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Janidu Ranaweera a promising cricketer of Vidyartha

Janidu Ranaweera, Up and coming Cricketer of Vidyartha College, Kandy. (Pic. By Upananda Jayasundera-Kandy Sports spl.Corr
Janidu Ranaweera, Up and coming Cricketer of Vidyartha College, Kandy. (Pic. By Upananda Jayasundera-Kandy Sports spl.Corr

Fourteen year old Janidu Ranaweera, a Grade Nine student of Vidyartha College,Kandy is an up and coming Cricketer who started playing cricket from Grade One onwards at the School Cricket Academy under the coaching of Jaliya Wilathgamuwa.

Janidu is a forceful left hand batsman and right arm dual purpose bowler and learnt the basics of the game from his younger days to be included in the Under Thirteen Cricket team of the School. He performed well at the All Island Division one Cricket tournament organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association and scored 85 runs against Kegalle Maha Vidyalaya and scored xty 69 runs playing against Wickremasheela Maha Vidyalaya, Giriulla.

He went on to score well when he scored 57 against Kingswood College,Kandy and 59 against Ranabima Royal College, Gannoruwa. As a bowler Janidu bagged four wickets for 19 runs against Sri Sumangala, Kandy and claimed three wickets for 25 runs against Ranabima Royal College.

In the year 2019 Janidu maintained his batting form to score eighty seven runs against Wickremasheela MV,Giriulla at the Under 13 Cricket tournament and scored Forty Seven against Ranabima Royal and at that period he was coached by Julian Arnolda, former Cricket Captain of St.Sylvesters’ college who is presently a qualified cricket coach. In the year 2020, as Cricket tournaments were curtailed due to the situation in the Country he was unable to show his outstanding ability in Cricket but he got an opportunity to be selected to the Kandy District Cricket team under the coaching of Amila Pinnaduwa, the Provincial Cricket coach. Janidu bagged three wickets for twenty seven runs in the Zonal tournament representing Zone three team against Zone one.

Janidu Ranaweera’s intention is to improve his ability in Cricket to the highest level at School as well as Club level after leaving School as he is interested in playing cricket at National and International level. He is thankful to all his Coaches as well as his parents for supporting him in his cricket career.


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