Minhaj Jalill2022-06-07T09:55:16+01:00

Minhaj Jalill

Date of Birth 09/01/1995
Age 27
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Saracens Sports Club, Galle Cricket Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club, Panadura Sports Club, Kandy Customs Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

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

Minhaj Jalill is an accomplished batting all-rounder playing for Kandy Customs Cricket Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A proven run-scorer and effective off-spinner, Jalill joined Kandy this summer following stints with Nugegoda SWC (2020/21), Panadura (2019/20), Saracens (2017/18-18/19), Galle (2016/17), Colombo (2015/16), and Tamil Union (2014/15). His season with Panadura was his most prolific, hitting 497 runs at 41.41.

The former Thurstan College star, always seemed destined for professional cricket. In his teens, Jalill became the third player in history to score 1,000 plus runs in an All-Island Under-19 Division One season (the others, Nikzy Ahmed and CricX client Shanuka Dulaj). His 1,094 runs at 54.70 including 4 centuries, 7 fifties, and culminated with the "Batter of the Year" title.

Whilst bowling opportunities have been limited in first-class cricket, at schoolboy level, Jalill was a genuine all-rounder. His off-spin yielded U19 season figures of 23 wickets at 15.90 (2012/13) and 26 wickets at 29.96 (2013/14).

Jalill has now converted his promise as a junior, into performance in the senior ranks. He spent the 2018 season plying his trade in the UK for Devon Premier League side Bovey Tracey. He struck 515 runs at 34.33 and took 15 wickets at 44.33, but also impressed in our CricX (Overseas v English) back at Buckingham Town in August, top-scoring with 59 and bowling some useful overs with his off-spin.

Courtesy of his success in 2018, he was picked up by Cowdrey for their Kent League campaign in 2019. He excelled, especially with the ball taking 45 wickets at 10.93 alongside 684 runs at 40.24. Given his exploits, the club moved swiftly to re-sign him for the 2021 season, where he continued to star, hitting a further 795 runs at 44.17 plus 18 wickets for good measure.

After two brilliant seasons for Cowdrey, Jalill moved to the Southern Premier League to play for Portsmouth in 2022.

Following his third UK stint, the Sri Lankan star is seeking an opportunity in Australia 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
Portsmouth (2022)
Cowdrey (2021) 20 19 1 795 123 44.17 141 489 18 3/22 27.17
Cowdrey (2019) 22 21 4 684 92 40.24 173.4 492 45 5/17 10.93
Bovey Tracey (2018) 18 17 2 515 100 34.33 150 665 15 2/16 44.33
Date of Birth 09/01/1995
Age 27
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Saracens Sports Club, Galle Cricket Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club, Panadura Sports Club, Kandy Customs Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

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

Minhaj Jalill is an accomplished batting all-rounder playing for Kandy Customs Cricket Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A proven run-scorer and effective off-spinner, Jalill joined Kandy this summer following stints with Nugegoda SWC (2020/21), Panadura (2019/20), Saracens (2017/18-18/19), Galle (2016/17), Colombo (2015/16), and Tamil Union (2014/15). His season with Panadura was his most prolific, hitting 497 runs at 41.41.

The former Thurstan College star, always seemed destined for professional cricket. In his teens, Jalill became the third player in history to score 1,000 plus runs in an All-Island Under-19 Division One season (the others, Nikzy Ahmed and CricX client Shanuka Dulaj). His 1,094 runs at 54.70 including 4 centuries, 7 fifties, and culminated with the "Batter of the Year" title.

Whilst bowling opportunities have been limited in first-class cricket, at schoolboy level, Jalill was a genuine all-rounder. His off-spin yielded U19 season figures of 23 wickets at 15.90 (2012/13) and 26 wickets at 29.96 (2013/14).

Jalill has now converted his promise as a junior, into performance in the senior ranks. He spent the 2018 season plying his trade in the UK for Devon Premier League side Bovey Tracey. He struck 515 runs at 34.33 and took 15 wickets at 44.33, but also impressed in our CricX (Overseas v English) back at Buckingham Town in August, top-scoring with 59 and bowling some useful overs with his off-spin.

Courtesy of his success in 2018, he was picked up by Cowdrey for their Kent League campaign in 2019. He excelled, especially with the ball taking 45 wickets at 10.93 alongside 684 runs at 40.24. Given his exploits, the club moved swiftly to re-sign him for the 2021 season, where he continued to star, hitting a further 795 runs at 44.17 plus 18 wickets for good measure.

After two brilliant seasons for Cowdrey, Jalill moved to the Southern Premier League to play for Portsmouth in 2022.

Following his third UK stint, the Sri Lankan star is seeking an opportunity in Australia 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
Portsmouth (2022)
Cowdrey (2021) 20 19 1 795 123 44.17 141 489 18 3/22 27.17
Cowdrey (2019) 22 21 4 684 92 40.24 173.4 492 45 5/17 10.93
Bovey Tracey (2018) 18 17 2 515 100 34.33 150 665 15 2/16 44.33
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