Pramodya Wickramasinghe

Gallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe (born August 14, 1971 in Matara), commonly known as Pramodya Wickramasinghe, is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm-fast bowler. He was a key member of 1996 Cricket World Cup winning team.

Pramodya Wickramasinghe
ප්‍රමෝද්ය වික්‍රමසිංහ
Personal information
Full nameGallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe
BornAugust 14, 1971 (1971-08-14) (age 49)
Matara, Sri Lanka
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 51)12 December 1991 v Pakistan
Last Test20 January 2001 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 64)31 December 1990 v Bangladesh
Last ODI7 July 2002 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 40 134
Runs scored 555 344
Batting average 9.40 8.59
100s/50s 0/1 0/0
Top score 51 32
Balls bowled 7,260 5,720
Wickets 85 109
Bowling average 41.87 39.64
5 wickets in innings 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 6/60 4/48
Catches/stumpings 18/– 26/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 February 2017

Domestic careerEdit

Gentle in pace, but deadly in accuracy, he played his club cricket for the Sinhalese Sports Club. He became internationally known in 1989 after the Youth Asia Cup Championship, and toured England in 1991. In November that year, he became the first bowler in Sri Lankan domestic cricket to take all ten wickets in a single inning, finishing 10 for 41 against Kalutara Physical Culture Club in Colombo.[1][2]

International careerEdit

He represented Sri Lanka in the 1992, 1996 and 1999 World Cup tournaments, where he played as the strike bowler of the team along with newcomer Chaminda Vaas.

Though playing steadily from then on until 2000, he found himself in need of a shoulder operation which more-or-less ended his career, as from then on he found it difficult to find a place for himself within the side.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Waters, Chris (2014). 10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest Bowling Feat. A&C Black. p. 215. ISBN 9781472908919. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Sinhalese Sports Club v Kalutara Physical Culture Centre". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 July 2018.

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