72 Charith Asalanka

Charith Asalanka cricket player
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Charith Asalanka, a future star of the Sri Lankan cricket team within one year, has represented Sri Lanka in all three formats and is looking to prevail in his short success story to a great future in the coming years.

Charith Asalanka’s Bio

Full Name Kariyawasam Indipalage Charith Asalanka
Nick Name Asalanka
Place of Birth Elpitiya Sri-Lanka
Date of Birth 29-Jun-97
Age 25 Years
Batting Style Left Handed Bat
Bowling Style Right Arm Off Spin
Role in Team Batting  All-rounder
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Hometown Elpitiya Sri-Lanka
Religion Buddhism

Charith Asalanka’s Net worth

Salary $ 62,750 approx.
Net Worth $1 million Approx.

Physical Stats

Height 1.80 m
Weight 70 Kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Chest Not Known
Biceps 13 Inches
Waist 32 Inches  

 Family

Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known
Marital Status Single
Wife None
Girlfriend None
Son None
Daughter None
Siblings Not Known

Teams Played for

Sri-Lanka Sri-Lanka U-19 Sri-Lanka U-23
Sri-Lanka XI Sri-Lanka A SBP XI
Kandy Kandy Warriors Jaffna Stallions
Richmond College Sinhalese Sports Club Sri Lanka Emerging Team
Colombo Stars

Favorite Things

Favorite Color White
Favorite Food Not Known
Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Singers Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Holiday Destinations Not Known
Hobbies Not Known
Favorite Cricketers Not Known
Favourite Brand Not Known
Favourite Bowler Not Known
Favorite Cricket Ground Not Known
Favorite Commentators Not Known
Favorite Shot Not Known
Favorite Dress Not Known
Favourite Team to play against Not Known
T20I Cap No 87
ODI Cap No 198
Test Cap No 157
Does He Smoke? Not Known
Does He Drink? Not Known
Languages he spoke Tamil and Sinhala

Education

He studied till college level at Richmond College.

Career

Early Years

With the Sri Lanka under-17 team, Charith Asalanka toured England in 2013. He opened the batting and scored 92 and 31, respectively, in a three-day match at Loughborough against an English under-17 team. In 2014-15, he opened the batting for Richmond College, Galle, which helped them reach the final of the twenty-20 competition.

Captained the national under-19 Team against Australia and Bangladesh in 2014-15. Sri Lanka’s highest scorer in the five-match limited-overs series against Bangladesh under-19, with 225 runs at 45.00, and second in wicket-taking, with eight wickets at 21.00. With 4 for 36 and 63, he played a significant role in Sri Lanka’s victory in the first match. He won the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award in 2015 and 2016, becoming only the seventh player to do so.

Domestic Cricket

In April 2015, Asalanka made his first-class debut in the match to determine the Premier Trophy finalist. His Team, Galle, batted first and got all out on just 31 runs. In reply, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club made 215 points. In their second innings, Galle lost their first wicket in the second over, but Asalanka, batting at number three, scored 114 off 123 balls, and Galle scored 295. Galle won by four runs after Asalanka took 4 for 34 (Malith de Silva, also making his first-class debut, took 6 for 46) to dismiss Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club for 107.

On March 1 2018, he made his Twenty20 debut for Sinhalese Sports Club in the 2017–18 SLC Twenty20 Tournament.

In April 2018, he was named to Kandy’s squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. In August 2018, he was named to Kandy’s Team for the 2018 SLC T20 League. In the Sri Lanka Premier League’s inaugural season in October 2020, he was selected by the Jaffna Stallions as the leading wicket-taker with ten dismissals in six matches. In March 2021, he captained Sinhalese Sports Club to victory in the 2020-21 SLC T20 Tournament, the Club’s first tournament win since 2005.

Charith Asalanka scored 178 runs from 145 balls in the Major Clubs Limited Over Tournament on March 24, 2021, with 16 boundaries and five sixes. A total of 339 runs were scored by Sinhalese Sports Club, which won by 31 runs. Asalanka scored a match-winning century against Colts Cricket Club on April 1, 2021, with a productive partnership with Avishka Fernando, while chasing 278 runs in the Major Clubs Limited Over Tournament. Sinhalese Sports won by eight wickets with 68 balls remaining.

In August 2021, he was named the vice-captain of the SLC Greys team for the 2021 SLC Invitational T20 League tournament. In November 2021, he was selected to play for the Kandy Warriors following the 2021 Lanka Premier League players’ draft.

During the 4th match of the National Super League, while representing team Colombo, Asalanka scored the 13th List A half-century against Team Dambulla while chasing 143 runs. He also took two wickets while bowling. Finally, the Team, Colombo, won the match by seven wickets. In July 2022, he was signed by the Colombo Stars for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League.

T20I

He played his first T20I match against India in 2021 at R. Premadasa Stadium. He got into the limelight after that one series. He was selected for Sri Lanka’s T20I World Cup squad, where he proved his selection right by becoming the leading run scorer for Sri Lanka in that tournament. He is considered to be the next big thing in Sri Lankan cricket. He has played 20 T20I matches, scoring 521 runs at an average of 28.94 and a strike rate of 123.46.

ODI

He made his ODI debut in the same year vs England at Riverside ground. He has been phenomenal in ODI cricket since his debut. He was given a chance in 16 ODI matches, where he helped himself accumulate 659 runs at an average of 43.93 and a strike rate of 89.17.

Test

He was given chances in just 3 test matches until now. He made his test match debut against West Indies in 2021 at Galle International Stadium. His test records are not worth sharing as he scored just 88 runs in the six innings of the three matches he has played at an average of 14.67. Even though his start to the test career does not look promising, he has the potential to excel in this format of the game as well.

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