Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka are the leading runs scorers in T20 World Cup 2021

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Sri Lanka Young stars Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka
Sri Lanka Young stars Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka

According to ICC MEN’S T20 World Cup Tournament stats, Charith Asalanka 231 and Pathum Nissanka 221 are the current leading runs scorers.

Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka the leading runs scorers in T20 World Cup
Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka are the leading runs scorers in T20 World Cup 2021

Sri Lanka’s chances of qualifying for the final four at the World Cup are over as Sri Lanka only gained 4 points. Sri Lanka is in Group 1 with Bangladesh, Australia, West Indies, South Africa and England. Sri Lanka won the Super12 Stage first match against Bangladesh and West Indies but lost the matches against Australia, South Africa and England. During the Round 1, Sri Lanka won all matches against Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia.

Sri Lanka Coach Mickey Arthur sees young stars Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka as pivotal to Sri Lankan cricket going forward, hailing them as the batting leaders of the country’s ‘generation-next’.

“I’ve watched every cricketer now in Sri Lanka, including some of the under-19 bowlers, which are quite exciting to see some of them coming through,” Arthur said. “But I don’t see batting talent like Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka

“For us as a coaching staff, for us as the selection panel, we’ve got to keep giving opportunities to these two young players, because in the next couple of years they’re going to be the leaders in the batting department for Sri Lanka.

“Pathum, Charith, Praveen (spinner Praveen Jayawickrama), these are going to be guys that are going to be very good for Sri Lanka going forward.”

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