Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama

Born

March 29, 1981, Colombo

Age

42y 340d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

6ft 1in

Education

Ananda College, Colombo

Akalanka Ganegama is a fast bowler who, with some work, may well prove a useful, quick-scoring ODI allrounder. Keen to learn, from men such as Chaminda Vaas and Glenn McGrath no less, Ganegama was introduced to cricket by former Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Russel Hamer when he attended his private coaching classes. He soon made his mark at Susamyawardena College, bagging nine wickets in the match against Ananda College. The performance secured a scholarship to study and play for Ananda College, one of the country's leading Buddhist institutions.

Further success followed when he was picked for the U-19 World Cup hosted by Sri Lanka in 2000 and for the tour of England by Sri Lanka U-19, where he excelled by taking a ten-wicket match haul. He was selected for national honours soon after, touring Sharjah for the Gold Cup in 2000-01 and dismissing Shahid Afridi and Imran Farhat on his ODI debut.

A groin injury then saw him miss seven months of cricket. He returned to the Sri Lanka 'A' team and has been a regular since touring New Zealand. His best performance for NCC was taking seven wickets in an innings against CCC where he obtained most of his wickets bowling inswing and reverse swing. He has benefited immensely from fast bowling coaches Rumesh Ratnayake, Champaka Ramanayake and Anusha Samaranayake and present 'A' team coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq July 2007

Akalanka Ganegama Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODIs420773.50977.77001010
FC13818529237513315.22--15--600
List A12667205713112.14--00--380
T20s392992713813.55195138.97001422170

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODIs43668822/272/2744.008.0033.0000
FC138-1455185983227/25-26.703.5445.1-130
List A126-479735441475/205/2024.104.4332.6420
T20s3936617810304/134/1327.007.8720.5100
Akalanka Ganegama

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Recent Matches of Akalanka Ganegama

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Galle CC vs KTC02/3213-Mar-2020Arons Cricket Club GroundFC
Galle CC vs Police SC20 & 422/33 & 1/4206-Mar-2020Colombo (Police)FC
Galle CC vs SL Navy133/60 & 0/2328-Feb-2020HambantotaFC
Galle CC vs SLPACC1 & 42/2621-Feb-2020DambullaFC
Galle CC vs Panadura19 & 60/21 & 0/514-Feb-2020GalleFC

Photos of Akalanka Ganegama

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Akalanka Ganegama performs at the CEAT awards
Habibul Bashar top scored for Bangladesh with 63
Akalanka Ganegama took an easy catch to dismiss Adam Gilchrist
Akalanka Ganegama, Sri Lanka, Portrait
A Sri Lankan supporter raises the ARY Gold Cup with Akalanka Ganegama
Ganegama clebrates after getting Imran Farhat leg before