Champaka Ramanayake

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Champaka Ramanayake
චම්පක රාමනායක
Personal information
Full name Champaka Priyadarshana Hewage Ramanayake
Born January 8, 1965 (1965-01-08) (age 51)
Galle, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
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[1], 9 February 2006

Champaka Priyadarshana Hewage Ramanayake (born January 8, 1965, in Galle) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 18 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1986 to 1995. He is the current fast bowling coach of Sri Lanka national side.

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

Champaka holds the unusual distinction of being the only bowler to have ever bowled 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 Champaka's first two deliveries.[2]


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