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Bright Prospects for the Near Future of Sri Lankan Cricket

January 28, 2016

Charu Ekanayake

Dasun Shanaka: Who, in my opinion is the best bet for the no. 4 position in the national T20 team in the upcoming world t20. Scored 2 hundreds in the ongoing domestic T20 competition playing for SSC. he is currently the highest scorer in the same tournament with 338 runs at an average of 67 and s/r of 222. I’ve only seen him in action once during his t20 debut against Pakistan, but he barely got a chance to bat in that. Looks to have the ability to clear the fence with 33 sixes to his name in 6 matches.

Minod Bhanuka: A 20-year old wicket keeper batsman (Left hander), represented Sri Lanka in the u19 world cup in 2014. Already knocking on the door for national selection. Has done really when in first class cricket. Recently scored a 300 in the domestic three-day competition — a rare feat for a Lankan player. He also scored a well composed century against the touring West Indies side last year playing for the Board President’s XI.. He has only played 10 FC games thus far, but has an average of 58.50 coming in at no. 3 for SSC

Dhananjaya De Silva: Like Shanaka made his T20 debut against Pakistan, looked composed but his ability to score quickly is questionable. looks like an ideal player for the 50 over game. Also an allrounder who has done well bowling off-spin. Plays for Tamil Union..…. has done well in the ongoing T20 competition, but yet to prove himself in List A cricket

I’m not really excited about the bowling prospects we’ve got, But Vishwa Fernando is someone to look out for. (link to cricinfo profile – http://www.espncricinfo.com/srilanka/content/player/465783.html)  He has had up and down performances with no real consistency, but I believe Chaminda Vaas is really impressed with him and has named him the best left-armer in the domestic circuit.

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Since Charu presented these thoughts a few days ago Dasun Shanaka has been selected in the T20 Squad to play India from the 9th February

Full name Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka

Born September 9, 1991, Negombo

Current age 24 years 141 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club,Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education ,St. Peters College – Negombo, Maristella College

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 1 1 0 7 7 7.00 4 175.00 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 30 38 5 1258 127 38.12 1804 69.73 3 6 107 57 25 0
List A 39 26 7 360 60* 18.94 474 75.94 0 1 18 16 24 0
Twenty20 22 19 4 555 131* 37.00 322 172.36 2 0 32 46 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 1
First-class 30 27 1045 646 26 6/69 8/84 24.84 3.70 40.1 0 1 0
List A 39 13 348 238 7 2/21 2/21 34.00 4.10 49.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 22 6 54 98 1 1/29 1/29 98.00 10.88 54.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Minod Bhanuka Ranasinghe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 10 14 0 819 342 58.50 1057 77.48 3 1 82 27 20 4
List A 10 9 0 218 52 24.22 254 85.82 0 1 22 6 10 5
Twenty20 16 15 1 291 70* 20.78 211 137.91 0 2 26 19 14 3
Bowling averages

 

 

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