Bhanuka Rajapaksa Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More

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Bhanuka Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a Left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He made his First-class debut in 2010. It took a long time for him to start his international cricket career.

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Bhanuka Rajapaksa Personal details

There is not much information available about Bhanuka Rajapaksa. His family, house, girlfriends, everything is unknown. We would update everything if there are any updates.

Full namePramod Bhanuka Bandara Rajapaksa
NicknameNot known
Father’s nameNot known
Mother’s nameNot known
SiblingsNot known
DOB24.10.1991
Birth placeColombo, Sri Lanka
Age (till 2020)30 years
HometownColombo, Sri Lanka
CollegeRoyal college, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Marital statusNot known
GirlfriendsNone
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalitySri Lankan

Bhanuka Rajapaksa Physical statistics:

No physical statistics details are available about the 30 years old Sri Lankan player. 

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Height (approx.)Not known
Weight (approx.)Not known
Chest measurement (approx.)Not known
Waist measurement (approx.)Not known
Biceps measurement (approx.)Not known
Eye colorNot known
Hair colorsNot known

Bhanuka Rajapaksa Career

Bhanuka Rajapaksa started his career at Royal College, Colombo. Later he got selected for the U-19 World Cup in 2010 in New Zealand. Besides such a good early cricket career, he got the opportunity of international cricket quite late in 2019. He was the first Sri Lankan U-19 player to have 1000 youth ODI runs. He got banned from all forms of cricket in 2021 for giving media interviews without the permission of Sri Lanka Cricket, which was considered a contract breach.

ProfessionCricketer
Best inBatting
CoachTarak Sinha
Net worth$ 1-5 Million 
SalaryUnder review
Batting styleLeft-handed batsman
Bowling styleRight arm medium fast bowler
ODI debutPlayed on 18.07.2021 against India
Last ODIPlayed on 23.07.2021 against India
T-20I debutPlayed on 05.10.2019 against Pakistan
Last T-20IPlayed on 07.01.2020 against India
Domestic teams
  • Barisal Division
  • Sinhalese sports club
  • Galle Gladiators

Bhanuka Rajapaksa Controversy:

When Bhanuka got dropped out of the England 2021 tour for fitness issues, he expressed his disappointment with the selectors in a YouTube interview. To his reply head coach, Mickey Arthur justified the decision that Bhanuka did not meet the fitness standards for international cricket. This lead to a ban imposed on Bhanuka for a year from all forms of cricket by Sri Lanka Cricket.

Interesting facts about Bhanuka Rajapaksa:

  • Bhanuka has a keen interest in Squash and Swimming.
  • He started his cricketing career when he was in Royal college Colombo.
  • He considers his batting to be similar to Adam Gilchrist.
  • He got the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award twice and he is the fourth person to receive it.
  • He has also received the Young Emerging Player U-19 at CEAT Sri Lanka Cricket awards 2011.

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