Ishara Amerasinghe

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Ishara Amerasinghe
Personal information
Full name Merenna Koralage Don Ishara Amerasinghe
Born (1978-03-05) 5 March 1978 (age 36)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 108) 3 April 2008 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 131) 18 May 2007 v Pakistan
Last ODI 10 April 2008 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997/98 Burgher Recreation Club
1998/99 Colts Cricket Club
2000/01–2002/03 Nondescripts Cricket Club
2003/04 Colts Cricket Club
2004/05 Galle Cricket Club
2005/06–present Colts Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC List A
Matches 1 8 96 74
Runs scored 0 6 300 40
Batting average 6.52 6.66
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 0* 5* 46 5*
Balls bowled 150 426 11,496 2,947
Wickets 1 9 242 91
Bowling average 105.00 40.33 23.76 24.32
5 wickets in innings 0 0 7 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 1/62 3/44 5/12 5/44
Catches/stumpings 0/– 1/– 29/– 10/–
Source: CricketArchive, 7 March 2009

Merenna Koralage Don Ishara Amerasinghe (born 5 March 1978) is a Sri Lankan cricketer who attended Nalanda College Colombo. A right-arm fast-medium bowler with a side-on action, Amerasinghe was named in the 30-man provincial squad for the 2007 World Cup.

He is the second fastest bowler in Sri Lanka, behind Lasith Malinga. Despite not making it to the Caribbean he was selected in the Sri Lankan squad for a post World Cup tournament against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi. He made his One Day International debut in the first game of the series but failed to take a wicket. However, he made significant strides in the recent CB series (2008), where he picked up 8 wickets at 35.75 each.

Ishara is the 108th Sri Lanka Test Cap [West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Port of Spain West Indies 2007/08].

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