Full name Ishantha Deepal Gunawardene
Born October 21, 1969, Colombo
Current age 47 years 93 days
Major teams Police Sports Club
Also known as John
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Last First-class||Burgher Recreation Club v Police Sports Club at Colombo (Burgher), Oct 8-10, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1998/99|
|Last List A||Panadura Sports Club v Police Sports Club at Panadura, Sep 19, 2004 scorecard|
Deepal Gunawardane was an outstanding sportsman at Dharmapala College Pannipitiya where he excelled at cricket as a left-hand batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler and at athletics where he clocked 11.2 seconds in the 100 metres. He continued his cricket career with Police SC representing them from 1989-2003 (captain in 1996/97) before turning his attention to becoming a cricket umpire. In the recent Premier panel examination conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket for the season ending 2006-07 Gunawardane finished as the third best in the country. Was standby umpire for the first Test between Sri Lanka and England at Kandy in 2008. Officiated in Elite Cup under 19 international tournament in Malaysia in 2007.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq February 2008
Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune
In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune
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His Test stats as batsman and bowler compare favourably with some of the best allrounders, which is why his second-innings dismissal in Wellington is all the more puzzling
The shot Shakib Al Hasan played to be dismissed on day five at Basin Reserve defies explanation. It also prompts a few questions
As batting and bowling in ODIs takes on more of the attacking virtues of T20 cricket, where does the format stand as a product of its own?