Umagiliya Durage Upul Chandana

Sri Lanka Umagiliya Durage Upul Chandana

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 45 years 164 days
Born May 7, 1972, Galle
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak
Upul Chandana's career started to blossom in 2002 when he was asked to captain Sri Lanka A against Kenya. His batting gained a new authority and his bowling greater potency, as he topped both the batting and bowling averages in that unofficial Test series. A wonderfully supple fielder, capable of match-turning run-outs and sizzling airbourne catches, he was in and out of both the Test and one-day squads for a number of years before bedding down in the one-day team in mid-2003 after a match-winning innings at Bridgetown. His explosive qualities in the middle order made him an asset in the limited-overs game. But his bowling has also continued to improve, making him a better bet for Tests as well. Murali's withdrawal from the tour to Australia in 2004 put additional responsibility on him, and he responded well. As the year progressed, his legbreaks, traditionally nagging rather than explosive, started to fizz more venomously. More importantly, his line and length tightened up. By the end of the Asia Cup in 2004 he had become an important wicket-taker in the one-day team, but his form fell away and he was dropped late in 2005, making one rather unexpected one-day appearance in July 2007, retiring soon after. Chandana then joined the unofficial Indian Cricket League, playing for the Kolkata Tigers and ICL World XI. A ban on he and four other Sri Lankans was lifted in September 2008, meaning Chandana was free to play domestic cricket back home. Charlie Austin September 2008
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Gloucestershire ICL World XI
Kolkata Tigers Nondescripts Cricket Club Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 10 1 0 138 19.73 108 3315 34 202 258
firstClass 36 8 0 137 30.72 194 6360 21 228 165
ODIs 5 0 0 79 22 108 17.30 89 1627 17 111 147
tests 2 0 0 7 6 77 26.78 92 616 1 24 16

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 4 9 4.31* 26.33 5/22 5/22 306 8058 11047+ 258
firstClass 1 20 3.03 24.95 7/60 469 11704 23115 165
ODIs 0 1 4 4.70 31.90 5/61 5/61 151 4818 6142 136 147
tests 1 3 0 3.43 41.48 10/210 6/179 37 1535 2685 29 16
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