Vinothen John

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Vinothen John
විනෝදන් ජෝන්
Personal information
Full name Vinothen Bede John
Born 27 May 1960 (1960-05-27) (age 57)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 5) 4 March 1983 v New Zealand
Last Test 23 August 1984 v England
ODI debut (cap 27) 12 September 1982 v India
Last ODI 30 October 1987 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 6 45
Runs scored 53 84
Batting average 10.59 9.33
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 27* 15
Balls bowled 1281 2311
Wickets 28 34
Bowling average 21.92 48.67
5 wickets in innings 2 -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 5/60 3/28
Catches/stumpings 2/- 5/-
Source: Cricifo, 9 February 2016

Vinothen Bede John Jeyarajasinham (born May 27, 1960, Colombo), or Vinothen John, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in six Tests and 45 ODIs from 1982 to 1987.

Domestic career[edit]

He played for the Nondescripts Cricket Club, Bloomfield C&AC,Moratuwa CC, Sinhalese Sports Club and continuously for over two decades in the Nationalised Services Cricket Tournament, representing the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation. John, played six tests between March 1983 and August 1984, during which he claimed an impressive 28 wickets (average 21.92). John is a product of St Peter's College, Colombo.

International career[edit]

He made his test debut in Lancaster Park in New Zealand and had the scalps of Glenn Turner and Sir Richard Hadlee. The stocky right-arm seamer opened the bowling for Sri Lanka in the eighties in tests and ODIs.

His Test career ended in the famous Lord's test where he captured four wickets for 98 runs. He took 34 ODI wickets (48.67) in 45 matches in five years from 1982-87 before bidding adieu in a Reliance World Cup match against England in 1987, which Sri Lanka lost by eight wickets.

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/60 2  New Zealand Basin Reserve Wellington New Zealand 1983
2 5/86 3  New Zealand Asgiriya Stadium Kandy Sri Lanka 1984

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