Post Mahela Jayawardene-Sangakara era Sri Lankan cricket is moving towards a turmoil. In the last six years, the Sri Lankan cricket board made tones of experiments to regain their magic on the field . But those changes couldn’t change the table for them, in this article we have shortlisted five young talents that the Sri Lankan Cricket board should invest in them for their better future.
These 5 Young Players to peek out swiftly for Sri Lankan Cricket.
He could be the perfect replacement for Thisara Perera who retired from international cricket in May this year, he is a left-arm batsman and right arm bowler like Thisara Perera.
Before making it into the senior team, he was part of the Sri Lankan U19 team. He made his first appearance in ODI against the world champions England. And he is yet to make his debut in other formats of the game. He could be the perfect candidate to be nurtured for the future.
He made his ODI and Test debut against West Indies (WI) on March in this year. In the second innings of the match, he scored 103 runs, in this process he became the first srilankan batsmen to score century away from home on debut. And he is having great temperament in first class cricket he is having average of close to 65. He is one the contender that Sri lankan management should invest.
Youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in ODI on his debut, a leg spinner, and handy lower middle batsman that makes him more dependable for any team he is playing for. Like all leg spinners, his wrong-un is difficult to pick, on his day he could outfox any batter in the world. Like Rashid Khan, he could bring fortunes for his team, and for that Sri Lankan Cricket board should give their support for him when he needs.
He made his international debut against England in June 2021.
And, On 19 July 2021, Asalanka scored his Introductory ODI fifty against India in the second ODI of the series.
He averaged 42.33 with the bat in the concluded India-Sri Lanka ODI series. He made his debut in T20I against India on 25th July and straight away he impressed with the bat by scoring 44 runs with a strike rate of 169. By Age with him, Sri Lankan cricket should support him for the betterment of him as well as the future of the country’s future.
Avishka Fernando, one of the pure timer of the cricket ball. We are not only to say about his timings, the former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara praised his timings when he faced Jofra Archer in the 2019 world cup.
After having a prolific career in Youth and domestic cricket, his name was included in the Srilankan team for the 2019 world cup. ICC named him as a rising star of the squad,
In the recently concluded India-Sri Lanka ODI series, he was the top run-getters among the both teams. in the long run, he is having the capabilities to become the next star in Srilankan cricket as he is just 23.