Gihan Rupasinghe      

Full name Rupasinghe Jayawardene Mudiyanselage Gihan Madushanka Rupasinghe

Born March 5, 1986, Watupitiwala

Current age 28 years 229 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 63 104 9 3319 154* 34.93 4306 77.07 7 19 382 74 35 0
List A 67 64 6 1348 102* 23.24 1547 87.13 1 8 112 45 18 0
Twenty20 35 34 2 527 64 16.46 436 120.87 0 3 47 18 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 63 54 1776 983 27 2/14 3/72 36.40 3.32 65.7 0 0 0
List A 67 23 580 444 18 3/9 3/9 24.66 4.59 32.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 35 3 40 51 4 2/32 2/32 12.75 7.65 10.0 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 Ragama Cricket Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Mar 6-8, 2014 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 Colombo Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (CCC), Dec 12, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (Burgher), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kandurata Maroons v Basnahira Greens at Colombo (RPS), Aug 17, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 9* Col CC v Ragama Colombo (NCC) 6 Mar 2014 FC
15, 12 Col CC v SL Air SC Colombo (CCC) 28 Feb 2014 FC
26 Col CC v Badureliya Colombo (CCC) 21 Feb 2014 FC
64, 48 Col CC v Colts Colombo (Colts) 14 Feb 2014 FC
0, 0/12 Col CC v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 17 Jan 2014 FC
14 Col CC v Panadura Colombo (CCC) 12 Dec 2013 LA
0/17, 0 Col CC v SL Air SC Colombo (Bloomfield) 9 Dec 2013 LA
0, 1/2 Col CC v SL Army Colombo (CCC) 7 Dec 2013 LA
9 Col CC v Colts Colombo (Colts) 3 Dec 2013 LA
0/10, 2 Col CC v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 1 Dec 2013 LA
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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Latest Photos

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

Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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