Vikum Sanjaya

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: February 10, 1992, Colombo
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Vikum Sanjaya Bio

Jayasundara Ranasinghe Mudiyanselage Vikum Bandara Sanjaya, popularly known as Vikum Sanjaya, is a talented and promising right-arm seamer from Sri Lanka. Born on January 14, 1991, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sanjaya has quickly risen through the ranks in domestic cricket and caught the attention of national selectors with his exceptional skills.

Sanjaya burst onto the scene in December 2016 when he delivered a remarkable performance for Burgher Recreation Club in a first-class match. In that game, he claimed impressive figures of 7 for 102, displaying his ability to move the ball away from right-handers. This outstanding display of bowling prowess earned him a much-deserved call-up to the national team for the tour of South Africa.

Prior to his national call-up, Sanjaya’s performances in domestic cricket had not been extraordinary. In 17 first-class matches, he had managed to capture 38 wickets at an average of 33.78. His limited experience in List A cricket, with just 13 matches under his belt, further highlighted his raw potential. Despite these modest statistics, the selectors recognized his talent and expressed their belief in his future prospects.

Sanjaya’s journey in the world of cricket began when he made his first-class debut in 2012 for Colombo Cricket Club. Over the years, he has also represented Badureliya Sports Club and Saracens Sports Club, showcasing his versatility and adaptability across various teams.

In addition to his natural talent, Sanjaya’s development as a fast bowler benefited greatly from his enrolment in the fast bowling academy. Soon after leaving school, he caught the attention of the academy’s coaches, who recognized his potential and took him under their wing. Through their guidance and training, Sanjaya honed his skills and further improved his technique, making him a formidable force on the cricket field.

Known for his ability to generate movement off the pitch, Sanjaya possesses good control and an excellent line and length. His unerring accuracy makes him a valuable asset for the Sri Lankan team, particularly in conditions that favor swing bowling. With his knack for exploiting the weaknesses of right-handed batsmen, he poses a constant threat to opposition batsmen.

As Sanjaya continues to refine his skills and gain more experience at the international level, expectations run high regarding his future contributions to Sri Lankan cricket. With his potential, determination, and a growing track record of success, he has the potential to establish himself as a key constituent of the national team’s formidable pace attack.

Off the field, Sanjaya is a humble and modest individual who remains dedicated to improving his game further. He strives to represent his country with honor and play a significant role in Sri Lanka’s success in international cricket. As he continues to develop and make strides in his career, cricket enthusiasts from around the globe eagerly await the exciting performances that lie ahead for this promising cricketer.

Vikum Sanjaya Career Stats

Vikum Sanjaya Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 8 5 2 20 6 6.66 18 111.11 0 0 3 0 1 0
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 32 50 10 551 51 13.77 599 91.98 0 1 49 29 12 0
List A 43 31 11 389 55* 19.45 378 102.91 0 1 26 22 13 0
T20s 34 22 7 114 16* 7.6 100 113.99 0 0 8 6 14 0

Vikum Sanjaya Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 8 8 173 250 9 2/20 2/20 27.77 8.67 19.2 0 0 0
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 32 51 2833 2024 58 6/73 7/102 34.89 4.28 48.8 4 1 0
List A 43 41 1356 1128 37 3/39 3/39 30.48 4.99 36.6 0 0 0
T20s 34 30 554 755 28 3/26 3/26 26.96 8.17 19.7 0 0 0

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