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Athula Samarasekera
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Athula Samarasekera

Sri Lanka
Athula Samarasekera

INTL CAREER: 1983 - 1994

Full Name

Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera

Born

August 05, 1961, Colombo

Age

59y 285d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

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TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test4701185716.8501130
ODI393928447622.81120769.920450
FC57865273719133.79613360
List A575731470111*27.221890
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4219210432/383/10434.663.2564.00000
ODI39113382910---5.16-000
FC5737741821463/3139.582.8982.0000
List A57826656204/444/4432.794.7641.30100
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