Charith Asalanka a future star of the Sri-Lankan cricket team within one year has represented Sri Lanka in all three formats and 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|
|Place of Birth||Elpitiya Sri-Lanka|
|Date of Birth||29-Jun-97|
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right Arm Off Spin|
|Role in team||Batting All-rounder|
Charith Asalanka`s Net worth
|Salary||$ 62,750 approx.|
|Net Worth||$1 million Approx.|
Charith Asalanka`s Physical Stats
Charith Asalanka`s Family and Relationships
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
Teams Charith Asalanka 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|
|Favorite Food||Not Known|
|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Singers||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Holiday Destinations||Not Known|
|Favorite Cricketers||Not Known|
|Favorite Brand||Not Known|
|Favorite Bowler||Not Known|
|Favorite Cricket Ground||Not Known|
|Favorite Commentators||Not Known|
|Favorite Shot||Not Known|
|Favorite Dress||Not Known|
|Favorite 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|
He studied till college level at Richmond College.
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 major 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.
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 1 March 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 squad 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 Twenty20 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 5 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 1st, 2021, with a productive partnership with Avishka Fernando, while chasing 278 runs in the Major Clubs Limited Over Tournament. Sinhalese Sports won by 8 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 players’ draft for the 2021 Lanka Premier League.
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 7 wickets. In July 2022, he was signed by the Colombo Stars for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League
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 and he has managed to score 521 runs at an average of 28.94 and a strike rate of 123.46.
He made his ODI debut in the same year v England at Riverside ground. He is phenomenal in ODI cricket since his debut. He was given chance in 16 ODI matches where he helped himself to accumulate 659 runs at an average of 43.93 and with a strike rate of 89.17.
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 managed to score just 88 runs in the 6 innings of the 3 matches he has played at an average of 14.67. Even though his start to the test carrier does not look promising but he has the potential to excel in this format of the game as well.