Player Profile

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka
Sri Lanka
Born September 09, 1991 ( 28 Yrs )
Birth Place Negombo
Height 6 ft 0 in
Known As
Player Role Batting Allrounder
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm medium

Career Information - Teams

Sri Lanka, Wayamba United, Kandurata Maroons, Sri Lanka XI, Sri Lanka A, Rangpur Riders, Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI, Sylhet Sixers, Galle, Montreal Tigers, St Lucia Zouks, Kandy, Chittagong Vikings, Dambulla, Maratha Arabians


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A hard-hitting all-rounder, who juggles between being a lower order impetus and a handy medium pacer who can swing the ball, Dasun Shanaka is yet another product to come out of the fertile Sinhalese Sports Club. After a few years of steady performances in the shorter formats, his first big claim to fame were two whirlwind centuries in club cricket in 2015. 

Although he'd made his T20I debut before that against Pakistan, these knocks sprung him into the limelight - something he grabbed with a three-fer against India on  green Pune wicket in 2016. A Test debut followed soon on the tour to England, but it was his ODI debut against Ireland that really stood out, where he became only the third Sri Lankan to pick a fifer on debut. He was further named the Man of the Series. 

However, inconsistencies because of how low he bats and the limited opportunities at that position, he couldn't cement his spot in either format and remained in and out over the next three years.

In 2017, things got worse. During a Test match against India at Nagpur, the match referee found him guilty of ball tampering and fined him 75 percent of his match fees. 

He made a strong comeback the following year, smashing a 34-ball 65 in an ODI against South Africa, a knock that included four fours and five sixes. He was further named as the skipper of the T20I leg on the tour to Pakistan when most of the senior players backed out citing security worries. He made a bit of history on that tour, winning 3-0 with a weakened side against the then number one side in their own backyard. 


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Career

TEST debut vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2016
Last TEST vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nov 24, 2017
ODI debut vs Ireland at The Village, Jun 16, 2016
Last ODI vs Pakistan at National Stadium, Oct 02, 2019
T20 debut vs Pakistan at R.Premadasa Stadium, Aug 01, 2015
Last T20 vs Australia at The Gabba, Oct 30, 2019

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 22 19 1 468 68 26 404 115.84 0 0 3 39 24
T20 35 35 7 434 54 15.5 386 112.44 0 0 1 29 24
Test 3 6 1 29 17 5.8 60 48.33 0 0 0 2 2
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 22 12 282 274 10 43/5 43/5 5.83 27.4 28.2 1 0
T20 35 14 145 182 10 16/3 16/3 7.53 18.2 14.5 0 0
Test 3 4 439 261 9 46/3 112/5 3.57 29 48.78 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0