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Sachin Jayawardene Profile Latest

Barkisland have moved swiftly to replace Ashan Priyanjan with fellow Sri Lankan Sachin Jayawardena

Jayawardena (24) is a promising batting all-rounder playing for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournaments. 

A genuine all-rounder, Jayawardena bats in the top-order and bowls quality left-arm spin. After dominating for Wesley College and Bloomfield’s Under-23 side, he was rewarded with his first-class debut in March 2014 and has since played over 30 matches across the three formats.

Leading into the 2018/19 season, his record failed to justify his undoubted talent, with only 1 first-class and 2 List-A fifties alongside 3 wickets (his best bowling figures of 3-24).

However, he has turned this around swiftly, with 3 first-class centuries, namely 109* (132 balls) against Panadura, 116 (167 balls) against Sri Lanka Air Force and 165 (331 balls) against Police Sports Club, respectively and now sits top of the Provincial (Tier B) run charts (661 runs at 60.09), narrowly ahead of fellow CricX star Damith Perera.

These performances reaffirm his ability that saw him named the Sri Lanka Under-19 squad in 2014 before winning the Sri Lanka U23 best all-rounder for the 2015/16 season, whilst skippering Bloomfield.

In a view to continuing his development, Jayawardena has signed his first contract to play abroad in 2019. He will link up with Drakes Huddersfield League side Barkisland, following original pro, and compatriot, Ashan Priyanjan's Sri Lankan A selection, which has prevented his UK return. 

 

Check out Sachin's CricX profile here

 

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