Merenna Koralage Don Ishara Amerasinghe

Sri Lanka Merenna Koralage Don Ishara Amerasinghe

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 39 years 230 days
Born March 5, 1978, Colombo
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
A six-foot tall fast bowler with a high-arm action, Ishara Amerasinghe has the ability to generate pace, but for much of his career he has been plagued by a lack of accuracy. He has been a regular member of the Sri Lanka A squad since 1999, the season in which he performed outstandingly well, taking 58 wickets from 12 matches in the Premier League for Colombo Colts. That performance opened a window of opportunities for him to tour South Africa, with the A team, and then England. Some hard work at the nets with Champaka Ramanayake, the national fast-bowling coach, and A team coach Chandika Hathurusingha, resulted in an improved line and length. He toured England with the Sri Lankam team in 2002, but was kept waiting for another five years - partly owing to a back injury sustained during that tour - before making his ODI debut against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi after the 2007 World Cup. He toured Australia in early 2008 as a replacement for Dilhara Fernando, and played a Test and a few ODIs that season, but didn't do enough to keep his place in the national team. Sa'adi Thawfeeq October 2009
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Burgher Recreation Club Colts Cricket Club
Nondescripts Cricket Club Wayamba

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 10 6.66 5* 40 16 22 76
firstClass 0 0 0 34 6.68 46 341 61 112 106
ODIs 0 0 0 1 0 1 - 5* 6 4 4 8
tests 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0* 0 2 2 1

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 1 2 4.55 25.00 5/44 5/44 92 2300 3031 76
firstClass 1 7 3.02 24.66 5/12 254 6265 12422 106
ODIs 0 0 0 5.11 40.33 3/44 3/44 9 363 426 8 8
tests 0 0 0 4.20 105.00 1/105 1/62 1 105 150 2 1
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