Michael Vandort

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Michael Vandort
Personal information
Full name Michael Graydon Vandort
Born (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 37)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nickname Vanda
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 87) 6 September 2001 v Bangladesh
Last Test 26 December 2008 v Bangladesh
Only ODI (cap 128) 13 January 2006 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1998– Colombo Cricket Club
2007–08 Wayamba
Khelaghar SKS
2012-Present Ragama CC
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 20 1 142 76
Runs scored 1,144 48 7,443 2,504
Batting average 36.90 48.00 33.37 39.12
100s/50s 4/4 0/0 17/33 4/16
Top score 140 48 226 118
Balls bowled 67
Wickets 1
Bowling average 62.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/46
Catches/stumpings 6/– 0/– 102/– 24/–
Source: Cricinfo, 12 December 2009

Michael Graydon Vandort (born 19 January 1980 in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He is one of the tallest batsman ever to play test cricket and stands at 6 feet 5 inches.

International career[edit]

Having emerged in 2001 after impressive club performances, he was picked against Bangladesh in September 2001 after an impressive century. He has a current Test average of 36.90. He scored a century in Sri Lanka's defeat to England on 28 May 2006. He nearly became the first batsmen since Javed Omar in 2001 to carry the bat through the whole innings. In his ODI debut, he scored a Test-like 48 of 117 balls in chase of 318, and has not played an ODI since, and was then thought of to play tests. However he came back to Brisbane and scored a gritty 83 against Australia in the first test. He is well thought of as a slip fieldsman but is considered slow in the outfield.

He was dropped from the side following a string of poor performances, especially against India in 2008-2009, and has not been in the greatest form at domestic level since then.

International centuries[edit]

Test Centuries[edit]

The following table illustrates a summary of the Test centuries scored by Michael Vandort

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Test Centuries of Michael Vandort
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Date
[1] 140 2  Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka SSC 28 July 2002
[2] 105 5  England Birmingham, England Edgbaston 25 May 2006
[3] 117 9  Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka SSC 25 June 2007
[4] 138 12  England Colombo, Sri Lanka SSC 9 December 2007