Shaminda Eranga

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Shaminda Eranga
ශාමින්ද එරංග
Personal information
Full name Ranaweera Mudiyanselage Shaminda Eranga
Born (1986-06-23) 23 June 1986 (age 32)
Chilaw, Sri Lanka
Nickname Shamee
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting Right-hand batsman
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Relations spouse – Savithri Weerakkody
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 118) 16 September 2011 v Australia
Last Test 9 June 2016 v England
ODI debut (cap 147) 16 August 2011 v Australia
Last ODI 16 June 2016 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 6) 7 August 2012 v India
Last T20I 31 March 2013 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
Years Team
Chilaw Marians (squad no. Chilaw Marians)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I List-A
Matches 19 19 3 60
Runs scored 193 34 6 212
Batting average 12.86 11.33 6.00 13.25
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 -/- 0/1
Top score 45* 12* 6 69*
Balls bowled 3,891 716 66 2,647
Wickets 57 21 3 66
Bowling average 37.50 32.66 30.00 34.54
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/49 3/46 2/30 4/38
Catches/stumpings 5/- 5/- 1/- 21/-
Source: Cricinfo, 16 June 2016

Ranaweera Mudiyanselage Shaminda Eranga (born 23 June 1986), or Shaminda Eranga, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who plays in all formats of the game. He studied at St. Mary's College in Chilaw.

On 7 August 2012, by taking Gautam Gambhir's wicket in his very first over in that match, Eranga set a world record for being the only bowler to have taken a wicket in his first over in all formats of the game.[citation needed]

International career

Shaminda made his One Day International debut for Sri Lanka on 16 August 2011 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota against Australia.[1]

He made his test debut on September 16, 2011 and took a wicket with his first ball, becoming the 15th player to do so in the history of test cricket.[2]

His constant back injuries meant that he couldn't make the national team regularly after his Test debut, and his next international game came much later, in August 2012 against India, in which he made his Twenty20 International debut.

Health and Bowling suspect

On 19 June 2016, following Sri Lanka's ODI matches in Ireland, Eranga was admitted to hospital in Dublin to undergo tests on his heart.[3] However, on the same day, he was suspended from bowling in international matches by the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to an illegal action reported during the second Test against England earlier the previous month.[4] He was discharged from hospital the following day.[5] On 18 July 2017, ICC cleared Eranga bowling action, so he can play again in international cricket with his revised bowling action.[6]

Domestic career

During Sri Lanka Premier League tournament, he played for Nagenahira Nagas, where his team became runner-up of SLPL, lost final to Uva Next. He won Player of the series trophy for his bowling performances.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Shaminda made his ODI debut against Australia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka makes early inroads". The Hindu. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Eranga undergoing heart tests in hospital". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Eranga's bowling action ruled illegal". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Eranga discharged from Dublin hospital". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "ICC clears Eranga's bowling action". ESPNcricinfo. ESPNcricinfo. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "SLPL – a comprehensive review". Island Cricket. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 

External links

  • Shaminda Eranga at ESPNcricinfo
  • Shaminda Eranga's profile page on Wisden
  • Shaminda Eranga at CricketArchive (subscription required)
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