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Sadeera Samarawickrama
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Sadeera Samarawickrama

Sri Lanka|Wicketkeeper batter
Sadeera Samarawickrama

INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2019

Full Name

Wedagedara Sadeera Rashen Samarawickrama

Born

August 30, 1995, Colombo

Age

25y 256d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

Education

St. Josephs College

TEAMS

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.
Andrew Fernando

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4801253815.6217770.620017140
ODI7701385419.7116583.630118010
T20I770973213.8593104.30009042
FC54943310818534.15436071.28617415208210
List A70687225113036.90254288.55416246144922
T20535131343100*27.971086123.6619134233519
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4------------
ODI7------------
T20I7------------
FC54242350---5.00-000
List A70------------
T2053------------
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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 and Niroshan Dickwella put on a century stand for Sri Lanka
Sadeera Samarawickrama swings one through the leg side