Chamari Atapattu

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Chamari Atapattu
Personal information
Full name Atapattu Mudiyanselage Chamari Jayangani
Born (1990-02-09) 9 February 1990 (age 27)
Gokarella, Sri Lanka
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batter
International information
National side
ODI debut 18 April 2010 v West Indies
Last ODI 2 July 2017 v England
T20I debut 15 June 2009 v India
Last T20I 3 December 2016 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009– Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club Women
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I
Matches 62 58
Runs scored 1907 1001
Batting average 31.26 18.20
100s/50s 3/12 0/1
Top score 178* 52
Balls bowled 661 193
Wickets 12 8
Bowling average 48.58 37.40
5 wickets in innings 0 -
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/31 2/24
Catches/stumpings 15/- 10/-
Source: Cricinfo, 3 July 2017

Atapattu Mudiyanselage Chamari Jayangani (born 9 February 1990) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the current vice-captain of the women's team of Sri Lanka. She had a short stint as the captain of the Sri Lanka women's team, and was succeeded by the previous captain Shashikala Siriwardene.Chamari was the 10th captain for Sri Lanka women's national cricket team and only managed to win only an ODI and with 13 losses.[1]

She is known for aggressive batting in the top order. In the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup, Atapattu hit a quick fifty against England women, where the Sri Lanka women won the match. Under her capataincy, Sri Lanka women won the T20I series against Pakistan Women.[2][3]

She is also the only Sri Lankan woman cricketer to score an ODI century, doing this three times in her career. She holds the record for scoring the most number of ODI centuries and fifties for Sri Lanka in Women's cricket history.[4][5] She also holds the record for the highest WODI score for Sri Lanka, with 178 not out.[6] She has the highest ODI average for Sri Lanka in Women's Cricket.[7]She is also the only Sri Lankan woman cricketer to score an ODI hundred as well as having scored most runs in an innings at a strike rate of over 100.She was the third woman cricketer in the world to be dismissed for 99 in an ODI innings.[8]

Atapattu's 178 not out is the highest Women's ODI score when batting at number three position for Sri Lanka.[9]Chamari Atapattu is the first and only Sri Lankan woman cricketer to score a century in Women's Cricket World Cup history[10][11]

On 1 December 2016, she won the Sri Lanka Cricket award for the Women's ODI Batsman of the Year, 2016.[12]

Atapattu is the first Sri Lankan batswoman to pass 1,000 runs in T20Is and she is also the leading runscorer for Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20Is.[13][14]

At the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, during Sri Lanka's match against Australia, she scored the third-highest individual total in a WODI and the second-highest total in a Women's World Cup match, with 178 not out.[15] She also scored the highest percentage of runs in a completed innings in a WODI (69.26%) and the most runs in boundaries in a WODI, with 124.[15][16] It was also the record for scoring the highest individual score in an innings of a WODI in a losing cause.[17]

Women's International centuries[edit]

Women's One Day International centuries[edit]

Chamari Atapattu's international centuries
# Runs Match Opponents City/Country Venue Year
1 111 7  Ireland Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium 2011[18]
2 106 31  South Africa Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 2014[19]
3 178* 61  Australia United Kingdom Bristol, England, United Kingdom Bristol County Ground 2017[20]
Chamari Atapattu
Medal record
Women's Cricket
Representing  Sri Lanka
Asian Games

Bronze medal

Bronze medal – third place 2014 Incheon Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka Women | Women's One-Day Internationals | List of captains | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Chamari Atapattu". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Atapattu leads SL to series win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka Women | Women's One-Day Internationals | Most hundreds | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka Women | Women's One-Day Internationals | Most fifties (and over) | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka Women | Women's One-Day Internationals | High scores | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka Women | Women's One-Day Internationals | Highest averages | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Batting records | Dismissed for 99 (and 199, 299 etc) | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Women's World Cup - Sri Lanka Women | List of hundreds | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Women's World Cup - Sri Lanka Women | High scores | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Dialog Cricket Awards 2016: List of award winners". Cricket Machan. 1 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka Women | Women's One-Day Internationals | Most runs | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka Women | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Most runs | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Chamari Atapattu's one-woman effort". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Batting records | Highest percentage of runs in a completed innings | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Batting records | Most runs in a match on the losing side | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  18. ^ "3rd Match: Sri Lanka Women v Ireland Women at Colombo (PSS), Apr 28, 2011 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  19. ^ "2nd ODI: Sri Lanka Women v South Africa Women at Colombo (SSC), Oct 17-18, 2014 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  20. ^ "ICC Women's World Cup, 8th Match: Australia Women v Sri Lanka Women at Bristol, Jun 29, 2017 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2017.