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Jeffrey Vandersay

Jeffrey Dexter Francis Vandersay, or commonly Jeffrey Vandersay (born 5 February 1990) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a past student of Wesley College, Colombo.[1]

Domestic career

In March 2018, he was named in Dambulla's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament.[2][3] The following month, he was also named in Dambulla's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.[4]

In August 2018, he was named in Galle's squad the 2018 SLC T20 League.[5] In March 2019, he was named in Kandy's squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.[6]

International career

He played in the tour match between SLCB President's XI and Pakistanis in June 2015.[7]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Sri Lanka against Pakistan on 30 July 2015. He was unable to take a wicket and finished with figures of 25 runs from 4 overs.[8]

Vandersay made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 28 December 2015 as the 168th ODI player for Sri Lanka. He scored 7 runs not out in his first ODI innings, but in bowling, he was severely hit by Martin Guptill and in the end Vandersey conceded 34 runs in 2 overs. Sri Lanka lost the match by 10 wickets. [9] However, his first ODI wicket came during the 3rd ODI at Saxton Oval, when he dismissed Tom Latham for 42 runs.

He took his first Twenty20 International wicket by dismissing Corey Anderson in the first Twenty20 International against New Zealand at Bay Oval. Vandersay was originally included in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka squad, but due to poor performances in New Zealand and Pakistan tours, he was dropped from the world cup squad.[10] He was later re-added to the squad after Lasith Malinga was ruled out with an injury.[11]

In January 2017, he was added to Sri Lanka's ODI squad for their series against South Africa.[12]

In November 2017, he was added to Sri Lanka's Test squad, replacing Rangana Herath, ahead of the third Test against India, but he did not play.[13] In May 2018, he was named in Sri Lanka's Test squad for their series against the West Indies.[14] He did not play in any matches, and ahead of the third and final Test of the series, he was sent home due to conduct issues.[15]

In May 2018, he was one of 33 cricketers to be awarded a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the 2018–19 season.[16][17] In December 2018, he was named in Sri Lanka team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.[18]

In April 2019, he was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[19][20]

Disciplinary issues

On 23 June 2018, Vandersay was sent home by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after a breach of his player contract regarding disciplinary issues.[21] He was in the Caribbean at that time, but did not played any matches. During the press release, SLC reported an "incident" following which this decision.[22][23] The following month, he was handed a one-year suspended sentence and a 20% fine of his annual contract.[24]


  1. ^ "Jeffrey Vandersay". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Cricket: Mixed opinions on Provincial tournament". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ "All you need to know about the SL Super Provincial Tournament". Daily Sports. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ "SLC Super Provincial 50 over tournament squads and fixtures". The Papare. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "SLC T20 League 2018 squads finalized". The Papare. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Squads, Fixtures announced for SLC Provincial 50 Overs Tournament". The Papare. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, Tour Match: Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Pakistanis at Colombo (Colts), Jun 11-13, 2015". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 30, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Dec 28, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Cricinfo. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Malinga steps down as captain, Mathews to lead in World T20". Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Vandersay replaces Malinga in SL squad". ESPNcricinfo. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Kumara, Sanjaya, Vandersay added to SL ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  13. ^ "India vs Sri Lanka: Jeffrey Vandersay comes in as cover for Rangana Herath". Indian Express. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Udawatte, Rajitha, Vandersay picked for West Indies Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Sri Lanka's Vandersay sent home from the West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Sri Lanka assign 33 national contracts with pay hike". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Sri Lankan players to receive pay hike". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Sri Lanka Squad for the ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2018". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Thirimanne, Siriwardana, Vandersay picked in World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Jeevan Mendis, Siriwardana, Vandersay make comebacks in Sri Lanka World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Jeffrey Vandersay sent home for disciplinary reasons". thepapare. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Sri Lanka's Vandersay sent home from the West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Vandersay sent home; Lankan cricket in further chaos". Sunday Times. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  24. ^ "Vandersay handed one-year suspension sentence by SLC". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 July 2018.

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