Full name Anura Punchi Banda Tennekoon
Born October 29, 1946, Anuradhapura
Current age 68 years 277 days
Major teams Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1979 scorecard|
|First-class span||1965/66 - 1979|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1979|
Anura Tennekoon was a regular member of the Sri Lanka side in the years before they achieved Test status and was widely regarded as one of their great batsmen. He also captained the side. His only expose to top-flight cricket came during the 1975 and 1979 World Cups, where he acquitted himself well after a duck on his debut against West Indies. From 2000 to 2003 he was chief executive of the Sri Lankan board.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?