Personal Information

Full Name Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka
Born September 9, 1991 Negombo
Age 32 Years, 5 Months, 14 Days
National Side Sri Lanka
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Sport Cricket

Ranking

Test ODI T20
Batting - 142 51
Bowling - 163 201

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
0 1 3 0 -

Career Information

Teams Played Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Sinhalese Sports Club, Chattogram Challengers, Sylhet Strikers, Wayamba United, Rangpur Riders, Saint Lucia Kings, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Comilla Victorians, Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Peshawar Zalmi, Colombo Commandos, Sri Lankan XI, Khulna Tigers, Sri Lankans, Kandy District, Dambulla, Bangla Tigers, Maratha Arabians, Montreal Tigers, Delhi Bulls, Badulla Sea Eagles, Dambulla Aura, Galle Titans, SLC Greens, SLC Greys, Chennai Braves, Gujarat Titans, Dubai Capitals, Seattle Orcas
Career Span

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
Test
6 12 2 140 66* v SA 0 1 9 7 14.00 50.72 4 0 2 0
ODI
71 63 5 1299 108* v IND 2 4 103 42 22.39 91.47 18 0 6 6
World Cup
2 2 0 80 68 v SA 0 1 6 3 40.00 100.00 1 0 0 0
T20I
93 86 19 1392 74* v IND 0 5 103 68 20.77 122.64 35 0 11 6
IPL
3 3 1 26 17 v CSK 0 0 2 1 13.00 100.00 2 0 1 0
tten
24 19 8 227 37* v NW 0 0 18 14 20.63 187.60 7 0 3 0
ILT20
10 8 2 155 58* v MIE 0 1 12 6 25.83 115.67 3 0 0 0
ttwenty_non_domestic
15 12 3 189 58* v MIE 0 1 13 8 21.00 112.50 3 0 0 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
Test
8 127 19 431 13 3/46 v ENG 2 0 33.15 3.39 58.61 6
ODI
46 176 3 999 27 5/43 v IRE 2 1 37.00 5.67 39.11 46
World Cup
2 11 0 64 0 0/28 v PAK 0 0 - 5.81 - 2
T20I
45 73.1 0 598 28 3/16 v IND 1 0 21.35 8.17 15.67 45
tten
11 17.2 0 267 4 2/25 v NW 0 0 66.75 15.40 26.00 11
ILT20
3 5 0 57 1 1/24 v MIE 0 0 57.00 11.40 30.00 3
ttwenty_non_domestic
6 9 0 106 1 1/24 v MIE 0 0 106.00 11.77 54.00 6

Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka Profile

Dasun Shanaka is a right-arm all-rounder known for his steady pace bowling and hard-hitting batting technique. The Negombo born all-rounder had to work really hard at the domestic level to find his way in the national team. Even though his domestic figures were not up to the mark, showcasing his potential along with some three-dimensional performances were enough to convince the selectors.


After playing a few seasons with the Sinhalese Sports Club, Shanaka was handed his maiden T20I call-up against Pakistan in August 2015. One of the highlights of his career came during a T20I match in Pune against India where he picked 3 crucial scalps of MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Suresh Raina and ended with figures of 3 for 16. He played some handy cameos for Sri Lanka in the 2016 World T20 tournament and in the same year was handed his Test cap.


Further Dasun got the opportunity to represent Sri Lanka in all the formats of the game but failed to make the most out of it. His inconsistency along with the presence of senior all-rounders in the squad kept him in and out of the squad. In September 2019 when most of Sri Lanka's prime players opted out of the tour of Pakistan over security reasons, Shanaka was named the skipper of Sri Lanka's T20I squad. He didn't disappoint and led a young bunch in inflicting a clean sweep on the then number 1 T20I team.