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Thimira Jayasinghe

Sri Lanka | All-Rounder (Spin)

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Thimira Jayasinghe
Born19/04/1996
Country Sri Lanka
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Leg-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsPanadura Sports Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Matara District, Old Thurstanites Sports Club, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club U23s

 

Thimira Jayasinghe (22) is an exciting prospect who hit the headlines in early February 2019 after hitting a brilliant double hundred in Sri Lankan first-class cricket. Having made the switch from Nondescripts to Panadura SC for the 2018/19 season, Jayasinghe opened his Tier B campaign with an incredible 222 not out – paving the way to a 10-wicket win over Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club.

The talented batsman, who bowls useful leg-spin, broke into first-class cricket for Nondescripts in February 2016 and whilst he showed glimpses of talent for NCC (scores of 41 (v Badureliya), 37 (v Ragama), 34, 42 v Colombo), 54 (v Colts) and 53 (v SL Army) in Sri Lanka’s Tier A Provincial Tournament, he hadn’t lived up to his billing as a future international. That said, his move to Panadura and subsequent double hundred, suggests that the big stage remains on his agenda.

Jayasinghe was first heralded as a player to watch in 2014/15 whilst skippering the prestigious Thurstan College to the All Under-19 (Division 1) final. During his Under-19 Two-Day career, he scored 1,583 runs at 31.04 (3x100s) and took 58 wickets at 16.79 (BB – 8-51). He has since excelled for both the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and Nondescripts Under-23 sides.

Following his brilliant 222 not out, the batting all-rounder is now eager to secure a UK club for the 2019 season and is a player that comes recommended by several sources, including Ruvan Peiris, former Nondescripts Head Coach.

 

Last Updated

07/02/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 9 17 2 544 222* 36.26 48 34 1 1-27 34
List A 2 2 1 9 9* 9 - - - - -

Statistical record last updated 18th February, 2019
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