Following his outstanding performances in the recent Caribbean Regional Super50 Competition during which he emerged as one of the leading wicket-takers, Romesh Eranga has become the newfound spearhead for Team Canada’s bowling attack. Eranga’s outstanding Super50 performances included his match winning 6-21 against the Windward Islands which gave the Canadians their only win of the Tournament.

The Edmonton based Eranga captured 17 wickets during the Tournament impressing all who saw him with his pace, movement and control. With Eranga now leading its bowling attack, Canada’s chances of dismissing opposition batting lineups seems to have improved significantly.

The Sri Lankan born (16 June 1985) Romesh Eranga bowls left-arm medium-fast and bats left-handed.He became only the third Sri Lankan to take eight wickets in a List A innings; as he achieved the feat when he took 8/30 for Burgher Recreation Club against Sri Lanka Army Sports Club.

In October 2018, he was named in Canada's squad for the 2018–19 Regional Super50 tournament in the West Indies. He was the joint-leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with seventeen dismissals in six matches.

Eranga’s cricketing career highlights to date are as follows:

Full name Galkandage Don Romesh Eranga

Born June 16, 1985, Ragama

Current age 33 years 152 days

Major teams Burgher Recreation Club

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education De Mazenod College, Kandana

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 40 62 9 686 54 12.94 1380 49.71 0 1 77 10 13 0
List A 28 15 8 127 19* 18.14 218 58.25 0 0 5 2 5 0
T20s  1 1 1 16 16* - 18 88.88 0 0 2 0 0 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 40 69 4739 3186 118 6/82 9/107 27.00 4.03 40.1 4 4 0
List A 28 27 1101 863 51 8/30 8/30 16.92 4.70 21.5 0 3 0
T20s  1 1 12 26 0 - - - 13.00 - 0 0 0

 Career statistics

First-class debut Panadura Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Panadura, Jan 18-20, 2008
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Colombo (Colts), Mar 1-3, 2013
List A debut Burgher Recreation Club v Singha Sports Club at Colombo (Burgher), Nov 14, 2007
Last List A Guyana v Canada at Port of Spain, Oct 15, 2018
Only T20s Moors Sports Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 27, 2012

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/38 Canada v Guyana Port of Spain 15 Oct 2018 LA
4*, 6/21 Canada v Windward Is Port of Spain 13 Oct 2018 LA
3*, 2/29 Canada v Guyana Tarouba 9 Oct 2018 LA
1/28 Canada v Trinidad & T Port of Spain 7 Oct 2018 LA
3/59, 9* Canada v Windward Is Tarouba 5 Oct 2018 LA
5/31 Canada v W. Indies B Tarouba 3 Oct 2018 LA
3/11 Canada v Panama Morrisville 26 Sep 2018 Other T20
2/39 Canada v U.S.A. Morrisville 22 Sep 2018 Other T20
1/3 Canada v Panama Morrisville 21 Sep 2018 Other T20
3/5 Canada v Belize Morrisville 20 Sep 2018 Other T20