Manoj Sarathchandra2019-10-24T17:19:32+01:00

Manoj Sarathchandra

Date of Birth 06/02/1993
Age 27
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Wicket-Keeper
Bowling Style N/A
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan XI, Sri Lanka Board U19s XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Jaffna District, Karunegala Youth Cricket Club, Business Management School, Colombo, Dambulla District

Manoj Sarathchandra is quite simply, a run-scoring machine, who was the 11th leading run-scorer in Sri Lanka’s Premier (Tier A) first-class competition in 2017/18. Sarathchandra scored 629 runs at 57.18 including 3 hundreds, before excelling in the Super Four Provincial Tournament for Dambulla District (206 runs at 41.20) to earn Sri Lanka A selection in July against the touring Bangladeshi A side (scoring 33 and taking 4 dismissals in the second innings).

The former Sri Lankan Board Under-19’s keeper/batsman, has been a consistent performer in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament since his debut for Kurunegala Youth, averaging 35.71 (2012/13), 38.60 (2013/14), 35.11 (2014/15), 35.00 (2015/16) and 31.86 (2016/17), 57.18 (2017/18) and 38.33 (2018/19), respectively.

Sarathchandra has long been regarded as a national player in the making. He was earmarked for big things when selected for the Sri Lankan Board Under-19s XI in 2011/12. A few years on, following his first-class exploits, he was rewarded with Sri Lankan XI inclusion against the touring Australians in July 2016.

In September the same year, he helped Colombo Business Management School (BMS) to Red Bull Campus Cricket glory, beating Bangladeshi’s University of Liberal Arts in the final. Earlier in the tournament, he won Man of the Match in Round 1 against the UAE and his 33-ball 47 not out was instrumental in BMS’ semi-final victory against South Africa, helping chase down 179 in 19 overs, against an attack featuring current Test quick Lungi Ngidi and first-class contingent Thomas Kaber, Vincent Moore and David Mogotlane.

Sarathchandra enjoyed a strong 2016/17 season for Tamil Union, hitting 478 runs at 31.86, before his run-spree in 2017/18 and consistent follow-up season in 2018/19. Since joining Tamil Union in 2013/14, from Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club (8 matches – 500 runs at 35.71), he has played 49 first-class matches for the club and can boast 2,650 runs at 39.55.

The Sri Lankan keeper/bat is a high-class prospect and is now, having completed his studies, is looking to play UK league cricket in 2020. A highly-rated professional, who will be a sought after recruit ahead of next season.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 06/02/1993
Age 27
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleWicket-Keeper
Player Status Available
Bowling Style N/A
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan XI, Sri Lanka Board U19s XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Jaffna District, Karunegala Youth Cricket Club, Business Management School, Colombo, Dambulla District

Manoj Sarathchandra is quite simply, a run-scoring machine, who was the 11th leading run-scorer in Sri Lanka’s Premier (Tier A) first-class competition in 2017/18. Sarathchandra scored 629 runs at 57.18 including 3 hundreds, before excelling in the Super Four Provincial Tournament for Dambulla District (206 runs at 41.20) to earn Sri Lanka A selection in July against the touring Bangladeshi A side (scoring 33 and taking 4 dismissals in the second innings).

The former Sri Lankan Board Under-19’s keeper/batsman, has been a consistent performer in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament since his debut for Kurunegala Youth, averaging 35.71 (2012/13), 38.60 (2013/14), 35.11 (2014/15), 35.00 (2015/16) and 31.86 (2016/17), 57.18 (2017/18) and 38.33 (2018/19), respectively.

Sarathchandra has long been regarded as a national player in the making. He was earmarked for big things when selected for the Sri Lankan Board Under-19s XI in 2011/12. A few years on, following his first-class exploits, he was rewarded with Sri Lankan XI inclusion against the touring Australians in July 2016.

In September the same year, he helped Colombo Business Management School (BMS) to Red Bull Campus Cricket glory, beating Bangladeshi’s University of Liberal Arts in the final. Earlier in the tournament, he won Man of the Match in Round 1 against the UAE and his 33-ball 47 not out was instrumental in BMS’ semi-final victory against South Africa, helping chase down 179 in 19 overs, against an attack featuring current Test quick Lungi Ngidi and first-class contingent Thomas Kaber, Vincent Moore and David Mogotlane.

Sarathchandra enjoyed a strong 2016/17 season for Tamil Union, hitting 478 runs at 31.86, before his run-spree in 2017/18 and consistent follow-up season in 2018/19. Since joining Tamil Union in 2013/14, from Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club (8 matches – 500 runs at 35.71), he has played 49 first-class matches for the club and can boast 2,650 runs at 39.55.

The Sri Lankan keeper/bat is a high-class prospect and is now, having completed his studies, is looking to play UK league cricket in 2020. A highly-rated professional, who will be a sought after recruit ahead of next season.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.