Matches (19)
IND v ENG (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
NZ v AUS (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
WI 4-Day (4)

Full Name

Ashantha Lakdasa Francis de Mel

Born

May 09, 1959, Colombo

Age

64y 292d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

He was a brisk right-arm bowler with the ability to gain genuine outswing, Ashantha de Mel was Sri Lanka's leading pace bowler following their elevation to full Test status. In Sri Lanka's inaugural test against England in 1981-82, de Mel took a highly creditable 4 for 70 and 1 for 33. In the following tour of Pakistan, he toiled willingly, taking 11 wickets. In the one-off Test against India in 1982-83, he became the first Sri Lankan fast bowler to take a five-wicket haul, grabbing 5 for 68 in the second innings. With the bat, de Mel was a handy performer, capable of valuable contributions in the lower order with his aggressive style. A serious knee injury brought his career to a premature end after the 1987 World Cup, but he went on to represent Sri Lanka at bridge, including an appearance at the Commonwealth Games. He also served on the interim committee of the Sri Lanka cricket board, and was a national selector and manager of the under-19 side.
Johann P Jayasekera (April 2004)

Ashantha de Mel Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests172735182180596/1097/20136.943.7159.6230
ODIs575727352237595/325/3237.914.9046.3120
FC42-705641321096/109-37.903.5164.7-30
List A70-33472569695/325/3237.234.6048.5210

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests172853263414.17--00390
ODIs574194663614.5659578.3100-130
FC42579918100*19.12--12-220
List A70511357739*15.18--00-150
Ashantha Lakdasa Francis de Mel

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Ramesh Mendis receives his maiden Test cap from Ashantha de Mel
Ashantha de Mel keeps a keen eye on proceedings at Sri Lanka training
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