Eshani Kaushalya

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Eshani Kaushalya
Personal information
Full nameLokusuriyage Eshani Kaushalya
Born (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 36)
Panadura, Sri Lanka
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut22 March 2005 v India
Last ODI15 July 2017 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.3
T20I debut12 June 2009 v Pakistan
Last T20I16 November 2018 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I
Matches 89 60
Runs scored 1219 684
Batting average 15.62 13.95
100s/50s 0/5 0/1
Top score 65* 50
Balls bowled 2095 734
Wickets 49 36
Bowling average 30.42 19.77
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/23 4/18
Catches/stumpings 13/– 15/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 November 2018

Eshani Kaushalya (also known as Eshani Lokusuriyage, born 1 June 1984) is a Sri Lankan cricketer who plays for the Sri Lanka national women's cricket team. An all-rounder, she is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler.[1]

Kaushalya made her debut for Sri Lanka during the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup, scoring seven runs.[2] She collected her first international wicket later during the tournament, trapping West Indian Juliana Nero leg before wicket.[3] She batted well for Sri Lanka during the 2006 Women's Asia Cup, finishing top of the batting averages for her country, scoring 106 runs at 35.33, including her career high score of 57.[4] During the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup, she scored two half-centuries, against England and India,[2] and was named as part of the team of the tournament by the International Cricket Council.[5]

In February 2016, she along with Ama Kanchana recorded the highest 8th wicket partnership in WT20I history (39)[6][7]

In October 2018, she was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Eshani Kaushalya". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics / Statsguru / LE Kaushalya / Women's One-Day Internationals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ "16th Match: Sri Lanka Women v West Indies Women at Benoni, Mar 28, 2005". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Records / Women's Asia Cup, 2006/07 - Sri Lanka Women / Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  5. ^ "ICC names ICC Women's World Cup India 2013 Team of the Tournament". International Cricket Council. 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Partnership records | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  7. ^ "3rd T20I: India Women v Sri Lanka Women at Ranchi, Feb 26, 2016 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Squads confirmed for ICC Women's World T20 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 10 October 2018.