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Gihan Rupasinghe
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Gihan Rupasinghe

Sri Lanka|Middle order batter
Gihan Rupasinghe

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2009

Full Name

Rupasinghe Jayawardene Mudiyanselage Gihan Madushanka Rupasinghe

Born

March 05, 1986, Watupitiwala

Age

35y 66d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Fielding Position

Mid on

Playing Role

Middle order batter

Education

Nalanda College, Colombo

TEAMS

Expand Gihan Rupasinghe's initials and you have a name to rival Chaminda Vaas's, which many commentators have tried to pronounce and impress the locals. A product of Nalanda College, Rupasinghe has a reputation in the domestic circuit for being a big hitter in the middle order. He was the second-highest scorer for Tamil Union in the Premier League tournament in 2008-09 and his first-class returns that season - 945 runs at 52.50 - got the attention of the selectors. He was elevated to the A team and scored two half-centuries in the unofficial Tests against Pakistan A at home. He then made it to Sri Lanka's Twenty20 squad against the touring New Zealanders.
Cricinfo Staff September 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
T20I220331816.503984.61002010
FC99158135097154*35.15608183.81930574141460
List A858081764117*24.50199288.552914459200
T2056555101074*20.20831121.54058337210
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
T20I2------------
FC997019931099312/143/7235.453.3064.20000
List A8528670535193/93/928.154.7935.20000
T20561015820892/192/1923.117.8917.50000
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Photos


Gihan Rupasinghe celebrates his half-century
Angelo Mathews, Gihan Rupasinghe and Mahela Udawatte play football
Gihan Rupasinghe plays a square drive