Full name Pubudu Bathiya Dassanayake
Born July 11, 1970, Kandy
Current age 47 years 17 days
Major teams Canada, Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Colts Cricket Club, Sinhalese Sports Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v South Africa at Moratuwa, Aug 25-30, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Oct 20-24, 1994 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 1993 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein, Dec 8, 1994 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Canada v Kenya at King City (NW), Jul 29-Aug 1, 2006 scorecard|
|List A debut||1991/92|
|Last List A||Bermuda v Canada at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 11, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|26, 0||Canada||v Kenya||King City (NW)||29 Jul 2006||FC|
After a brief period as the first choice keeper, Dassanayake joined the ever increasing list of players to have held the position. His batting fell below that of international standards and that led to him being replaced. Despite this when asked to bat at first drop to counter the threat of the South African pace attack, which had been demolishing the top order, he did so with courage. After Chamara Dunusinghe was preferred for the tour to New Zealand in 1994/95, Dassanayake made a return to the international scene, representing Sri Lanka 'A' against England A in 1998. (Johann Jayasekera, email@example.com)
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