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Thilina Kandamby

Thilina Kandamby
Personal information
Full name Sahan Hewa Thilina Kandamby
Born (1982-06-04) 4 June 1982
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg break
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 122) 27 April 2004 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 24 June 2010 v India
ODI shirt no. 25
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–present Basnahira North
2007–present Sinhalese Sports Club
2001–2007 Bloomfield
2010–present Dhaka Division
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 33 108 157 29
Runs scored 814 5,658 3,681 470
Batting average 32.56 36.98 31.73 18.80
100s/50s 0/5 12/24 2/24 0/0
Top score 93* 202 128* 47*
Balls bowled 168 1,815 981 93
Wickets 2 36 27 5
Bowling average 82.00 37.66 31.92 20.20
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a 0
Best bowling 2/37 4/36 4/68 3/21
Catches/stumpings 5/– 62/– 41/– 13/–
Source: CricketArchive, 7 February 2011

Sahan Hewa Thilina Kandamby (born 4 June 1982 in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan international cricketer who is a specialist middle-order batsman. Kandamby was marked out as a talent early, playing for the Sri Lanka Under 19s from 1998 to 2001, and he has also played ten first class games for Sri Lanka A cricket team.

Kandamby made his One Day International debut batting at six against Zimbabwe in 2004, but lasted four balls before he was caught behind off Mluleki Nkala for a duck. His next three performances brought him a total of 23 runs, and though he was in the team that won the 2004 Asia Cup, his performances was not enough for him to be selected to the 2004 Champions Trophy immediately following the Asia Cup, as he was replaced by Dilhara Fernando.

Kandamby has since plied his trade for Central Province and Bloomfield in the Sri Lankan domestic leagues, in addition to playing for Sri Lanka A against touring sides. The 2005–06 season has seen him play two first class games against New Zealand A in 2005–06, scoring 103 runs in four innings, while as of 1 February 2006 he has not made a half-century in this year's Premier Championship.

In 2004, Kandamby scored 52 for the Sri Lankans against Zimbabwe A. His score was made up of 10 fours and two sixes; this was the first time in first-class cricket that a completed innings of 50 or more had consisted entirely of boundaries. [1]

In 2008 he returned to Zimbabwe tour and scored a crucial 40 in a low-scoring game to set up the victory. After That series he has joined the Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka and he scored wonderful 59 runs against Pakistan in 2nd ODI match which caused to crucial win for Sri Lanka in that series.

One Day International Half Centuries

ODI Half Centuries of Thilina Kandamby
Runs Match Against Venue Year
[1] 59 6 Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan 2009
[2] 93* 9 India R. Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka 2009

Notes

  1. ^ "The Sri Lankans in Zimbabwe, 2003–04" in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2005. Alton: John Wisden & Co. Ltd, p1221.

References

  • Player profile: Thilina Kandamby from ESPNcricinfo
  • First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Thilina Kandamby, from CricketArchive.com, retrieved 1 February 2006
  • Dilhara Fernando named in Champions Trophy squad from Cricinfo, retrieved 1 February 2006
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