Champaka Ramanayake

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Champaka Ramanayake
චම්පක රාමනායක
Personal information
Full nameChampaka Priyadarshana Hewage Ramanayake
Born (1965-01-08) 8 January 1965 (age 54)
Galle, Sri Lanka
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 40)12 February 1988 v Australia
Last Test14 September 1993 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 49)8 March 1986 v Pakistan
Last ODI14 April 1995 v India
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 18 62
Runs scored 143 210
Batting average 9.53 10.00
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 34* 26
Balls bowled 3654 2864
Wickets 44 68
Bowling average 42.72 30.13
5 wickets in innings 1 -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 5/82 4/17
Catches/stumpings 6/- 11/-
Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2017

Champaka Priyadarshana Hewage Ramanayake (born January 8, 1965 in Galle), or Champaka Ramanayake, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 18 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1986 to 1995.

Champaka is a highly experienced and respected international cricket coach now. He worked for Sri Lanka cricket board as a national fast bowling coach for 15 years and Bangladesh national fast bowling coach as 2 years. Champaka’s proudest and highest achievement is discovering Lasith Malinga at the age of 16 and guiding and coaching him to be the best fast bowler Sri Lanka ever produced and one of the best in the world.

He is the current high performance fast bowling coach of the Bangladesh national side.

School times[edit]

Champaka who had his education at Richmond College, Galle is widely regarded as one of the steadiest bowlers ever produced by Sri Lanka.


Champaka is the only person to bowl in international cricket at Ray Mitchell Oval, in Mackay, Australia. The venue hosted its only international match during the 1992 Cricket World Cup, and the match was washed out after his first two deliveries.[1]

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/82 13  Australia Tyronne Fernando Stadium Moratuwa Sri Lanka 1992


  1. ^ "India vs Sri Lanka". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 11 Dec 2011.