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Shaminda Eranga
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Shaminda Eranga

Sri Lanka|bowler
Shaminda Eranga

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2016

Full Name

Ranaweera Mudiyanselage Shaminda Eranga

Born

June 23, 1986, Chilaw

Age

34y 291d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

5ft 10in

Education

St. Mary's College, Chilaw

TEAMS

A brisk fast-medium bowler, Shaminda Eranga's ODI and Test debuts were both spectacular: in his first ODI, against Australia in 2011, he needed only two balls to make an impact, bowling Brad Haddin through the gate. An even more memorable dismissal followed, when Ricky Ponting failed to read his slower ball and pushed back a return catch. He then made his Test debut against the same opposition, and became only the second Sri Lankan bowler to strike with his very first delivery, when he dismissed Shane Watson.

He was laid low by a nerve-related back injury soon after his arrival at international cricket, but after nine months on the sidelines returned to the national side to take a wicket in his first over in Twenty20 internationals, completing an unprecedented treble. He has since made himself a mainstay in the Test attack, and despite his inexperience, is often called to spearhead the pacemen, when Chanaka Welegedara is absent through injury.

Eranga was discovered at an all-island pace bowling competition in 2006 by former Sri Lanka medium pacer Champaka Ramanayake and Anusha Samaranayake. Their discovery led to his being picked for the Chilaw Marians and eventually the division-one premier league tournament, which in turn led to a place in the Sri Lanka development squad.

He made his debut for Sri Lanka A in 2010 and following good performances on a tour of England in 2011, was flown back to Sri Lanka to be part of the national side, a move which fetched immediate results.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test193538912138574/496/22637.503.2968.20400
ODI1917716686213/463/4632.665.7434.00000
T20I33669032/302/3030.008.1822.00000
FC761291024460281866/219/9932.403.5355.001030
List A626026892314674/384/3834.535.1640.10100
T203737810941584/184/1816.226.9713.90300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test19261119345*12.8646941.150026050
ODI191183412*11.336453.12004050
T20I310666.00785.71001010
FC76103371314100*19.90229357.31412542330
List A62321621269*13.2534860.9101194210
T2037207104248.0011094.5400101110
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Shaminda Eranga had Nick Compton caught behind for 19
Shaminda Eranga has been required to have his action tested
Shaminda Eranga celebrates the wicket of James Vince
Shaminda Eranga pulls during his 45
Shaminda Eranga lost his footing while attempting his first ball of the match
Shaminda Eranga is disappointed as a catch is dropped