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Thilan Samaraweera - The Winner of 1994-95

25 April, 2021

Thilan Thusara Samaraweera (born 22 September 1976 in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. Samaraweera played international cricket for Sri Lanka and was in the side primarily for his solid right-handed batting but was also a capable off spinner.

Thilan Samaraweera who became the tenth Anandian to represent Sri Lanka in Test Cricket, was twice winner of the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award in 1994 and 1995 and on both occasions, he also won the best Batsman and Best all-rounder awards too. He was a prolific scorer in the 1984-1985 school cricket seasons. He topped 1,000 runs in both years with five centuries and an equal number of half centuries.

He actually started his career as an off-spinner, He captured 72 wickets in the 1984 season and claimed 64 wickets in the 1985 school cricket season.