Full Name

Michael Graydon Vandort

Born

January 19, 1980, Colombo

Age

41y 191d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Michael Vandort, a tall left hander, emerged onto the national scene in 2001 after a string of impressive performances for Colombo Cricket Club and Sri Lanka A. A late developer, Vandort played only one first-class match for St Joseph's First XI, but he quickly made an impression. He was then picked for a Board XI side against India in August 2001 and booked himself a berth in Sri Lanka's 16-man Test squad on the back of an impressive century. He sat on the sidelines throughout the series, but was finally given a chance against Bangladesh in 2001 when the selectors rested senior players. However, despite scoring a century in the second Test, he then waited three-and-half-years before reclaiming a place in the national squad. Opportunities were restricted due to the established Jayasuriya-Atapattu opening combination, but many argue he has nonetheless been unfairly ignored by the selectors. An injury to Sanath Jayasuriya paved the way for his ODI debut against Australia at Melbourne in February 2006. He top scored with a gritty but slow 48 but was then dropped for the rest of his series. He played two Tests in the Bangladesh series that followed, again showing an impressive adhesiveness and is particularly strong off the front foot, through the off-side and leg-side. Rated highly as a slip fieldsman but is slow in the field, a weakness that continues to restrict his opportunities in the limited-overs game.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test20332114414036.90242147.2544132660
ODI110484848.0011741.02003000
FC17128716893825132.9820411210
List A10510312311611834.24516310
T20171612124214.1323988.700021580
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test20------------
ODI1------------
FC171676211/4662.005.5567.00000
List A105000-----000
T2017------------
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Ragama vs Moors47 & 304-Apr-2014MaggonaFC
Ragama vs Nondescripts12 & 220-Mar-2014Colombo (Moors)FC
Ragama vs Panadura8 & 1407-Feb-2014PanaduraFC
Ragama vs Tamil Union0 & 3124-Jan-2014Colombo (PSS)FC
Ragama vs Sinhalese21 & 117-Jan-2014Colombo (SSC)FC

Photos


Michael Vandort and Ajantha Mendis watch a game in progress
Michael Vandort swings Shakib Al Hasan over long-on
Michael Vandort turns one off his pads
The Bangladesh team celebrates Michael Vandort's dismissal
Parthiv Patel stands behind the stumps as Michael Vandort is cleaned up by Harbhajan Singh
Michael Vandort was dismissed for 14