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Chaminda Vaas

01 January, 1970

Chaminda Vaas is best known for his accurate swing bowling. Having taken the most wickets for a Sri Lankan fast bowler, Vaas' place in Sri Lankan Test history is assured.He is also a useful batsman down the order.

Full name : Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas
Born : January 27, 1974, Mattumagala
Current age : 32 years 267 days
Major teams : Sri Lanka, ACC Asian XI, Colts Cricket Club, Hampshire, Worcestershire
Batting style : Left-hand bat
Bowling style : Left-arm fast-medium

Statsguru Test player, ODI player

 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   94   136   26   2503   74*   22.75   5873   42.61   0   11   315   14   28   0
ODIs   285   196   62   1833   50*   13.67   2507   73.11   0   1   113   21   56   0
First-class   163   219   44   4064   134   23.22         3   16         49   0
List A   329   225   73   2319   62*   15.25         0   3         69   0
Twenty20   1   1   0   12   12   12.00   17   70.58   0   0         0   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   94   20374   9062   307   7/71   14/191   29.51   2.66   66.36   18   11   2
ODIs   285   14007   9852   361   8/19   8/19   27.29   4.22   38.80   9   4   0
First-class   163   31707   14378   583   7/54      24.66   2.72   54.38      25   3
List A   329   15950   11174   421   8/19   8/19   26.54   4.20   37.88   11   4   0
Twenty20   1   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0

 Career statistics
 
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Test debut  Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy - Aug 26-28, 1994 scorecard
Last Test  Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 4-8, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot - Feb 15, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI  New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mumbai (BS) - Oct 20, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1990/91 - 2006
List A span  1992/93 - 2006/07
Twenty20 span  2005/06

 Profile

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. 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. In 2004 he also gained overdue recognition for his talent when he was selected for the World XI at the inaugural ICC Awards.


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