Ashen Bandara2022-03-23T13:36:56+00:00

Ashen Bandara

Date of Birth 23/11/1998
Age 23
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Agent
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Leg Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka U23s, Sri Lanka Emerging Players, Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, Sri Lanka XI, Sri Lanka U19s, Saracens Sports Club, Galle Cricket Club, Galle District

Ashen Bandara is, quite simply, one of Sri Lanka’s hottest prospects. A genuine all-rounder, Bandara has been destined for great things, following a glittering junior career.

In March 2021 he was fast-tracked to the national side, making his T20 debut against the West Indies. It didn't take long for Bandara to make an impression, hitting 44* in his third T20 international. A few days later, he struck 50 on his ODI debut, before a second half-century (55*) in his third match. The youngster has hit international cricket running and clearly has a bright future.

A schoolboy prodigy, Bandara starred for St. Aloysius’ College in Galle and excelled for the Sri Lankan Under-19s, before making a huge impression on the professional circuit, in first-class, List A, and T20 domestic cricket.

Having made his respective white-ball debut’s in January 2016 (T20) and March 2018 (List A), Bandara was rewarded with his first-class debut in February 2018. He impressed, hitting a brilliant 87* in his debut innings for Saracens in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament (Tier A).

He earned his professional debut, following a long stint with the national Under-19s. Bandara featured for Sri Lanka in 33 matches (5 Tests, 28 Youth ODI’s). During this period, he toured South Africa, England, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand – the latter for the 2017/18 ICC Under-19 World Cup (he averaged 37.88 with the bat).

Following his debut, the previous season, Bandara enjoyed a barnstorming full domestic season for Saracens in 2018/19. He struck 698 runs at 58.16 with a century (106) and five fifties.

This culminated with inclusion within numerous Sri Lankan sides since, including the Board President’s XI, Under-23, A, and Emerging Players. For the latter, he excelled in the Tri-Series (June/July 2019) with South Africa Emerging Players and University Sport South Africa, hitting 182 runs at 60.66.

Like many youngsters, he suffered a dip in form in 2019/20, hitting 297 runs at 22.84. However, he did manage to blitz his maiden T20 century (101*) amongst 179 runs at 44.75.

The rest, they say, is history. Bandara was whisked into the Sri Lankan national squad and impressed, therefore it appears he has a long and prosperous international career ahead of him.


Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Earby (2019) 7 6 2 116 43 29.00 49 198 9 3/34 22.00
Date of Birth 23/11/1998
Age 23
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAgent
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Agent
Bowling Style RA Leg Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka U23s, Sri Lanka Emerging Players, Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, Sri Lanka XI, Sri Lanka U19s, Saracens Sports Club, Galle Cricket Club, Galle District

Ashen Bandara is, quite simply, one of Sri Lanka’s hottest prospects. A genuine all-rounder, Bandara has been destined for great things, following a glittering junior career.

In March 2021 he was fast-tracked to the national side, making his T20 debut against the West Indies. It didn't take long for Bandara to make an impression, hitting 44* in his third T20 international. A few days later, he struck 50 on his ODI debut, before a second half-century (55*) in his third match. The youngster has hit international cricket running and clearly has a bright future.

A schoolboy prodigy, Bandara starred for St. Aloysius’ College in Galle and excelled for the Sri Lankan Under-19s, before making a huge impression on the professional circuit, in first-class, List A, and T20 domestic cricket.

Having made his respective white-ball debut’s in January 2016 (T20) and March 2018 (List A), Bandara was rewarded with his first-class debut in February 2018. He impressed, hitting a brilliant 87* in his debut innings for Saracens in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament (Tier A).

He earned his professional debut, following a long stint with the national Under-19s. Bandara featured for Sri Lanka in 33 matches (5 Tests, 28 Youth ODI’s). During this period, he toured South Africa, England, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand – the latter for the 2017/18 ICC Under-19 World Cup (he averaged 37.88 with the bat).

Following his debut, the previous season, Bandara enjoyed a barnstorming full domestic season for Saracens in 2018/19. He struck 698 runs at 58.16 with a century (106) and five fifties.

This culminated with inclusion within numerous Sri Lankan sides since, including the Board President’s XI, Under-23, A, and Emerging Players. For the latter, he excelled in the Tri-Series (June/July 2019) with South Africa Emerging Players and University Sport South Africa, hitting 182 runs at 60.66.

Like many youngsters, he suffered a dip in form in 2019/20, hitting 297 runs at 22.84. However, he did manage to blitz his maiden T20 century (101*) amongst 179 runs at 44.75.

The rest, they say, is history. Bandara was whisked into the Sri Lankan national squad and impressed, therefore it appears he has a long and prosperous international career ahead of him.


Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Earby (2019) 7 6 2 116 43 29.00 49 198 9 3/34 22.00
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