|Full name||Ranaweera Mudiyanselage Shaminda Eranga|
23 June 1986 |
Chilaw, Sri Lanka
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Relations||spouse – Savithri Weerakkody|
|Test debut (cap 118)||16 September 2011 v Australia|
|Last Test||9 June 2016 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 147)||16 August 2011 v Australia|
|Last ODI||16 June 2016 v Ireland|
|T20I debut (cap 6)||7 August 2012 v India|
|Last T20I||31 March 2013 v Bangladesh|
|Domestic team information|
|Chilaw Marians (squad no. Chilaw Marians)|
Source: Cricinfo, 16 June 2016
Ranaweera Mudiyanselage Shaminda Eranga (born 23 June 1986), or Shaminda Eranga, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who plays in all formats of the game. He studied at St. Mary's College in Chilaw.
On 7 August 2012, by taking Gautam Gambhir's wicket in his very first over in that match, Eranga set a world record for being the only bowler to have taken a wicket in his first over in all formats of the game.
His constant back injuries meant that he couldn't make the national team regularly after his Test debut, and his next international game came much later, in August 2012 against India, in which he made his Twenty20 International debut.
Health and Bowling suspect
On 19 June 2016, following Sri Lanka's ODI matches in Ireland, Eranga was admitted to hospital in Dublin to undergo tests on his heart. However, on the same day, he was suspended from bowling in international matches by the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to an illegal action reported during the second Test against England earlier the previous month. He was discharged from hospital the following day. On 18 July 2017, ICC cleared Eranga bowling action, so he can play again in international cricket with his revised bowling action.
During Sri Lanka Premier League tournament, he played for Nagenahira Nagas, where his team became runner-up of SLPL, lost final to Uva Next. He won Player of the series trophy for his bowling performances.
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