Hasantha Fernando

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Hasantha Fernando
හසන්ත ප්‍රනාන්දු
Personal information
Full nameKandage Hasantha Ruwan Kumara Fernando
Born (1979-10-14) 14 October 1979 (age 39)
Panadura, Sri Lanka
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 93)8 November 2002 v South Africa
Last Test15 November 2002 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 110)4 August 2002 v Bangladesh
Last ODI22 February 2006 v Bangladesh
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 2 7
Runs scored 38 43
Batting average 9.50 21.50
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 24 23*
Balls bowled 234 234
Wickets 4 6
Bowling average 27.00 26.50
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 3/63 3/12
Catches/stumpings 1/- 1/-
Source: Cricinfo, 23 February 2017

Kandage Hasantha Ruwan Kumara Fernando (born October 14, 1979), or Hasantha Fernando is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played 2 Tests and 7 ODIs. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.

He is a past student of Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa. In 2013 he was named the biggest cricket badger in Sri Lanka.

Domestic career[edit]

He was the professional at Whitehaven Cricket Club in 2006 and he topped the league bowling averages.

After losing his place in the Sri Lankan team he went to English semi-pro team Plymouth where he made them contenders in the local 50 over league until he had a surprise call up for the Sri Lankan 20/20 team and became one of their crucial reserves. Plymouth later were promoted to the top league in the westcountry after 3 of their 4 teams were promoted in the 2007 season.

In 2011 he was the professional at Sudbury CC, where he helped the club keep their East Anglian Premier League status and rejoined them in the 2012 season.

International cricket[edit]

After just one first-class season, spent with Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, he impressed the selectors after having made three centuries, and was an ideal player to be picked for the 2003 Cricket World Cup, he made his one-day debut against Bangladesh, where his bowling was impressive. He was gentle in pace, but showed variation in line, length and style.