Full name Kaushik Naginda Amalean
Born April 7, 1965, Colombo
Current age 51 years 114 days
Major teams Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), Mar 22-27, 1986 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Feb 12-15, 1988 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Moratuwa, Mar 8, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Mar 29, 1988 scorecard|
|First-class span||1985/86 - 1987/88|
|List A span||1984/85 - 1987/88|
Kaushik Amalean was selected to play for Sri Lanka as a twenty year old in the final Test of the 1985-86 home series against Pakistan. An impressive display against an England B team had brought his name to the selectors attention. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, he was capable of bowling at a sharp pace gaining inswing with his action. Given the new ball he responded by taking 3 for 59, including the wickets of Moshin Khan and Javed Miandad. Amalean's only other Test match was played on the 1987-88 tour to Australia, when Sri Lanka were crushed at Perth in the one-off Test, though Amalean took a respectable 4 for 97 in Australia's only innings.
Johann P Jayasekera
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"