Full Name

Umagiliya Durage Upul Chandana

Born

May 07, 1972, Galle

Age

49y 210d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Upul Chandana's career started to blossom in 2002 when he was asked to captain Sri Lanka A against Kenya. His batting gained a new authority and his bowling greater potency, as he topped both the batting and bowling averages in that unofficial Test series. A wonderfully supple fielder, capable of match-turning run-outs and sizzling airbourne catches, he was in and out of both the Test and one-day squads for a number of years before bedding down in the one-day team in mid-2003 after a match-winning innings at Bridgetown. His explosive qualities in the middle order made him an asset in the limited-overs game. But his bowling has also continued to improve, making him a better bet for Tests as well. Murali's withdrawal from the tour to Australia in 2004 put additional responsibility on him, and he responded well. As the year progressed, his legbreaks, traditionally nagging rather than explosive, started to fizz more venomously. More importantly, his line and length tightened up. By the end of the Asia Cup in 2004 he had become an important wicket-taker in the one-day team, but his form fell away and he was dropped late in 2005, making one rather unexpected one-day appearance in July 2007, retiring soon after. Chandana then joined the unofficial Indian Cricket League, playing for the Kolkata Tigers and ICL World XI. A ban on he and four other Sri Lankans was lifted in September 2008, meaning Chandana was free to play domestic cricket back home.

Charlie Austin September 2008

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test162926851535376/17910/21041.483.4372.5031
ODI147136614248181515/615/6131.904.7040.6410
FC16523115117044697/6024.953.0349.2201
List A2581104780583065/225/2226.334.3736.1940
T201211239257164/174/1716.066.4514.9100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test162416169226.78121750.610277670
ODI1471111716278917.30222972.990510822790
FC16522821636019430.728361370
List A25820234331510819.731101380
T20121131573619.62127123.620012440
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Photos


Hamish Marshall and Upul Chandana celebrate the fall of a wicket
Chris Harris and Upul Chandana fail to catch the ball
Upul Chandana bowls while umpire Jeff Evans keeps close watch
Upul Chadana at a press conference to announce his retirement
Upul Chandana has a bowl during a practice session
Upul Chandana plays off the back foot