Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Victoria Sporting Club

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education St. Aloysius' College, Galle

Sajeewa Weerakoon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 186 221 63 2321 90 14.68 0 4 104 0
List A 153 77 39 464 53* 12.21 0 1 52 0
Twenty20 31 14 5 97 28 10.77 87 111.49 0 0 6 4 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 2 1 60 49 1 1/49 1/49 49.00 4.90 60.0 0 0 0
First-class 186 36973 17253 795 7/40 21.70 2.79 46.5 49 12
List A 153 6929 4346 203 5/24 5/24 21.40 3.76 34.1 4 3 0
Twenty20 31 29 585 567 39 3/14 3/14 14.53 5.81 15.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 13, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 16, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Badureliya Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Jan 6-8, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Galle Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Galle, Dec 16, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Galle Cricket Club v Saracens Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Jan 21, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 5/96, 27, 2/61 Galle CC v Badureliya Kaluthara 6 Jan 2017 FC
3/85, 3*, 2/91 Galle CC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 2 Jan 2017 FC
1/112, 0*, 0/72 Galle CC v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 28 Dec 2016 FC
3/161, 0, 10 Galle CC v Chilaw Katunayake 21 Dec 2016 FC
27, 4/96 Galle CC v Tamil Union Galle 8 Dec 2016 FC
1/15 Galle CC v Saracens Colombo (PSS) 21 Jan 2016 T20
2/40 Galle CC v Bloomfield Colombo (Colts) 20 Jan 2016 T20
1/38 Galle CC v Moors Galle 16 Dec 2015 LA
5/50, 0, 2/78 Ragama v Chilaw Colombo (Colts) 6 Mar 2015 FC
4/76, 12, 3/48, 0 Ragama v Moors Kaluthara 4 Apr 2014 FC
Profile

The consistency with which Sajeewa Weerakoon, the left-arm spinner from Burgher RC, performed during the 2005 season for Sri Lanka A forced the hands of the selectors to finally include him in the national team to India for the three Tests ahead of established spinner Rangana Herath. Weerakoon has been knocking on the door for bigger honours for quite some time and the way he bowled this year against strong sides like South Africa A and New Zealand A confirmed the quality of his bowling. 2005 has been an outstanding year for him when he picked up 60 wickets for Sri Lanka A in seven first-class matches. His performance was one bright spark for the selectors who had been frustrated by the poor standards set by the batsmen. The consistency with which he has performed is not only consigned to the A team, but in the past three seasons he has won the best bowler award twice by topping 50 wickets in the Premier league for his club.

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Jul 1, 2005

Sajeewa Weerakoon in action, Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, 2nd Test, Colombo, July 1

Sajeewa Weerakoon in action

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Plate: Badureliya v Moors at Colombo (CCC)
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Bloomfield v Saracens at Colombo (Colts)
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Chilaw v SL Army at Katunayake
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Galle CC v Burgher at Colombo (Bloomfield)
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
KPCC v SL Air SC at Kaluthara
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Kurunegala Y v SLPACC at Kurunegala
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Lankan CC v SL Navy at Colombo (Moors)
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Nondescripts v Ragama at Colombo (NCC)
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Police SC v KTC at Hambantota
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Sinhalese v Colts at Colombo (SSC)
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Col CC at Colombo (PSS)
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
S Lanka U19 v Zim U19 at Paarl
Jan 20, 2017 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
1st T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion
Jan 20, 2017 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
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