Congenige Randhi Dilhara Fernando

Sri Lanka Congenige Randhi Dilhara Fernando

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 38 years 101 days
Born July 19, 1979, Colombo
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
When Fernando burst onto the international scene, young and raw, he soon inspired hope that he would be the long-term replacement for Chaminda Vaas as the cutting edge of the pace attack. He has natural pace - six months after his debut he was timed at 91.9 mph in Durban - hits the pitch hard and moves the ball off the seam. During the early years he paid for his inconsistent line and length, but then worked hard with Rumesh Ratnayake in the Fast Bowling Unit and became more reliable. He also learnt the art of reverse swing and developed a well-disguised slower ball. His career, though, has been plagued with injury. He suffered his second stress fracture of the back in 12 months in January 2004 and missed the entire home series against Australia. However, he has now been slowly nursed back to full fitness and after playing for Sri Lanka A in New Zealand, he has won his place back in the squad. He struggled to hold down a regular spot, especially in the Test team, and was again struck by injury in 2005. However, he fought his way back for the one-day leg of the tour of England and, although he is having to look over his shoulder at the young seamers, has forced off the attention of Nuwan Zoysa for a place in the 2007 World Cup squad. But he remains a wild card that can either win or lose a match in one spell. Worcestershire thought of him as a winner, however, when they signed him for the final few weeks of their Championship campaign in 2008. Charlie Austin September 2008
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Asia XI Mumbai Indians
Sinhalese Sports Club Sri Lanka Board President's XI Worcestershire

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 47 7.86 21* 346 52 96 234
firstClass 0 0 0 40 7.46 42 590 37 116 121
T20Is 0 0 0 3 0 4 5.00 21 25 2 7 18
ODIs 0 0 0 27 2 19 9.19 20 239 35 61 147
tests 0 0 0 10 1 30 8.30 39* 249 17 47 40

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 3 7 5.00 25.85 6/27 6/27 336 8688 10413 234
firstClass 0 6 3.65 30.46 6/29 315 9596 15764 121
T20Is 0 0 0 7.36 25.77 3/19 3/19 18 464 378 18 18
ODIs 0 1 3 5.20 30.20 6/27 6/27 187 5648 6507 141 147
tests 0 3 3 3.67 37.84 7/95 5/42 100 3784 6181 68 40
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