Nagenahira Nagas

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Nagenahira Nagas
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Captain: Sri Lanka Angelo Mathews
Owner: Varun Beverages Lanka
Private Limited
Founded: 2012
Dissolved: 2012

The Nagenahira Nagas was a franchise cricket team that took part in Sri Lanka Premier League, representing Eastern Province. Varun Beverages Private Limited purchased the team for $3.22 million in 2012. They was owned for seven years, after which a new agreement may be negotiated.[1] They named Shahid Afridi as their icon player in late June.[2]

History[edit]

Nagenahira was one of the franchises in the proposed inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League in 2011 and represents the Eastern Province. They signed Shahid Afridi as their captain but due to some issues, 2011's event was cancelled at the eleventh hour. In 2012, they were purchased at the lowest price of $3.22 million by Varun Beverages Lanka Private Limited.[3] Initially Shahid Afridi was to lead the team as their icon player, but since his commitments to his national team made him unavailable for the latter part of the tournament, Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews was named the icon player and the captain of the franchise.

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
5 Udara Jayasundera Sri Lanka (1991-01-03) 3 January 1991 (age 26) Left-handed Leg break
17 Imran Nazir Pakistan (1981-12-16) 16 December 1981 (age 35) Right-handed Leg break
19 Ahmed Shehzad Pakistan (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Leg break
27 Angelo Perera Sri Lanka (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
81 Travis Birt Australia (1981-12-09) 9 December 1981 (age 35) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Nasir Hossain Bangladesh (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
10 Sachith Pathirana Sri Lanka (1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
18 Tillakaratne Sampath Sri Lanka (1982-06-23) 23 June 1982 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break
69 Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka (1987-06-02) 2 June 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Captain
22 Colin de Grandhomme New Zealand (1986-07-22) 22 July 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Mitchell Marsh Australia (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Andy Solomons Sri Lanka (1987-09-18) 18 September 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
15 Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Main wicket-keeper
Charith Sylvester Sri Lanka (1982-12-30) 30 December 1982 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Gayan Maneshan Sri Lanka (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 26) Left-handed Leg break
Bowlers
16 Dushmantha Chameera Sri Lanka (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
32 Shaminda Eranga Sri Lanka (1986-06-23) 23 June 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
40 Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka (1985-03-11) 11 March 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break
55 Ben Laughlin Australia (1982-10-03) 3 October 1982 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
86 Kanishka Alvitigala Sri Lanka (1986-06-08) 8 June 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
88 Suraj Randiv Sri Lanka (1985-01-30) 30 January 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Nuwan Kulasekara Sri Lanka (1982-07-22) 22 July 1982 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Sajeewa Weerakoon Sri Lanka (1978-02-17) 17 February 1978 (age 39) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Elias Sunny Bangladesh (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Ishan Jayaratne Sri Lanka (1989-06-26) 26 June 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian companies among SLPL-franchise owners". CricInfo. ESPN. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Afridi named the Icon Player of Nagenahira". Cricket.Org.PK. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Afridi named the Icon Player of Nagenahira". Cricket.Org.PK. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

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