Akalanka Ganegama      

Full name Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama

Born March 29, 1981, Colombo

Current age 34 years 153 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Kandurata, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Ananda College, Colombo

Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 4 2 0 7 7 3.50 9 77.77 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 111 147 26 1895 93 15.66 0 5 50 0
List A 114 60 18 500 31 11.90 0 0 36 0
Twenty20 21 14 6 99 38 12.37 64 154.68 0 0 4 9 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 4 3 66 88 2 2/27 2/27 44.00 8.00 33.0 0 0 0
First-class 111 12326 7220 269 7/25 26.84 3.51 45.8 11 0
List A 114 4449 3202 136 5/20 5/20 23.54 4.31 32.7 4 2 0
Twenty20 21 20 352 456 21 4/13 4/13 21.71 7.77 16.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 8, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Jan 29, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Mar 5-8, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 3, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sinhalese Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Apr 4, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/38, 8* Col CC v Sinhalese Colombo (Colts) 4 Apr 2015 T20
1/43, 8 Col CC v Tamil Union Colombo (RPS) 5 Mar 2015 FC
30, 1/31, 20 Col CC v SL Army Panagoda 27 Feb 2015 FC
3/50, 0, 2/51 Col CC v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 20 Feb 2015 FC
11*, 0/35, 0 Col CC v Moors Colombo (CCC) 31 Jan 2014 FC
1, 2/39 Col CC v Colts Colombo (Colts) 3 Dec 2013 LA
0/26, 0 Col CC v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 1 Dec 2013 LA
0/16 Nondescripts v Badureliya Colombo (NCC) 13 Dec 2012 LA
3/50 Nondescripts v Moors Colombo (NCC) 11 Dec 2012 LA
27, 0/15 Nondescripts v Colts Colombo (NCC) 9 Dec 2012 LA
Profile

Akalanka Ganegama is a fast bowler who, with some work, may well prove a useful, quick-scoring ODI allrounder. Keen to learn, from men such as Chaminda Vaas and Glenn McGrath no less, Ganegama was introduced to cricket by former Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Russel Hamer when he attended his private coaching classes. He soon made his mark at Susamyawardena College, bagging nine wickets in the match against Ananda College. The performance secured a scholarship to study and play for Ananda College, one of the country's leading Buddhist institutions.

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Oct 4, 2010

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Akalanka Ganegama performs at the CEAT awards, Colombo, October 4 2010

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Akalanka Ganegama performs at the CEAT awards

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Jun 21, 2007

Habibul Bashar top scored for Bangladesh with 63, Sri Lanka A v Bangladeshis, Colombo, June 21, 2007

Habibul Bashar top scored for Bangladesh with 63

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Jan 26, 2006

Akalanka Ganegama took an easy catch to dismiss Adam Gilchrist, Australia v Sri Lanka, 7th match, VB Series, Adelaide, January 26, 2006

Akalanka Ganegama took an easy catch to dismiss Adam Gilchrist

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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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