Gihan Rupasinghe      

Full name Rupasinghe Jayawardene Mudiyanselage Gihan Madushanka Rupasinghe

Born March 5, 1986, Watupitiwala

Current age 29 years 338 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Combined Provinces, Cricket Coaching School, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Mid on

Education Nalanda College

Rupasinghe Jayawardene Mudiyanselage Gihan Madushanka Rupasinghe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 2 2 0 33 18 16.50 39 84.61 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 77 124 13 4176 154* 37.62 5224 79.93 8 28 472 103 38 0
List A 75 71 6 1488 102* 22.89 1740 85.51 1 8 118 50 19 0
Twenty20 46 45 5 864 74* 21.60 707 122.20 0 5 70 33 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 77 62 1897 1049 29 2/14 3/72 36.17 3.31 65.4 0 0 0
List A 75 25 628 475 19 3/9 3/9 25.00 4.53 33.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 46 10 158 208 9 2/19 2/19 23.11 7.89 17.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 4, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (PSS), Nov 10-12, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (CCC), Jan 8-10, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Moratuwa, Nov 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 15, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (Burgher), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army at Colombo (PSS), Jan 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6, 0/30 SLPACC v SL Army Colombo (PSS) 20 Jan 2016 T20
22, 2/30 SLPACC v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 13 Jan 2016 T20
72 SLPACC v Moors Colombo (CCC) 8 Jan 2016 FC
0/11, 49 SLPACC v Badureliya Colombo (NCC) 6 Jan 2016 T20
2/19, 34 SLPACC v Col CC Colombo (PSS) 5 Jan 2016 T20
0/3, 83 SLPACC v Col CC Colombo (CCC) 2 Jan 2016 FC
3, 17, 0/5 SLPACC v Tamil Union Colombo (Colts) 26 Dec 2015 FC
71* SLPACC v Ragama Mattegoda 18 Dec 2015 FC
28, 1/14 SLPACC v Colts Colombo (Colts) 15 Dec 2015 LA
13, 0/4 SLPACC v Chilaw Katunayake 11 Dec 2015 FC
Profile

Expand Gihan Rupasinghe's initials and you have a name to rival Chaminda Vaas's, which many commentators have tried to pronounce and impress the locals. A product of Nalanda College, Rupasinghe has a reputation in the domestic circuit for being a big hitter in the middle order. He was the second-highest scorer for Tamil Union in the Premier League tournament in 2008-09 and his first-class returns that season - 945 runs at 52.50 - got the attention of the selectors. He was elevated to the A team and scored two half-centuries in the unofficial Tests against Pakistan A at home. He then made it to Sri Lanka's Twenty20 squad against the touring New Zealanders.
Cricinfo Staff September 2009

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Aug 14, 2012

Gihan Rupasinghe celebrates his half-century, Ruhuna Royals v Uthura Rudras, SLPL, Colombo, August 14, 2012

Gihan Rupasinghe celebrates his half-century

© Ron Gaunt/SPORTZPICS/SLPL

Sep 1, 2009

Angelo Mathews, Gihan Rupasinghe and Mahela Udawatte play football, Colombo, September 1, 2009

Angelo Mathews, Gihan Rupasinghe and Mahela Udawatte play football

© AFP

Jun 30, 2009

Gihan Rupasinghe plays a square drive, Sri Lanka Cricket XI v Pakistanis, 2nd day, Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo, June 30, 2009

Gihan Rupasinghe plays a square drive

© Associated Press

Results
Moors v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 5-8, 2013
Sinhalese won by 6 wickets
Badureliya v Chilaw at Kaluthara - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Bloomfield v Colts at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Bloomfield won by an innings and 163 runs
Col CC v SLPACC at Colombo (CCC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Kurunegala - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Navy won by 6 wickets
Lankan CC v Ragama at Katunayake - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Ragama won by 201 runs
Moors v Panadura at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Moors won by 7 runs
Saracens v SL Army at Panagoda - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Army won by an innings and 2 runs
SL Air SC v Burgher at Colombo (Riffle) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
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