Matches (20)
NZ v AUS (1)
WPL (2)
BPL 2024 (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera

Born

August 05, 1961, Colombo

Age

62y 209d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

Other

Coach

Athula Samarasekera was an imposing figure; a strapping physique leant him the ability to play some commanding innings. With the bat in hand he was capable of powerful strikes and was a more than handy medium-pace bowler. Samarasekera made an inauspicious start to his career, scoring a duck on his one-day international debut. On his Test debut he matched the performance, being dismissed in the first innings for a duck. In the second innings he played a characteristically breezy innings making 57, punctuated by a number of boundaries. He completed a promising allround match capturing two wickets and taking two catches. Too often though Samarasekera was dismissed when he seemed set to dominate the bowling, a substantial score beckoning. When he did score it was well worth watching as he provided maximum entertainment with his aggressive style. Never able to fully establish a permanent position in the team, Samarasekera chose to end his international career by deciding to take up professional cricket in Bangladesh.
Johann P Jayasekera

Athula Samarasekera Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests4701185716.85--01130
ODIs393928447622.81120769.9204-50
FC57865273719133.79--613-360
List A575731470111*27.22--18-90

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests4219210432/383/10434.663.2564.0000
ODIs39113382910---5.16-000
FC57-37741821463/31-39.582.8982.0-00
List A57-826656204/444/4432.804.7641.3100
Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera

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