Full Name

Wedagedara Sadeera Rashen Samarawickrama

Born

August 30, 1995, Colombo

Age

27y 33d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Education

St. Josephs College

In the longest format, Sadeera Samarawickrama is a dashing wicketkeeper-batsman who plays in the middle order. In limited-overs cricket, he has routinely set his teams off to fast starts as an opener. In any case, few school leavers of his vintage have made such a successful transition to the senior level. The national selectors have taken notice.

Having begun his cricket at Colombo's Thurstan College, Samarawickrama moved to St Joseph's in his final years, and prospered in the school system, even hitting a memorable 126 in St Joseph's biggest fixture of the year. That performance propelled him into Sri Lanka's Under-19 squad, where he again impressed, making 265 runs at an average of 44.17 in the 2014 Youth World Cup.

While Kusal Mendis - his team-mate from that U-19 side - was fast-tracked to the national side, Samarawickrama would have to earn his place through first-class performances. His first season with Colts Cricket Club was modest, but his second was good, and his third outstanding. Samarawickrama topped Tier-A run charts with 1016 runs at 59.76 in the 2016-17 season. On his debut for Sri Lanka A in February 2017, he cracked 185 runs off 223 balls against a strong England Lions attack.

On the back of those runs, Samarawickrama earned a maiden Sri Lanka call-up in September of the same year, for the Tests against Pakistan.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4801253815.6217770.620017140
ODI7701385419.7116583.630118010
T20I9901113212.3311894.060010042
FC701194417518536.30591970.5310205322211016
List A99949293713034.55341186.10421313157931
T20716871735100*28.441464118.51111159304027
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4------------
ODI7------------
T20I9------------
FC70242350---5.00-000
List A99------------
T2071------------
Wedagedara Sadeera Rashen Samarawickrama
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Recent Matches - Player
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Tamil Union vs Chilaw4 & 141c/1s & 0c/0s30-Sep-2022Colombo (RPS)FC
Tamil Union vs Negombo23 & 130c/0s & 2c/1s23-Sep-2022Colombo (PSS)FC
Tamil Union vs Saracens29 & 230c/0s & 1c/0s16-Sep-2022Colombo (PSS)FC
Tamil Union vs SL Air SC24 & 111c/0s & 0c/2s09-Sep-2022KatunayakeFC
Tamil Union vs Ace Capital261c/0s & 0c/1s02-Sep-2022Colombo (PSS)FC
Photos
Sadeera Samarawickrama gets his scoop on
Sadeera Samarawickrama effected two stumpings
Sadeera Samarawickrama works one on the leg side
Sadeera Samarawickrama goes airborne
Sadeera Samarawickrama swings one through the leg side
Sadeera Samarawickrama and Niroshan Dickwella put on a century stand for Sri Lanka