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Minod Bhanuka Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Minod Bhanuka Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth April 29, 1995
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Girlfriend Ayesha

Minod Bhanuka is a Sri Lankan professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a top-order batter and wicketkeeper. Before breaking into the senior national team in October 2019, he had represented Sri Lanka at the 2014 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, where the team had finished in 8th place in the 16-team competition. In the Sri Lankan domestic circuit, he has played for the Sinhalese Sports Club (2017) and the Colombo Cricket Club (2018–Present) across all 3 formats. At the franchise level, he has turned out for the Jaffna Kings (formerly known as Jaffna Stallions) (LPL) (2020) in the LPL (Lanka Premier League). He was an integral member of their squad that had won the LPL title in the inaugural edition of the tournament in December 2020.

Born Name

Minod Bhanuka Ranasinghe

Nick Name

Minod

Minod Bhanuka as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019
Minod Bhanuka as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019 (Minod Bhanuka / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Kurunegala, North Western Province, Sri Lanka

Residence

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Nationality

Sri Lankan

Education

Minod had attended the Maliyadeva College, one of Sri Lanka’s oldest schools and a national school controlled by the Sri Lankan central government, located in his hometown of Kurunegala.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Minod Bhanuka as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019
Minod Bhanuka as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019 (Minod Bhanuka / Instagram)

Family

  • Siblings – He has a younger brother.

Batting

Left-Handed

Role

Top-Order Batter, Wicketkeeper

Jersey Number

  • 15 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
  • 18 – Jaffna Kings (LPL)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Minod has dated –

  1. Ayesha (2019-Present)

Minod Bhanuka and Ayesha, as seen in May 2020
Minod Bhanuka and Ayesha, as seen in May 2020 (Minod Bhanuka / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Sri Lankan descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, spiked hair
  • Affable smile
  • Sports a trimmed beard

Religion

Buddhism

Minod Bhanuka as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Minod Bhanuka as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Minod Bhanuka / Instagram)

Minod Bhanuka Facts

  1. Minod had first come into the spotlight on the Sri Lankan domestic cricket scene during the 2015-16 season when he had scored a mammoth knock of 342 runs, playing for the Sinhalese Sports Club in a match against Badureliya Sports Club in the Premier Trophy, the main domestic first-class cricket competition in Sri Lanka.
  2. In October 2017, he was named in Sri Lanka’s T20I squad for their bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, but could not break into the playing XI. In September 2019, nearly 2 years later, he was named in Sri Lanka’s squad for their bilateral series against Pakistan in Pakistan. In the first week of October 2019, he had made both his ODI and T20I debuts.
  3. He had only been inducted into both squads after most of Sri Lanka’s big-ticket stars had withdrawn from the tour owing to security concerns in Pakistan. Bilateral cricket series had only started to return, to Pakistan in the mid-2010s, after the country had been shunned by the cricketing fraternity in 2009 after a bus carrying the Sri Lankan senior men’s national team had been attacked by terrorists in Lahore, causing severe injuries to some of the cricketers.
  4. In November 2019, he was named in Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
  5. In August 2021, he was selected to play for the SLC Greys team for the 2021 edition of the SLC Invitational T20 League, a domestic T20 cricket tournament. The team went on to win the tournament and Minod had produced a ‘Player of the Match’ performance in the final.

Featured Image by Minod Bhanuka / Instagram

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