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Shevon Daniel

Shevon Daniel
Personal information
Born (2004-03-15) 15 March 2004 (age 20)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
BowlingRight arm offbreak
RoleTop-order batter
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 212)11 January 2024 v Zimbabwe
Only T20I (cap 101)4 October 2023 v Afghanistan
Domestic team information
Sinhalese Sports Club
Dambulla Giants
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 3 3 16
Runs scored 32 59 363
Batting average 16.00 19.66 27.92
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/3
Top score 24 32 80
Balls bowled 36 6
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 0/– 1/– 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 January 2023

Shevon Daniel (born 15 March 2004) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who currently plays limited overs cricket for the national team.[1] His elder brother Jehan Daniel is also a cricketer.[2]


He pursued his primary and secondary education at Saint Joseph's College, Colombo. He also played school cricket for St. Joseph's College and also captained his school cricket team.[3] He also played age group rugby for his school team before specialising in the sport of cricket.[4]

In July 2022, he captained St. Joseph's College in their 88th annual big match clash (which is popularly known as the Battle of the Saints) against rival school St. Peter's College and the match eventually ended in a draw.[5][6]

Youth career

He was a key member of the Sri Lanka national under-19 cricket team which emerged as runners-up to India during the 2021 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup.[7]

In January 2022, he was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.[8][9]

He played for Gujranwala Giants in the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Junior League in 2022 and had a breakout tournament with the bat scoring 176 runs in 5 matches.[10][11]

Domestic career

He made his first-class cricket debut for Colombo against Jaffna on 24 February 2022 during the 2022 National Super League 4-Day Tournament at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.[12]

He made his T20 debut for Sinhalese Sports Club against Badureliya Sports Club on 22 May 2022 during the 2022 Major Clubs T20 Tournament at the Colombo Cricket Club Ground. On his professional T20 debut appearance, he smashed an unbeaten 59 off just 38 deliveries batting at number three and his knock came at a brisk strike rate of 155.26 which was also inclusive of 5 sixes. His knock propelled Sinhalese Sports Club to a decent total of 146/6 on the board which the team went onto defend successfully.[13]

He made his List A debut for Sinhalese Sports Club against Saracens Sports Club on 27 June 2022 during the 2022-23 Major Clubs Limited Over Tournament.[14]

He was shortlisted as one of the frontrunners to claim the prestigious Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award.[15]

Franchise cricket

He was signed by Dambulla Giants for the 2022 Lanka Premier League.[16]

In November 2022, he was invited by Rajasthan Royals in its training camp ahead of the 2023 Indian Premier League.[17][18]


  1. ^ "Shevon Daniel profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  2. ^ Rajapaksha, Kaveenth (19 July 2018). "Shevon Daniel; The player for all seasons". Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  3. ^ Dhambarage, Chris. "Shevon Daniel - the rising star of Josephian cricket". Daily News. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Daniel the lion-hearted schoolboy does it the hard way". Sunday Observer. 5 August 2022. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Shenal, Danal, Shevon shine, St. Peter's dominate day one". Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  6. ^ SurfEdge (19 July 2022). "REPLAY - St. Joseph's College vs St. Peter's College – 88th Battle of the Saints". Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  7. ^ "ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2021: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to qualify for final". Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  8. ^ "Sri Lanka U19 Team to the World Cup". Cricket Sri Lanka. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  9. ^ "SLC announces team for U19 World Cup". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst. 2 January 2022. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  10. ^ Sanjeewa, Kanishka (9 October 2022). "Shevon Daniel impresses with a blazing knock in Pakistan Junior League". Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  11. ^ "Two Sri Lanka U-19 cricketers in Pakistan Junior League". Sunday Observer. 10 September 2022. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Full Scorecard of Jaffna vs Colombo 2nd Match 2021/22 - Score Report |". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  13. ^ "Full Scorecard of Sinhalese vs Badureliya Group A 2022 - Score Report |". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  14. ^ "Full Scorecard of Saracens vs Sinhalese Group A 2022 - Score Report |". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  15. ^ "Who will be the best from the best". Sunday Observer. 5 November 2022. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  16. ^ "Dambulla Giants Squad - Giants Squad - Lanka Premier League, 2022 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  17. ^ Silva, Laksisi de (28 November 2022). "Shevon Daniel invited to Rajasthan Royals training camp". Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  18. ^ "Sri Lankan U19 star invited for trials of IPL by Rajasthan Royals". NewsWire. 26 November 2022. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
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