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Full Name  Eric Upashantha
Batting style  Right-hand bat
Education  Maliyadeva College
Eric Upashantha (Cricketer)

Bowling style  Right-arm fast-medium

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. 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.

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.


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