Minhaj Jalill2022-11-22T15:28:48+00:00

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, Ace Capital 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 Ace Capital Cricket Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A proven run-scorer and effective off-spinner, Jalill joined Ace this summer following stints with Kandy Customs (2021/22), 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. Likewise, he has excelled abroad during 4 UK stints (2018 - Bovey Tracey, 2019-21 - Cowdrey, 2022 - Portsmouth). During this period he has racked up 2,673 runs at 41.12 alongside 102 wickets at 21.90.

His 2-season stint with Cowdrey in the Kent League was arguably his most prolific - 1,153 runs at 39.76 and 54 wickets at 14.98. That said, he starred in the Southern Premier League for Portsmouth last summer, particularly with the bat hitting 687 runs at 45.80.

Following his fourth 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) 18 18 3 687 106* 45.80 149.5 588 24 3/71 24.50
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, Ace Capital 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 Ace Capital Cricket Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A proven run-scorer and effective off-spinner, Jalill joined Ace this summer following stints with Kandy Customs (2021/22), 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. Likewise, he has excelled abroad during 4 UK stints (2018 - Bovey Tracey, 2019-21 - Cowdrey, 2022 - Portsmouth). During this period he has racked up 2,673 runs at 41.12 alongside 102 wickets at 21.90.

His 2-season stint with Cowdrey in the Kent League was arguably his most prolific - 1,153 runs at 39.76 and 54 wickets at 14.98. That said, he starred in the Southern Premier League for Portsmouth last summer, particularly with the bat hitting 687 runs at 45.80.

Following his fourth 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) 18 18 3 687 106* 45.80 149.5 588 24 3/71 24.50
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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