Rahul Gunasekara

  • D.O.B.: 24/05/2001
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: Sri Lankan
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batter and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: None
  • Recent teams: Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club (SL Domestic)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Rahul Gunasekara is an fascinating young cricketer from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. A hard-hitting middle-order Batsman, Rahul is a very tidy Right-arm Off Spinner that at just 22, was appointed Nugegoda SWCC’s white-ball captain ahead of the 2023-24 Major Clubs Domestic Tournaments. He was also selected for the Dambulla squad for the 2024 National Super League.

Having debuted for Nugegoda as a 17 year-old, just before COVID, Rahul has been a regular selection for the club across all three formats since the full resumption of domestic cricket in 2021. Apart from some solid returns with the ball in 1-Day & T20 cricket, his performance in the professional game to date as a batsman has been somewhat underwhelming, with just a couple of 4-Day half centuries to date in his 66 game career. This makes him all the more intriguing as a cricketer.

Upon speaking to Rahul, it becomes very clear, very quickly, that his rise to the club’s leadership group and ultimately their white-ball skipper at such a young age is no mystery at all. Such is the regard for his cricket brain, genuine leadership and very competitive edge, it wasn’t a difficult decision to appoint the talented and driven youngster to the role.

Every bit the leader of men you should expect from a Professional captain, Rahul is seeking his first placement in the UK in 2024 and will be a great pick up for any UK club seeking a genuine all-rounder that is keen to make his mark on UK Cricket this summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Nugegoda SWCC (First Class) Career 18 27 448
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
83 18.66 1 84.00 1-30
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Nugegoda SWCC (List A/T20) Career 48 41 399
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
35 12.09 25 26.04 5-46