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Don Anurasiri
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Don Anurasiri

Sri Lanka
Don Anurasiri

INTL CAREER: 1985 - 1998

Full Name

Sangarange Don Anurasiri

Born

February 25, 1966, Panadura

Age

55y 75d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test1822591245.3500040
ODI451812621110.3314343.35000100
FC1161393213967413.0402490
List A56211310528*13.1200120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test182739731548414/715/14937.752.3396.90200
ODI454321001464323/403/4045.754.1865.60000
FC1162431483134188/5319.882.0558.10339
List A5627241855394/354/3547.564.0869.80100
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
FC1111
List A33
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