Sajeewa Weerakoon      

Full name Sajeewa Weerakoon

Born February 17, 1978, Galle

Current age 36 years 159 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Burgher Recreation Club, Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Victoria Sporting Club

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education St. Aloysius' College, Galle

Sajeewa Weerakoon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 180 213 60 2253 90 14.72 0 4 103 0
List A 152 77 39 464 53* 12.21 0 1 52 0
Twenty20 29 14 5 97 28 10.77 87 111.49 0 0 6 4 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 2 1 60 49 1 1/49 1/49 49.00 4.90 60.0 0 0 0
First-class 180 35516 16351 768 7/40 21.29 2.76 46.2 47 12
List A 152 6869 4308 202 5/24 5/24 21.32 3.76 34.0 4 3 0
Twenty20 29 27 543 512 36 3/14 3/14 14.22 5.65 15.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 13, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 16, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Moors Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Apr 4-7, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Ragama Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 23, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Burgher Recreation Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/76, 12, 3/48, 0 Ragama v Moors Kaluthara 4 Apr 2014 FC
8, 1/89, 4 Ragama v Nondescripts Colombo (Moors) 20 Mar 2014 FC
0*, 1/118, 11 Ragama v SL Army Colombo (Moors) 13 Mar 2014 FC
7, 3/60, 5, 1/32 Ragama v Col CC Colombo (NCC) 6 Mar 2014 FC
1/45, 20, 2/106 Ragama v SLPACC Colombo (Moors) 28 Feb 2014 FC
3, 4/92 Ragama v Bloomfield Colombo (Moors) 21 Feb 2014 FC
0/23, 0/92 Ragama v Chilaw Colombo (RPS) 14 Feb 2014 FC
6*, 2/61, 27, 1/64 Ragama v Panadura Panadura 7 Feb 2014 FC
8*, 3/96 Ragama v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 24 Jan 2014 FC
14, 3/56, 0/13 Ragama v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 17 Jan 2014 FC
Profile

The consistency with which Sajeewa Weerakoon, the left-arm spinner from Burgher RC, performed during the 2005 season for Sri Lanka A forced the hands of the selectors to finally include him in the national team to India for the three Tests ahead of established spinner Rangana Herath. Weerakoon has been knocking on the door for bigger honours for quite some time and the way he bowled this year against strong sides like South Africa A and New Zealand A confirmed the quality of his bowling. 2005 has been an outstanding year for him when he picked up 60 wickets for Sri Lanka A in seven first-class matches. His performance was one bright spark for the selectors who had been frustrated by the poor standards set by the batsmen. The consistency with which he has performed is not only consigned to the A team, but in the past three seasons he has won the best bowler award twice by topping 50 wickets in the Premier league for his club.

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Jul 1, 2005

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Jul 1, 2005

Sajeewa Weerakoon in action, Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, 2nd Test, Colombo, July 1

Sajeewa Weerakoon in action

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Sep 8, 2004

Sajeewa Weerakoon

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 24-28
Sri Lanka 421 & 11/0 South Africa 282
3rd unofficial ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Coleraine
Jul 27, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Glamorgan v Sri Lanka A at Cardiff
Aug 2, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Taunton
Aug 5, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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