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Team flagSL32 yrs
batting styleAll Rounder
#97 All Rounder in ODI
#52 Batter in T20I
#26 All Rounder in T20I
Career & Stats
Batting
Bowling

Recent Form

13 (8) vs AFG, T20I
6 (4) vs AFG, T20I
0 (1) *vs ADKR,
11 (13) vs MIE,
10 (11) vs DV,
24 (26) *vs GG,
6 (13) vs FRB, BPL
40 (33) vs RGR, BPL
9 (4) vs ZIM, T20I
26 (18) *vs ZIM, T20I
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Career Stats

ODI
T20I
Test
IPL
BPL
ABU DHABI
PSL
WC ODI
Matches71
Innings63
Runs1299
100s2
50s4
HS108
SR91.48
Avg22.40
Fours103
Sixes42
Duck outs--
Rank--

Teams played for

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 Cumilla Warriors

About Dasun Shanaka

NameDasun Shanaka
GenderMale
Birth9 Sep 1991
Birth PlaceNegombo
Height6 ft 0 in
NationalitySri Lankan

A fine all-rounder, Dasun Shanaka, is known for his volatile style of batting in the middle-order and efficient medium-fast bowling. He made his way into the national side following his three-dimensional performances in domestic cricket, which caught the selector’s eye.... continue reading

Player Bio

A fine all-rounder, Dasun Shanaka, is known for his volatile style of batting in the middle-order and efficient medium-fast bowling. He made his way into the national side following his three-dimensional performances in domestic cricket, which caught the selector’s eye.

 

The Negombo-born all-rounder made his first-class debut playing for Sinhalese Sports Club against Lankan Sports Club on 27th January 2012. After a hard grind in domestic cricket, Shanaka was handed his maiden T20I call-up against Pakistan on 1st August 2015. 


Being an all-rounder, his batting inconsistencies continued to haunt him but with the bowl, he was like a master at work with all kinds of variations. Shanaka came into the limelight in a T20I match against Indian where he picked three decisive wickets of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Hardik Pandya and also played some handy cameos with the bat down the order. Shanaka, being on-song, saw himself included in the 2016 T20 World Cup.

 

With the likes of Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Dhananjaya da Silva in the squad,  he was juggling in and out of the squad multiple times for over three years. 


On one such occasion during a Test match against India in Pune, he was caught in a ball-tampering case and was fined 75 percent of his match fees. He bounced back even stronger and scored a splendid 65 runs off 38 balls against the Proteas in an ODI match.


In September 2019, when most of the senior Sri Lankan players backed out of the Pakistan series due to security concerns, he was named as the skipper for the touring side. A brilliant all-round performance leading a young bunch of Sri Lankans, led to their first-ever series victory and a clean sweep on Pakistani soil.


Along with his all-round capabilities and experience backing him, it won’t be surprising to see him leading the future Sri Lankan prospects, following the footsteps of Mathews.


(As of March 2021)