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Yohan Goonasekera      

Full name Yohan Goonasekera

Born November 8, 1957, Colombo

Current age 58 years 231 days

Major teams Sri Lanka

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 48 23 12.00 145 33.10 0 0 3 0 6 0
ODIs 3 3 0 69 35 23.00 104 66.34 0 0 8 0 0 0
First-class 12 17 2 445 79* 29.66 0 3 12 0
List A 6 5 0 98 35 19.60 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 2 36 35 1 1/24 1/24 35.00 5.83 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 12 210 98 3 2/36 32.66 2.80 70.0 0 0
List A 6 36 35 1 1/24 1/24 35.00 5.83 36.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 4-6, 1983 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 11-15, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Mar 2, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Mar 20, 1983 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980/81 - 1986/87
List A span 1978/79 - 1982/83
Profile

One of many players given an opportunity on the 1982/83 series of New Zealand it proved to be Goonasekera's only international series. Against a high class New Zealand pace attack featuring Sir Richard Hadlee, Cairns, Chatfield and Snedden he had a torrid time although his scores did improve each innings. Goonasekera's notable achievement was snaring four catches in the first innings of the second Test at Wellington, a record effort by a Sri Lankan equaled by Hashan Tillekeratne a decade later. The left handed batsman had an improved series in the one day encounters though it was not enough to convince the selectors to persevere with him.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Bristol - Jun 26
Sri Lanka 171/5 (36.5/50 ov)
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 93/3 (32 ov)
2nd Youth Test: S Lanka U19 v S Africa U19 at Kurunegala
Jun 28-30, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
4th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval
Jun 29, 2016 (13:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT)
5th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff
Jul 2, 2016 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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