Full Name

Sajith Ian Fernando

Born

September 27, 1972, Kandy

Age

48y 206d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

5ft 7in

Education

St. Anthony's College, Kandy

Other

Coach, Commentator, Selector

TEAMS

Sajith Fernando is one of the 'lost generation' of talented players unable to break into the Sri Lankan national side during the late 1990s because of a settled top order and then apparently too old when the selectors opted for a radical youth policy after the 1999 world cup. A stoutly built and stylish left-hander, his impressive performances for the Under 24 and the A team (whom he once captained), especially in South Africa, show just how much an asset he could have been. His Sri Lankan club, Colts Cricket Club, and UK club, Werneth Cricket Club, have been the beneficiaries as he has scored heavily and consistently for both sides. He has also played Grade cricket in Australia. He is a handy customer with the ball too, with his tight off-breaks, and is an excellent slip fielder.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC1933042710700178*38.6216531200
List A1081017292011831.06415290
T206601524125.33107142.050014810
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC1931476363972697/3723.782.5954.8082
List A10834652278834/154/1527.443.9441.70200
T206612614742/152/1536.757.0031.50000

Recent Matches - Player

Photos


Sajith Fernando
Elegant Cover drive from Sajith Fernando
Portrait of Sajith Fernando, 2001
Sajith Fernando - Portrait
Sajith Fernando top edges a sweep and is caught
Best Batsman - 2002-03