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Sachithra Senanayake      

Full name Senanayake Mudiyanselage Sachithra Madhushanka Senanayake

Born February 9, 1985, Colombo

Current age 31 years 4 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira Greens, Brothers Union, Kolkata Knight Riders, Ruhuna, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Ananda College

Senanayake Mudiyanselage Sachithra Madhushanka Senanayake
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 15 33.33 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 49 33 11 290 42 13.18 311 93.24 0 0 31 6 19 0
T20Is 21 9 4 35 17 7.00 36 97.22 0 0 2 1 3 0
First-class 77 96 25 1344 89 18.92 2268 59.25 0 4 139 26 71 0
List A 140 82 27 884 51* 16.07 1015 87.09 0 1 86 16 71 0
Twenty20 85 40 16 238 20 9.91 247 96.35 0 0 13 7 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 138 96 0 - - - 4.17 - 0 0 0
ODIs 49 47 2358 1874 53 4/13 4/13 35.35 4.76 44.4 1 0 0
T20Is 21 20 414 442 24 4/46 4/46 18.41 6.40 17.2 1 0 0
First-class 77 133 16698 7933 390 8/70 11/180 20.34 2.85 42.8 19 32 6
List A 140 136 6763 4556 202 5/23 5/23 22.55 4.04 33.4 6 3 0
Twenty20 85 84 1840 1929 96 4/26 4/26 20.09 6.29 19.1 2 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Kimberley, Jan 20, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 28, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jun 1, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Ranchi, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Ragama Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Katunayake, Dec 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Jan 15-17, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 20, 2006 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 28, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Mar 1, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Sri Lanka at Ranchi, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/40, 0 Sri Lanka v India Ranchi 12 Feb 2016 T20I # 497
1/18 Sri Lanka v India Pune 9 Feb 2016 T20I # 496
2/27 Crusaders v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
3/15 Crusaders v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
16, 0/25 Crusaders v Troopers Colombo (RPS) 26 Jan 2016 T20
15, 1/30 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (RPS) 23 Jan 2016 T20
1/20, 8* Sinhalese v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 20 Jan 2016 T20
3/71, 0, 2/76 Sinhalese v Colts Colombo (SSC) 15 Jan 2016 FC
0/34, 9* Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 13 Jan 2016 T20
0, 0/22 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 28 Dec 2015 ODI # 3715
Profile

Sachithra Senanayake is an offspinner who made his international debut for Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI in the series against South Africa in 2011-12. At the time of making his international debut, Senanayake had already taken 297 first-class wickets from 59 matches at a fantastic average of 20.50, and 107 List A wickets at an economy rate of 3.90. In the 2010-11 season, he was the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Tier A of the Premier League tournament, taking 45 wickets in eight matches at 15.17. He has also shown that he can handle the pressure of limited-over matches: in the 2011-12 Premier Limited-Over tournament, Sri Lanka's main one-day competition, he was the highest wicket-taker with 16 in six games at 11.18.

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Dec 28, 2015

Sachithra Senanayake begins to walk back after being dismissed for a duck, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Christchurch, December 28, 2015

Sachithra Senanayake begins to walk back after being dismissed for a duck

© AFP

Nov 26, 2015

Sachithra Senanayake celebrates the catch that won the match, Sylhet Superstars v Rangpur Riders, Bangladesh Premier League, Mirpur, November 26, 2015

Sachithra Senanayake celebrates the catch that won the match

© BCB

Nov 9, 2015

Sachithra Senanayake finished with 4 for 46, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st T20, Pallekele, November 9, 2015

Sachithra Senanayake finished with 4 for 46

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
Super Eight: Col CC v Colts at Colombo (PSS) - Feb 11-14
Colts won by an innings and 153 runs
Super Eight: Moors v Nondescripts at Colombo (Colts) - Feb 11-14
Moors 228 & 179/5 (54 ov) Nondescripts 255
Super Eight: Ragama v Galle CC at Colombo (SSC) - Feb 11-14
Ragama 344 & 178/6 (49 ov) Galle CC 209
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (Moors) - Feb 11-14
Tamil Union 238 & 241/4 (56 ov) Sinhalese 167
3rd Place Play-off: B'desh U19 v S Lanka U19 at Fatullah - Feb 13
S Lanka U19 214 B'desh U19 12/1 (1.5/50 ov)
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