Brixham sign promising Sri Lankan Dhananjaya Lakshan - 14/11/18

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Brixham have signed Sri Lankan batting all-rounder Dhananjaya Lakshan for their 2019 Devon League campaign.

Lakshan (20) is an exceptionally talented all-rounder who broke into professional cricket in Sri Lanka in May 2018, following an outstanding tenure for the Sri Lankan Under-19s.

He played 8 Youth ODI’s for his country, hitting 283 runs at 40.42 (plus 3 wickets at 21.66) with a best of 101* when chasing down Ireland’s 207 in Sri Lanka’s ICC Under-19 World Cup opener in January 2018 (held in New Zealand).

He was Sri Lanka’s second leading run-scorer at the World Cup (250 runs at 50), which also included 98 against the West Indies in their final WC outing.

Lakshan earned his Under-19 selection courtesy of his exploits whilst skippering Richmond College (in the Singer Under-19 Division 1 competitions) and playing for Southern Province Under-19s (in the SLC Super Under-19 Provincial Tournament).

Lakshan’s highlight for the former was his brilliant outing against rivals St Thomas’ College in April 2018, when he captured 5-36 before scoring an unbeaten 130 off 138 balls.

Since his WC exploits, Lakshan has featured for both Galle District (List-A) and Kandy District (T20) in 2018 and its anticipated he’ll play first-class cricket throughout this coming summer (2018/19).

Thereafter, the talented batsman/seamer will join Brixham for their Devon League (B Division) campaign in 2019. 

  

Check out Dhananjaya's CricX profile here

 

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