Akalanka Ganegama      

Full name Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama

Born March 29, 1981, Colombo

Current age 39 years 60 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Kandurata, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Ananda College, Colombo

Withanaarchchige Chamara Akalanka Ganegama
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 4 2 0 7 7 3.50 9 77.77 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 138 185 29 2375 133 15.22 1 5 60 0
List A 126 67 20 571 31 12.14 0 0 38 0
T20s 39 29 9 271 38 13.55 195 138.97 0 0 14 22 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 4 3 66 88 2 2/27 2/27 44.00 8.00 33.0 0 0 0
First-class 138 14551 8598 322 7/25 26.70 3.54 45.1 13 0
List A 126 4797 3544 147 5/20 5/20 24.10 4.43 32.6 4 2 0
T20s 39 36 617 810 30 4/13 4/13 27.00 7.87 20.5 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 8, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Jan 29, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Kalutara Town Club v Galle Cricket Club at Horana, Mar 13-15, 2020 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Galle Cricket Club v Kandy Customs Cricket Club at Galle, Dec 23, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Galle Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Burgher), Jan 8, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/32, 0 Galle CC v KTC Horana 13 Mar 2020 FC
20, 2/33, 42, 1/42 Galle CC v Police SC Colombo (Police) 6 Mar 2020 FC
13, 3/60, 0/23 Galle CC v SL Navy Hambantota 28 Feb 2020 FC
1, 2/26, 4 Galle CC v SLPACC Dambulla 21 Feb 2020 FC
19, 0/21, 6, 0/5 Galle CC v Panadura Galle 14 Feb 2020 FC
0/2 Galle CC v Panadura Colombo (Burgher) 8 Jan 2020 T20
1/24, 15 Galle CC v Bloomfield Colombo (Burgher) 6 Jan 2020 T20
0/15, 12 Galle CC v Badureliya Colombo (PSS) 4 Jan 2020 T20
1/7 Galle CC v Kandy CCC Galle 23 Dec 2019 LA
1/23 Galle CC v SLPACC Katunayake 22 Dec 2019 LA
Profile

Akalanka Ganegama is a fast bowler who, with some work, may well prove a useful, quick-scoring ODI allrounder. Keen to learn, from men such as Chaminda Vaas and Glenn McGrath no less, Ganegama was introduced to cricket by former Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Russel Hamer when he attended his private coaching classes. He soon made his mark at Susamyawardena College, bagging nine wickets in the match against Ananda College. The performance secured a scholarship to study and play for Ananda College, one of the country's leading Buddhist institutions.

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Oct 4, 2010

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Akalanka Ganegama performs at the CEAT awards, Colombo, October 4 2010

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Akalanka Ganegama performs at the CEAT awards

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Jun 21, 2007

Habibul Bashar top scored for Bangladesh with 63, Sri Lanka A v Bangladeshis, Colombo, June 21, 2007

Habibul Bashar top scored for Bangladesh with 63

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Jan 26, 2006

Akalanka Ganegama took an easy catch to dismiss Adam Gilchrist, Australia v Sri Lanka, 7th match, VB Series, Adelaide, January 26, 2006

Akalanka Ganegama took an easy catch to dismiss Adam Gilchrist

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