Who is Sri Lanka cricketer Chamari Athapaththu, biography, age, height, father, husband and centuries list

Who is Sri Lanka cricketer Chamari Athapaththu, biography, age, height, father, husband and centuries list

Here is all about Sri Lankan cricketer Chamari Athapaththu including her age, husband, bio and more 

Chamari Athapaththu has scripted her name in record books. Her score of 195 was the second-highest in the game’s 50-over format and the most by a batsman while chasing in women’s ODIs.

The three-match ICC Women’s Championship ODI series was levelled by Sri Lanka after an extraordinary run chase lead by Chamari Athapaththu in Potchefstroom concluded an incredibly successful bilateral tour.

Who is Sri Lanka cricketer Chamari Athapaththu, biography, age, height, father, husband, highest score record and centuries list

With the help of 26 boundaries and five maximums, Athapaththu concluded on 195* off 139 deliveries showing off her stunning abilities and skills.

Her partnership with Nilakshika, which stood at 179 runs without a break, was the second-highest partnership for Sri Lanka in women’s cricket history, winninh in just 45 overs by six wickets.

Who is Chamari Athapaththu?

Atapattu Mudiyanselage Chamari Jayangani, mainly known as Chamari Athapaththu is a cricket player from Sri Lanka who was born on 9 February 1990 in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka with her height at 1.70m. She is single and unmarried.

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Chamari Athapaththu’s 195 is the highest score by a batter while chasing in women’s ODIs and is also the second-highest overall in the 50 over format. She has scored a total of 9 ODI centuries and one in T20.

A look at Chamari Athapaththu’s career

Chamari has played for teams like Colts Cricket Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, Yorkshire Diamonds, Melbourne Renegades, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Loughborough Lightning, Supernovas, Perth Scorchers, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder and Northern Districts.

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The Left-handed batter and Right-arm off break bowler is the captain for the women’s Twenty20 International team of Sri Lanka as their 10th captain. She won Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards in November 2017 as the Women’s Cricketer of the Year for the 2016–17 campaign.

In November 2017, she was named the Women’s Cricketer of the Year for the 2016–17 season, winning Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards. She is also the first woman from the country to appear for the franchise cricket.

The Sydney Cricket Ground honoured her with a special seating area named Chamari Bay, it was announced in November 2023. These are just few honors and records she holds of many.

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While representing Sri Lanka, she grabbed a silver medal in 2022 Hangzhou and bronze in 2014 Incheon. She is the only Sri Lankan woman cricket player to achieve century in one-day international matches, that too five times holding the record for most number of ODI centuries and half centuries in women’s cricket history.

Chamari Athapaththu’s parents

Not much is known about her family however, her parents played a major role in her rising career. Her father used to give her company during her training and practices.

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