Full name Suwanji Madanayake
Born August 28, 1975, Kandy
Current age 44 years 220 days
Major teams Burgher Recreation Club, Central Province, Kandy Youth Cricket Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Lankan Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Panadura Sports Club, Police Sports Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Other Umpire, Coach
Height 5 ft 8 in
Education Kingswood College, Kandy
Relation Brother - TJ Madanayake
|Last First-class||Panadura Sports Club v Kalutara Town Club at Panadura, Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||1998/99|
|Last List A||Police Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club at Colombo (Police), Mar 8, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Oct 26, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Burgher Recreation Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/75, 0, 0/74, 0||KTC||v Panadura||Panadura||28 Feb 2020||FC|
|2/50, 2*, 1/43, 6*||KTC||v Sebast CAC||Horana||21 Feb 2020||FC|
|1/86, 3, 2||KTC||v Kandy CCC||Panadura||14 Feb 2020||FC|
|0, 0/32||Police SC||v Galle CC||Colombo (Police)||8 Mar 2019||LA|
|29, 0/26, 7||Panadura||v KTC||Panadura||21 Dec 2017||FC|
|0, 0/29, 7, 1/6||Panadura||v Police SC||Colombo (Police)||15 Dec 2017||FC|
|0*, 0/41||Vauniya||v Kilinochchi||Colombo (Burgher)||27 Mar 2017||LA|
|2, 1/23||Vauniya||v Kilinochchi||Panadura||19 Mar 2017||LA|
|3/55, 3, 0/11||Police SC||v Lankan CC||Hambantota||26 Jan 2017||FC|
|3/66, 6, 1/23||Police SC||v KTC||Hambantota||20 Jan 2017||FC|
Suwanji Madanayake is an outstanding all-rounder who bowls left arm spin and middle order left handed. Madanayake has been one of the leading professional players in the UK, where he has excelled at numerous clubs, including successful stints in the North Yorkshire and South Durham, Lancashire league, Leicestershire, Liverpool competition, two counties premier and North Staffordshire & South Cheshire premier. He is the first Liverpool player to achieve 500 runs and 50 wicket milestone and he became the highest wicket taker in 2008 summer. (First Sri Lankan player to achieve for 150 years old Liverpool league).
Sri Lankan clubs like BRC, Sebastianites CC, Air force cricket club, Moors CC, Lankan CC and United Kingdom clubs like Ormskirk CC, Maghull CC, Wigan CC (strong Liverpool premier), Ipswich CC, Marske CC and Barlaston CC has been able to excel in their performances and gained lot of achievements from his contribution.
Between 1995-1999 he pushed hard for International recognition too, winning places in various Development squads as well as the Sri Lanka "A' squad. He has developed his game alongside with international stars such as Aravinda de Silva, Hashan Thilakaratne, Ruwan Kalpage, Kumar Sangakkara at his club (the famous NCC) and Marvan Attapattu,Chandika Hathurusinghe & Rangana Hereth at Mercantile team (Sampath bank PLC).
He has been awarded with many titles in his domestic career, most notably the best bowling average in 1997/98 season, Best Bowler in premier Tier 'B' limited over tournament in 2006/07, Two 'Best all-rounder' awards in two consecutive seasons 2008/09 and 2009/10 for the Tier B First-Class tournament. was adjudged the 'Man of the Finals' and also the 'Best Bowler' of the Series in Mercantile Inaugural T/ 20 Tournament in 2013.
* He captained leading premier clubs such as Sebastianites CC, Lankan CC & BRC
* He is qualified with ECB(England/Wales Cricket Board) Level II.
* He is qualified umpire in Sri Lanka Cricket since 2004 .