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

Sangarange Don Anurasiri

Born

February 25, 1966, Panadura

Age

58y 5d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

A steady left-arm orthodox spinner, Don Anurasiri had a static international career. After making his international debut at the age of 20, he remained around the fringes of the team for a number of seasons without ever cementing a permanent position. Whenever called upon he was a wholehearted performer, though at Test level his bowling lacked penetration, highlighted by the fact he never took a five wicket haul in 18 Tests. Capable of extended spells of sustained accurate bowling, willing to flight and turn the ball, Anurasiri was often used to contain the batsman on unresponsive wickets. He enjoyed his most successful series against the touring Australians in 1992-93, taking 10 wickets. Anurasiri's career at the international level appeared over when he fell out with the SL board in 1994. However, four years later he made a surprise comeback against Zimbabwe in the final Test in 1997-98. Spinning the ball away from the bat he provided a solid foil for Muttiah Muralitharan, capturing 3 for 65 and 1 for 41, and in the process helped Sri Lanka to victory. But he played only three more first-class games, and within six weeks of his final Test appearance his career was over.
Johann Jayasekera

Don Anurasiri Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests182739731548414/715/14937.752.3396.9200
ODIs454321001464323/403/4045.754.1865.6000
FC116-2431483134188/53-19.882.0558.1-339
List A56-27241855394/354/3547.564.0869.8100

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests1822591245.35--00040
ODIs451812621110.3314343.35000100
FC1161393213967413.04--02-490
List A56211310528*13.12--00-120

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatReferee
FC1010
List A33
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