Full name Janak Champika Gamage
Born April 17, 1964, Matara
Current age 51 years 107 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Colts Cricket Club, Galle Cricket Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Mar 29, 1995 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 9, 1995 scorecard|
|First-class span||1988/89 - 2001/02|
|List A debut||1993/94|
|Last List A||Ragama Cricket Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (Thurstan), Nov 1, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/27||Kurunegala Y||v Ragama||Colombo (Thurstan)||1 Nov 2005||LA|
Janaka Gamage, a lanky right-arm fast-medium bowler, made his first appearance for Sri Lanka only at the age of 30 in the 1995 tour of New Zealand, in an ODI. Before representing Sri Lanka, he played in the domestic season for four different clubs. He also played domestic cricket in Bangladesh. During his debut series in New Zealand he played just two one-dayers and got a final opportunity in the Asia Cup in Sharjah where he played twice more. His last international assignment was against Bangladesh, where he got 2 for 17, his best bowling figures. After that he continued to play domestic cricket in Bangladesh and Australia, Gamage coaching a Premier Division one club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club in Sri Lanka and Australia for Knoxfield Cricket Club in Melbourne last three seasons. He represent this club as a player cum coach. Since August 2014 he has been the head coach of Bangladesh women's cricket team.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?