Matches (19)
IPL (2)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ACC Premier Cup (6)
Women's QUAD (2)

Full Name

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka

Born

September 09, 1991, Negombo

Age

32y 219d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

6ft

Education

St. Peters College - Negombo, Maristella College

An explosive middle-order batsman, and steady right-arm seam bowler, Dasun Shanaka worked his way into Sri Lanka's T20 side through several seasons of good performances for Sinhalese Sports Club. Born and educated in Negombo, Shanaka made his T20 international debut against Pakistan in August 2015, but it wasn't until the following domestic season that he achieved wide acclaim. Batting at No. 4 in an AIA Premier T20 match against Saracens Sports Club, Shanaka struck a Sri Lankan record 16 sixes in an innings worth 123 from 46 balls. That wasn't even his biggest T20 score of the last week. He had hit 131 off 48 balls against Galle Cricket Club one week earlier.

But it was with the ball that Shanaka first made his mark on the international stage. He took 3 for 16 on a Pune greentop, against India, having only taken two domestic T20 wickets before then. He played bright cameos in Sri Lanka's 2016 World T20 campaign, and in April he was picked in the Test squad - for Sri Lanka's tour of England - for the first time, largely on his potential, rather than his first-class record.
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Dasun Shanaka Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests612214066*14.0027650.72019740
ODIs716351299108*22.39142091.472410342180
T20Is978920144474*20.921170123.410510771370
FC7110111379813042.20537570.661120351128450
List A168141223048108*25.61322094.65211214128600
T20s212195464076131*27.352908140.16315300230750

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests68762431133/465/11233.153.3958.6000
ODIs71461056999275/435/4337.005.6739.1010
T20Is9749486680313/163/1621.938.3915.6000
FC718341852529776/698/8432.843.6254.3010
List A16810326532377795/435/4330.085.3733.5010
T20s21211112901903744/164/1625.718.8517.4100
Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka

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Recent Matches of Dasun Shanaka

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Colombo vs Kandy1100/15 & 3/2728-Mar-2024Colombo (RPS)FC
Colombo vs Dambulla42 & 26*2/35 & 1/4121-Mar-2024HambantotaFC
Colombo vs Jaffna1181/72 & 0/714-Mar-2024Colombo (RPS)FC
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh191/1109-Mar-2024SylhetT20I # 2509
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh20*0/1906-Mar-2024SylhetT20I # 2501

Photos of Dasun Shanaka

Sri Lanka won the T20I series 2-1
Dasun Shanaka is ecstatic after curtailing Mohammad Nabi
Dasun Shanaka played a crucial hand of 26 not out from 18 balls
Blessing Muzarabani dismissed Dasun Shanaka for 8
Dasun Shanaka during Sri Lanka's training session
Dasun Shanaka made a 62-ball 68 but it wasn't enough