Akalanka Ganegama      

Full name Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama

Born March 29, 1981, Colombo

Current age 37 years 324 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 127 170 29 2189 133 15.52 1 5 55 0
List A 115 60 18 500 31 11.90 0 0 36 0
T20s 31 22 7 182 38 12.13 139 130.93 0 0 11 13 13 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 127 13631 7996 293 7/25 27.29 3.51 46.5 12 0
List A 115 4461 3222 136 5/20 5/20 23.69 4.33 32.8 4 2 0
T20s 31 28 481 631 27 4/13 4/13 23.37 7.87 17.8 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 Police Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club at Colombo (Police), Feb 6-8, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Badureliya Sports Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Dec 2, 2015 scorecard
T20s debut Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Burgher Recreation Club v Galle Cricket Club at Panagoda, Feb 15, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/9 Galle CC v Burgher Panagoda 15 Feb 2019 T20
0/49, 11 Galle CC v Police SC Colombo (Police) 6 Feb 2019 FC
0, 2/63, 9, 1/10 Galle CC v SL Air SC SLAOCIC Stadium 1 Feb 2019 FC
0/33, 9 SLPACC v Tamil Union Katunayake 1 Mar 2018 T20
4*, 0/36 SLPACC v Colts Colombo (CCC) 27 Feb 2018 T20
12, 1/3 SLPACC v Lankan CC Colombo (Police) 25 Feb 2018 T20
1/27 SLPACC v Galle CC Panagoda 24 Feb 2018 T20
0/34, 0 SLPACC v Ragama Katunayake 31 Jan 2018 FC
0, 3/99, 9 SLPACC v Sinhalese Colombo (PSS) 25 Jan 2018 FC
2/83, 1, 21 SLPACC v Chilaw Colombo (Colts) 19 Jan 2018 FC
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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