Sajeewa Weerakoon      

Full name Sajeewa Weerakoon

Born February 17, 1978, Galle

Current age 40 years 97 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Burgher Recreation Club, Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Victoria Sporting Club

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education St. Aloysius' College, Galle

Sajeewa Weerakoon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs Insights on odi 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 192 227 67 2336 90 14.60 0 4 104 0
List A 157 80 42 480 53* 12.63 0 1 52 0
T20s Insights on t20 31 14 5 97 28 10.77 87 111.49 0 0 6 4 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 2 1 60 49 1 1/49 1/49 49.00 4.90 60.0 0 0 0
First-class 192 38193 17968 816 7/40 22.01 2.82 46.8 50 12
List A 157 7079 4426 207 5/24 5/24 21.38 3.75 34.1 4 3 0
T20s Insights on t20 31 29 585 567 39 3/14 3/14 14.53 5.81 15.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 13, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 16, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Badureliya Sports Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Feb 1-3, 2018 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Kurunegala, Mar 18, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Galle Cricket Club v Saracens Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Jan 21, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/31 Moors v Kurunegala Y Kurunegala 18 Mar 2018 LA
2*, 2/38 Moors v Saracens Colombo (Moors) 16 Mar 2018 LA
14*, 1/11 Moors v Panadura Colombo (Moors) 14 Mar 2018 LA
0* Moors v SLPACC Colombo (Moors) 10 Mar 2018 LA
3*, 0/56, 3/31 Moors v Badureliya Colombo (Bloomfield) 1 Feb 2018 FC
2/95, 0*, 0/47 Moors v Ragama Colombo (Moors) 12 Jan 2018 FC
0, 6/58, 4*, 2/85 Moors v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 28 Dec 2017 FC
1/82 Moors v Col CC Colombo (CCC) 15 Dec 2017 FC
4, 2/97 Galle CC v Burgher Colombo (Bloomfield) 27 Jan 2017 FC
4*, 4/121, 1/43 Galle CC v Saracens Colombo (Bloomfield) 20 Jan 2017 FC
Profile

The consistency with which Sajeewa Weerakoon, the left-arm spinner from Burgher RC, performed during the 2005 season for Sri Lanka A forced the hands of the selectors to finally include him in the national team to India for the three Tests ahead of established spinner Rangana Herath. Weerakoon has been knocking on the door for bigger honours for quite some time and the way he bowled this year against strong sides like South Africa A and New Zealand A confirmed the quality of his bowling. 2005 has been an outstanding year for him when he picked up 60 wickets for Sri Lanka A in seven first-class matches. His performance was one bright spark for the selectors who had been frustrated by the poor standards set by the batsmen. The consistency with which he has performed is not only consigned to the A team, but in the past three seasons he has won the best bowler award twice by topping 50 wickets in the Premier league for his club.

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Jul 1, 2005

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Jul 1, 2005

Sajeewa Weerakoon in action, Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, 2nd Test, Colombo, July 1

Sajeewa Weerakoon in action

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Sep 8, 2004

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