Dasun Shanaka

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: September 09, 1991, Negombo
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Dasun Shanaka Bio

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka, commonly known as Dasun Shanaka, is an explosive middle-order batsman and a steady right-arm seam bowler hailing from Sri Lanka. Born and raised in Negombo, Shanaka’s journey to become an international cricket player is a testimony to his hard work and dedication.

Shanaka started making waves in the cricketing arena through his exceptional performances for Sinhalese Sports Club, where he consistently displayed his talent and potential. His debut in T20 internationals came in August 2015, when he represented Sri Lanka against Pakistan. However, it was during the subsequent domestic season that he truly caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts and experts alike.

In a fiercely fought AIA Premier T20 match against Saracens Sports Club, Shanaka exhibited his batting prowess by smashing a remarkable 123 runs from just 46 deliveries. What made this knock even more extraordinary was his record-breaking 16 sixes, the most by a Sri Lankan player in a T20 innings. Surprisingly, this wasn’t even Shanaka’s biggest T20 score of the week, as he had previously hammered 131 runs off just 48 balls against Galle Cricket Club.

While Shanaka’s batting abilities were certainly impressive, it was his bowling skills that initially propelled him to prominence on the international stage. Despite only having two domestic T20 wickets to his name, he delivered an exceptional performance against India in Pune, taking 3 for 16 on a challenging pitch. This sensational display of bowling showcased his potential as a valuable all-rounder.

Shanaka’s bright cameos in the 2016 World T20 further solidified his place in the Sri Lankan cricket team. Recognized for his impeccable technique and composure under pressure, he proved to be an influential player for his team. In April of the same year, Shanaka received his first-ever Test squad selection for Sri Lanka’s tour of England. This milestone in his career was primarily based on his untapped potential rather than his first-class record.

As he continues to represent his country at the international level, Shanaka’s dedication and determination serve as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers. With every game, he demonstrates his ability to adapt to different formats and contribute significantly with both bat and ball. His explosive batting style and his ability to consistently pick up wickets make him a valuable asset to the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Off the field, Shanaka is known for his humble and grounded personality. Despite his rising fame, he remains dedicated to his craft and strives to improve his skills continually. With his talent, versatility, and unwavering work ethic, Dasun Shanaka undoubtedly has a bright future ahead, and he continues to make his mark in the international cricket arena.

Dasun Shanaka Career Stats

Dasun Shanaka Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 12 2 140 66* 14 276 50.72 0 1 9 7 4 0
T20Is 91 85 19 1386 74* 21 1131 122.54 0 5 102 68 32 0
ODIs 71 63 5 1299 108* 22.39 1420 91.47 2 4 103 42 18 0
FC 68 97 10 3502 130 40.25 5058 69.23 9 20 322 121 45 0
List A 168 141 22 3048 108* 25.61 3220 94.65 2 11 214 128 60 0
T20s 202 187 43 3973 131* 27.59 2818 140.98 3 15 291 226 67 0

Dasun Shanaka Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 8 762 431 13 3/46 5/112 33.15 3.39 58.6 0 0 0
T20Is 91 43 415 564 25 3/16 3/16 22.56 8.15 16.6 0 0 0
ODIs 71 46 1056 999 27 5/43 5/43 37 5.67 39.1 0 1 0
FC 68 77 3807 2332 70 6/69 8/84 33.31 3.67 54.3 0 1 0
List A 168 103 2653 2377 79 5/43 5/43 30.08 5.37 33.5 0 1 0
T20s 202 105 1219 1787 68 4/16 4/16 26.27 8.79 17.9 1 0 0

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