Saracens Sports Club

Team Country: Sri Lanka
Team City: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Founded (Year): 1940
Coach: Ayesh De Silva
Captain: Milinda Siriwardana
Forms of Cricket: First-Class Limited Overs Twenty20
Saracens Sports Club

Saracens Sports Club: competitions

Saracens Sports Club: First-Class Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years Premier Trophy Premier Trophy 1 2008–09

Saracens Sports Club: Limited Overs Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
Premier Limited Overs Tournament 0

Saracens Sports Club: Twenty20 Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
Twenty20 Tournament 0

Saracens Sports Club: professional team

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Saracens Sports Club

How many cricket teams are there in Sri Lanka? Surely, when answering this question, you were the first to think of seven franchise teams that take part in the SLPL, but this country is too fond of cricket to be limited to such a small number of players. In fact, there are many more teams in Sri Lanka. They play first-class cricket. We will tell you about one of these teams – the Saracens Sports Club in our article.

Saracens Sports Club: Team Facts & Biggest Achievements

The Saracens Sports Club has existed for many decades. It played and won in the first half of the last century. This is one of the teams that represent the province of Colombo. The Saracens is more of a middling team that does not yet boast an impressive list of victories but is worthy of keeping the bar in its tournaments. We tell you about the team’s achievements in the three most significant tournaments of the country:

  • In the Premier Trophy tournament, the Saracens scored twice: in the last century, in the 1940–41 season, they won the tournament, and later, the Saracens prevailed in Tier B in the 2008–09 season. In the 2019–20 tournament, they played in Tier A in group B and even the Super Eight, where they finished seventh.
  • The Saracens Sports Club finished second in the SLC Twenty20 Tournament in the 2006-07 season. In the 2019-20 tournament, the Saracens Mohomed Dilshad took five wickets on the first day of the tournament. On the third day, Ashen Bandara earned a hundred for the Saracens. In the 2020-21 season, the teams played in Group D and could not reach the quarterfinals.
  • The situation is worse in the Major Clubs Limited Over Tournament: the team has not yet had time to distinguish itself. In the 2020-21 season, the Saracens Sports Club played in Group D and could not advance further.

Tournament name Number of titles Years in which titles were won:

  1. Premier Trophy Tier A (first-class cricket) – 1940 – 41 (then – Daily News Trophy)
  2. Premier Trophy Tier B (first-class cricket) – 2008 – 09
  3. Premier Limited Overs Tournament (List A) – no
  4. SLC Twenty20 Tournament (Twenty20) – no

Saracens Sports Club: Team Facts & Biggest Achievements

Team line-up and most famous players

The team captain is Milinda Siriwardana. He enters the field both in regional cricket matches and takes part in international games. Milinda made his international cricket debut in 2015. During a tour of the West Indies, commentators Russell Arnold and Ian Bishop called him the player with the golden hand, admiring his ability to take the wicket at the right time. The ICC named him as one of the five most unexpected challenges playing for the Sri Lanka national team in 2019. In regional cricket, the ICC described the player’s achievements as not outstanding but stable (haven’t been exceptional, they have been consistent).

The team members are: Milinda Siriwardana, Mishen Silva, Minhaj Jaleel, Thanuka Dabare, Mohomed Dilshad, Ashen Bandara, Andy Solomons, Saliya Saman, Promod Maduwantha, Ranitha Liyanarachchi, Gamindu Kanishka, Harsha Cooray, Navindura Peachnage Devinda, Roshan Jayatissa, Chathura Randunu (all listed players are Sri Lanka), Ruvindu Gunasekera (Canada), Atif Ali, Rizwan Haider (Pakistan).

Team line-up and most famous players

The latest results show that the Saracens Sports Club has a strong enough roster that allows the team to remain competitive. So, we are sure that significant victories for the team are not far off.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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