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Ishara Amerasinghe

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Basnahira Cricket Dundee
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
March 05, 1978, Colombo

Profile

Ishara Amerasinghe is a right handed pace bowler and a right handed batsman. He is one of the late bloomers in the pace bowling department for the Sri Lankan team. Making his first class debut in the 1997-98 season as a 20 year old, it took him a while coming. It was only in 2007, that he was taken to Abu Dhabi to play his first ODI against Pakistan, and he bowled first change. Although he did not pick up any wickets, he bowled well enough to end with bowling figures of 0/31 in seven overs. Rated by man experts as one of the fastest bowler in the country, the problem he faced earlier was with accuracy. However, with so many years of first class cricket behind him, he has only improved in accuracy, and that coupled with his pace has led to his selection.

He was anyways on the fringe of selection for many years, but injuries stuck at the wrong time. However, after making his ODI debut, he was also chosen to tour Australia in the three-nation series involving the hosts and India. It was finally in the 2008 tour of West Indies that Amerasinghe finally played in his first Test match at Port-of-Spain, but managed to pick only one wicket.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 2 0 2 - 0 0 0 0*
ODI 8 4 6 4 - 66.66 0 0 5*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 2 150 105 1 1/62 / 105 4.2 0 0 0 0
ODI 8 8 426 363 9 3/44 / 40.33 5.11 0 0 0 9
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2008-2008
 
ODI:
2007-2008
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - Apr 03, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - Apr 03, 2008
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - May 18, 2007
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - Apr 10, 2008
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