Michael Vandort      

Full name Michael Graydon Vandort

Born January 19, 1980, Colombo

Current age 34 years 284 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity, Ragama Cricket Club, Wayamba

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Michael Graydon Vandort
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 20 33 2 1144 140 36.90 2421 47.25 4 4 132 6 6 0
ODIs 1 1 0 48 48 48.00 117 41.02 0 0 3 0 0 0
First-class 171 287 16 8938 251 32.98 20 41 121 0
List A 105 103 12 3116 118 34.24 5 16 31 0
Twenty20 17 16 1 212 42 14.13 239 88.70 0 0 21 5 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 171 67 62 1 1/46 62.00 5.55 67.0 0 0 0
List A 105 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Sep 6-8, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Dec 26-31, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Moors Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Apr 4-7, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A Ragama Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 23, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Police), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nondescripts Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
47, 3 Ragama v Moors Kaluthara 4 Apr 2014 FC
12, 2 Ragama v Nondescripts Colombo (Moors) 20 Mar 2014 FC
8, 14 Ragama v Panadura Panadura 7 Feb 2014 FC
0, 31 Ragama v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 24 Jan 2014 FC
21, 1 Ragama v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 17 Jan 2014 FC
14 Ragama v Sinhalese Colombo (RPS) 23 Dec 2013 LA
4 Ragama v SL Army Panagoda 9 Dec 2013 LA
17 Ragama v Panadura Kaluthara 7 Dec 2013 LA
8 Ragama v Badureliya Kaluthara 5 Dec 2013 LA
4 Ragama v SL Air SC Kaluthara 3 Dec 2013 LA
Profile

Michael Vandort, a tall left hander, emerged onto the national scene in 2001 after a string of impressive performances for Colombo Cricket Club and Sri Lanka A. A late developer, Vandort played only one first-class match for St Joseph's First XI, but he quickly made an impression. He was then picked for a Board XI side against India in August 2001 and booked himself a berth in Sri Lanka's 16-man Test squad on the back of an impressive century. He sat on the sidelines throughout the series, but was finally given a chance against Bangladesh in 2001 when the selectors rested senior players. However, despite scoring a century in the second Test, he then waited three-and-half-years before reclaiming a place in the national squad. Opportunities were restricted due to the established Jayasuriya-Atapattu opening combination, but many argue he has nonetheless been unfairly ignored by the selectors. An injury to Sanath Jayasuriya paved the way for his ODI debut against Australia at Melbourne in February 2006. He top scored with a gritty but slow 48 but was then dropped for the rest of his series. He played two Tests in the Bangladesh series that followed, again showing an impressive adhesiveness and is particularly strong off the front foot, through the off-side and leg-side. Rated highly as a slip fieldsman but is slow in the field, a weakness that continues to restrict his opportunities in the limited-overs game.

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Mar 31, 2009

Michael Vandort and Ajantha Mendis watch a game in progress, Kandurata v Wayamba, Inter-Provincial Twenty20, Colombo, SSC, March 31, 2009

Michael Vandort and Ajantha Mendis watch a game in progress

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Dec 26, 2008

The Bangladesh team celebrates Michael Vandort's dismissal, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 1st day, December 26, 2008

The Bangladesh team celebrates Michael Vandort's dismissal

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Dec 26, 2008

Michael Vandort turns one off his pads, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 1st day, December 26, 2008

Michael Vandort turns one off his pads

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Country Fixtures Country Results
India A v Sri Lankans at Mumbai (BS) - Oct 30
India A won by 88 runs
1st unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A at Dambulla
Nov 1, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
1st ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack
Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 01:00 PDT)
2nd unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A at Kurunegala
Nov 3, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
3rd unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A at Colombo (SSC)
Nov 5, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
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