Bracebridge Heath is delighted to announce the signing of Sri Lankan young gun, Avishka Tharindu, for their 2024 Lincolnshire League campaign.

Tharindu is a sensational batting talent coming through the Sri Lankan ranks.

A superstar in the making, Tharindu represented his country in 14 Under-19 matches (2018/19), then racked up 478 runs at 239, including 2 centuries (HS 215) during Sri Lankans Emerging Players 3-Day Tournament (2021/22).

Roll on May 2022, and he was selected for the Sri Lanka Development XI to tour England. It’s fair to say, he excelled, with the highlight – a century (103* from 108 balls) against a Surrey side including the likes of Gus Atkinson, Tom Lawes, Brett Hutton, and Amir Virdi.

He returned home to register his maiden domestic hundred (103* from 214 balls) against Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club in the Sri Lanka Major League Tournament (first-class) for Ragama Cricket Club and finished the 2022/23 season with 682 runs at 35.89. He has continued to excel into the current 2023/24 season, with his third first-class ton (106 v Galle), taking his tally to 1,239 runs at 37.54 in 25 red ball games.

Tharindu, who has previously earned Sri Lanka A selection (20-member squad v Pakistan), is clearly seen as a player for the future. Not only a fine batting prospect but a more than capable bowler, adept at bowling both seam-up and off-spinner. According to reports, Tharindu has the potential to develop into a genuine all-rounder.

The Sri Lankan young gun is determined to hit the global stage and, to continue is development, has signed to play his maiden UK season in 2024 having put pen to paper with Bracebridge Heath for their Lincolnshire Premier League campaign.