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Rumesh Ratnayake      

Full name Rumesh Joseph Ratnayake

Born January 2, 1964, Colombo

Current age 50 years 262 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Nondescripts Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Referee, Coach

Rumesh Joseph Ratnayake
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 23 36 6 433 56 14.43 0 2 10 9 0
ODIs 70 55 18 612 33* 16.54 705 86.80 0 0 11 0
First-class 59 77 15 1078 86 17.38 0 4 20 0
List A 95 72 22 769 33* 15.38 0 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 35 4961 2563 73 6/66 9/125 35.10 3.09 67.9 3 5 0
ODIs 70 70 3575 2712 76 5/32 5/32 35.68 4.55 47.0 1 1 0
First-class 59 9335 4844 177 6/57 27.36 3.11 52.7 11 0
List A 95 4777 3480 106 5/32 5/32 32.83 4.37 45.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 4-6, 1983 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Jan 2-7, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Bangalore, Sep 26, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Dec 1, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1999
List A span 1980-2000
Profile

The wiry Ratnayake made his debut as teenager and displayed the ability to generate pace and bounce with his whippy action. Ratnayake was a consistent performer during the late eighties and early nineties troubling batsman with his ability to swing the new ball at a lively pace. However, due to injury he was never able to really fulfill his potential, though he showed determination to return to test cricket he was never quite the same bowler as in his younger days. Nevertheless he was a fine test bowler and one of the better pace bowlers produced by the island nation. A capable hitter in the lower order Ratnayake played some handy innings with the bat.

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Aug 4, 2011

Rumesh Ratnayake and Tillakaratne Dilshan talk during a practice session, Pallekele, August 4, 2011

Rumesh Ratnayake and Tillakaratne Dilshan talk during a practice session

© AFP

Jul 27, 2011

Sri Lanka's coach Rumesh Ratnayake advises Dinesh Chandimal, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, July 27, 2011

Sri Lanka's coach Rumesh Ratnayake advises Dinesh Chandimal

© Manoj Ridimahaliyadda

Jul 15, 2007

Hong Kong captain Neisha Pratt and Nepal captain Nary Thapa pose for pictures along with match referee Rumesh Ratnayake, Hong Kong women v Nepal women, ACC women's tournament, Johor, July 15, 2007

Hong Kong captain Neisha Pratt and Nepal captain Nary Thapa pose for pictures along with match referee Rumesh Ratnayake

© HKCA

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah - Oct 4, 2013
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah - Oct 2, 2013
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 193 balls remaining)
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 29, 2013
U.A.E. won by 135 runs
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 27, 2013
U.A.E. won by 158 runs
Ireland v Scotland at Belfast - Sep 8, 2013
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 102 balls remaining)
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