Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas

Sri Lanka Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 43 years 263 days
Born January 27, 1974, Mattumagala
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Left-arm fast-medium
Chaminda Vaas is easily the most penetrative and successful new-ball bowler Sri Lanka have had, and he has served his country well. He swings and seams the ball with skill, his trademark delivery being the late indipper. However, he also bowls a carefully disguised offcutter, and has recently added reverse-swing to his armoury, a skill that has made him a consistent wicket-taker even on bland subcontinental pitches. He outbowled New Zealand's seamers in green conditions at Napier to give Sri Lanka their first win in an overseas Test, in 1994-95. In 2001-02 he made a quantum leap, taking 26 wickets in the 3-0 rout of West Indies, becoming only the second fast bowler, after Imran Khan, to take 14 wickets in a match in the subcontinent. He then went on to take the first-ever ODI eight-for, against Zimbabwe, which included a hat-trick. He also claimed a hat-trick with the first three balls of the match against Bangladesh in the 2003 World Cup. Vaas reached the 300-wicket milestone in Tests against India in 2005-06, having passed the mark in ODIs on the tour to Zimbabwe. In 2004 he also gained overdue recognition for his talent when he was selected for the World XI at the inaugural ICC Awards. Vaas is easily Sri Lanka's second-most successful bowler - after Muttiah Muralitharan - in both forms of the game. His approach to his batting is equally sincere and in recent years he has gradually gained recognition as a useful allrounder. He waited 97 Tests for his maiden century, against Bangladesh, and soon after, became the third Sri Lankan to play 100 Tests or more.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Asia XI Basnahira North
Colts Cricket Club Deccan Chargers Hampshire
Marylebone Cricket Club Middlesex Northamptonshire
Worcestershire

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 8 0 0 83 16.59 76* 3220 90 284 412
firstClass 29 4 0 57 25.82 134 6223 59 300 227
T20Is 0 0 0 0 0 1 33.00 21 33 1 2 6
ODIs 1 0 0 60 22 127 13.68 50* 2025 72 220 322
tests 13 1 0 31 16 376 24.32 100* 3089 35 162 111

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 4 12 4.16 26.63 8/19 8/19 506 13476 19411 412
firstClass 4 34 2.75* 24.64 7/28 772 19027 41266+ 227
T20Is 0 0 0 5.81 21.33 2/14 2/14 6 128 132 6 6
ODIs 0 4 9 4.18 27.53 8/19 8/19 400 11014 15775 320 322
tests 2 12 20 2.68 29.58 14/191 7/71 355 10501 23438 194 111
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