Sri Lanka A cricket team

The Sri Lanka A cricket team is a national cricket team representing Sri Lanka. It is the second-tier of international Sri Lankan cricket, below the full Sri Lanka national cricket team. Matches played by Sri Lanka A are not considered to be Test matches or One Day Internationals, instead receiving first-class and List A classification respectively. Sri Lanka A played their first match in February 1991, a 45-over contest against England A.

Sri Lanka 'A'
Personnel
CaptainAshan Priyanjan
CoachAvishka Gunawardene
Team information
Founded1991
History
First-class debutEngland A[1]
in 1991
at Galle International Stadium
Official websiteOfficial Website

Sri Lanka A have played a number of series, both home and away against other national A teams, and competed against other first-class opposition.[2]

Sri Lanka A Cricket team has the world record for the highest 7th wicket partnership in List A history(Rangana Herath & Thilina Kandamby put on 203*)[3][4]

5 different captains have led the Sri Lanka A side in T20 matches.[5]

Current SquadEdit

Name Age Batting Style Bowling Style Club
Batsmen
Pathum Nissanka 22 Right-handed Nondescripts
Priyamal Perera 25 Right-handed Right-arm off spin Colts
Sangeeth Cooray 25 Left-handed Right-arm off spin Colts
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 28 Left-handed Right-arm medium Burgher
Sadeera Samarawickrama 24 Right-handed Colts
All-rounders
Ashan Priyanjan (captain) 30 Right-handed Right-arm off spin Colombo
Kamindu Mendis 21 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Right-arm off spin
Chilaw Marians
Ashen Bandara 21 Right-handed Right-arm leg spin Saracens
Dasun Shanaka 28 Right-handed Right-arm medium Sinhalese
Shehan Jayasuriya 28 Left-handed Right-arm off spin Chilaw Marians
Wicket-keeper
Niroshan Dickwella 27 Left-handed Nondescripts
Spin Bowlers
Lakshan Sandakan 29 Right-handed Slow left-arm chinaman Colombo
Akila Dananjaya 26 Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Right-arm leg spin
Colts
Malinda Pushpakumara 33 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Colombo
Ramesh Mendis 25 Right-handed Right-arm off spin Moors
Pace Bowlers
Lahiru Kumara 23 Left-handed Right-arm fast Nondescripts
Vishwa Fernando 28 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast Colombo
Chamika Karunaratne 24 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Nondescripts
Asitha Fernando 22 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Chilaw Marians
Ishan Jayaratne 31 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Ragama

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka 'A' v England 'A' The Esplanade, Galle". Cricinfo. 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka A | Twenty20 matches | Series results | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  3. ^ "Records | List A matches | Partnership records | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  4. ^ "5th unofficial ODI: South Africa A v Sri Lanka A at Benoni, Sep 28, 2008 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  5. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Sri Lanka A | Twenty20 matches | List of captains | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-28.