Dasun Shanaka

Sri Lanka
Age
September 9, 1991 (30 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Negombo
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Sri Lanka
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

Dasun Shanaka is a 29-year-old all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast. He has represented Sri Lanka in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He captained the T20I side to Pakistan in September 2019.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
89
-
Bowling
88
-
-

Team played

Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Sinhalese Sports Club, Chattogram Challengers, Sylhet Thunder, Wayamba United, Rangpur Rangers, St Lucia Zouks, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Cumilla Warriors, Kandy, Galle, Colombo Commandos, Sri Lankan XI, Sri Lankans, Kandy District, Dambulla, Maratha Arabians, Montreal Tigers, Badulla Sea Eagles

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
31
28
2
664
68
25.54
690
96.23
0
3
48
29
T20I
44
44
8
566
54
15.72
527
107.4
0
2
36
29
Test
6
12
2
140
66*
14
276
50.72
0
1
9
7
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
31
15
390
355
12
5/43
5.46
29.58
32.5
0
1
0
T20I
44
19
199
245
12
3/16
7.39
20.42
16.58
0
0
0
Test
6
8
762
431
13
3/46
3.39
33.15
58.62
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Test Career

Shanaka has taken 9 wickets in 3 Test matches at 29.00 with the best bowling figures of 3/46 achieved in his first Test against England in Leeds in May 2016 which ended in an innings defeat for Sri Lanka. Shanaka dismissed Alastair Cook, Nick Compton and Joe Root. He took 2 for 36 and 3 for 76 against India in Kolkata in November 2017. He last appeared in a Test match against India in Nagpur.

ODI Career

Dasun has scored 468 runs in 22 ODIs at 26.00. He has also taken 10 wickets at 27.40. In his first ODI against Ireland in Dublin on 16 June 2016, Shanaka contributed 42 off 19 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes to help Sri Lanka score 303/7. In reply, Ireland were bowled out for 216 with Shanaka taking 5/43, his best ODI bowling figures, responsible for the wickets of Stirling, Joyce, Anderson, Poynter, and Sorensen. On 8 August 2018, he made a match-winning score of 65 against South Africa in Pallekele. Shanaka’s top ODI score of 68 came in a match against Pakistan in Karachi in September 2019 which Sri Lanka lost. Shanaka last appeared in an ODI against Pakistan in Karachi in October 2019.

T20I Career

Dasun Shanaka has scored 483 runs in 40 T20I matches at 15.58. He has also taken 11 wickets at 19.81. He registered his match-winning best bowling figures of 3/16 against India in Pune in February 2016. However, he made his top score of 54 in a lost match against Pakistan in Lahore in October 2017. Dasun last appeared in a T20I against the West Indies in Pallekele in March 2020.

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