Rishith Upamal

  • D.O.B.: 01/11/1996
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Placed: Re-Signed - Keswick CC
  • Nationality: Sri Lankan
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
  • Recent teams: Chilaw Marians (SL Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Rishith Upamal is a quality young Batting All-Rounder from Colombo, Sri Lanka. A patient right-handed middle order batsman, Rishith is also a capable yet seldom-used right-arm off-spinner. A regular for Kalutara PCC in the 2015-16 Emerging Tournament as a teenager, he shifted to the Chilaw Marians CC for their U23 Tournament in 2016 after some strong contributions for Kalutara the season before.

Rishith has found his place as a regular in the Chilaw Marians Provincial side mostly in First Class cricket and his constant improvement has been evident in red-ball cricket over the last 3 seasons of domestic cricket. After a steady 362 runs @ 30.16 in his debut season (2016-17), Rishith has gone on to score 903 runs @ 53.12 in his last 12 First Class games across the 2017-18 & 2018-19 seasons.

Venturing to the UK for the first time in 2019, Rishith joined Dundee High School Former Pupils CC in the Strathmore & Perthshire Cricket Union Championship. He stuck 796 runs @ 53.07 in 20 innings with a best 100 vs Arbroath United CC and chipped in with 9 wickets @ 14.33 with a best of 3-34 against Perth Doocot CC.

In summer 2021, Rishith linked with Ossett CC in the Bradford League, scoring 802 runs @ 44.56. He returned to the UK in 2022, signing for Keswick CC in the Cumbria Premier League and was excellent, scoring 801 runs @ 57.21 with a best of 118 and chiming in with 25 wickets @ 21.32 with a best of 3-26.

Seeking a return to the UK next summer, Rishith has completed his ECB Level 2 coaching qualification and will be a strong option for any UK club seeking a staunch top/middle order batsman and occasional off-spinner for next summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Keswick CC 2022 24 20 801
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
118 57.21 25 21.32 3-26
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Ossett CC 2021 29 25 802
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
129 44.56 2 67.00 1-29
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
DHSFP CC  2019 22 20 796
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
100 53.07 9 14.33 3-34