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Dasun Shanaka
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Dasun Shanaka

Sri Lanka|Allrounder
Dasun Shanaka

INTL CAREER: 2015 - 2021

Full Name

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka

Born

September 09, 1991, Negombo

Age

29y 246d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

6ft

Education

St. Peters College - Negombo, Maristella College

TEAMS

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.
Andrew Fidel Fernando

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test612214066*14.0027650.72019740
ODI232014906825.78431113.6803402430
T20I403984835415.58435111.0301322680
FC659410333713039.72490068.10918309113450
List A100781616837827.14174596.440711080400
T2010295202124131*28.321450146.4838144139320
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test68762431133/465/11233.153.3958.60000
ODI2312282274105/435/4327.405.8228.20010
T20I4016175218113/163/1619.817.4715.90000
FC657335852213646/698/8434.573.7056.00010
List A1005414351308485/435/4327.255.4629.80010
T2010249617919273/163/1634.038.9322.80000
Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka
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Dasun Shanaka appeals for caught behind
Dasun Shanaka is a batting allrounder but had to toil with the ball
Dasun Shanaka sways inside the line of a bouncer
Dasun Shanaka muscles one away
Samit Patel and Dasun Shanaka struck quickfire half-centuries
Dasun Shanaka played a useful cameo for Sri Lanka