Monton has signed one of Sri Lanka’s leading domestic all-rounders, Dushan Vimukthi, for their 2022 Greater Manchester Cricket League campaign.

A star all-rounder

Vimukthi is a quality off-spin bowling all-rounder who boasts an impressive record in Sri Lankan domestic cricket. He plays for the star-studded Moors Sports Club, alongside Sri Lankan internationals Praveen Jayawickrama, and Ramesh Mendis.

Following his first-class debut in January 2014, Vimukthi is nearing the 3,000 runs, 200 wicket double at first-class level. However, it’s his exploits over the past few years that have pushed his case towards national selection.

Domestic cricket in numbers…

In 2016/17, the all-rounder finished towards the top of his prior club, Sri Lanka Army run charts (519 runs at 32.43) and topped the wicket tally with 35 poles at 22.51. In 2017/18, whilst he didn’t set the first-class circuit alight with the bat (322 runs at 18.94), he starred with the ball taking 43 wickets at 20.44, including 2 ten-wicket match hauls.

In 2018/19, he avenged his batting numbers, finishing as the 8th leading run-scorer in first-class cricket (Tier A) hitting 3 centuries amongst 889 runs at 52.29 alongside 39 wickets at 34.02. The following season, he dipped again with the bat (244 runs at 24.40), but excelled with the ball, taking 27 wickets at 17.22.

In 2019/20, whilst the trend didn’t continue with the bat, only scoring 285 runs at 17.81, he impressed again with the ball, this time with 42 wickets at 21.33 to finish 7th on the first-class wicket charts.

Last summer, in the absence of first-class cricket, Vimukthi impressed in the One Day format, finishing amongst the leading wicket-takers with 15 poles at 13.33, all with an economy rate of 3.56. He was instrumental in Army’s semi-final run, also averaging 38.33 with the bat.

Vimukthi is, without doubt, one of Sri Lankan domestic crickets leading all-rounders, often opening the bowling with his economical off-spin. His performances, whether that be with bat or ball have thrust his name forward for higher honours.

Dushan signs for Monton

The talented all-rounder, who comes highly recommended by several CricX clients, is now set to embark on his maiden UK stint having recently signed with Monton for their 2022 Greater Manchester Cricket League campaign.