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Vinothen John      

Full name Vinothen Bede John

Born May 27, 1960, Colombo

Current age 55 years 2 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Moratuwa Sports Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sinhalese Sports Club

Also known as Vinothen John Bede Jeyarajasingham

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Other Referee

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education St. Peters College, Colombo

Vinothen Bede John
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 5 53 27* 10.60 120 44.16 0 0 3 1 2 0
ODIs 45 19 10 84 15 9.33 152 55.26 0 0 7 0 5 0
First-class 21 23 9 127 27* 9.07 0 0 4 0
List A 56 23 13 90 3* 9.00 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 9 1281 614 28 5/60 8/159 21.92 2.87 45.7 1 2 0
ODIs 45 45 2311 1655 34 3/28 3/28 48.67 4.29 67.9 0 0 0
First-class 21 3603 1875 74 6/58 25.33 3.12 48.6 6 0
List A 56 2827 1960 43 3/22 3/22 45.58 4.15 65.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 4-6, 1983 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 23-28, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Amritsar, Sep 12, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Pune, Oct 30, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981/82 - 1986/87
List A span 1982/83 - 1987/88
Profile

Vinod John had a brief but successful international career. A robust medium-pace bowler, John made his debut against New Zealand at Christchurch in 1982-83. The second Test highlighted his ability as he made inroads into the middle lower-order taking 5 for 60. In the return series in 1983-84, John consistently troubled the New Zealand batsman to capture 16 wickets in the three Tests. In the Lord's Test against England, his final Test match, he put in a wholehearted performance bowling 39.1 overs conceding a mere 98 runs, taking four wickets in the process. In the one-day format he had less success though he maintained a reasonable economy rate.
Johann Jayasekera

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