Don Anurasiri      

Full name Sangarange Don Anurasiri

Born February 25, 1966, Panadura

Current age 49 years 4 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Panadura Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Sangarange Don Anurasiri
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 18 22 5 91 24 5.35 0 0 0 4 0
ODIs 45 18 12 62 11 10.33 143 43.35 0 0 0 10 0
First-class 116 139 32 1396 74 13.04 0 2 49 0
List A 56 21 13 105 28* 13.12 0 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 27 3973 1548 41 4/71 5/149 37.75 2.33 96.9 2 0 0
ODIs 45 43 2100 1464 32 3/40 3/40 45.75 4.18 65.6 0 0 0
First-class 116 24314 8313 418 8/53 19.88 2.05 58.1 33 9
List A 56 2724 1855 39 4/35 4/35 47.56 4.08 69.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (CCC), Mar 14-18, 1986 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Jan 14-18, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Mar 2, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot, Feb 15, 1994 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-1998
List A span 1985-1997
Profile

A steady left-arm orthodox spinner, Don Anurasiri had a static international career. After making his international debut at the age of 20, he remained around the fringes of the team for a number of seasons without ever cementing a permanent position. Whenever called upon he was a wholehearted performer, though at Test level his bowling lacked penetration, highlighted by the fact he never took a five wicket haul in 18 Tests. Capable of extended spells of sustained accurate bowling, willing to flight and turn the ball, Anurasiri was often used to contain the batsman on unresponsive wickets. He enjoyed his most successful series against the touring Australians in 1992-93, taking 10 wickets. Anurasiri's career at the international level appeared over when he fell out with the SL board in 1994. However, four years later he made a surprise comeback against Zimbabwe in the final Test in 1997-98. Spinning the ball away from the bat he provided a solid foil for Muttiah Muralitharan, capturing 3 for 65 and 1 for 41, and in the process helped Sri Lanka to victory. But he played only three more first-class games, and within six weeks of his final Test appearance his career was over.
Johann Jayasekera

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Jan 1, 1991

Don Anurasiri, player portrait

Don Anurasiri, player portrait

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Colts v Ragama at Colombo (Colts) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Colts 485/6d Ragama 342
Group B: Moors v SLPACC at Colombo (Moors) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Moors 180 & 226/5 SLPACC 229
Group A: Nondescripts v SL Air SC at Colombo (NCC) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Nondescripts 378 & 180/3 SL Air SC 190
Group B: Sinhalese v Chilaw at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Chilaw 269 & 79/5 Sinhalese 278
Group B: SL Army v Col CC at Panagoda - Feb 27-Mar 1
Col CC 324 & 199 SL Army 220
Group A: Tamil Union v Bloomfield at Colombo (PSS) - Feb 27-Mar 1
Bloomfield 216 & 209/2 Tamil Union 179
22nd Match, Pool A: England v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Mar 1
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
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