Matches (16)
IND v ENG (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
CWC Play-off (3)
WI 4-Day (4)
BPL 2024 (2)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (1)

Full Name

Asanka Pradeep Gurusinha

Born

September 16, 1966, Colombo

Age

57y 163d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Wisden overview
A technically accomplished No. 3, Asanka Gurusinha was the rock on which the Sri Lankan batting was founded for 11 years. His gutsy lone battles earned the respect of opponents around the world: a Sri Lankan total of 82 in Chandigarh in 1990-91 contained an unbeaten Gurusinha half-century; at Melbourne in 1995-96, he scored 143 to his team-mates' 144; and with Aravinda de Silva's help, he turned the tables on Australia in the 1996 World Cup final with another half-century. He started Test cricket as a teenager as a wicketkeeper-batsman, but retired prematurely a year after the World Cup triumph after refusing to return home for training from a season of club cricket in Melbourne, where he now lives. He was badly missed. Simon Wilde

Asanka Gurusinha Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests41707245214338.92--7811330
ODIs14714353902117*28.27640960.88222-490
FC12418319716916243.71--2032-890
List A17316964365117*26.77--223-560

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests41391408681202/74/6834.052.9070.4000
ODIs1475515851354262/252/2552.075.1260.9000
FC124-514222981075/54-21.472.6848.0-10
List A173-20351676393/363/3642.974.9452.1000
Asanka Pradeep Gurusinha

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Debut/Last Matches of Asanka Gurusinha

Photos of Asanka Gurusinha

Sri Lanka team manager Asanka Gurusinha speaks with a match official
Asanka Gurusinha, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Dinesh Chandimal have a chat
Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya talks to captain Upul Tharanga and cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha
Coach Graham Ford and manager Asanka Gurusinha watch the training session
Asanka Gurusinha speaks to Graham Ford
Coach Graham Ford and manager Asanka Gurusinha have a chat