Chanaka Welegedara      

Full name Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara

Born March 20, 1981, Matale

Current age 33 years 29 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Moors Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Wayamba

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 20 28 5 191 48 8.30 391 48.84 0 0 25 4 4 0
ODIs 10 3 2 4 2* 4.00 9 44.44 0 0 0 0 2 0
T20Is 2 1 1 2 2* - 3 66.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 105 127 42 893 76 10.50 2076 43.01 0 1 23 0
List A 82 36 19 103 18* 6.05 238 43.27 0 0 18 0
Twenty20 32 13 9 54 12* 13.50 46 117.39 0 0 2 3 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 33 3637 2186 54 5/52 6/106 40.48 3.60 67.3 2 2 0
ODIs 10 9 457 433 15 5/66 5/66 28.86 5.68 30.4 0 1 0
T20Is 2 2 36 61 1 1/21 1/21 61.00 10.16 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 105 14986 8852 288 5/34 30.73 3.54 52.0 17 8 1
List A 82 3580 2932 117 5/16 5/16 25.05 4.91 30.5 3 3 0
Twenty20 32 32 655 761 41 3/18 3/18 18.56 6.97 15.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Dec 18-22, 2007 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot, Dec 15, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Jun 22, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Providence, Apr 30, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, May 9, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Katunayake, Apr 3-6, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Moors Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kandurata Warriors v Uthura Rudras at Pallekele, Aug 18, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
33, 1/31, 0/5 Tamil Union v SL Army Katunayake 3 Apr 2014 FC
2/19, 0, 0/6 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (PSS) 21 Feb 2014 FC
1/33, 33, 1/28 Tamil Union v Chilaw Colombo (PSS) 7 Feb 2014 FC
14, 2/74, 0, 0/33 Tamil Union v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 31 Jan 2014 FC
0/8 Rest SL v Sri Lanka A Pallekele 17 May 2013 LA
2/62 Rest SL v SLC Comb XI Pallekele 16 May 2013 LA
7*, 3/36 Rest SL v Sri Lanka A Pallekele 14 May 2013 LA
1/41 Rest SL v SLC Comb XI Pallekele 12 May 2013 LA
4/131, 28 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 30 Mar 2013 FC
0/32, 3*, 1/35 Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 22 Mar 2013 FC
Profile

Welegedara was a late starter to cricket. He learnt to play the game for St. Thomas' College in Matale at the age of 17, but he made rapid progress performing in provincial matches. When he came to Colombo he was selected as one of 15 probables by Daryl Foster, the Australian fast bowling coach, for the Sri Lanka Pace Academy headed by former Sri Lanka fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake in 2000. Soon afterwards he was sent to the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai to further develop his skills. Playing for Moors SC since 2002 he bowled his club to the Premier league title in 2002-03 capturing 34 wickets (avg. 24.14) in 13 matches. But his career-best performance came the following season when he took a match haul of nine wickets against Colombo Cricket Club to steer Moors to a comprehensive ten-wicket win. He took the majority of his wickets bowling inswing and trapping the batsmen leg before. Welegedera toured Sharjah with the Sri Lanka Academy side and took seven wickets against UAE, which earned him selection for Sri Lanka A. But he suffered an ankle injury and had to be operated in Australia. The injury kept him out of cricket for 1 ½ years, but his Test debut finally arrived against England, in Galle, during the 2007-08 series.

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Mar 6, 2013

Chanaka Welegedara catches a ball during a practice session in Galle, ahead of the Test series against Bangladesh, Bangladesh tour to Sri Lanka, Galle, March 6, 2013

Chanaka Welegedara catches a ball during a practice session in Galle

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Dec 27, 2012

Chanaka Welegedara bowls to Shane Watson, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day, December 27, 2012

Chanaka Welegedara bowls to Shane Watson

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Dec 27, 2012

Chanaka Welegedara leaves the field after suffering a hamstring injury, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, day two, Melbourne, December 27, 2012

Chanaka Welegedara leaves the field after suffering a hamstring injury

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin
May 6, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin
May 8, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford
May 13, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Kent v Sri Lankans at Canterbury
May 16, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Sussex v Sri Lankans at Hove
May 18, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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