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Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas , more widely known as Chaminda Vaas, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer.

Chaminda Vaas
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Personal information
Full name Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas
Born (1974-01-27) 27 January 1974 (age 42)
Mattumagala, nr Wattala, Sri Lanka
Nickname Vasy
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left arm fast medium
Role Opening Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 26 August 1994 v Pakistan
Last Test 20 July 2009 v Pakistan
ODI debut 15 February 1994 v India
Last ODI 27 August 2008 v India
ODI shirt no. 22
T20I debut 22 December 2006 v New Zealand
Last T20I 20 September 2007 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990/91–2011/12 Colts Cricket Club
2003 Hampshire
2003/04 Uva
2005 Worcestershire
2007 Middlesex
2007/08-2009/10 Deccan Chargers
2010–2012 Northamptonshire (squad no. 6)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs FC LA
Matches 111 322 227 412
Runs scored 3,089 2,025 6,223 3,220
Batting average 24.32 13.68 25.82 16.59
100s/50s 1/13 0/1 4/29 0/8
Top score 100* 50* 134 76*
Balls bowled 23,438 15,775 41,266 19,411
Wickets 355 400 772 506
Bowling average 29.58 27.53 24.64 26.63
5 wickets in innings 12 4 34 4
10 wickets in match 2 n/a 4 n/a
Best bowling 7/71 8/19 7/28 8/19
Catches/stumpings 31/– 60/– 57/– 83/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 December 2012

Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas (born 27 January 1974), more widely known as Chaminda Vaas, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer.

Vaas has been described as the 'most penetrative and successful new-ball bowler Sri Lanka has produced' and often played a supporting role to Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka's off spinner and leading wicket taker. In 2004 he gained international recognition when he was selected for the World Test and one-day XI at the inaugural ICC Awards. He was once again selected for the World Test XI at the 2005 awards. Over a fifteen-year international career relatively free of injury, he has set a number of national and international records in wicket hauls and bowling figures. As of 11 October 2016, only 3 bowlers have taken more ODI wickets than Vaas. He is the youngest bowler to take 300 wickets in ODI cricket.


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From The Vault: Vaas destroys Aussies

In this ODI from 2006, Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas ripped through Australia's top order before returning late on to take a fourth wicket.

Chaminda Vaas Hat Trick 2003 World Cup (1st 3 balls of the match)

Chaminda Vaas Hat Trick, First 3 balls of the match.

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Chaminda Vaas' 5 31 vs Australia at in 2004.

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WarnakulasuriyaPatabendigeUshantha Joseph ChamindaVaas more widely known as ChamindaVaas, is a former Sri Lankan first-class cricketer, who played ...