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Jeffrey Vandersay

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

International career

He played in the tour match between SLCB President’s XI and Pakistanis in June 2015.

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.

Vandersay made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 28 December 2015 as the 167th 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.  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 dismissed Corey Anderson in the first Twenty20 International against New Zealand at Bay Oval. Vandersay was originally included in to 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. He was later re-added to the squad after Lasith Malinga was ruled out with an injury.

In January 2017 he was added to Sri Lanka’s ODI squad for their series against South Africa.

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