Articles about Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Unlike his relative Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan President, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, chose his bat instead of his mouth to answer questions. Born Pramod Bhanuka Bandara Rajapaksa in Colombo, he began his cricketing career with Royal College Colombo. His first tryst with international cricket was when he was picked for the 2010 U19 World Cup in New Zealand. Finishing the tournament as the highest run-getter for Sri Lanka, he showcased his batting style. Modeling his batting technique around the legendary Australian player Adam Gilchrist, Rajapaksa has a style suitable for limited-overs cricket. Rajapaksa was the first Sri Lankan player to score 150 runs in a U19 ODI match. Touted as one of the best young talents in the country, Bhanuka had to wait 10 years after his first-class debut to make his senior international debut. In 2019, he played his first T20I match against Pakistan. Against India, he made his ODI debut in 2021. Rajapaksa had been fined and banned for a year by the Sri Lankan Cricket association for breach of player contracts in July 2021.

LPL 2020: Galle Gladiators appoint Shahid Afridi as captain

22 Nov 2020

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LPL 2020: Galle Gladiators appoint Shahid Afridi as captain

Galle Gladiators have appointed former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi as their captain for the upcoming inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

06 Jan 2020

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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

Hosts India would be taking on visitors Sri Lanka in the second of the three-match T20I series at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka thrash Pakistan 3-0: Here're the key takeaways

10 Oct 2019

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Sri Lanka thrash Pakistan 3-0: Here're the key takeaways

The Sri Lankan cricket team thrashed Pakistan 3-0 in T20Is to earn a series sweep in Lahore.

Pakistan's Umar Akmal equals unwanted record in T20Is

08 Oct 2019

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Pakistan's Umar Akmal equals unwanted record in T20Is

Pakistan's Umar Akmal hasn't had the best of returns since making a comeback to the T20I side.

Who is Pakistan cricket team's new teenage sensation Mohammad Hasnain?

06 Oct 2019

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Who is Pakistan cricket team's new teenage sensation Mohammad Hasnain?

Sri Lanka went on to beat Pakistan in the first T20I at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore by 64 runs to gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.