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Basnahira South cricket team

Basnahira South
One Day nameBasnahira South elevens
CaptainChamara Silva
Team information
FoundedWestern Province
Basnahira South
Home groundSinhalese Sports Club Ground & Tyronne Fernando Stadium
First-class debutvs North Western Province[1]
in 1992
at Welagedara Stadium
IP FC winsnone
IP LO winsnone
IP T20 winsnone
Official websiteSri Lanka Cricket

Basnahira South cricket team is one of the five provincial cricket teams which make up the Sri Lankan domestic cricket structure representing southern region of Western province. Basnahira South is based in Colombo.The cricket team participate in the two provincial tournaments: the first-class cricket competition known as the Inter-Provincial Tournament, and the Twenty20 competition known as the Inter-Provincial Twenty20. They also participated in the 2007/08 Inter-Provincial Limited Overs Tournament. The tournament is defunct now. The top 75 players of the Premier Limited Overs Tournament take part in the Inter-Provincial tournament.[2]

The team plays their home matches in Colombo Sinhalese Sports Club Ground and Tyronne Fernando Stadium in Moratuwa.[3] Tillakaratne Dilshan is the captain of the side.[4] Prasanna Jayawardene, Malinda Warnapura and Chamara Silva are some of the other current Test cricketers in the side.

2008/09 season

Basnahira South did not qualify for this year's finals Inter-Provincial Tournament.[5] Although they did better in the Inter-Provincial Twenty20 tournament. They had the chance to qualify for the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League.[6] Despite entering the finals unbeaten Basnhira South, collapsed from a strong position of 133 for 1, losing their last nine wickets for just eleven runs.[7] Wayamba chased down the target with six balls remaining and qualified for the Twenty20 Champions League.

Name and participation

From the early years of the Inter-Provincial tournament to 2004/05 season teams used English names. But from 2007/08 onwards the teams were named in Sinhalese. From its inception of the tournament Western Province presented more than one team to the tournament except for 2003/04 and 2004/05 seasons. Since then Western province teams became known as Basnahira North and Basnahira South. Basnahira is Sinhalese for West. Number of teams representing Western province varied from season to season and their names also. Teams represented Western Province for the each tournament given below.

Team Season
1990 1990/91 1992 1993/94 1994/95 2003/04 2004/05 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
Western Province Western Province City, Suburbs Suburbs, North, South City, North, South Western Province North, South Basnahira

Notable players

The following is a list of players who have represented both Basnahira South and Sri Lanka.[8]

Current squad

The squad for the 2008–09 season as of 22 March 2009.[4]

Basnahira South current squad
Players Coaches
Nat. Name Age Pos. Bat st. Bowl st.
Sri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan (Captain) 32 All-rounder RHB OS
Sri Lanka Chamara Silva 29 Batsman RHB LS
Sri Lanka Malinga Bandara 29 Bowler RHB LS
Sri Lanka Charith Sylvester 26 Wicket keeper LHB
Sri Lanka Hasantha Fernando 29 All-rounder RHB RMF
Sri Lanka Janaka Gunaratne 28 All-rounder RHB OS
Sri Lanka Prasanna Jayawardene 29 Wicket keeper RHB
Sri Lanka Suranga Lakmal 22 Bowler RHB RMF
Sri Lanka Chinthaka Perera 24 Bowler RHB RFM
Sri Lanka Dilruwan Perera 26 Bowler RHB OS
Sri Lanka Gihan Rupasinghe 23 Batsman LHB LS
Sri Lanka Milinda Siriwardana 23 All-rounder LHB LO
Sri Lanka Lahiru Thirimanne 19 Batsman LHB RMF
Sri Lanka Malinda Warnapura 29 Batsman LHB OS



  1. ^ "North Western Province v Western Province South". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  2. ^ Silva, Revata S. (25 March 2009). "SLC Inter-Provincial T-20 – 2008/09 Top ninety players in bang-bang cricket". The Island. Upali Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka Domestic Season". 22 December 2007. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Tournament, 2008/09". ESPNcricinfo. 22 March 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  5. ^ Thawfeeq, Sa'adi (16 March 2009). "Wayamba and Basnahira North qualify for final". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  6. ^ Cricinfo staff (24 May 2009). "Champions League expanded from eight to 12 teams". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  7. ^ Thawfeeq, Sa'adi (5 March 2009). "Udana stars in Wayamba's title win". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  8. ^ "Tournaments in Sri Lanka". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
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