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Chaminda Vaas

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Full Name: Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas
Born: January 27 1974 , Mattumagala
County: Middlesex
Other teams: Sri Lanka
Batting Style: Left Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left Arm Fast Medium


One of the most consistent bowlers in international cricket, Vaas relies on line and length to get his wickets but has the ability to swing and seam the ball to great effect. He took 26 wickets against West Indies in 1994/95 and was the first bowler to take eight wickets in a one-day international - a feat he achieved against Zimbabwe, which included a hat-trick. He took another hat-trick with his first three deliveries against Bangladesh in the 2003 World Cup. He has taken over 300 wickets in both Tests and ODIs and is also a more than useful lower-order batsman. He had a stint with W...

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