|Charit Aslanka Quick Info
|5 feet 8 inches
|Date of birth
|29 June 1997
Charit Aslanka is a Sri Lankan professional cricketer, who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the game (Test, ODI and T20I) as a batting all-rounder. He captained Sri Lanka in 2016, before joining the senior national team in June 2021 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, where the team finished fourth in a 16-team competition. In the Sri Lankan domestic circuit, he has played for Galle Cricket Club (2014-2015) and Sinhala Sports Club (2016-2017) in all 3 formats. At the franchise level, he has turned out to Jaffna Kings (formerly known Jaffna Stallions) (LPL) (2020) and candy warriors in (2021) LPL (Lanka Premier League). He was an integral member of the former team’s squad that won LPL title in the inaugural edition of the tournament in December 2020. A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Charith has also played domestic cricket outside his home country. Mohammedan Sporting Club (2016-2017) in Bangladesh.
name at birth
Kariyavasam Indiplage Charit Aslanka
Alpitia, Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Charit took part Richmond CollegeA primary and secondary school in Galle.
right hand off-brake
72 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Caste / Ethnicity
He is of Sri Lankan origin.
- toned physique
- side-cropped, pointed hair
- sport a cropped beard
Charit Aslanka Facts
- Charit first came into limelight in the 2014–15 season when he was appointed the captain of the national under-19 team for their series against Australia and Bangladesh. In the 5-match limited-overs series against Bangladesh, he was Sri Lanka’s highest run-scorer, scoring 225 runs at an average of 45; and the second highest wicket-taker, with 8 wickets.
- His first-class debut, in April 2015, was the match to decide which team should take a place in the final. premier trophy (main domestic first-class cricket competition in Sri Lanka) in the next season. his team, Galle Cricket ClubHe was dismissed for 31 runs in his first innings. Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club Responded by giving 215 runs. In his second innings, Galle Cricket Club Had a poor start again and lost his first wicket in the second over. Batting at number three, Charit then scored 114 off 123 balls, helping his team reach a total of 295 runs. He then produced impressive bowling figures of 4/34 to assist in the skittle out Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club For just 107 runs, helped his team win a do or die match by just 4 runs.
- in 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World CupHe was the top scorer for Sri Lanka in the team’s first 2 group stage matches, scoring 76 against Canada and 71 against Afghanistan. He was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ in both those games. He again top-scored for his team in their final match of the tournament, a third-place playoff game against Bangladesh. However, this time, their effort went in vain as Bangladesh overhauled Sri Lanka’s total of 214 with 3 wickets in hand.
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