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SL Youth Cap Sonal Dinusha pride of Mahanama

Sonal Dinusha
Sonal Dinusha

Sri Lanka Youth Cap Sonal Dinusha is the pride of Mahanama College, Colombo having represented the school with distinction having started his junior cricket career at De Salle College, Colombo.

The left-hand batsman and the left-arm leg-spinner scored 253 runs with a century from six innings during the Under-19 Division One Inter-Schools (Two-day) Cricket Tournament conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association.

However, he missed out on many school matches due to National duty.

He represented the College Under-13 Team in 2012 and scored more than 300 runs with two half-centuries. He also claimed 15 wickets in the same tournament.

He scored over 400 runs with a century and three half-centuries in the Inter-School season of 2013 and claimed more than 20 wickets in the same season.

He represented the school Under-15 Team and scored more than 350 runs with two fifties and claimed over 20 wickets in 2014.

He also led the team which emerged joint champions in the Under-15 Division Two Tournament in 2015. He scored 550 runs with two fifties and claimed 20 wickets.

He led the college Under-17 Team in 2016 and scored more than 250 runs and claimed 25 wickets in the season.

Sonal represented the College First Eleven Team in three seasons in the Under-19 Division Three Tournament.

He scored more than 300 runs in 2015/16 season and scored more than 550 runs with four fifties and claimed 35 wickets in the season of 2016/17.

He represented the First Eleven Team in three seasons and scored over 500 runs with a century and four half-centuries and claimed more than 25 wickets in the 2017/18 season.

His best batting performance was 123 against Maris Stella College, Negombo. He scored more than 600 runs with two centuries and four half-centuries and claimed 45 wickets in the 2018/19 season. He made centuries against Lumbini (116) and Thurstan (108).

He represented the champion Western Province Central Team in the Under-19 Provincial Tournament and represented Team Colombo which emerged champions in the Under-19 Super Provincial Tournament.

He scored more than 150 runs with a half-century and claimed more than 10 wickets in both tournaments.

He was selected to the Sri Lanka Under-19 Squad in 2018 and represented the country in five Youth Test matches against Bangladesh and India. He scored 344 runs with a century and three half-centuries and his best batting performance was 100 against Bangladesh Under-19s.

He scored 678 runs with four half-centuries and claimed six wickets in 30 Youth ODI matches in the tours of Bangladesh, India, Australia, Pakistan, West Indies (three-nations) and ICC Youth World Cup (2020). (YK)