Ruvindu Gunasekera
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Ruvindu Gunasekera
Ruvindu Gunasekera
Personal information
Full nameRuvindu Gunasekera
Born (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 28)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
NicknameRuvindu
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg-break
RoleBatsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 57)1 July 2008 v Bermuda
Last ODI28 January 2014 v Netherlands
ODI shirt no.57
T20I debut (cap 30)13 March 2012 v Netherlands
Last T20I26 November 2013 v Kenya
T20I shirt no.57
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 19 8 21 47
Runs scored 455 202 896 1,184
Batting average 23.94 25.25 24.88 25.73
100s/50s 0/6 0/1 1/6 0/12
Top score 72 65 150 87
Balls bowled - - 626 161
Wickets - - 13 9
Bowling average - - 29.53 16.22
5 wickets in innings - - 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling - - 4/34 4/37
Catches/stumpings 7/- 0/- 13/- 19/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo,

Ruvindu Gunasekera (born 20 July 1991) is a Sri Lankan-born cricketer who played One Day International cricket for Canada.

Early life

Gunasekara was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he began playing cricket at an early age, under the influence of his father, who was a player on the Sri Lanka A cricket team. Gunasekara immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 2006. He enrolled at the University of Toronto Scarborough in 2010, pursuing a degree in management.[1]

Career

Sri Lanka

Gunasekera was a member of the team for ICC Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand.[2]

In March 2018, he was the leading run-scorer in the 2017-18 SLC Twenty20 Tournament in Sri Lanka, with 272 runs in five matches, batting for Saracens Sports Club.[3] The following month, he was also named in Dambulla's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.[4]

In August 2018, he was named in Dambulla's squad the 2018 SLC T20 League.[5] In February 2019, Sri Lanka Cricket named him as the Best Batsman in the 2017-18 SLC Twenty20 Tournament.[6]

Canada

In January 2018, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.[7]

On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[8][9]

In April 2019, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[10]

References

  1. ^ http://webapps.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/ose_new_v/article.php?id=2680&cid=26
  2. ^ Profile Official website. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  3. ^ "SLC Twenty-20 Tournament, 2017/18: Most Runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "SLC Super Provincial 50 over tournament squads and fixtures". The Papare. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "SLC T20 League 2018 squads finalized". The Papare. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "New contracts for domestic players; 2017/18 best performers rewarded". The Papare. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Canadian squad for World Cricket League Division 2 tournament". Cricket Canada. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Global T20 Canada League - Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Cricket Canada announces the Senior National Squad for the ICC WCL Division 2, Namibia". Cricket Canada. Retrieved 2019.

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