Hemantha Boteju      

Full name Jayawardene Welathanthrige Hemantha Devapriya Boteju

Born November 3, 1977, Colombo

Current age 36 years 299 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Umpire

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 2 2 1 3 2 3.00 11 27.27 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 121 181 17 4544 108 27.70 4 28 69 0
List A 88 64 12 1349 102* 25.94 1 4 27 0
Twenty20 9 8 1 117 32 16.71 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 2 2 102 113 0 - - - 6.64 - 0 0 0
First-class 121 7935 3643 172 5/18 21.18 2.75 46.1 3 0
List A 88 2115 1541 66 4/24 4/24 23.34 4.37 32.0 3 0 0
Twenty20 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Mar 22, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Mar 27, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Lankan Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Moratuwa, Apr 22-24, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1996/97
Last List A Lankan Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Jan 4, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Moors Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (Burgher), Mar 2, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3 Lankan CC v Ragama Moratuwa 22 Apr 2011 FC
39, 1 Lankan CC v Col CC Colombo (CCC) 8 Apr 2011 FC
11, 1 Lankan CC v Colts Colombo (Colts) 1 Apr 2011 FC
17, 27 Lankan CC v Chilaw Katunayake 11 Mar 2011 FC
83 Lankan CC v Saracens Katunayake 4 Mar 2011 FC
41, 0 Lankan CC v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 11 Feb 2011 FC
9, 45 Lankan CC v Badureliya Katunayake 7 Feb 2011 FC
70* Lankan CC v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 4 Jan 2011 LA
7, 0/16 Lankan CC v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 3 Jan 2011 LA
25, 16 Lankan CC v Police SC Colombo (Police) 4 Dec 2009 FC
Profile

A right-arm medium-pace bowler and lower-order batsman, Boteju has come up through the ranks to represent Sri Lanka. Boteju was a key member of the Sri Lankan U-19 team that played against the Indian U-19 side in 1996-97. Opening the bowling and batting in the top six his performances suggested he would represent Sri Lanka in the future. In the lead up to the 1999 World Cup, Boteju was blooded in the Pepsi tri-nation series in India. On debut he performed poorly. Struggling to control the ball he was taken apart by Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, conceding 56 in eight overs, and scoring only 2. His second game, against Pakistan, was more promising, bowling tidily until he ran into a withering display of strokeplay from the enigmatic Wasim Akram. He remained in the picture touring with the A team though his performances suggested he may lack the strength to specialise in either department at the highest level.
Johann P Jayasekera

Latest Photos

Nov 27, 2000

Boteju takes three early wickets, in the Premier Limited Over Tournament semi finals

Boteju takes three early wickets

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla
Aug 30, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
1st Match, Qualifying Group: Northern D v Express at Raipur
Sep 13, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
4th Match, Qualifying Group: Mum Indians v Express at Raipur
Sep 14, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
5th Match, Qualifying Group: Express v Lahore Lions at Raipur
Sep 16, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
1st ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Sep 25, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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