Chaminda Ruwan

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Chaminda Ruwan
Personal information
Full name Chaminda Ruwan Kumarage
Born (1979-07-29) 29 July 1979 (age 34)
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–2001 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
First-class debut 8 January 1999 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Burgher Recreation Club
Last First-class 14 December 2001 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
List A debut 28 October 2000 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Last List A 9 December 2001 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 11 8
Runs scored 251 127
Batting average 15.68 18.14
100s/50s 0/1 0/0
Top score 54 42
Balls bowled 102 0
Wickets 3
Bowling average 20.66
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/3
Catches/stumpings 15/0 3/0
Source: CricketArchive, 19 July 2008

Chaminda Ruwan Kumarage, usually known as Chaminda Ruwan (born 29 July 1979) is a Sri Lankan born cricketer,[1] who is currently the captain of the Singapore national cricket team.[2] A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler,[3] he has played for Singapore since 2005[4] having previously played first-class and List A cricket in his native Sri Lanka for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club.[3]

Biography[edit]

Sri Lankan career[edit]

Born in Kalutara in 1979,[3] Chaminda made his first-class debut for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in January 1999, playing against Burgher Recreation Club and Sinhalese Sports Club. He played just one first-class match in 2000, against Police Sports Club,[5] and made his List A debut that year, playing seven matches between October and November.[6]

His final year in Sri Lankan cricket was in 2001, during which he played seven first-class matches[5] and one List A match[6] before moving to Singapore.[4]

Singapore career[edit]

His debut for Singapore came in the Stan Nagaiah Trophy series against Malaysia in May 2005. He also played ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament matches against Malaysia and Hong Kong that year.[4]

In 2006, he again played in the Stan Nagaiah Trophy series, followed by the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. He then played ACC Premier League matches against Hong Kong and Nepal and the Saudara Cup match against Malaysia. He played only three times in 2007, the Saudara Cup match and matches against Hong Kong and the UAE in the ACC Twenty20 Cup.[4]

He captained Singapore for the first time in the 2008 Stan Nagaiah Trophy series[7] and most recently played for Singapore in Division Five of the World Cricket League in Jersey.[4] He will again captain Singapore in the ACC Trophy Elite tournament in July 2008.[2]

He recently won the player of the tournametnt award and help Singapore team to promote to ACC Division 3 [8]


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