Keshan Wijerathne2022-06-07T09:39:11+01:00

Keshan Wijerathne

Date of Birth 28/03/1996
Age 26
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Emerging Players, Sri Lanka U19s, Moors Sports Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Colts Cricket Club, Lankan Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for AUS/NZ (2022/23) & UK/EU (2023) **

Keshan Wijerathne is a right-arm speedster who plays for Lankan Cricket Club and has featured for Sri Lanka A and Emerging Players sides in recent years.

Such was his talent, Wijerathne was fast-tracked to play for the Sri Lankan Emerging Players and ‘A’ sides (v Zimbabwe Development and West Indies A) before he’d played first-class cricket.

Wijerathne, was a schoolboy prodigy, who dominated the wicket charts for Maliyadewa College in Kurugegala. He played for the Sri Lankan Under-17s and Under-19s, taking 4-38 (10) against the Australian Under-19s in October 2014.

Earmarked for big things, Wijerathne made his T20 debut for Colts Cricket Club in April 2015, then List-A early into the following season (November 2015). He waited another year to make his first-class debut, playing for Colts against Saracens in December 2016. Wijerathne has since moved to Kurunegala Youth (2017/18), Moors (2018/19), and Lankan (2019/20-20/21).

The Sri Lankan prospect headed to the UK in 2018 to continue his development. Playing in the top tier of the North Lancs and Cumbria Cricket League for Lindal Moor, the quick impressed, taking 40 wickets at 20.60 and scored 448 runs at 29.87 in the league. He also produced notable performances in the Cup competitions.

The talented all-rounder then returned in 2019 and played in Northern Ireland for Glendermott in the North West Cricket Union. Across both league and cup cricket, Wijerathne took 36 wickets at 21.92 and struck 510 runs at 25.50. He had a club fall through due to COVID in 2020, but returned for a third stint in 2021, this time to play for Torquay in the Devon League, where he continued to shine.

Wijerathne is a fantastic prospect who is now eager to showcase his skills in Australasia for the 2022/23 season before embarking on a UK return in 2023.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Torquay (2021) 10 6 1 146 79 29.20 68.5 269 17 3/18 15.82
Glendermott (2019) 24 22 2 510 71 25.50 165 789 36 4/19 21.92
Lindal Moor (2018) 21 19 0 488 85 25.68 202.1 954 44 7/33 21.68
Date of Birth 28/03/1996
Age 26
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Emerging Players, Sri Lanka U19s, Moors Sports Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Colts Cricket Club, Lankan Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for AUS/NZ (2022/23) & UK/EU (2023) **

Keshan Wijerathne is a right-arm speedster who plays for Lankan Cricket Club and has featured for Sri Lanka A and Emerging Players sides in recent years.

Such was his talent, Wijerathne was fast-tracked to play for the Sri Lankan Emerging Players and ‘A’ sides (v Zimbabwe Development and West Indies A) before he’d played first-class cricket.

Wijerathne, was a schoolboy prodigy, who dominated the wicket charts for Maliyadewa College in Kurugegala. He played for the Sri Lankan Under-17s and Under-19s, taking 4-38 (10) against the Australian Under-19s in October 2014.

Earmarked for big things, Wijerathne made his T20 debut for Colts Cricket Club in April 2015, then List-A early into the following season (November 2015). He waited another year to make his first-class debut, playing for Colts against Saracens in December 2016. Wijerathne has since moved to Kurunegala Youth (2017/18), Moors (2018/19), and Lankan (2019/20-20/21).

The Sri Lankan prospect headed to the UK in 2018 to continue his development. Playing in the top tier of the North Lancs and Cumbria Cricket League for Lindal Moor, the quick impressed, taking 40 wickets at 20.60 and scored 448 runs at 29.87 in the league. He also produced notable performances in the Cup competitions.

The talented all-rounder then returned in 2019 and played in Northern Ireland for Glendermott in the North West Cricket Union. Across both league and cup cricket, Wijerathne took 36 wickets at 21.92 and struck 510 runs at 25.50. He had a club fall through due to COVID in 2020, but returned for a third stint in 2021, this time to play for Torquay in the Devon League, where he continued to shine.

Wijerathne is a fantastic prospect who is now eager to showcase his skills in Australasia for the 2022/23 season before embarking on a UK return in 2023.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Torquay (2021) 10 6 1 146 79 29.20 68.5 269 17 3/18 15.82
Glendermott (2019) 24 22 2 510 71 25.50 165 789 36 4/19 21.92
Lindal Moor (2018) 21 19 0 488 85 25.68 202.1 954 44 7/33 21.68
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