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Chanaka Welegedara

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm fast medium
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Moors Sports Club, North Central Province, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Young Sri Lanka, Wayamba, Kandurata Warriors, Rest of Sri Lanka
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
38
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
March 20, 1981, Matale

Profile

Chanaka Welegedara is a well-built bustling left-arm seamer from Sri Lanka. A late starter to cricket, he began playing the sport only at the age of 17. He was picked by Daryl Foster; the Australian fast bowling coach, for the Sri Lankan Pace Academy and was later sent to the MRF Pace Academy to nurture his skills.

Being a product of the Sri Lankan Cricket Academy, the left-armer has performed excellently at the first-class level. Welegedara has made rapid strides through the domestic level to make his Test debut in 2007 against England, where he was impressive with a strong action and brisk pace. He then drew comparisons with Chaminda Vaas. His ODI debut came much later, in 2009 against India.
 


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 20 28 191 5 8.30 48.84 0 0 48
ODI 10 3 4 2 4 44.44 0 0 2*
T20 2 1 2 1 - 66.66 0 0 2*
CLT20 5 3 7 3 - 87.5 0 0 7*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 20 33 3637 2186 54 5/52 / 40.48 3.60 2 2 0 83
ODI 10 9 457 433 15 5/66 / 28.86 5.68 0 1 0 17
T20 2 2 36 61 1 1/21 / 61 10.16 0 0 0 3
CLT20 5 5 94 125 7 2/18 / 17.85 7.97 0 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 2
ODI 2 0 0
CLT20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2012
 
ODI:
2009-2010
 
T20:
2010-2010
 
CLT20:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs England at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Dec 18, 2007
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Dec 26, 2012
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot - Dec 15, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Jun 22, 2010
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Providence Stadium, Guyana - Apr 30, 2010
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados - May 09, 2010
CLT20
Debut:
Wayamba Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 11, 2009
Last played:
Wayamba Vs Victoria at Centurion, Tshwane - Sep 20, 2010
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