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Ashen Bandara

Sri Lanka | All-Rounder (Spin)

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Ashen Bandara
Born23/11/1998
Country Sri Lanka
Player Status Placed - Earby CC (Ribblesdale Cricket League)
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Leg-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsSri Lanka U19s, Sri Lanka Board XI, Saracens Sports Club, Galle District, Galle Cricket Club

 

Ashen Bandara (19) is one of Sri Lanka’s hottest prospects. A genuine all-rounder, Bandara has been destined for great things, following a glittering junior career. A schoolboy prodigy, he starred for St. Aloysius’ College in Galle and excelled for the Sri Lankan Under-19s, before making a huge impression on the professional circuit, in first-class, List A and T20 domestic cricket.

Having made his respective white ball debut’s in January 2016 (T20) and March 2018 (List A), Bandara was rewarded with his first-class debut in February 2018. He impressed, hitting a brilliant 87* in his debut innings for Saracens in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament (Tier A).

He earned his professional debut, following a long stint with the national Under-19s. Bandara featured for Sri Lanka in 33 matches (5 Tests, 28 Youth ODI’s). During this period, he toured South Africa, England, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand – the latter for the 2017/18 ICC Under-19 World Cup (he averaged 37.88 with the bat).

Bandara has clearly impressed at every level to date and looks set for a huge career in the game. Despite his youth, he’s already highly thought of in Sri Lankan Cricket, so much so that he was selected to play the touring South African’s in July 2018, for the Sri Lankan Board XI.

The talented batting all-rounder is now keen to spend a summer plying his trade in England in 2019. He represents an outstanding prospect – someone who has the raw ability to star in what will be his maiden UK league stint.

 

Last Updated

28/09/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 11 16 3 789 106 60.69 120 75 1 1-10 75
List A 14 13 4 286 51 31.77 72 37 5 4-17 7.4
Twenty20 13 9 2 119 42* 17 6 10 0 - -
U19 Test 5 6 0 107 43 17.83 73 26 1 1-0 26
U19 ODI 28 22 3 438 49 23.05 168 154 3 1-16 51.33

Statistical record last updated 17th July, 2019
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