Pramodya Wickramasinghe

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Pramodya Wickramasinghe
ප්‍රමෝද්ය වික්‍රමසිංහ
Personal information
Full nameGallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe
BornAugust 14, 1971 (1971-08-14) (age 47)
Matara, Sri Lanka
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast
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
Runs scored555344
Batting average 9.408.59
Top score5132
Balls bowled72605720
Wickets 85109
Bowling average 41.8739.64
5 wickets in innings 30
10 wickets in match0n/a
Best bowling6/604/48
Catches/stumpings 18/–26/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 February 2017

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.

Matara, Sri Lanka City in Southern, Sri Lanka

Matara is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo. It is a major commercial hub, and it is the administrative capital of Matara District. It was gravely affected by the Asian tsunami in December 2004.

Sri Lanka Island country in South Asia

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.


Domestic career

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 managed for the first time to take all ten wickets in a single innings, finishing 10 for 41 against Kalutara Physical Culture Club in Colombo. [1] [2]

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Kalutara Physical Culture Centre was a first class cricket team in Sri Lanka which featured in the Saravanamuttu Trophy competition of 1991-92.

Colombo Commercial Capital in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo. It is also the administrative capital of the Western Province and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins.

International career

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.

Chaminda Vaas Sri Lankan cricketer

Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas, more widely known as Chaminda Vaas, is a former Sri Lankan international cricketer, who played all forms of the game, and a former ODI captain. Often described as the 'most penetrative and successful new-ball bowler Sri Lanka has produced' Vaas currently holds the record for the best bowling figure in ODI history, and only bowler to take an 8 wicket-haul in ODIs.

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.

Shoulder part of the body

The human shoulder is made up of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula, and the humerus as well as associated muscles, ligaments and tendons. The articulations between the bones of the shoulder make up the shoulder joints. The shoulder joint, also known as the glenohumeral joint, is the major joint of the shoulder, but can more broadly include the acromioclavicular joint. In human anatomy, the shoulder joint comprises the part of the body where the humerus attaches to the scapula, and the head sits in the glenoid cavity. The shoulder is the group of structures in the region of the joint.

Career highlights

Test cricket

Sialkot City in Punjab, Pakistan

Sialkot is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. Sialkot is Pakistan's 13th largest city and located 9 km from Ghuinke, and is located in north-east Punjab — one of Pakistan's most industrialised regions. Along with the nearby cities of Gujranwala and Gujrat, Sialkot forms part of the so-called Golden Triangle of industrial cities with export-oriented economies.

Bulawayo Place in Zimbabwe

Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe, and the largest city in the country's Matabeleland. The city's population is disputed; the 2012 census listed it at 653,337, while the Bulawayo City Council claimed it to be about 1.2 million. Bulawayo covers an area of about 1,707 square kilometres (659 sq mi) in the western part of the country, along the Matsh' Amhlope River. Along with the capital Harare, Bulawayo is one of two cities in Zimbabwe that are also a province.

One-day internationals

Asia Cup Cricket tournament

The ACC Asia Cup is a mens One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket tournament. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries. It was originally scheduled to be held every two years.

Manchester City and metropolitan borough in England

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous built-up area, with a population of 3.2 million. It is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council.

Jamshedpur Metropolis in Jharkhand, India

Jamshedpur is the most populous urban agglomeration in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is named after Tata Group founder Jamsetji Tata.

International record

Test 5 Wicket hauls

15/733Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad Pakistan 1992
26/10332Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Pakistan1999
36/6034Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club Bulawayo Zimbabwe 1999

International awards

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

NoOpponentVenueDateMatch PerformanceResult
1 India R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 5 September 19945-0-28-3 ; DNBFlag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets. [3]
2 South Africa Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham 14 August 19988 (6 balls: 1x4) ; 7-2-20-3Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka won by 57 runs. [4]

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