Full Name

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka

Born

September 09, 1991, Negombo

Age

29y 327d

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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test612214066*14.0027650.72019740
ODI312826666825.6169196.3803482940
T20I464485675415.75528107.38023629140
FC659410333713039.72490068.10918309113450
List A108861718597826.94200592.710711885410
T20108100202208131*27.601543143.0939148142380
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test68762431133/465/11233.153.3958.60000
ODI3115390355125/435/4329.585.4632.50010
T20I4620223265143/163/1618.927.1315.90000
FC657335852213646/698/8434.573.7056.00010
List A1085715431389505/435/4327.785.4030.80010
T2010853665966303/163/1632.208.7122.10000
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Photos


The Sri Lanka players and support staff pose with the winners' trophy
Dasun Shanaka with the T20I trophy after Sri Lanka won the series
Sri Lanka's player chase a ball
Dasun Shanaka takes Bhuvneshwar Kumar's catch
Shikhar Dhawan looks on as Dasun Shanaka flicks the coin at the toss
Dasun Shanaka looks to reverse sweep