Dasun Shanaka      

Full name Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka

Born September 9, 1991, Negombo

Current age 29 years 137 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Comilla Warriors, Cumilla Warriors, Dambulla Viiking, Montreal Tigers, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education St. Peters College - Negombo, Maristella College

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 12 2 140 66* 14.00 276 50.72 0 1 9 7 4 0
ODIs 22 19 1 468 68 26.00 404 115.84 0 3 39 24 3 0
T20Is 40 39 8 483 54 15.58 435 111.03 0 1 32 26 8 0
First-class 65 94 10 3337 130 39.72 4900 68.10 9 18 309 113 45 0
List A 99 77 16 1661 78 27.22 1718 96.68 0 7 109 80 40 0
T20s 102 95 20 2124 131* 28.32 1450 146.48 3 8 144 139 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 8 762 431 13 3/46 5/112 33.15 3.39 58.6 0 0 0
ODIs 22 12 282 274 10 5/43 5/43 27.40 5.82 28.2 0 1 0
T20Is 40 16 175 218 11 3/16 3/16 19.81 7.47 15.9 0 0 0
First-class 65 73 3585 2213 64 6/69 8/84 34.57 3.70 56.0 0 1 0
List A 99 54 1435 1308 48 5/43 5/43 27.25 5.46 29.8 0 1 0
T20s 102 49 617 919 27 3/16 3/16 34.03 8.93 22.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, May 19-21, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Jan 14-18, 2021 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Oct 2, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Aug 1, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 6, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Jan 27-29, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Jan 14-18, 2021 scorecard
List A debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 6, 2011 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Oct 2, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 26, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Dambulla Viiking v Jaffna Stallions at Hambantota, Dec 14, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
23, 0/22, 4 Sri Lanka v England Galle 14 Jan 2021 Test # 2403
4, 2/42, 8, 0/8 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 3 Jan 2021 Test # 2401
66*, 2/98, 6 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 26 Dec 2020 Test # 2399
0/13, 5 Viiking v Stallions Hambantota 14 Dec 2020 T20
28*, 1/20 Viiking v Kings Hambantota 11 Dec 2020 T20
2/38, 9 Viiking v Gladiators Hambantota 9 Dec 2020 T20
2* Viiking v Stallions Hambantota 7 Dec 2020 T20
37, 1/10 Viiking v Gladiators Hambantota 5 Dec 2020 T20
0/16, 33 Viiking v Tuskers Hambantota 3 Dec 2020 T20
56 Viiking v Kings Hambantota 1 Dec 2020 T20
Profile

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.

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Jan 4, 2021

Dasun Shanaka appeals for caught behind, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, 2nd day, Johannesburg, January 4, 2021

Dasun Shanaka appeals for caught behind

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Dec 27, 2020

Dasun Shanaka is a batting allrounder but had to toil with the ball, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2, Centurion, December 27, 2020

Dasun Shanaka is a batting allrounder but had to toil with the ball

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Dec 27, 2020

Dasun Shanaka sways inside the line of a bouncer, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2, Centurion, December 27, 2020

Dasun Shanaka sways inside the line of a bouncer

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