Akalanka Ganegama      

Full name Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama

Born March 29, 1981, Colombo

Current age 38 years 175 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 133 177 29 2270 133 15.33 1 5 58 0
List A 120 64 19 537 31 11.93 0 0 36 0
T20s 36 27 9 244 38 13.55 179 136.31 0 0 13 19 17 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 133 14221 8356 312 7/25 26.78 3.52 45.5 13 0
List A 120 4641 3392 140 5/20 5/20 24.22 4.38 33.1 4 2 0
T20s 36 33 587 769 29 4/13 4/13 26.51 7.86 20.2 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 Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club at Welisara, May 15-16, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Panadura Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club at Panadura, Mar 12, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Moors Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 23, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/29, 6, 1/1, 7 Galle CC v SL Navy Welisara 15 May 2019 FC
5/86, 16, 3/44, 0 Galle CC v Kurunegala Y Kurunegala 9 May 2019 FC
2/64 Galle CC v Lankan CC SLAOCIC Stadium 17 Apr 2019 FC
1/39, 17, 0/10 Galle CC v Panadura Panadura 8 Apr 2019 FC
0/23, 2/18 Galle CC v KTC Galle 27 Mar 2019 FC
23, 2/21, 12, 0/25 Galle CC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 22 Mar 2019 FC
0/29, 0 Galle CC v Panadura Panadura 12 Mar 2019 LA
0/74, 0 Galle CC v Burgher Galle 10 Mar 2019 LA
3/40, 14* Galle CC v Police SC Colombo (Police) 8 Mar 2019 LA
1/17 Galle CC v Bloomfield Galle 6 Mar 2019 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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