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Shantha Kalavitigoda      

Full name Indika Shantha Kumara Kalavitigoda

Born December 23, 1977, Colombo

Current age 39 years 30 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colts Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, North Central Province, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Under-17s, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 5 ft 6 in

Education Nalanda College, Colombo

Indika Shantha Kumara Kalavitigoda
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 8 7 4.00 54 14.81 0 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 170 278 14 8400 169 31.81 15 37 144 0
List A 109 105 9 2327 121 24.23 1 13 32 0
Twenty20 9 8 1 217 50* 31.00 142 152.81 0 1 30 6 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 170 84 39 0 - - - 2.78 - 0 0 0
List A 109 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Apr 11-14, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Dec 19, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Burgher Recreation Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 21 SLPACC v Ragama Colombo (Moors) 28 Feb 2014 FC
0 SLPACC v Chilaw Colombo (Colts) 21 Feb 2014 FC
132 SLPACC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 14 Feb 2014 FC
7, 48 SLPACC v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 31 Jan 2014 FC
8 SLPACC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 19 Dec 2013 LA
40 SLPACC v Moors Colombo (Moors) 3 Dec 2013 LA
2 SLPACC v Sinhalese Colombo (Bloomfield) 1 Dec 2013 LA
19 SLPACC v Scotland Colombo (NCC) 3 Nov 2013 Other T20
2 SLPACC v SL Navy Colombo (Colts) 22 Mar 2013 FC
15 SLPACC v Galle CC Colombo (Colts) 8 Mar 2013 FC
Profile

Shantha Kalavitigoda was a surprise call-up for Sri Lanka's postponed tour to New Zealand in 2004-05. But Kalavitigoda, a right-handed opener, has been quietly knocking on the door in recent years. While younger batsmen have been given repeated opportunities to flatter and fail, Kalavitigoda has been consistently accumulating first-class runs, scoring eight hundreds in the two seasons. In 2003-04 he was adjudged the best batsman in the Premier League, and in 2004-05 he scored nearly 800 runs for Colombo Colts and North West Province. That was enough to win him selection to the A team against England A in March 2005. He grabbed his opportunity with a fighting 83 off 177 balls at NCC in the second Test, an innings that persuaded the selectors to give him a chance in the senior team. When that opportunity did arrive in the second Test in Wellington he was shunted down to an unfamiliar No. 7 position and failed in both innings.

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Best Batsman of the Premier Tournament 2003-04

Country Fixtures Country Results
Plate: Badureliya v Moors at Colombo (Burgher) - Jan 20-22
Badureliya 300 & 259/8d Moors 214 & 29/1 (7 ov, target 346)
Super Eight: Chilaw v SL Army at Colombo (PSS) - Jan 20-23
Chilaw won by 15 runs
Plate: Galle CC v Saracens at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Jan 20-22
Galle CC 301 & 259/5d (54 ov) Saracens 315
KPCC v SL Air SC at Kaluthara - Jan 20-22
SL Air SC won by an innings and 120 runs
Kurunegala Y v SLPACC at Kurunegala - Jan 20-22
Kurunegala Y 143 & 161 SLPACC 154 & 113/1 (11.1 ov, target 151)
Lankan CC v SL Navy at Colombo (Moors) - Jan 20-22
Lankan CC 436 & 68/4 (13 ov) SL Navy 483
Super Eight: Nondescripts v Ragama at Colombo (CCC) - Jan 20-23
Nondescripts 265 & 213 Ragama 127 & 161/4 (63.4 ov, target 352)
Police SC v KTC at Hambantota - Jan 20-22
KTC 307 & 119/5 (42 ov) Police SC 287
Super Eight: Sinhalese v Colts at Katunayake - Jan 20-23
Sinhalese won by 209 runs
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Col CC at Colombo (Colts) - Jan 20-23
Tamil Union 377 & 63/2 (18 ov) Col CC 497
2nd T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg
Jan 22, 2017 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST)
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