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Roshan Jayathissa

Sri Lanka | All-Rounder (Spin)

Profile

Roshan Jayathissa
Born05/06/1989
Country Sri Lanka
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleRH Middle-Order Bat | RA Off-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsSri Lanka Army Sports Club, Galle Cricket Club, Kandy Youth Cricket Club U23s
Coaching Qualifications

UKCC Level 2

 

Roshan Jayatissa (29) is one of the most consistent spinners in Sri Lankan domestic cricket – with one of the best domestic records to match. The off-spinner has taken 180 wickets at 22.46 since his first-class debut in October 2009. His tally includes 10 five wicket bags and 2 ten wicket hauls. He has also excelled in white ball cricket, averaging an incredible 18.86 and 21.63 in List-A and Twenty20 respectively.

Jayatissa moved to Galle Cricket Club in 2016/17, following a 6-season stint with the Sri Lanka Army Sports Club (110 wickets at 17.48 during this period). He enjoyed a dominant season, taking 35 wickets at 30.88, including yet another 5-wicket haul (against Tamil Union). He then backed up with a further 35 wickets at 29.71 in 2017/18, to evidence his consistency.

Jayatissa is widely recognised as one of Sri Lanka’s best, non-international, off-spinners. However, he’s no one trick pony, as he is a more than useful operator with bat in hand, boasting 3 half-centuries and highest score of 73 to his name in first-class cricket.

The experienced campaigner is a high-class performer, who has also showcased his all-round skills in UK league cricket over the past two seasons. Playing in Division 1 of the Durham Cricket League for Tudhoe, Jayatissa has produced impressive numbers and several Cup titles, for the club. In 2017-18, he has scored 2,457 runs at 42.36 (4x100s, 19x50s) and taken 131 wickets at 13.11 (4x5w) in league/cup cricket.

He has been an absolute stand-out in the North East and is now eager to return to the UK once again in 2019. Not only a fine cricketer, but accredited coach and cracking bloke to boot. Someone we highly recommend.

 

Last Updated

08/09/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 47 71 14 913 73 16.01 7072 4161 182 8-28 22.86
List A 29 15 4 117 25 10.63 1150 748 41 5-37 18.24
Twenty20 12 7 1 46 12 7.66 207 238 11 3-33 21.63

Statistical record last updated 10th December, 2018
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Tudhoe (2018) 21 20 2 410 55 22.78 204.5 664 42 5/30 15.81
Tudhoe (2017) 16 16 1 609 109* 40.60 141.5 410 37 5/14 11.08