Full Name

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka

Born

September 09, 1991, Negombo

Age

30y 8d

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
ODI343127156824.6575394.9503522950
T20I494786115415.66576106.07023930140
FC659410333713039.72490068.10918309113450
List A111891719087826.50206792.300712285420
T20117109222510131*28.851731145.00311175157380
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test68762431133/465/11233.153.3958.60000
ODI3417420390125/435/4332.505.5735.00010
T20I4923241291153/163/1619.397.2416.00000
FC657335852213646/698/8434.573.7056.00010
List A1115915731424505/435/4328.485.4331.40010
T20117607431070343/163/1631.478.6421.80000
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Photos


Tabraiz Shamsi roars after dismissing Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka goes on the back foot
Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dasun Shanaka get together for a chat
Dasun Shanaka and Temba Bavuma pose with the trophy
The Sri Lanka players and support staff pose with the winners' trophy
Dasun Shanaka with the T20I trophy after Sri Lanka won the series