Picture of Kaushalya Weeraratne

Kaushalya Weeraratne

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo District CA, Colts Cricket Club, Central Province, Kandurata, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sylhet Division, Uva Province, Young Sri Lanka, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Wayamba United, Uthura Neganahira Combined, Ruhuna Reds, Gazi Tank Cricketers
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
January 29, 1981, Gampola

Profile

Kaushalya Weeraratne has had his secondary education at the very well renowned Trinity College (Kandy), which is the only school in the world to own a Test class cricket stadium. He is a right-arm medium-pace bowler, whose main delivery is the out swinger. From the very beginning he was tipped to be an all rounder who would play for Sri Lanka, and this despite the fact that his bowling was stronger than his batting. He clearly had the capability to hit the ball as clean as a whistle and played for the Sri Lanka's Under-19 World Cup squad in 2000. He snapped 12 wickets at a miserly average of 13 apiece. This brought Weeraratne into the reckoning for the National team. Weeraratne made his ODI debut in the Asia Cup in 2000. He could not maintain his place in the side because of poor form and injury and did not play for almost five years after 2003. Then he remodelled his action and hit what is deemed to be the fastest half century in first class cricket – off twelve deliveries – to get into the selectors' radar. He received a call up to the national squad for the tour of the West Indies in 2008.


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 15 9 160 1 20 90.39 0 0 41
T20 5 5 49 2 16.33 108.88 0 0 20*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 15 14 480 385 6 3/46 / 64.16 4.81 0 0 0 9
T20 5 5 90 126 4 4/19 / 31.5 8.4 1 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 3 0 0
T20 4 0 1

Career

Span:
ODI:
2000-2008
 
T20:
2008-2009
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka - May 29, 2000
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at National Stadium, Karachi - Jul 03, 2008
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Maple Leaf (North-West Ground), King City, Ontario - Oct 11, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Dec 12, 2009
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