Michael Vandort

Michael Graydon Vandort (born 19 January 1980 in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He is one of the tallest batsmen ever to play test cricket and stands at 6 feet 5 inches.

Michael Vandort
මයිකල් වැන්ඩෝට්
Personal information
Full nameMichael Graydon Vandort
Born (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 40)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 87)6 September 2001 v Bangladesh
Last Test26 December 2008 v Bangladesh
Only ODI (cap 128)13 January 2006 v Australia
Domestic team information
1998–Colombo Cricket Club
Khelaghar SKS
2012-PresentRagama CC
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 20 1 142 76
Runs scored 1,144 48 7,443 2,504
Batting average 36.90 48.00 33.37 39.12
100s/50s 4/4 0/0 17/33 4/16
Top score 140 48 226 118
Balls bowled 67
Wickets 1
Bowling average 62.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/46
Catches/stumpings 6/– 0/– 102/– 24/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 12 December 2009

International careerEdit

Having emerged in 2001 after impressive club performances, he was picked against Bangladesh in September 2001 after an impressive century. His Test average was 36.90. He scored a century in Sri Lanka's defeat to England on 28 May 2006. He nearly became the first batsman since Javed Omar in 2001 to carry the bat through the whole innings. In his one day international debut against Australia he scored a Test-like 48 off 117 balls in a run-chase of 318, and did not play an ODI for the remainder of his career. However, he was selected to play in the tests against Australia and scored a gritty 83 against Australia in the first test in Brisbane. He is considered a good slips fielder but less effective in the outfield.

He was dropped from the Sri Lankan Test team following a string of poor performances, especially against India in 2008-2009, and has not played in international tests since.

International centuriesEdit

Test CenturiesEdit

The following table illustrates a summary of the Test centuries scored by Michael Vandort

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Test Centuries of Michael Vandort
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Date
[1] 140 2   Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka SSC 28 July 2002
[2] 105 5   England Birmingham, England Edgbaston 25 May 2006
[3] 117 9   Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka SSC 25 June 2007
[4] 138 12   England Colombo, Sri Lanka SSC 9 December 2007