Full Name

Upul Chandika Hathurusingha

Born

September 13, 1968, Colombo

Age

53y 38d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

relations

Other

Coach

TEAMS

An opening batsman with a compact style and steadfast nature, Hathurusingha forged a steady opening partnership with Roshan Mahanama. Capable of playing lengthy innings when the situation warranted ,Hathurusingha possessed a variety of strokes. A handy medium-pace bowler, capable of genuine movement through the air. Called into the side against New Zealand at Hamilton as a replacement for the injured Mahanama, he responded by making three half-centuries in his first three Tests. Despite some handy contributions in following series, after an arduous time against the pace of South Africans he found himself left out. After a period on the sidelines, during which no other opener could establish a permanent position, he was selected to tour Pakistan and responded with an excellent series. After the emergence of Sanath Jayasuriya on the proceeding tour of Australia, Hathurusingha was again left out. Sri Lanka's failure to develop a competent allrounder saw Hathrurusingha reincarnated as a middle-order batsman and medium-pace bowler during the tour of England and The Asian Test Championship, though this experiment was shortlived. Chosen for the 1999 World Cup, Hathurusinghe was not called upon to play a single match, and the selectors' policy of picking younger players singled the end to his international career. He quit first-class cricket in 2005 to focus on coaching and has since coached UAE and Sri Lanka A.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2644112748329.62357335.6508154070
ODI353316696620.90131850.750459060
FC207326281086119136.4420611610
List A9686722039327.88016260
T2054113757*45.6695144.210111620
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test26321962789174/665/14546.412.41115.40100
ODI3525954709144/574/5750.644.4568.10100
FC2072235993814258/2922.072.5152.60122
List A9626631752594/184/1829.693.9445.10300
T2053728531/231/2328.337.0824.00000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
FC55
List A66
Upul Chandika Hathurusingha
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Photos


Chandika Hathurusingha and Dimuth Karunaratne keep an eye on the nets session
Chandika Hathurusingha attends a training session
Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha keeps a watchful eye at training
Chandika Hathurusingha helps Avishka Fernando work out a technical kink at training
The hefty cost of Chandika Hathurusingha's contract could become an issue for the board
Rumours suggest Chandika Hathurusingha and Dinesh Chandimal could lose their jobs