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SSC batsman Sarathchandra on the rise

27 November, 2022

Manoj Sarathchandra is a versatile cricketer who is vying to represent the national team in the near future. He is a wicket-keeper batsman who has now played in the major league tournament for the past nine years.

Sarathchandra has represented Tamil Union for the past nine years and has now moved over to SSC with the determined hope of being selected to the Sri Lanka Test team.

He first was at Vidyartha College before moving to St. Anthony’s College Katugastota with the intention of furthering his cricketing career. At school too he was a consistent performer as a stumper and batsman scoring runs almost at will.

During Sarathchandra’s stint at Tamil Union he scored 6,601 runs inclusive of 12 centuries and 24 fifties. His highest score was 161 not out.

This is Sarathchandra’s first year with SSC and he is a regular player in the Premier league team. He has scored two centuries and two fifties at an average of 50 for the Maitland Place club that has made him a prominent player in the side.

His coaches during school days were Sanjaya de Silva and Lakshman de Silva who have put him on the correct path.

Sarathchandra’s present coach at SSC is the former Sri Lankan batsman Saman Jayantha.

Very often notable performances by players at SSC are taken note of by the national selectors and Sarathchandra is hopeful that he will catch the eyes of the selectors before long.