Full Name Chanaka Welegedara
Born March 20, 1981
Matale
Age 36 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days
National Side Sri Lanka
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Left-arm fast medium
Teams Played 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
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 0, T20I - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2007 - 2014], [ODI, 2009 - 2010], [T20I, 2010], [CL, 2009 - 2010],

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.

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Chanaka Welegedara Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 21 30 6 218 48 v PAK 0 0 30 4 9.08 51.53 5 0
ODI 10 3 2 4 2* v IND 0 0 0 0 4.00 44.44 2 0
T20I 2 1 1 2 2* v AUS 0 0 0 0 - 66.66 - -
CL 5 3 3 7 7* v VIC 0 0 1 0 - 87.50 1 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 35 633.1 114 2273 55 5/52 v SA 4 2 41.32 3.58 69.07
ODI 9 76.1 5 433 15 5/66 v IND 1 1 28.86 5.68 30.46
T20I 2 6 0 61 1 1/21 v NZ 0 0 61.00 10.16 36.00
CL 5 15.4 1 125 7 2/18 v VIC 0 0 17.85 7.97 13.42

Chanaka Welegedara 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.
 

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