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
|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|
|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|