Uva Next

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Uva Next
Captain: Sri LankaThilina Kandamby
Coach: IndiaRobin Singh
City: Badulla
Colors: Red.svg
Owner: Success Sports Private Limited
Founded: 2012
Dissolved: 2012
Adviser: Sri LankaAravinda De Silva
SLPL wins: 1

The Uva Next was a franchise cricket team that took part in Sri Lanka Premier League, representing Uva. Success Sports Private Limited purchased the team for $4.6 million in 2012. They was owned for seven years, after which a new agreement may be negotiated.[1]

History[edit]

The Uva cricket team was a Sri Lankan cricket team that represented the Uva Province. The team was established in 2004 and only featured in the 2003-04 season of the Inter-Provincial First Class Tournament. The team was captained by Chaminda Vaas. In the 2011 edition of Sri Lanka Premier League the Uva Province team was known as the Uva Unicorns. But after the franchise model was introduced the team owners changed the name to Uva Next.

After the franchise model was introduced for the Sri Lanka Premier League in 2012, Uva made a reappearance in the Sri Lankan cricketing arena as Uva Next. The team was captained by Thilina Kandamby in the 2012 season as their marquee player Chris Gayle could not participate due to an injury.

2012 Season[edit]

The team was one of only seven teams taking part in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League held in August 2012.During the first player Draft for the inaugural SLPL season, conducted in July 2012, the Uva team bought a number of contemporary star cricketers such as Chris Gayle, Umar Gul, Upul Tharanga, Jacob Oram, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Thilina Kandamby. Gayle became the costliest player of the draft, as the Uva franchise bought him for $100,000. They also bought Sri Lankan and Foreign Internationals such as Sachithra Senanayake, Dilhara Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna, Callum Ferguson, Andrew McDonald, Shoaib Malik and some very promising domestic players such as Dilshan Munaweera, Banuka Rajapaksha and Charith Jayampathi.

The Uva Next got on to a great start defeating a very strong Basnahira Cricket Dundee team in their opening match. The strong Uva bowling line up which performed really well in their opening match was very well backed up with their batting. But the winning ways quickly came to an end when they met the red hot favorites of the tournament Wayamba United. Thou their bowlers restricted the opposition to a competitive score the uva batting collapsed giving Wayamba United the win. Although losing their second match the Uva Next team soon got into winning ways defeating Uthura Rudras and Ruhuna Royals to record two consecutive wins. This meant that they had to win only one more match to qualify to the semi-finals. The next match with the Kandurata Warriors was an important game for both teams meaning that the winner would join Wayamba United in the semi-finals. For the joy of both teams the match was abandoned due to heavy rains this meant that both teams would qualify for the semis. The last match in the group stage was Played against the Nagenahira Nagas this match was an important match because the loser of this match would face Wayamba United in the semi-finals.Both teams were in hot pursuit of winning to avoid facing the strongest team the Wayamba United. Uva Next scored 160 runs but this wasn't enough against a strong batting order plus about three of their best player had to leave during the match due to injury.

In the first semi-final Uva was lucky to retain two of their injured players but they lost Upul Tharanga due to a finger dislocation. Uva had a bad start and was scoring at a slow pace but because of a calm innings by Chandrpaul and a quick fire 40 by Oram Uva managed to score 171 runs. With the ball it was a magical start by uva taking the first 7 wickets for just 27 runs but a good partnership between Azar Mahamood and Isuru Udana Wayaba United scored 151 runs. But this meant that Uva Next would face the Nagenahira Nagas in the final of the inaugural edition of Sri Lanka Premier League. In the final Nagenahira chose to bat they could not get of to a flyer but after 9.1 overs because of rain the game was shorten to a 15 over match Nagas scored 135 curtsy a 27 ball 73 by Angelo Matthews. Knowing the weather Uva got to a flying start but after 5.1 overs rain returned and the match was stopped according to (D/L) method Uva needed to score 44 runs they scored 63 runs and was crowned the first ever champions of SLPL and was qualified to the Champions League.

