Ishara Amerasinghe      

Full name Merenna Koralage Don Ishara Amerasinghe

Born March 5, 1978, Colombo

Current age 39 years 204 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Burgher Recreation Club, Colts Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Wayamba

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Merenna Koralage Don Ishara Amerasinghe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 1 2 2 0 0* - 25 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 8 4 4 6 5* - 9 66.66 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 106 112 61 341 46 6.68 0 0 34 0
List A 76 22 16 40 5* 6.66 0 0 10 0
T20s Insights on t20 7 2 2 4 2* - 8 50.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 1 2 150 105 1 1/62 1/105 105.00 4.20 150.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 8 8 426 363 9 3/44 3/44 40.33 5.11 47.3 0 0 0
First-class 106 12422 6265 254 5/12 24.66 3.02 48.9 7 1
List A 76 3031 2300 92 5/44 5/44 25.00 4.55 32.9 2 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 7 7 124 151 7 4/18 4/18 21.57 7.30 17.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 3-6, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, May 18, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 10, 2008 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Sinhalese Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Feb 5-7, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Saracens Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Oct 21, 2009 scorecard
T20s debut Colts Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 22, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Basnahira Cricket Dundee v Ruhuna Royals at Colombo (RPS), Aug 25, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 0/42, 1* Ragama v Sinhalese Colombo (RPS) 5 Feb 2017 FC
1/42, 0, 0/19 Ragama v Colts Colombo (NCC) 14 Jan 2017 FC
1/45, 0, 0/11 Ragama v SL Army Panagoda 21 Dec 2016 FC
0/52, 4, 0/1 Ragama v Saracens Colombo (Thurstan) 14 Dec 2016 FC
2/39, 1*, 0/14 Ragama v Moors Colombo (Moors) 9 Dec 2016 FC
0/13 Basnahira CD v Ruhuna Ryls Colombo (RPS) 25 Aug 2012 T20
1/37 Basnahira v Ruhuna Colombo (RPS) 27 Jul 2011 T20
4/18 Basnahira v Kandurata Colombo (RPS) 26 Jul 2011 T20
0, 2/6, 0/19 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (Colts) 6 May 2011 FC
6*, 1/34, 1/30 Colts v Badureliya Colombo (Colts) 29 Apr 2011 FC
Profile

A six-foot tall fast bowler with a high-arm action, Ishara Amerasinghe has the ability to generate pace, but for much of his career he has been plagued by a lack of accuracy. He has been a regular member of the Sri Lanka A squad since 1999, the season in which he performed outstandingly well, taking 58 wickets from 12 matches in the Premier League for Colombo Colts. That performance opened a window of opportunities for him to tour South Africa, with the A team, and then England. Some hard work at the nets with Champaka Ramanayake, the national fast-bowling coach, and A team coach Chandika Hathurusingha, resulted in an improved line and length. He toured England with the Sri Lankam team in 2002, but was kept waiting for another five years - partly owing to a back injury sustained during that tour - before making his ODI debut against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi after the 2007 World Cup. He toured Australia in early 2008 as a replacement for Dilhara Fernando, and played a Test and a few ODIs that season, but didn't do enough to keep his place in the national team.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq October 2009

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Apr 4, 2008

Ishara Amerasinghe is flanked by Michael Vandort and Chamara Silva after he dismissed Dwayne Bravo for 26, West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 2nd day, April 4, 2008

Ishara Amerasinghe is flanked by Michael Vandort and Chamara Silva after he dismissed Dwayne Bravo for 26

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Apr 4, 2008

My new run-up: Ishara Amerasinghe does hand-stands, West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 2nd day, April 4, 2008

My new run-up: Ishara Amerasinghe does hand-stands

© AFP

Feb 29, 2008

Ishara Amerasinghe picked up three wickets, Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 12th ODI, Melbourne, February 29, 2008

Ishara Amerasinghe picked up three wickets

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