Saurabh Saket ∙ Aug 9 2022, 10:30 AM

Sri Lanka Invitational T20: Top 5 Players with most runs

image-l6lyp02uThe SLC Invitational T20 will see four teams fight for glory once again

With the ongoing Sri Lanka Invitational T20 Tournament at our hands, let's turn back the pages and have a look at the best batters from the previous edition.

1. Dasun Shanaka: 258 runs

image-l6lw448dSri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka has emerged as one of the best power hitters in the death overs

Playing for SLC Greys, Sri Lankan limited overs skipper Dasun Shanaka dominated the last edition of the Invitational T20 tournament scoring a staggering 258 runs in six games. With an average above 64.50, the batter showed no mercy to the bowlers and smoked runs with a towering strike-rate of 184.28 and saw side lift the title in the inaugural edition.

2. Kamindu Mendis: 193 runs

image-l6lwbnpfKamindu Mendis surprised everyone with his batting in the SLC Invitational tournament

Kamindu Mendis is a surprising entrant on this list, the young bowling all-rounder stunned everyone with his batting during the tournament. Batting in just 4 games, the youngster scored 193 runs with an average of 96.50 which is nothing short of commendable. He had the best score of 74 with a strike rate of 167.82.

3. Dinesh Chandimal: 183 runs

image-l6lwnmbuThe Sri Lankan veteran shows no signs of stopping

The Sri Lankan veteran Dinesh Chandimal had a great run with the bat playing for SLC Reds in the inaugural season of the SLC Invitational T20 tournament. In his six outing for the side the player accumulated 183 runs with an average of 36.60, while his strike rate of 120.39 rose some questions, it would be a mistake to point out the flaws of a player his calibre.

4. Pathum Nissanka: 167 runs

image-l6ly47rvPathum Nissanka has established himself a dependable name in the Sri Lankan batting order

The young Sri Lankan batter had a decent run with the bat in the last edition of the SLC Invitational T20 tournament. In his six appearances for SLC Green the player scored 167 runs with an unbeaten 76* to his name. He had a decent average of 41.75 alongside a strike-rate of 138 to position himself on number four in this list.

5. Sadeera Samarawickrama: 155 runs

image-l6lyecosSadeera Samarawickrama was the highest run scorer for the SLC Blues

Samarawickrama played a crucial role for the SLC Blues in the last edition of the Invitational T20 tournament. The batter scored 155 runs playing for the side and was one their most dependable batters throughout the season in their six games. His slow strike-rate of 120.15 was one blaring flaw as his side never found the momentum in their games.

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