|Colours:||Green Blue White|
|Owner:||Wadhawan Holdings Private Limited|
|Home ground:||Welagedara Stadium|
Wayamba United was a franchise cricket team that took part in Sri Lanka Premier League, representing North Western Province. Wadhawan Holdings Private Limited purchased the team for $5.02 million in 2012. They was owned for seven years, after which a new agreement may be negotiated.
Wayamba cricket team was a Sri Lankan first class cricket team based in Kurunegala, that represented North Western Province. It drew cricketers from Sri Lanka Premier Trophy. The team competed in two provincial tournaments: the first class cricket competition known as the Inter-Provincial Tournament, and the Twenty20 competition known as the Inter-Provincial Twenty20. Also Wayamba province cricket team became joint champions with Kandurata in the 2007/08 Inter-Provincial Limited overs tournament after the finals match drawn due to rain.
The Wayamba cricket team featured in the both 2009 and 2010 editions of the Champions League Twenty20 as the Wayamba elevens.
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Welagedara Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kurunegala, in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, which is situated about 100 km north east of Kandy. The stadium is currently used mostly for cricket matches and is the home ground of Wayamba cricket team. The stadium can hold at least 10,000 spectators. Since its wicket had been replaced from a matting wicket to a turf one it has become one of the best batting wickets in the country. It was officially declared open by the then Minister of Home Affairs, Justice Felix Dias Bandaranaike in 1972. Welagedara stadium hosted its first international match when Pakistan played there in 1985. In recent times it has regularly hosted international tour matches, unofficial test matches and U19 one-day games. The ground is an extremely picturesque one, with the giant 'Elephant Rock' forming a dramatic back-drop to the ground. It also has historic value being situated in an important location for when Kurunegala was an important Kingdom, King Bhuvanaikabahu VI, would address his subjects from the press box beneath the Elephant Rock. Even though it has a lot of amenities, the Welagedara Stadium is not going to be used for the 2012 SLPL tournament.
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|27||Mahela Jayawardene||27 May 1977||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Captain|
|23||Umar Akmal||26 May 1990||Right-handed|
|28||Tamim Iqbal||20 March 1989||Left-handed|
|–||Nimesh Perera - jnr||9 January 1982||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|–||Colin Ingram||3 July 1985||Left-handed|
|11||Azhar Mahmood||28 February 1975||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|12||Abdul Razzaq||2 December 1979||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|34||Milinda Siriwardana||4 December 1985||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|66||Kaushalya Weeraratne||29 January 1981||Left-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|88||Shehan Jayasuriya||12 September 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|196||Mohammad Hafeez||17 October 1980||Right-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|–||Malinda Pushpakumara||24 March 1987||Right-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|–||Dasun Shanaka||9 September 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|–||James Faulkner||29 April 1990||Right-handed||Left-arm medium|
|8||Kushal Janith Perera||17 August 1990||Left-handed|
|17||Dinesh Chandimal||18 November 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|158||Kamran Akmal||13 January 1982||Right-handed|
|10||Akila Dananjaya||4 October 1993||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|31||Brad Hogg||6 February 1971||Left-handed||Slow left-arm chinaman|
|67||Chathuranga Kumara||19 January 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|96||Isuru Udana||17 February 1988||Right-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|–||Dilesh Gunaratne||2 April 1989||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|–||Suranga Lakmal||10 March 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|–||Alankara Asanka Silva||4 April 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|–||Kemar Roach||30 June 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
|–||Chaminda Vaas||27 January 1974||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
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