Sadeera Samarawickrama

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Sadeera Samarawickrama
සදීර සමරවික්‍රම
Personal information
Full name Wedagedara Sadeera Rashen Samarawickrama
Born (1995-08-30) 30 August 1995 (age 23)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Batting Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 143) 6 October 2017 v Pakistan
Last Test 2 December 2017 v India
ODI debut (cap 185) 20 October 2017 v Pakistan
Last ODI 20 October 2018 v England
ODI shirt no. 23
T20I debut (cap 72) 26 October 2017 v Pakistan
Last T20I 24 December 2017 v India
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
Colts
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 4 3 5 28
Runs scored 125 42 85 2,121
Batting average 15.62 14.00 17.00 46.10
100s/50s -/- 0/0 0/0 6/11
Top score 38 42 32 185
Balls bowled - - - 12
Wickets - - - 0
Bowling average - - - -
5 wickets in innings - - - 0
10 wickets in match - - - 0
Best bowling - - - -
Catches/stumpings 4/0 0/0 3/1 40/8
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 October 2018

Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sinhalese: සදීර සමරවික්‍රම) (born 30 August 1995) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who represents the national team in all formats of the game.[1] He was part of Sri Lanka's squad for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He is a past pupil of St. Josephs College, Colombo.

Domestic career[edit]

He made the most runs in the 2016–17 Premier League Tournament, with a total of 1,016 from 10 matches and 19 innings.[2] In November 2017, he was named the best batsman in domestic cricket for the 2016–17 season at Sri Lanka Cricket's annual awards.[3]

In March 2018, he was named in Galle's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament.[4][5] The following month, he was also named in Galle's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.[6]

In August 2018, he was named in Dambulla's squad the 2018 SLC T20 League.[7]

International career[edit]

Samarawickrama was part of the Sri Lankan team in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2017 tournament.[8] He scored 45 runs in the final to win the low scoring match against Pakistan. This was the first time that Sri Lanka went onto win the tournament.[9][10]

In September 2017, he was named in Sri Lanka's Test squad for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.[11] He made his Test debut for Sri Lanka against Pakistan on 6 October 2017 in Sri Lanka's first day-night Test match.[12] In the first innings, he scored 38 runs and had a swift 68-run stand with centurion Dimuth Karunaratne. His inside-out drives to Yasir Shah was described similar to that of maestro Mahela Jayawardena's stroke play by critics.[13]

In October 2017, he was named in Sri Lanka's One Day Internationals (ODI) squad for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.[14] He made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka against Pakistan on 20 October 2017.[15] He was dismissed for nought in both matches, becoming the third batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Kane Williamson to dismissed for nought in first two ODIs.

Later the same month, he was named in Sri Lanka's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series also against Pakistan.[16] He made his T20I debut for Sri Lanka against Pakistan on 26 October 2017, keeping wicket in the match.[17]

In May 2018, he was one of 33 cricketers to be awarded a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the 2018–19 season.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sadeera Samarawickrama". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Records: Premier League Tournament Tier A, 2016/17: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Gunaratne wins big at SLC's annual awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Cricket: Mixed opinions on Provincial tournament". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ "All you need to know about the SL Super Provincial Tournament". Daily Sports. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. ^ "SLC Super Provincial 50 over tournament squads and fixtures". The Papare. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "SLC T20 League 2018 squads finalized". The Papare. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Sri Lanka Under-23 Squad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Final: Pakistan Under-23s v Sri Lanka Under-23s at Chittagong, Apr 3, 2017 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Results | ACC Emerging Teams Cup | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  12. ^ "2nd Test (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan at Dubai, Oct 6-10 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Inside the heart of a Karunaratne classic". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Sri Lanka bring in Sadeera Samarawickrama for Pakistan ODIs". CricBuzz. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  15. ^ "4th ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan at Sharjah, Oct 20 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Thisara Perera to captain Sri Lanka in Lahore". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  17. ^ "1st T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 26 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Sri Lanka assign 33 national contracts with pay hike". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Sri Lankan players to receive pay hike". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2018.

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