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Gamindu Kanishka

Sri Lanka | Batsman

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Gamindu Kanishka
Born27/01/1987
Country Sri Lanka
Player Status Available
Player Type Batsman
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Off-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsSaracens Sports Club
Coaching Qualifications

UKCC Level 2

 

Gamindu Kanishka (31) is a batting all-rounder playing for Saracens Sports Club, in Sri Lanka's Premier Tournament (Tier A), alongside fellow CricX stars Mohomed Dilshad, Roshan Jayatissa, Minhaj Jalill and Ranitha Liyanarachchi. He has played his entire career, dating back to 2007/08, with Saracens and boasts a tremendous record scoring 2,828 runs at 38.73 (9 x 100s, 9 x 50s) alongside 10 wickets at 23.10, in his 43 games, at the point of writing. 

Kanishka has been a prolific run-scorer in Sri Lankan domestic cricket, but two of his seasons have been absolute stand-out's. He set domestic cricket alight in 2011/12, following his four year absence from first-class cricket. He belted five centuries, including hundreds in four consecutive first-class matches. The former Sri Lankan Under-15 player finished fourth on the Tier B run charts in 2011/12 racking up 823 runs at 58.78.

Given his success, he was recruited to play in Australia for the 2012/13 season (Greensborough CC in Victoria's Diamond Valley Cricket Association), but returned to first-class the follow season, striking 467 runs at 29.18. 

In 2015/16, Kanishka returned to his run-scoring ways, belting three centuries amongst 607 runs at 60.70. He struck a career-best 217 against Bloomfield, then two matches later, back-to-back hundreds (102, 178) against Badureliya. 

Kanishka was set to spend a season in New Zealand throughout the 2016/17 season, but despite a few successful appearances for Hawera United in the Taranaki Premier Competition, he returned home in November, following selection for the Sri Lankan winter squad. He scored another hundred (130) during the summer, but only averaged 23 with the bat, before 521 runs at 28.94 - with his 9th first-class century last summer (2017/18).

He has been not only been a stand-out performer in Sri Lankan cricket, but has excelled abroad, during 6 UK stints and of course, his 2 trips down under (Australia / New Zealand). Statistically, his best seasons have been with Fives and Heronians in 2017 (838 runs at 55.73 / 19 wickets at 23.95) and 2018 for Thame Town (752 runs at 53.71), with whom he's spent the past two seasons. 

Kanishka is a class act, who doubles as a quality coach. He is eager to return to the UK next summer and ideally wants a club in close proximity to Bexleyheath (Kent) where he has accommodation available for the 2019 season with family.

 

 

Last Updated

31/08/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 44 79 4 2847 217 37.96 503 242 10 6-34 24.2
List A 16 16 1 403 100 26.86 180 120 3 2-21 40
Twenty20 5 5 0 90 30 18 12 14 2 2-14 7

Statistical record last updated 10th December, 2018
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Thame Town (2018) 17  17  0 460  110  27.06  80  328  11  4/27  29.82 
Thame Town (2017) 18 17 3 752 122* 53.71 60.1 200 7 2/16 28.57
Fives & Heronians (2015) 21 20 5 836 112 55.73 118.2 455 19 3/12 23.95
The Mote (2014) 16 16 - 460 96 28.75 174 553 28 5/29 19.75
The Mote  (2013) 17 17 4 580 74* 44.62 165.2 613 26 3/20 23.58
Greensborough  (2012/13) 12 12 0 303 79 25.25 89.1 225 8 3/16 28.13
Budleigh Salterton (2012) 8 8 0 183 57 22.88 74 261 10 5/33 26.10