Picture of Sachithra Senanayake

Sachithra Senanayake

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Board XI, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sinhalese Sports Club, Kolkata, Wayamba, Sydney Sixers, Uva Next, Kandurata Uva Combined, Basnahira Greens, Brothers Union
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
34
Batting:
0
Bowling:
5
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
February 09, 1985, Colombo

Profile

A right-arm off-break bowler and a handy right-handed batsman, Sachithra Senanayake made his first class debut for the Sinhalese Sports Club in 2006. The tall, lanky all-rounder was included in the Sri Lankan T20I squad for the series against Australia in 2011. But he had to wait for his international debut, which came in early 2012 in an ODI against South Africa.

Senanayake boasted of tremendous numbers in domestic cricket at the time of his maiden international outing - 297 first class wickets in just 59 games at a stupendous average of 20.50. However, his international stint was a brief one as he did not perform as expected of him. That forced the selectors to drop him back to the domestic circuit and this was when he found his second coming. Being a spinner in the modern age can be more of a bane than a boon but Senanayake developed one of the most lethal deliveries for an off-spinner, 'the doosra' or the one that goes the other way. A flurry of wickets saw Senanayake re-enter the foray of international cricket when he was snapped up by the Kolkata franchise for the sixth edition of the Indian T20 League. Known to handle pressure in big tournaments, he has done well in Sri Lanka's main one-day competition. He played for Uva Next in the first edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League and was also named in the Champions League T20 squad. He has also played for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League in the 2012 edition.

Another strong performance in the domestic circuit in 2013 saw him earn a re-call for the ODI series against Bangladesh and his performance was good enough to garner a place in the Champions Trophy in England later in the year. One of the striking distinctions that Senanayake possesses, is the ability to bowl six different balls in an over.


Fast Facts

  • Senanayake was the leading wicket-taker in the Sri Lankan Premier League for 2013.

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 1 5 0 5 33.33 0 0 5
ODI 28 18 209 7 19 101.45 0 0 42
T20 16 7 32 4 10.66 106.66 0 0 17
IPL 8 4 10 3 10 58.82 0 0 7*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 2 138 96 0 0/30 / - 4.17 0 0 0 0
ODI 28 26 1380 1079 27 3/41 / 39.96 4.69 0 0 0 17
T20 16 15 312 274 18 3/14 / 15.22 5.26 0 0 0 5
IPL 8 8 192 209 9 2/26 / 23.22 6.53 0 0 0 3
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 0
ODI 12 0 1
T20 2 0 1
IPL 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2013-2013
 
ODI:
2012-2014
 
T20:
2012-2014
 
IPL:
2013-2013
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Dec 31, 2013
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Dec 31, 2013
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs South Africa at De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley - Jan 20, 2012
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 08, 2014
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jun 01, 2012
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 06, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Hyderabad at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Apr 14, 2013
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Pune at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - May 15, 2013
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