Hemantha Jayasena

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Hemantha Jayasena
Personal information
Full name Stanly Hemanth G Nag
Born (1971-09-16) 16 September 1971 (age 45)
Panadura, Western Province, Dominion of Ceylon
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Leg break
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990/91–1991/92 Panadura Sports Club
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 8 1
Runs scored 242 10
Batting average 30.25 10.00
100s/50s –/2 –/–
Top score 75 10
Balls bowled 60
Wickets 2
Bowling average 26.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/10
Catches/stumpings 3/– –/–
Source: CricketArchive, 16 October 2011

Hemantha Jayasena (born September 16, 1971) is a Sri Lankan-born Italian cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and leg-break bowler. Jayasena first played cricket back in 1990, turning out for Sri Lankan Premier League side Panadura Sports Club, though he lasted merely two years under their wing.

Six years later, Jayasena was to discover a new lease of life as a cricketer, playing for his adopted nation of Italy for the first time in 1998. He played for Italy for the first time at the 1998 European Championships, making his debut, and a half century, as an opening batsman for his country against Gibraltar, as well as taking three wickets. He later played in the 2002 European Championships, and in 2004, helped Italy to promotion from Division Two into Division One, despite their slip back down the ladder two years later.

A determined batsman, he quickly made his way up from tailender to opener for Panadura, and, for Italy, commonly starts in the upper-middle order.

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