Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas , more widely known as Chaminda Vaas, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer.
|Full name||Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas|
|Born|| 27 January 1974 |
Mattumagala, nr Wattala, Sri Lanka
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Bowling style||Left arm fast medium|
|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|
|1990/91–2011/12||Colts Cricket Club|
|2010–2012||Northamptonshire (squad no. 6)|
|Source: CricketArchive, 24 December 2012|
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.
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, First 3 balls of the match.
Chaminda Vaas' 5 31 vs Australia at in 2004.
WarnakulasuriyaPatabendigeUshantha Joseph ChamindaVaas more widely known as ChamindaVaas, is a former Sri Lankan first-class cricketer, who played ...