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Ishara Amerasinghe
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Ishara Amerasinghe

Sri Lanka|Bowler
Ishara Amerasinghe

INTL CAREER: 2007 - 2008

Full Name

Merenna Koralage Don Ishara Amerasinghe

Born

March 05, 1978, Colombo

Age

43y 144d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

A six-foot tall fast bowler with a high-arm action, Ishara Amerasinghe has the ability to generate pace, but for much of his career he has been plagued by a lack of accuracy. He has been a regular member of the Sri Lanka A squad since 1999, the season in which he performed outstandingly well, taking 58 wickets from 12 matches in the Premier League for Colombo Colts. That performance opened a window of opportunities for him to tour South Africa, with the A team, and then England. Some hard work at the nets with Champaka Ramanayake, the national fast-bowling coach, and A team coach Chandika Hathurusingha, resulted in an improved line and length. He toured England with the Sri Lankam team in 2002, but was kept waiting for another five years - partly owing to a back injury sustained during that tour - before making his ODI debut against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi after the 2007 World Cup. He toured Australia in early 2008 as a replacement for Dilhara Fernando, and played a Test and a few ODIs that season, but didn't do enough to keep his place in the national team.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq October 2009

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1215010511/621/105105.004.20150.00000
ODI8842636393/443/4440.335.1147.30000
FC1061242262652545/1224.663.0248.9071
List A7630312300925/445/4425.004.5532.90210
T201211208247134/184/1819.007.1216.00100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test12200*-250.00000000
ODI84465*-966.66001010
FC10611261341466.6800340
List A762216405*6.6600100
T2012742177.004843.75000030
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My new run-up: Ishara Amerasinghe does hand-stands
Ishara Amerasinghe is flanked by Michael Vandort and Chamara Silva after he dismissed Dwayne Bravo for 26
Ishara Amerasinghe is congratulated on the wicket of Mitchell Johnson
Ishara Amerasinghe picked up three wickets
Ishara Amerasinghe gave Sri Lanka the breakthrough
Ishara Amerasinghe picked up Matthew Hayden in a tidy spell