Right-arm fast-bowler Geethal Fernando is the leader of the bowling attack. He represented the Sri Lanka under 19s last year against Pakistan under 19s and performed exceptionally well. He is a genuine wicket-taker and will be a big threat to any team playing against St. Benedict’s College.
Vice-captain Madushan Kularathne is the lead spinner in the team and will look to use all his experience to win as many games for his team, bowling his right-arm off-spinners. Middle-order batsman Supun Lakmal and top-order batsman Vittorio Roberto will need to score consistently for their alma mater to strengthen the batting department.
Apart of Geethal, St. Benedict’s possess another exciting fast-bowler in the form of Poorna Charuka. The nippy right-arm seamer will be looking forward to teaming up with Geethal to demolish their opponents this season.
New & Young Players
Left-hander Dinitha Basnayake has been amongst the runs this season and will be a vital cog in the St. Benedict’s outfit. Maleesha Senevirathne and Shehan Fernando are the two wicket-keepers’ in the squad while all-rounders such as Ashane Silva and Chamidu Wijesinghe has the ability of turning things around in their favour at any given time.
The backbone of St. Benedict’s College for so long, Vivian Saverymuthappulle will once again do his thankless job as the MIC of the team. Former Anthonians SC and Bloomfield C & AC off-spinner Sanjaya Dissanayake will coach the Benedictines this year. He has been in the coaching field for more than 10 years and will look to pass on his experiences to this young Bens outfit.
Last season, St. Benedict’s College Kotahena achieved something that they had been denied for many years, a championship. This year they will look to repeat their performance but it will be an uphill task with this young side. They will be a force to be reckoned with in the shorter-formats of the game but may struggle against the top teams in the knock-out stages of the two-day tournament.