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Kanchana Gunawardene
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Kanchana Gunawardene

Sri Lanka|Opening batter
Kanchana Gunawardene

Full Name

Kaludura Kanchana Deshsapriya Gunawardene

Born

October 09, 1984, Colombo

Age

36y 219d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Opening batter

Height

5ft 7in

Education

D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo

TEAMS

His outstanding talent as an opening batsman was recognised early in his career, at DS Senanayake College, when he scored 700 runs in 12 matches in 2000 to make the Sri Lanka team for the Under-15 World Cup in England and the Asia Cup in Malaysia. The following year he made it to the Sri Lanka U-17 side to Bangladesh for the Asia Cup and in 2002 went to New Zealand for the U-19 World Cup. He made his club debut for Kurunegala Youth CC in the U-23 tournament before changing over to NCC in 2004. He has been a heavy scorer in domestic cricket since then with 160 against Tamil Union and 193 against CCC during the 2005-06 season which saw him gain promotion to the Sri Lanka A side for the home series against Bangladesh in 2007. Gunawardene enjoys the role of opener and relishes taking on the fast bowlers and has modelled his batting around Kumar Sangakkara.

Sa'adi Thawfeeq August 2007

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC1131909583018532.20830840
List A7572514999622.37277354.0505210
T20151502625417.46247106.070126550
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC11348226984/2833.623.3460.2000
List A75515411/181/1854.006.3551.00000
T201516120---12.00-000

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Kegalle vs Kandy1--31-Mar-2017Colombo (PSS)List A
Colts vs Sinhalese0 & 0--20-Jan-2017KatunayakeFC
Colts vs Burgher24 & 44--28-Dec-2016Colombo (Burgher)FC
Colts vs Saracens24 & 13--21-Dec-2016Colombo (Colts)FC
Colts vs Col CC31 & 330/115-Dec-2016Colombo (Colts)FC

Photos


Kanchana Gunawardene drives down the ground during his 90
Portrait of Kanchana Gunawardene, 2002