Full Name

Kalutarage Eric Amila Upashantha


June 10, 1972, Kurunegala


51y 269d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role


A rangy fast medium bowler with a bustling approach to the wicket, Eric Upashantha has been on the fringes of the Sri Lankan team for a number of seasons, but inconsistent performances have stopped him from cementing a permanent position despite Sri Lanka's dearth of pace bowlers. He made his ODI debut on Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan in 1995/96, after making the squad during the proceeding tour of Australia, but failed to make an impact and dropped out of the picture. Recalled for the Asian Test Championship in 1999, shortly before the World Cup in England, he played his only Test to date against India at SSC. In the first innings he struggled - as did the other seamers - bowled a vigorous spell in the second, capturing 2-41. In the following Pepsi Cup he managed to impress sufficiently to earn a position in the World Cup squad. In conditions that generally favoured the seam bowlers his performances were disappointing. Failing to deliver with a consistent action he struggled to control the ball, bowling an inconsistent length and spraying the ball. Again he fell out of favour, returning to play for Colts Cricket Club in the domestic competition. Since then he appeared briefly during Sri Lanka's ODI tour of New Zealand in February 2001, before being recalled to the squad for England as cover for the injured Dilhara Fernando.(30.04.2002)

Eric Upashantha Career Stats


List A73-26132186797/307/3027.675.0133.0310

Batting & Fielding

List A7354108078218.34--05--150
Kalutarage Eric Amila Upashantha

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Photos of Eric Upashantha

Eric Upashantha, 2002
Upashantha fires in a return throw from the outfield
Eric Upashantha bowls well to restict Galle CC
Eric Upashantha celebrates
Sri Lankan batsman Eric Upasantha is out bowled to Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar