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Gayashan Ranga de Silva Munasinghe (born 7 October 1986) is a Sri Lankan-born Italian cricketer. Munasinghe is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-fast.

Gayashan Munasinghe
Personal information
Full nameGayashan Ranga de Silva Munasinghe
Born (1986-10-07) 7 October 1986 (age 32)
Sri Lanka
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Only T20I (cap 7)25 May 2019 v Germany
Career statistics
Competition Twenty20
Matches 9
Runs scored 11
Batting average
100s/50s –/–
Top score 11*
Balls bowled 132
Wickets 4
Bowling average 41.25
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/6
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 May 2019

His first appearance for Italy came against a Leinster Cricket Union President's XI in a warm up match for the 2008 European Cricket Championship Division One, though he made no appearances during the main tournament itself.[1] He was then selected as part of Italy's squad for the 2008 World Cricket League Division Four in Tanzania,[2] making four appearances. With the ball, he took 2 wickets in the tournament at an average of 32.50, with best figures of 1/32.[3] With the bat, he scored 20 runs with a high score of 11 not out.[4] His next appearance for Italy came in the 2010 European Cricket Championship Division One, in which he played five matches.[1] He was then selected as part of Italy's squad for the 2010 World Cricket League Division Four, which was hosted by Italy.[5] He made six appearances during the tournament,[1] helping Italy earn promotion to the 2011 World Cricket League Division Three.[6] Division Three was played in Hong Kong in January 2011, with Munasinghe selected as part of Italy's thirteen man squad.[7] He played in all six of Italy's matches in the tournament,[1] took 13 wickets during the tournament, at an average of 20.00, with best figures of 4/60.[8]

In July 2011, Munasinghe played in the European T20 Championship in Jersey and Guernsey,[1] which saw Italy end the tournament as runners-up to Denmark. This result qualified them to take part in the World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates in March 2012. He was selected as part of Italy's fourteen man squad for the qualifier.[9] He made his Twenty20 debut during the tournament against Oman, with him making eight further appearances, the last of which came against Kenya.[10] In his nine matches, he took 4 wickets at an average of 41.25, with best figures of 1/6.[11] With the bat, scored 11 runs.[12] Italy finished the tournament in tenth place and therefore missed out on qualification for the 2012 World Twenty in Sri Lanka.

In April 2013, he was selected in Italy's fourteen man squad for the World Cricket League Division Three in Bermuda.[13] In August 2017, he was named as captain of the Italian squad for the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Five tournament.[14]

In May 2019, he was named as the captain of Italy's squad for their Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Germany in the Netherlands.[15] He made his T20I debut for Italy against Germany on 25 May 2019.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Miscellaneous Matches played by Gayashan Munasinghe". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  2. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Four, 2008/09". ESPNcricinfo. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Bowling for Italy ICC World Cricket League Division Four 2008/09". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Italy ICC World Cricket League Division Four 2008/09". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Squads named for WCL Division 4". ESPNcricinfo. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  6. ^ "USA and Italy secure promotion to Division Three". ESPNcricinfo. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  7. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Three / Italy Squad". ESPNcricinfo. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Bowling in ICC World Cricket League Division Three 2010/11 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  9. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2011/12". ESPNcricinfo. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played by Gayashan Munasinghe". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Twenty20 Bowling For Each Team by Gayashan Munasinghe". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Twenty20 Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Gayashan Munasinghe". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  13. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Three / Italy Squad". 23 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  14. ^ "Convocazioni per la World Cricket League, Division 5". Crickitalia. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Squads announced for the Germany, Netherlands XI and Italy series". European Cricket Network. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  16. ^ "1st T20I, Germany tour of Netherlands at Utrecht, May 25 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

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