A tall, bustling right-arm seamer, and a powerful lower-order batsman, Lahiru Madushanka worked his way into the national team following several seasons of consistent domestic performances.
Having played his school cricket for St. Thomas’ College, Matale, Madushanka impressed with bat and ball in his time in the Sri Lanka Under-19 side. He hit 235 runs at an average of 58.75 and claimed 12 wickets at 13.16 in a Quadrangular series in India, in 2011. Next year, he would be among the wickets in the Youth World Cup in Australia as well.
Though he made only a modest impact in senior cricket in his first two domestic seasons, his returns soon began to pick up. Madushanka averaged over 30 with the bat, and less than 40 with the ball in each of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 domestic seasons. He made his international debut in an ODI series against South Africa, in February 2017.
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