Manoj Sarathchandra2020-08-18T11:05:23+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, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Karunegala Youth Cricket Club, Colombo, Dambulla District

Manoj Sarathchandra is quite simply, a run-scoring machine, who continues to churn out runs aplenty in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

At the point of writing (18/08/20), the Tamil Union star sits amongst the leading run-scorers in Sri Lanka's top flight (Tier A) first-class competition with 562 runs at 80.85 with centuries against Chilaw Marians (158), Ragama (113), and Nondescripts (163*) taking his tally to 10 first-class centuries amongst 4,068 runs at 39.88.

Sarathchandra has continued to impress, following two dominant first-class campaigns in 2017/18 (835 runs at 52.18), and 2018/19 (460 runs at 38.33), which has seen him earn Sri Lankan A selection.

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 56 first-class matches for the club and can boast 3,212 runs at 43.40 with 8 centuries.

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 2021. 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, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Karunegala Youth Cricket Club, Colombo, Dambulla District

Manoj Sarathchandra is quite simply, a run-scoring machine, who continues to churn out runs aplenty in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

At the point of writing (18/08/20), the Tamil Union star sits amongst the leading run-scorers in Sri Lanka's top flight (Tier A) first-class competition with 562 runs at 80.85 with centuries against Chilaw Marians (158), Ragama (113), and Nondescripts (163*) taking his tally to 10 first-class centuries amongst 4,068 runs at 39.88.

Sarathchandra has continued to impress, following two dominant first-class campaigns in 2017/18 (835 runs at 52.18), and 2018/19 (460 runs at 38.33), which has seen him earn Sri Lankan A selection.

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 56 first-class matches for the club and can boast 3,212 runs at 43.40 with 8 centuries.

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 2021. A highly-rated professional, who will be a sought after recruit ahead of next season.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

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