Eshani Kaushalya

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Eshani Kaushalya
Personal information
Full name Lokusuriyage Eshani Kaushalya
Born (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 33)
Panadura, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut 22 March 2005 v India
Last ODI 2 July 2017 v England
ODI shirt no. 3
T20I debut 12 June 2009 v Pakistan
Last T20I 3 December 2016 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I
Matches 87 60
Runs scored 1186 684
Batting average 15.60 13.95
100s/50s 0/5 0/1
Top score 65* 50
Balls bowled 2065 734
Wickets 49 36
Bowling average 30.02 19.77
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/23 4/18
Catches/stumpings 13/– 15/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 July 2017

Eshani Kaushalya (also known as Eshani Lokusuriyage, born 1 June 1984) is a Sri Lankan cricketer who has made over 80 appearances for the Sri Lanka national women's cricket team since her debut in 2005. An all-rounder, she is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler.[1]

Kaushalya made her debut for Sri Lanka during the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup, scoring seven runs.[2] She collected her first international wicket later during the tournament, trapping West Indian Juliana Nero leg before wicket.[3] She batted well for Sri Lanka during the 2006 Women's Asia Cup, finishing top of the batting averages for her country, scoring 106 runs at 35.33, including her career high score of 57.[4] During the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup, she scored two half-centuries, against England and India,[2] and was named as part of the team of the tournament by the International Cricket Council.[5]

She along with Ama Kanchana holds the record for the highest 8th wicket partnership in WT20I history(39)[6][7]