Sachithra Senanayake

Sachithra Senanayake

Full NameSenanayake Mudiyanselage Sachithra Madhushanka Senanayake

BornFebruary 9, 1985

Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

NationalitySri Lanka

RoleBowling All-rounder, Right-arm Off Spin Bowler, Right-handed Batsman

Relation(s)Iresha Senanayake (Wife)


Sachithra Senanayake Biography

Senanayake Mudiyanselage Sachithra Madhushanka Senanayake, usually called Sachithra Senanayake, born on 9 February 1985 is a Sri Lankan five-star cricketer, who at present plays restricted overs cricket. A bowling all-rounder, he bats right-hand and bowls off spin. He has played top of the line cricket for the Sinhalese Sports Club since 2006.


Senanayake is an understudy of performer Sanath Nandasiri since school times. Because of cricketing profession, he missed music industry as he said. He is known to be a decent vocalist and sang his first solo tune Watina Obage which was released on May 2016. He likewise contributed for the cricket melody Kirula Genemu by Centigradz, which was released before 2015 Cricket World Cup. His call-up took after a household season in which he had taken the most wickets in the Sri Lankan Premier League constrained overs competition. Amid the 2013 Indian Premier League closeout he was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for US$15,000. On 2015, he contracted for 2014 NatWest t20 Blast in England for the group Worcestershire.


Senanayake made his international introduction for Sri Lanka in the fourth One Day International (ODI) of the voyage through South Africa in January 2012. He was incorporated to the 15-men 2015 ICC World Cup competition as the principle spinner of the group. He made a debut in test on 31 December 2013 vs Pakistan in which he scored 5 runs in 15 balls which was not a very great performance and T20 on 1 June 2012 also against Pakistan.

Rise to Glory

He was accounted for knocking down some balls with a speculated unlawful playing activity against England in June 2014 and in this manner restricted from bowling in international cricket in July 2014. He was cleared to bowl in December 2014 and played in the fifth ODI against England. In 2014, he Mankaded the English batsman Jos Buttler in a One Day International.

Low Points

Senanayake was cleared from the unlawful rocking the bowling activity with future notification and played in the 7-match ODI series against England at home. He was again called up for the 2015 Cricket World Cup and looked poor exhibitions in the pool match against Australia. He again showed up in the fifth ODI against Pakistan in July 2015, where he took three pivotal wickets. The re-demonstrating activity to some degree gave weaker exhibitions in international field to Senanayake.

Club Career

He was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for US$15,000 in 2013 IPL auction. In which he was not given chance to bat and also to bowl.

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