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Ulindu Prabashwara a superb all rounder

Ananda Sastralaya, Matugama first eleven cricket pool 2019/20 with the officials Squatting in front L/R – Keshaka Haresha, Isira Thewnith, Lakindu Dinuk, Kavindu Theekshana, Sadira Nethmal, Nuwan Dineth, Sithuna Sulakshana, Hesitha Anuhas, Januda Kannangara

Standing L/R – Pamod Nisal, Naveen Kanishka, Shehan Pasindu, Yasiru Dilhara, Madura Malshan, Lekshan Kavinda, Lasitha Wijesinghe (MIC), Ulindu Prabashwara (Captain), Rishan Sajith (Coach), Udith Rashan, Dilsara Pramod, Asindu Dilsara, Chamindu Dilshan, Thilina Dananjaya, Chamod Imalka

Absent – Pasindu Bashana, Thenura de Silva (Picture by Dilwin Mendis – Moratuwa Sports Special Correspondent) 

Fifth year player, captain of the team, all rounder, right hand opening bat and right arm leg spinner Wattage Ulindu Prabashwara did exceptionally well in cricket for his Alma Mater Ananda Sastralaya, Matugama.

Ulindu got selected for the first eleven cricket team at the age of 13 plus and in his first year in 2015/16 he passed the 200 run mark and claimed 21 wickets with two five wicket hauls. In his second year he scored 461 runs with 35 scalps with three five wicket hauls and in his third year he collected 570 runs and bagged 32 wickets with two five wicket hauls and in 2018/19 he scored 525 runs with 40 wickets with three five wicket hauls and three fifties and in the 2019 20 season he got exactly 800 runs with two centuries against St. Mary’s, Matugama and C. W. W. Kannangara Vidyalaya with a top score of 116 runs and captured 40 wickets with one ten wicket haul and three fifties. He represented Kalutara Zone in District Level in 2018 and 2019 and in the club level in 2018 he represented Matugama Cricket Club in the Daily News Trophy. From time to time his coaches were Rasindu Krishan, Senaka Mallawarachchi, . Gayan, . Senaka, . Harsha and finally Rishan Sajith.

His first school was Bellana Maha Vidyalaya, and at the school sports meets he did 50, 75 and 100 metres and he came first and his other event was Long Jump. . He first attended CMK Cricket Academy Matugama under Rishan Sajith and Chanaka Karawita and his first coach at Sastralaya was Ajith Maddumage and in his first year he claimed 22 wickets and in the following year 25 wickets. In the under 15 tournament he scored 165 runs and captured 18 wickets. In his second year he was the Vice Captain and he scored 200 runs and took 15 scalps. In his under 17 first year he scored 212 runs and took 28 wickets and captaining the team in the following year he got 118 runs and claimed 12 wickets in three matches. He was the vice captain in 2018/19 first eleven cricket season and this year his vice captain was Kavindu Theekshana and the Prefect of Games is Mrs. Lalitha Padmini. Pulindu played in four Big Matches against their arch rivals St. Mary’s College Matugama and he won the Best Fielder’s Prize in the 2018 Big Match. In addition he did Athletics and excelled in the under 16 and 18, 19 and 20 age groups and his events were 100, 200 metres and later 400, 800 and 1500 metres. Also he played for the Volley ball teams in the under 15, 17 and 19 age groups and played Elle also. In Football they were the Zonal Runners Up and due to his commitments with cricket he could not concentrate much on other sports.


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