56 Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa cricket player

Bhanuka Rajapaksa is a hard-hitting Batsman from Sri Lanka. He is an important member of the Sri Lanka T20I team but, despite a prolific domestic career, Rajapaksa only made his international debut when he was called up for the T20I series against Pakistan in 2019, ten years after his first-class debut.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s Bio

Full NamePramod Bhanuka  Bandara Rajapaksa
Nick NameRajapaksa, Bhanu
BirthdayOctober 24, 1991
Age30 Years
Zodiac SignScorpio
HometownColombo Sri-Lanka
NationalitySri Lankan

Cricket Info

RoleTop order Batter
Batting StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight Arm Medium
Major TeamsSri Lanka, Sri Lanka Under-25s, Sri Lanka A, Uva Unicorns, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Punjab Kings.
Domestic TeamsBarisal Division, Sinhalese sports club, Galle Gladiators

Bhanuka Rajapaksa`s Net worth

Bhanuka’s estimated net worth is $6 million, and he earns a salary of $1 million a year. Cricket and brand endorsements are his primary sources of income.

Salary$1 million approx.
Net Worth$6 million
CarsToyota Land Cruiser & Subaru STI

Physical Measurements

Height1.80 m
Weight75 Kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Chest38 Inches
Biceps13 Inches
Waist32 Inches
Shoe Size10 US

Bhanuka Rajapaksa Family

Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date 5 April 2021
WifeSandrine Pereira
RelativesMahinda Rajapaksa
BrotherSSB Rajapaksa
SisterYenuka Bandularatna

Rajapaksa wed his longtime lover Sandrine Perera on April 5, 2021, in a religious ceremony.

bhanuka rajapaksa wife


SchoolHigh School
CollegeRoyal College Colombo

Facts & Favorite Things

Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite FoodChocolate
Favorite ActorsAmitabh Bachchan
HobbiesTraveling, Playing Cricket
Favorite CricketersAdam Gilchrist and Virat Kohli
Favorite BowlerNot Known
Favorite SportsSquash and Swimming
T20I Cap Number83
ODI Cap Number201
Test Cap NumberN/A
Does He Smoke?Not Known
Does He Drink?Yes
Languages he spokeTamil and Sinhala


The cricketing career of Bhanuka Rajapaksa is the result of years of hard effort. He began playing while he was a youngster and played for the cricket team of his college, Royal College. Pramod represented his nation in the 2010 U-19 world cup as a dependable batsman and finished that competition with the most runs (253) of the Sri Lankan squad.

He competed in an under-19 one-day competition in Australia the year before the world cup, and in one of the games, he faced 111 balls and scored 154 runs.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa cricketer hitting a ball

International Cricket

In his maiden T20I against Pakistan in 2019, he hit 32 runs off only 22 deliveries to help his team win by 64 runs. He made his T20I debut that year. That series was won 3-o by Sri Lanka. Moreover, he was a member of Sri Lanka’s 2021 T20I World Cup team. In 2021, whilst playing in India, he was granted an opportunity in the ODI format.


At the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, he played Pakistan in his first T20I match in 2019. In the 18 innings of the 21 T20I games he has played so far, he has amassed 350 runs at an average of 23.33 and a strike rate of 134.62. He is renowned for his ability to hit with power. He is one of the world’s most accurate white ball hitters.


He had the opportunity to play an ODI match against India at R. The Premadasa in 2021. He has only had the opportunity to play for Sri Lanka in 5 matches so far, and in those 5 games, he has only managed to score 89 runs for an average of 17.8 and a strike rate of 104.71.


He participated in the IPL 2022 for the Punjab Kings. He simply surprised everyone with his perfect striking in the opening few games of the IPL 2022 before being replaced by Jonny Bairstow.

In the nine games he has played thus far, he has scored 206 runs with an impressive strike rate of 159.69 and an average of 23.33. At the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, he faced off in his debut IPL game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022.


  • Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year, Observer-Mobitel (2010)
  • Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year, Observer-Mobitel (2011)
  • A young, up-and-coming U-19 cricketer at the CEAT Sri Lanka Cricket Awards (2011).


On January 3, 2022, Bhanuka made his early retirement announcement. Bhanuka Rajapaksa notified SLC that he intended to revoke his retirement, which he had filed on January 3rd after speaking with the Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa.


Rajapaksa revealed his dissatisfaction about being cut from the team due to fitness requirements after being removed from the West Indies and England tours in 2021.

He stated that the on-field performances of players should take precedence over their fitness levels in a YouTube interview and attacked the Sri Lankan selection and cricket officials for being unclear with their rules.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa controversy

Rajapaksa was chastised by Sri Lanka’s head cricket coach Mickey Arthur, who referred to him as a “comfort zone cricketer” on the ground and said that he had not passed the skin-fold test to prove that he was physically fit enough to compete in international cricket tournaments.

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Who is Bhanuka Rajapaksa?

A Sri-Lankan Cricketer.

Which team Bhanuka Rajapaksa plays for in IPL?

Punjab Kings.

Is Bhanuka Rajapaksa Married?


Who is the wife of Bhanuka Rajapaksa?

Sandrine Perera.

What is the Nationality of Bhanuka Bandara Rajapaksa?

Bhanuka belongs to the Sri Lankan nationality.

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