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Chaminda Vaas

Chaminda Vaas

india Updated: Jan 29, 2003 23:54 IST

 Date of Birth: 27 January 1974, Mattumagala
 Test Debut: Against Pakistan at Kandy in 1994/95
 ODI Debut: Against India at Rajkot in 1993/94
 Bats: Left Hand Bat
 Bowls: Left Arm Fast Medium

Born in Colombo, Chaminda Vaas started his international career in 1992 when he represented the Under-19 team to England. His one-day debut was in 1993, when he was selected in the national squad to play against India. Subsequently, he toured South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand in 1994-95.

His left-arm pace bowling has been pivotal in Sri Lanka's upsurge in Test and one-day cricket of late. The 24-year-old bowler is the first Sri Lankan to take 10 wickets in a Test match. His performance both at home and abroad has been Sri Lanka's leading pace bowler.

Though he was plagued by a back injury in 1998, he was back after missing a few matches. Lower down the batting order, he has played some vital innings for the team.


First Published: Jan 24, 2003 19:17 IST