New Delhi: Sri Lanka made it to the finals in Asia Cup 2023 by defeating the favorite team like Pakistan. However, under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka, the team could not perform well in the finals. India defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the title match. Batting first, the Sri Lankan team was reduced to just 50 runs in 15.2 overs. Mohammad Siraj had taken 6 wickets. In reply, Team India won the match by 10 wickets. India had achieved the target in just 37 balls. Now news is coming that Shanaka may leave the captaincy of the Sri Lankan team before the World Cup 2023. As captain, Shanaka had led the team to the T20 Asia Cup title in 2022. In such a situation, the decision of the champion captain is no less than a shock for the team.
According to media reports, Dasun Shanaka now wants to focus on batting. 32 year old Shanaka had failed to perform well as an all-rounder in the Asia Cup. In 6 innings of 6 matches, he could score only 54 runs at an average of 11. 24 runs was the best score. Even as a fast bowler, he could take only 4 wickets. Talking about his overall ODI record, he has scored 1204 runs in 59 innings of 67 matches with the help of 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. 108 runs unbeaten is the best performance. Has also taken 27 wickets as a bowler. 5 wickets for 43 runs is the best performance.
Won 23 ODIs as captain
Dasun Shanaka got the command of Sri Lanka’s ODI team for the first time in 2021. He has led the team in 39 matches so far. Out of these, Sri Lankan team has been successful in winning 23 ODIs. There was defeat in 15 matches while the result of one match did not come. Talking about T20 International, Dasun Shanaka is the most successful captain of his country. As captain, he led Sri Lanka to victory in 22 out of 48 T20s. No other captain has been able to win 20 matches.
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