Chamani Seneviratne

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Chamani Seneviratne
Personal information
Full nameChamani Roshini Seneviratne
Born (1978-11-14) 14 November 1978 (age 40)
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National sides
Only Test (cap 9)17 April 1998 
Sri Lanka v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 9)25 November 1997 
Sri Lanka v Netherlands
Last ODI17 February 2009 
Sri Lanka v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 10)21 April 2010 
Sri Lanka v West Indies
Last T20I27 February 2019 
United Arab Emirates v Thailand
Domestic team information
2000–2009Slimline Sports Club Women
2009–Colts Cricket Club Women
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 1 80 32
Runs scored 148 832 124
Batting average 148.00 14.85 6.88
100s/50s 1/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 105* 56 25
Balls bowled 210 3,291 553
Wickets 7 72 28
Bowling average 8.42 26.11 17.42
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/31 4/23 4/21
Catches/stumpings 0/– 27/– 12/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 27 February 2019

Chamani Roshini Seneviratne (born 14 November 1978 in Anuradhapura) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. She scored Sri Lanka's only century in Women's Test cricket,[1] with an unbeaten 105 against Pakistan in April 1998. She also did it on her debut. By scoring a test century on debut,she became only the eight batswoman to score a test hundred on debut.[2][3] After Chamani Seneviratne's century on debut, in Sri Lanka cricket's history the first-ever test centurions on debuts for both Sri Lanka men's national cricket team as well as Sri Lanka women's national cricket team came on debuts of Brendon Kuruppu and Seneviratne, respectively. An all-rounder, she has played one Test and 47 One Day Internationals for Sri Lanka. Chamani Seneviratne has scored the most runs on debut test for Sri Lanka (148 runs in both innings) and she is also the leading runscorer for Sri Lanka in test matches, despite Sri Lanka Women's managing to play their only test in 1998.[4] Her 148 runs on debut was also the fifth-highest by a woman on test debut.[5]

She holds the record for the highest test score made by any woman cricketer when batting at number 8 position or lower in women's test history (105*).[6]

In May 2018, she was named in the United Arab Emirates women's cricket team squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[7] She made her Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) for the United Arab Emirates against the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 Qualifier on 7 July 2018.[8]

On 19 February 2019, in the 2019 ICC Women's Qualifier Asia match against Kuwait, she took her first five-wicket haul in WT20Is.[9]


  1. ^ "Career Batting and Fielding for Sri Lanka in Women's Test Matches (Ordered by Name)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka Women v Pakistan Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  3. ^ "Records | Women's Test matches | Batting records | Hundred on debut | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  4. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka Women | Women's Test matches | Most runs | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  5. ^ "Records | Women's Test matches | Batting records | Most runs in debut match | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  6. ^ "Records | Women's Test matches | Batting records | Most runs in an innings (by batting position) | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  7. ^ "UAE women's cricket team for World Twenty20 Qualifier announced". The National. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  8. ^ "3rd Match, Group A, ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualfier at Utrecht, Jul 7 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  9. ^ "A great day for China while UAE make it two wins from two". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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