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Cricket is one of the most popular games in Sri Lanka. The young and old alike are affected by this game. It is not a native game of Sri Lanka. The British who ruled our country introduced this game and now it has struck deep roots in our country. This game is mostly played in the commonwealth countries which were British colonies.

The cricketing countries are England, Australia, India, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, West Indies and Bangladesh. Netherlands, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) have also joined the band of cricketing countries.

Sri Lanka has produced some great crickers. Duleep Mendis, Arjuna ranathunga, Arvinda de silva, Sanath jayasuriya, Mahela jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara are some of the bright stars who brotght laurels to India in international cricket.

In Sri Lanka, besides test matches and one day matches at the national level, we have cricket matches at different levels.

Even in University level Cricket is one of the fascinating games which shows high standard among Universities. University of Sri Jayewardenepura has shown great character and courage in University level during past years.

Present captain of University of Sri Jayewardenepura is S.A.D. Sheshan Niwanka Senadheera. His attended Gurukula College. He was a member of under 19 Sri Lanka squad in 2010 and member of Sri lanka spin squad from 2009 to 2012. Also he was the captain of Under 13, 15, 17, 19 teams of western provincial north outer and school.

2 vice captains are H. M. Shalika Saumya Herath and K. A. Hashan Gandhara Kasthuriarachchi. Shalika Herath is from Asoka College, Colombo. He was the captain of Under 15, 17, 19 temas and 4th year coloursman.Hashan Gandhara attended St. Alousius College, Rathnapura and member of Rathnapura district under 15-17 teams