Sandun Weerakkody – Sri Lanka

A 28 year old Batsman Keeper Sandun Weerakkody has played 3 ODIs for Sri Lanka on the Tour of South Africa in 2016/17 After Wayne Parnell  nicked him off for 5 in his 1st game he then stroked a beautiful 58 from 51 balls at Newlands a knock that include 7 fours and a six off an attack that included Parnell, Rabada, Pretorious, Tahir and Shamsi. A swift cameo at the end of his 3rd game concluded the tour and many expected Sandun to feature in the next squad but bafflingly he was overlooked and continues to be so. However Sri Lankas loss is undoubtedly club crickets gain as Sandun is now available to travel to the UK once again. His 1st class average of 37 include 10 centuries and 19 half centuries and the fact that he is an outstanding keeper is also worthy of consideration. Sandun is a genuinely top lass top order bat who will be very popular in 2022

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