Eric Upashantha

Eric Upashantha
එරික් උපශාන්ත
Personal information
Full name Kalutarage Eric Amila Upashantha
Born (1972-06-10) 10 June 1972 (age 49)
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 75) 24 February 1999 v India
Last Test 13 June 2002 v England
ODI debut (cap 87) 3 October 1995 v Pakistan
Last ODI 3 February 2001 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990/91 - 2003 Colts Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 2 12
Runs scored 10 49
Batting average 3.33 7.00
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 6 15
Balls bowled 306 564
Wickets 4 12
Bowling average 50.00 40.08
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 2/41 4/37
Catches/stumpings -/- 2/-
Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2006

Kalutarage Eric Amila Upashantha (commonly known as Eric Upashantha; born June 10, 1972 in Kurunegala) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played 2 Tests and 12 ODIs for Sri Lanka for 7 years. He was educated at Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.[1] He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.

He bowls a considerable line and length, and plays well against seam bowlers. Upashantha played Twenty20 cricket in 2004 and List A cricket the following season. He made his Twenty20 debut on 17 August 2004, for Colts Cricket Club in the 2004 SLC Twenty20 Tournament.[2]

International career

Upashantha had been at the edge of the Sri Lankan team for several years, having made his One Day International debut in 1995–1996. Without action in the intervening three years, he reappeared in the 1999 Asian Test Championship before his debut Test against India. He has also participated in the Pepsi Cup.

Since 2000 he has only sporadically played for Sri Lanka, being generally second choice in his position in the team to Dilhara Fernando as the back-up to Chaminda Vaas.


  1. ^ "Maliyadeva have the edge over St. Anne's". The Sunday Times. 8 March 2015.
  2. ^ "1st Round, Colombo, Aug 17 2004, Twenty-20 Tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 April 2021.

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