Dasun Shanaka’s presence was like a breath of fresh air at a time when Sri Lankan cricket was dealing with a leadership issue, strengthening the entire squad. When he began his career in 2016 with Sri Lanka, his chances of becoming a captain were quite low. But he established himself as a future leader of Sri Lanka with the time and was appointed as T20I captain for the 03 t20I match series against Pakistan. He won all three matches and the T20I series to become the third captain in T20I history to win all three matches, along with MS Dhoni and Michael Clark.
After seeing his continuous improvement in his captaincy, he was appointed as ODI captain after the removal of Kusal Perera.
Overall, the Sri Lankan national cricket team has benefited greatly from the talent and energy of Dasun Shanaka, and he is expected to have a successful career in the future.
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|Previous Captain||Kusal Pareea|
|Key Achievements||Winning Captain of Asia Cup 2022|
Dasun Shanaka Captaincy Record in ODI Cricket
Dasun Shanaka led Srilanka in 20 matches, winning 09 and losing 10 with a win percentage of 45. Under his ODI captaincy, the most notable win for Sri Lanka came against South Africa after 08 years.
Srilanka has played 06 ODI bilateral series under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka winning 03 and losing 02.
|AUS in SL||2022||Sri Lanka|
|ZIM in SL||2022||Sri Lanka|
|SA in SL||2021||Sri Lanka|
|IND in SL||2021||India|
|AFG in SL||2022||Drawn|
|SL in IND||2022||India|
The majority of his series win came at home in Sri Lanka where he defeated the biggest oppositions like South Africa and Australia in the ODI series.
Dasun Shanaka ODI Batting Stats as Captain Vs Player
Although there has been a slight decrease in Dasun Shanka’s batting average after taking over the captaincy, his other parameters are improved. As a captain, he played some solid innings that led Sri Lanka to the victory position in a few matches.
Dasun Shanaka Captaincy Record in T20I Cricket
Dasun Shanaka led Sri Lanka in 45 T20I matches, winning 22 and losing 22 with a win percentage of 45.
He led Sri Lanka in a total of 07 T20I series winning only 02 and losing 05 series. The biggest achievement in Dasun Shanka’s captaincy era is winning the Asia Cup 2022.
|SL in PAK||2019||Sri Lanka|
|IND in SL||2021||Sri Lanka|
|SA in SL||2021||South Africa|
|SL in AUS||2022||Australia|
|SL in IND||2022||India|
|Aus in SL||2022||Australia|
|SL in IND||2023||India|
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Dasun Shanaka T20I Batting Stats as Captain Vs Player