West Indies v Sri Lanka 2007-08 / Players / Chaminda Vaas

Chaminda Vaas      

Full name Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas

Born January 27, 1974, Mattumagala

Current age 40 years 303 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Basnahira North, Colts Cricket Club, Deccan Chargers, Hampshire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Education St. Joseph's College Maradana

Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 111 162 35 3089 100* 24.32 7033 43.92 1 13 376 16 31 0
ODIs 322 220 72 2025 50* 13.68 2796 72.42 0 1 127 22 60 0
T20Is 6 2 1 33 21 33.00 41 80.48 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 227 300 59 6223 134 25.82 4 29 57 0
List A 412 284 90 3220 76* 16.59 0 8 83 0
Twenty20 56 46 9 672 73 18.16 608 110.52 0 4 60 15 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 111 194 23438 10501 355 7/71 14/191 29.58 2.68 66.0 20 12 2
ODIs 322 320 15775 11014 400 8/19 8/19 27.53 4.18 39.4 9 4 0
T20Is 6 6 132 128 6 2/14 2/14 21.33 5.81 22.0 0 0 0
First-class 227 41266+ 19027 772 7/28 24.64 2.75* 53.8* 34 4
List A 412 19411 13476 506 8/19 8/19 26.63 4.16 38.3 12 4 0
Twenty20 56 54 1131 1278 64 3/16 3/16 19.96 6.77 17.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Aug 26-28, 1994 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-24, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot, Feb 15, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 27, 2008 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Sep 20, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Northamptonshire v Glamorgan at Northampton, Jul 14-17, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Kent v Northamptonshire at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 10, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Oct 8, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Warwickshire at Northampton, Jun 29, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/48 Northants v Glamorgan Northampton 14 Jul 2012 FC
2/30 Northants v Warwickshire Northampton 29 Jun 2012 T20
9, 0/9 Northants v Somerset Northampton 26 Jun 2012 T20
2/15, 9 Northants v Worcs Northampton 23 Jun 2012 T20
1/27, 11* Northants v Gloucs Bristol 22 Jun 2012 T20
2/24 Northants v Warwickshire Birmingham 19 Jun 2012 T20
0/26 Northants v Somerset Taunton 17 Jun 2012 T20
- Northants v Glamorgan Northampton 14 Jun 2012 T20
1/17 Nthants 2nd v Leics 2nd XI Northampton 13 Jun 2012 Other T20
0/6 Northants v Kent Tunbridge Wells 10 Jun 2012 LA
Profile

Chaminda Vaas is easily the most penetrative and successful new-ball bowler Sri Lanka have had, and he has served his country well. He swings and seams the ball with skill, his trademark delivery being the late indipper. However, he also bowls a carefully disguised offcutter, and has recently added reverse-swing to his armoury, a skill that has made him a consistent wicket-taker even on bland subcontinental pitches. He outbowled New Zealand's seamers in green conditions at Napier to give Sri Lanka their first win in an overseas Test, in 1994-95. In 2001-02 he made a quantum leap, taking 26 wickets in the 3-0 rout of West Indies, becoming only the second fast bowler, after Imran Khan, to take 14 wickets in a match in the subcontinent. He then went on to take the first-ever ODI eight-for, against Zimbabwe, which included a hat-trick. He also claimed a hat-trick with the first three balls of the match against Bangladesh in the 2003 World Cup. Vaas reached the 300-wicket milestone in Tests against India in 2005-06, having passed the mark in ODIs on the tour to Zimbabwe. In 2004 he also gained overdue recognition for his talent when he was selected for the World XI at the inaugural ICC Awards. Vaas is easily Sri Lanka's second-most successful bowler - after Muttiah Muralitharan - in both forms of the game. His approach to his batting is equally sincere and in recent years he has gradually gained recognition as a useful allrounder. He waited 97 Tests for his maiden century, against Bangladesh, and soon after, became the third Sri Lankan to play 100 Tests or more.

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Jan 14, 2014

Chaminda Vaas and Nuwan Pradeep at a training session, Sharjah, January 14, 2014

Chaminda Vaas and Nuwan Pradeep at a training session

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Jul 25, 2013

Lasith Malinga in  discussion with Sri Lanka bowling coach Chaminda Vaas, Pallekele, July 25, 2013

Lasith Malinga in discussion with Sri Lanka bowling coach Chaminda Vaas

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Mar 6, 2013

Chaminda Vaas and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews examine the pitch at a practice session ahead of the Test series against Bangladesh in Galle, Bangladesh tour to Sri Lanka, Galle, March 6, 2013

Chaminda Vaas and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews examine the pitch at a practice session in Galle

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Tour Results
West Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - Apr 15, 2008
No result
West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Apr 12, 2008
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 27 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Apr 10, 2008
West Indies won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Apr 3-6, 2008
West Indies won by 6 wickets
W. Indies A v Sri Lankans at Scarborough - Mar 29-31, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
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