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Chaminda Vaas

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium fast
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Northamptonshire, Hyderabad, Wayamba United
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI | Bowler
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
January 27, 1974, Mattumagala, Sri Lanka

Profile

Chaminda Vaas has been one of the most successful and accurate left-arm seamers in Sri Lankan cricket. Perhaps, the longest serving cricketer for Sri Lanka, Vaas has the skill to effectively swing and seam the ball. On more than occasion he has single handedly won matches for his team.

The left-armer’s main weapon while bowling has been his indipper. Vaas opened the bowling for Sri Lanka. Also among his armoury was an off cutter which was well camouflaged. Although his pace dropped over the years, he had superior control of line and length.

A workhorse type bowler, Vaas claimed a hat-trick with the first three balls of an ODI against Bangladesh in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. Over the years, the Sri Lankan seamer has gained a good repute as an all-rounder with his sincere batting. In 2011, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Couple of years later, Vaas was appointed bowling coach of the Sri Lankan team.
 


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 111 162 3089 35 24.32 43.92 1 13 100*
ODI 322 220 2025 72 13.68 72.42 0 1 50*
T20 6 2 33 1 33 80.48 0 0 21
IPL 13 11 81 3 10.12 110.95 0 0 20
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 111 194 23438 10501 355 7/71 / 29.58 2.68 20 12 2 441
ODI 322 320 15775 11014 400 8/19 / 27.53 4.18 9 4 0 404
T20 6 6 132 128 6 2/14 / 21.33 5.81 0 0 0 1
IPL 13 13 282 355 18 3/21 / 19.72 7.55 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 31 0 7
ODI 60 0 19
IPL 0 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 1 0 1 0 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
1994-2009
 
ODI:
1994-2008
 
T20:
2006-2007
 
IPL:
2008-2010
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy - Aug 26, 1994
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Jul 20, 2009
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot - Feb 15, 1994
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Aug 27, 2008
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at WestpacTrust Stadium,Wellington - Dec 22, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Newlands, Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) - Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 18, 2010
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