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Shantha Kalavitigoda
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Shantha Kalavitigoda

Sri Lanka|Opening batter
Shantha Kalavitigoda

INTL CAREER: 2005 - 2005

Full Name

Indika Shantha Kumara Kalavitigoda

Born

December 23, 1977, Colombo

Age

43y 139d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Playing Role

Opening batter

Height

5ft 6in

Education

Nalanda College, Colombo

TEAMS

Shantha Kalavitigoda was a surprise call-up for Sri Lanka's postponed tour to New Zealand in 2004-05. But Kalavitigoda, a right-handed opener, has been quietly knocking on the door in recent years. While younger batsmen have been given repeated opportunities to flatter and fail, Kalavitigoda has been consistently accumulating first-class runs, scoring eight hundreds in the two seasons. In 2003-04 he was adjudged the best batsman in the Premier League, and in 2004-05 he scored nearly 800 runs for Colombo Colts and North West Province. That was enough to win him selection to the A team against England A in March 2005. He grabbed his opportunity with a fighting 83 off 177 balls at NCC in the second Test, an innings that persuaded the selectors to give him a chance in the senior team. When that opportunity did arrive in the second Test in Wellington he was shunted down to an unfamiliar No. 7 position and failed in both innings.

Kalavitigoda's first taste of international cricket was with the Sri Lankan under-17 team at the 1994 World Cup in Malaysia. He was a prolific scorer for his school, Nalanda College, and once shared a 380-run partnership with Mahela Jayawardene in an under-23 match for SSC, his first club.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test120874.005414.81001020
FC17027814840016931.8115371440
List A1091059232712124.23113320
T2098121750*31.00142152.810130630
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
FC17084390---2.78-000
List A109000-----000
T209------------
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