Indika de Saram

Samantha Indika de Saram (born September 2, 1973 in Matara), or Indika de Saram, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played all format. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler who usually occupies the position of wicketkeeper. He is a past student of St. Thomas' College, Matara.

Indika de Saram
ඉන්දික ද සේරම්
Personal information
Full nameSamantha Indika de Saram
Born (1973-09-02) 2 September 1973 (age 46)
Matara, Sri Lanka
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 80)18 November 1999 v Zimbabwe
Last Test12 March 2000 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 100)22 August 1999 v Australia
Last ODI20 April 2001 v Pakistan
Only T20I (cap 27)10 February 2009 v India
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 4 15 1 183
Runs scored 117 183 4,553
Batting average 23.40 16.63 28.63
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 4/30
Top score 39 38 138
Balls bowled 652
Wickets 11
Bowling average 43.90
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/5
Catches/stumpings 1/– 9/– 1/0 71/2
Source: Cricinfo, 10 June 2015

Domestic careerEdit

A powerful batsman, Saram kept wicket and scored a vast number of runs for his school team, becoming one of the most reliable batsmen in the country, including an innings in which he alone scored 304 runs in just 149 balls. However, playing for his Test side, he was never really given a chance to shine, and he has not played a Test match for nearly six years, opting instead for the realms of Twenty20 cricket.

He has also played for Sultans of Sylhet in Bangladesh's NCL T20 Bangladesh.

He was a continuous member in Sri Lanka squad for Hong Kong Cricket Sixes competition, where Sri Lanka won the tournament under his captaincy in 2007.[1]

International careerEdit

He was a in and out member for the Sri Lanka team due to many permanent batsman retained in the squad. He is the 100th ODI cap for Sri Lanka as well.

After dropped from international squad in 2001, De Seram was brought in to the Twenty20 International team in 2009 for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, and played debut against India. This was the only match played by him until his retirement.[2][3]


  1. ^ "All Stars fumble against champions Sri Lanka". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. ^ "de Saram ready to hold his own". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  3. ^ "de Saram added to World Twenty20 squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 March 2017.