Saltburn has swooped to sign talented Sri Lankan atsman Salinda Ushan for their 2021 North Yorkshire and South Durham Premier League campaign.

A punishing opening bat

Ushan is an accomplished opening batter playing in Sri Lanka’s top tier (A) first-class competition.

A left-hander of some pedigree, he represented Sri Lanka Under-19’s in 11 Test (4) and ODI’s (7), to include the ICC World Cup in Bangladesh back in 2016.

He made his first-class debut for Colts Cricket Club in February 2017 and played two matches during the 2017/18 season, before his move to current club, Badureliya in 2017/18.

Salinda in domestic action. (c) ThePapare

Domestic run machine

The youngster excelled for his new club, scoring 323 runs at 53.83 to include his maiden century (154), before striking a further 574 runs at 38.26 (and 2 further hundreds) in 2018/19.

Since joining Badureliya, he has racked up 1,051 runs at 38.92 with 3 centuries and 4 fifties.

Salinda signs for Saltburn

The run machine is quite the prospect who was set to follow in the footsteps of fellow Badureliya and CricX clients, Dushan Hemantha and Damith Perera, and play UK league cricket in 2020, before COVID struck.

However, Ushan will get his chance in 2021, having recently signed with Saltburn for their North Yorkshire and South Durham Premier League campaign.