Sajeewa Weerakoon

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Sajeewa Weerakoon
Personal information
Full name Sajeewa Weerakoon
Born (1978-02-17) 17 February 1978 (age 39)
Galle, Sri Lanka
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left arm Slow
Role Bowler
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 151) 13 June 2012 v Pakistan
Last ODI 16 June 2012 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
Burgher Recreation Club
Colts
Galle Cricket Club
Tamil Union
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC List A T20
Matches 2 161 134 29
Runs scored - 2,002 437 97
Batting average - 14.94 12.85 10.77
100s/50s -/- 0/4 0/1 -/-
Top score - 90 53* 28
Balls bowled 60 31,716 5,951 543
Wickets 1 693 176 36
Bowling average 49.00 20.46 21.16 14.22
5 wickets in innings 0 43 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 12 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/49 7/40 5/24 3/14
Catches/stumpings –/– 97/– 50/0 8/0;
Source: Cricinfo, 29 December 2012

Sajeewa Weerakoon (born 17 February 1978 in Galle), is a former Sri Lankan ODI cricketer. He is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler who has represented Sri Lanka A.

Domestic career[edit]

He has played for Burgher Recreation Club and Galle Cricket Club in domestic cricket.

After consistently performing for Sri Lanka A he was included in the national squad to tour India in 2005. Although he didn't play a Test it was recognition for a wonderful season which included 60 wickets for Sri Lanka A in just seven First-class matches. Before his selection in the Sri Lankan squad he had won the best bowler award twice in domestic cricket, topping 50 wickets on both occasions in the Premier league. A left-arm orthodox spin bowler, Weerakoon has taken over 800 wickets in first-class cricket.[1]

Sajeewa played as club professional for Wood Lane CC of the North Staffs & South Cheshire Premier League in 2007 when he finished as joint leading wicket taker in the League.

International career[edit]

Though he has good record in domestic arena, he could not prove his worthiness to international team. He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in 2012 at Colombo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Silva, Romario (23 January 2017). "Sajeewa Weerakoon joins 800 wicket club". 
  2. ^ "Herath rested for ODI series; Weerakoon picked". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 


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