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Sachini a talented women’s cricketer

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Sachini started her cricket career in the year 2012 under the coaching of Susantha Basnayake, a level II cricket Coach attached to the school. At the start at the All Island Division two cricket tournament organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association, she claimed Five wickets for Twenty runs against Pindeniya Central and in the year 2018 and 2017 she was adjudged the ‘Best Girls’ Cricketer’ at the Cricket tournament organized by the Dept. of Education, Kandy.

She scored 100 runs in four matches with the highest score being 40 runs against Galewela Central School in 2016 and again she scored 120 runs, the highest being 38 runs against Mahamaya Girls School, Kandy in 2017. In addition she claimed five wickets for 30 runs against Mahamaya Girls School at the Cricket tournament organized by the Dept. of Education, Kandy.

In the year 2018 she was adjudged the ‘Best Player’ in the ‘Big Match’ against Nugawela Central when she scored 47 runs and she was selected to the Development Squad of Sri Lanka Cricket in 2018.

She scored her first Century against Nuwara Eliya district when she scored 102 runs and Sachini went up on the ladder of success when she had a fine double in a Division Two tournament Match when she scored 47 runs and bagged 4 wickets against Pelawatte Navodya Vidyalaya in 2019. She had an all-round performance against Maliyadeva Girls School,Kurunegala and scored 45 runs and claimed 4 wickets for 35 runs.

As a right hand batswoman and a right arm off-spinner she led her side to become third in the Girls Cricket tournament and was selected to play in the Division One Girls Cricket tournament in the year 2019.

Allthough Sachini was the captain of the cricket team she was a studious girl who came out with flying colours at the GCE(A/L) obtaining three ‘A’ passes in Economics, Business studies and Accountancy and she is awaiting to be selected to the University.

Her intention is to continue her cricket in future to become a National level player and she is grateful to her Coach, Susantha Basnayake, Teacher-in-charge, Wasanthi Jinadasa and to the Principal of the School, P.R.C.K. Ranasinghe for the guidance given to her.

Source DailyNews
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