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Charith Asalanka Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Charith Asalanka Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 71 kg
Date of Birth June 29, 1997
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color Dark Brown

Charith Asalanka is a Sri Lankan professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a batting all-rounder. Before breaking into the senior national team in June 2021, he had captained Sri Lanka at the 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, where the team had finished in 4th place in the 16-team competition. In the Sri Lankan domestic circuit, he has played for the Galle Cricket Club (2014–2015) and the Sinhalese Sports Club (2016–2017) across all 3 formats. At the franchise level, he has turned out for the Jaffna Kings (formerly known as Jaffna Stallions) (LPL) (2020) and the Kandy Warriors (2021) in the LPL (Lanka Premier League). He was an integral member of the former team’s squad that had won the LPL title in the inaugural edition of the tournament in December 2020. A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Charith has also played domestic cricket outside of his home country representing Mohammedan Sporting Club (2016–2017) in Bangladesh.

Born Name

Kariyawasam Indipalage Charith Asalanka

Nick Name

Charith

Charith Asalanka as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021
Charith Asalanka as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021 (Charith Asalanka / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Elpitiya, Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Residence

Sri Lanka

Nationality

Sri Lankan

Education

Charith had attended Richmond College, a primary and secondary school in Galle.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Charith Asalanka as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021
Charith Asalanka as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021 (Charith Asalanka / Instagram)

Batting

Left-Handed

Bowling

Right Arm Off-Break

Role

Batting All-Rounder

Jersey Number

72 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Charith Asalanka as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021
Charith Asalanka as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021 (Charith Asalanka / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Sri Lankan descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped, spiked hair
  • Sports a trimmed beard

Charith Asalanka as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021
Charith Asalanka as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021 (Charith Asalanka / Instagram)

Charith Asalanka Facts

  1. Charith had first come into the spotlight in the 2014-15 season when he was appointed the captain of the national under-19 team for their series against Australia and Bangladesh. In the 5-match limited-overs series against Bangladesh, he was Sri Lanka’s highest run-scorer, with 225 runs at an average of 45; and 2nd-highest wicket-taker, with 8 wickets.
  2. His first-cla** debut, in April 2015, was the match to decide which team should take the final place in the Premier Trophy (the main domestic first-cla** cricket competition in Sri Lanka) in the following season. His team, Galle Cricket Club, had been shot out for a paltry total of 31 runs in their 1st innings. Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club had responded with 215 runs. In their 2nd innings, Galle Cricket Club had again made a poor start and had lost their 1st wicket in the 2nd over. Charith, batting at number 3, had then smoked 114 runs off 123 balls, helping his team reach a total of 295 runs. He had then produced sterling bowling figures of 4/34 to help skittle out Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club for just 107 runs, helping his team win the do-or-die encounter by a mere 4 runs.
  3. At the 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, he had top-scored for Sri Lanka in the team’s first 2 group stage matches, 76 runs against Canada and 71 runs against Afghanistan. He was named the ‘Player of the Match’ in both those games. He had again top-scored for his team in their final match of the tournament, the 3rd-place playoff game against Bangladesh. However, this time, his effort went in vain as Bangladesh overhauled Sri Lanks’s total of 214 runs with 3 wickets in hand.

Featured Image by Charith Asalanka / Instagram

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