Dumbleton is delighted to announce the signing of Sri Lankan batting star Nipun Haggalla for their 2022 West of England Premier League campaign.

A fantastic talent

Haggalla is a tremendous batting talent playing for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Sports Club in Sri Lanka.

An explosive opening / top-order batter, who can either keep wicket or bowl off-spin, hit the headlines in April 2021 by striking a quite sensation 151 against Badureliya.

Career-best 151

His 156-ball effort from the top of the order including 7 sixes and 11 fours. 4-days later, Haggalla produced another powerful innings – an 80-ball 81 against Kandy, taking his SLC Major Clubs Limited Over Tournament run tally to 299 at 59.90, all with a strike rate of 95.22.

Haggalla finally produced the level of performance to justify his ability. He had underperformed during the previous two first-class seasons, averaging 12 (2017/18) and 10.87 (2018/19), respectively.

Aussie success

However, in a view to developing his game, he spent the 2020/21 season down under, playing club cricket in Australia. After 456 runs at 38, including a highest score of 179 for Mackie in Victoria’s South East Cricket Association, he returned home and excelled for Bloomfield in the 2021 One-Day Tournament.

Set for the UK in 2022

Haggalla, who comes recommended by former Sri Lankan star, Chamara Silva, is now set to play UK club cricket in 2022 having recently signed with Dumbleton for their West of England Premier League campaign.