Melbourne Renegades uncapped Sri Lankan spinner Ruwantha Kellapotha


Uncapped Sri Lankan legspinner Ruwantha Kellapotha, who lives in Melbourne, has been added by Melbourne Renegades as a substitute player for the upcoming BBL season. Before moving to Australia, Kellapotha competed in 20 first-class matches and 12 List A matches in Sri Lanka between 2010 and 2013. Before playing premier cricket for Casey-South Melbourne last season, he played eight seasons in the lower-tier Dandenong District Cricket Association in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs for four different club teams, taking 46 wickets over 50-over and T20 cricket to finish the competition as the leading wicket-taker and aid Casey South-Melbourne in reaching the final.

“We were impressed by what we saw from Ruwantha up in Darwin as part of the Renegades Academy and his performances in Premier Cricket last year showed he can match it with Victoria’s best,” Rosengarten, said.
“He’s had a unique cricketing journey to get to this level. We’re confident he can come in and have an impact for us this season.”
Kellapotha said he was really excited to get an opportunity with the Renegades.