Squad[edit]

The captain of Uva Next in the inaugural season of SLPL was supposed to be Chris Gayle but due to an injury the captaincy was awarded to former Sri Lankan vice-captain Thilina Kandamby.Shivnarine Chanderpaul was brought in as a replacement to the fellow West Indian. Chris Gayle was named the icon player for Uva and he received the highest salary in the SLPL of $100,000. The Uva Next squad consisted of six overseas players in the tournament having some of the worlds best T20 players such as Umar Gul. Uva also got some of the best upcoming local Sri Lankan players.

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
6 Shivnarine Chanderpaul Guyana (1974-08-16) 16 August 1974 (age 42) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Overseas Player
Chris Gayle Jamaica (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979 (age 37) Left-handed Right-arm off break Overseas Player
25 Thilina Kandamby Sri Lanka (1982-06-04) 4 June 1982 (age 34) Left-handed Leg break Captain
27 Bhanuka Rajapaksa Sri Lanka (1991-10-24) 24 October 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium
241 Dilshan Munaweera Sri Lanka (1989-04-24) 24 April 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Callum Ferguson Australia (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium Overseas Player
Fawad Alam Pakistan (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox Overseas Player
Ashen Silva Sri Lanka (1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Ashan Priyanjan Sri Lanka (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
All-rounders
24 Jacob Oram New Zealand (1978-07-28) 28 July 1978 (age 38) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Overseas Player
34 Andrew McDonald Australia (1981-06-05) 5 June 1981 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Overseas Player
51 Shoaib Malik Pakistan (1982-02-01) 1 February 1982 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas Player
James Franklin New Zealand (1980-11-07) 7 November 1980 (age 36) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Overseas Player
Chinthaka Jayasinghe Sri Lanka (1978-05-19) 19 May 1978 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Saliya Saman Sri Lanka (1985-11-25) 25 November 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
73 Hammad Azam Pakistan (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium Overseas Player
Wicket-keepers
44 Upul Tharanga Sri Lanka (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 32) Left-handed
15 Sameera de Zoysa Sri Lanka (1987-01-31) 31 January 1987 (age 30) Left-handed
Akila Isanka Sri Lanka (1989-01-15) 15 January 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Bowlers
18 Sachithra Senanayake Sri Lanka (1985-02-09) 9 February 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break
26 Dilhara Fernando Sri Lanka (1979-07-19) 19 July 1979 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
89 Charith Jayampathi Sri Lanka (1991-02-01) 1 February 1991 (age 26) Left-arm medium-fast
41 Seekkuge Prasanna Sri Lanka (1985-06-27) 27 June 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Leg break
55 Umar Gul Pakistan (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Overseas Player
Abdur Rehman Pakistan (1980-03-01) 1 March 1980 (age 37) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox Overseas Player
Dinesh Daminda Sri Lanka (1983-10-23) 23 October 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Vishwa Fernando Sri Lanka (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Lahiru Madushanka Sri Lanka (1992-09-12) 12 September 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

Player list[edit]

Nation Player Year of service
Sri Lanka Thilina Kandamby 2012
Sri Lanka Bhanuka Rajapaksa 2012
Sri Lanka Charith Jayampathi 2012
Sri Lanka Dilhara Fernando 2012
Sri Lanka Dilshan Munaweera 2012
Sri Lanka Sachithra Senanayake 2012
Sri Lanka Sameera de Zoysa 2012
Sri Lanka Seekkuge Prasanna 2012
Sri Lanka Upul Tharanga 2012
Pakistan Hammad Azam 2012
Pakistan Shoaib Malik 2012
Pakistan Umar Gul 2012
Guyana Shivnarine Chanderpaul 2012
Australia Andrew McDonald 2012
New Zealand Jacob Oram 2012

Results[edit]

Overall results[edit]

Performance summary
Year Matches Wins Losses No Result Success Rate Summary
2012 8 5 2 1 62.5% Champions(2012)

Result summary[edit]

