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Shaminda Eranga

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast

AGE
31
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Chilaw

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Bio

Shaminda Eranga burst on to the ODI scene against Australia in 2011 when he took the wickets of Brad Haddin and Ricky Ponting in his first game.

He played for the Chilaw Marians in the Sri Lankan Premier League and Eranga has done exceedingly well throughout his 43-game career. 82 wickets so far, including a career best 7-109, signalled him as a possible fast bowling option for the national side. Known more for his bowling, Eranga has played some starring roles with the bat for the Marians. His average of 24.33 could almost classify him as an allrounder, with the promising player having already blasted 100 not out.

Eranga only had to wait one month before making his Test debut, also against Australia. If his ODI debut was good, then this was great. While it took two deliveries to achieve success in the 50-over format, Eranga only had to wait one ball before removing Shane Watson. In doing so, he became just the 15th player to pick up a wicket with their first ball in Test cricket. It was a stunning match that saw him pick up the wickets of Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin in the first innings.

To complete the miraculous trifecta, Eranga went on to take a wicket in his first over of T20 cricket. In the 2012 clash with India, Eranga clean bowled Gautam Gambhir to become the first bowler in history to enjoy success in his first over of Test, ODI and T20 cricket. It is a rare feat that may never be seen again.
 

Eranga reported for suspect action

The International Cricket Council has reported Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga for a suspect bowling action during the second Test against England


Eranga action cleared for return

Fast bowler could make a return as early as this month against India


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Eranga discharged from hospital

A boost for the tourists with paceman released from Irish hospital but still facing fight to be able to resume bowling


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Eranga's action found to be illegal

Sri Lanka quick cited by match officials after second Test defeat in Durham