Opposition Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR  %
Basnahira Cricket Dundee 2012 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Kandurata Warriors 2012 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
Nagenahira Nagas 2012 2 1 1 0 0 50.00
Ruhuna Royals 2012 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Uthura Rudras 2012 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Wayamba United 2012 2 1 1 0 0 50.00
12 August
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Basnahira Cricket Dundee
136/9 (20 overs)
v
Uva Next
139/2 (18.2 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 56 (48)
Dilhara Fernando 5/17 (3 overs)
Upul Tharanga 65* (53)
Rangana Herath 1/17 (4 overs)
Uva Next won by 8 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Nishan Dhanasinghe and Ruchira Palliyaguru
Player of the match: Dilhara Fernando (Uva Next)
  • Basnahira Cricket Dundee won the toss and elected to bat.

17 August
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Wayamba United
147/9 (20 overs)
v
Uva Next
127 (18.1 overs)
Kamran Akmal 36 (32)
Jacob Oram 3/6 (4 overs)
Dilshan Munaweera 26 (19)
Chathuranga Kumara 3/33 (4 overs)
Wayamba United won by 20 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Umpires: Asoka de Silva and Ruchira Palliyaguru
Player of the match: Chathuranga Kumara (Wayamba United)
  • Uva Next won the toss and elected to field.

19 August
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Uthura Rudras
124/8 (20 overs)
v
Uva Next
126/6 (19.1 overs)
Dilshan Munaweera 36 (25)
Chathura Peiris 2/24 (4 overs)
Uva Next won by 4 wickets
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Umpires: Asoka de Silva and Tyron Wijewardene
Player of the match: Sachithra Senanayake (Uva Next)
  • Uthura Rudras won the toss and elected to bat.

21 August
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Uva Next
155/6 (20 overs)
v
Ruhuna Royals
141/9 (20 overs)
Upul Tharanga 48 (40)
Wahab Riaz 3/34 (4 overs)
Wahab Riaz 31* (18)
Seekkuge Prasanna 4/19 (4 overs)
Uva Next won by 14 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Umpires: Asoka de Silva and Tyron Wijewardene
Player of the match: Seekkuge Prasanna (Uva Next)
  • Uva Next won the toss and elected to bat.

25 August
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Uva Next
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Asoka de Silva and Sagara Gallage

27 August
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Uva Next
160/7 (20 overs)
v
Nagenahira Nagas
163/4 (19.1 overs)
Dilshan Munaweera 45 (35)
Shaminda Eranga 2/25 (4 overs)
Imran Nazir 44 (25)
Charith Jayampathi 2/37 (4 overs)
Nagenahira Nagas won by 6 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Asoka de Silva and Maurice Zilwa
Player of the match: Imran Nazir (Nagenahira Nagas)
  • Uva Next won the toss and elected to bat.

Semi-final 1
28 August
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Uva Next
171/6 (20 overs)
v
Wayamba United
151/8 (20 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 50* (41)
Abdul Razzaq 2/17 (4 overs)
Azhar Mahmood 75* (47)
Jacob Oram 3/16 (4 overs)
Uva Next won by 20 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Asoka De Silva and Tyron Wijewardene
Player of the match: Jacob Oram (Uva)
  • Uva Next won the toss and elected to bat

Final
31 August
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Nagenahira Nagas
134/4 (15 overs)
v
Uva Next
63/1 (5.1 overs)
Angelo Mathews 73* (27)
Andrew McDonald 2/24 (3 overs)
Dilshan Munaweera 44 (23)
Ajantha Mendis 1/25 (2 overs)
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Asoka de Silva and Ruchira Palliyaguru
Player of the match: Dilshan Munaweera (Uva)
  • Nagenahira Nagas won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain first reduced the match to 15 overs per side. Rain stopped play after 5.1 overs in Uva Next's innings. Their target would have been 45 runs according to the Duckworth–Lewis method.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian companies among SLPL-franchise owners". CricInfo. ESPN. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 

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