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Malinda Warnapura      

Full name Shalith Malinda Warnapura

Born May 26, 1979, Colombo

Current age 35 years 60 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Burgher Recreation Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Colts Cricket Club, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity, Sri Lanka A

Also known as Mali

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach, Commentator

Height 5 ft 6 in

Education St. Peter's College, Colombo

Relation Father - U Warnapura, Uncle - B Warnapura, Brother-in-law - MS Warnapura

Shalith Malinda Warnapura
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 24 1 821 120 35.69 1412 58.14 2 7 98 2 14 0
ODIs 3 3 0 35 30 11.66 76 46.05 0 0 5 0 3 0
First-class 181 280 25 9078 242 35.60 20 45 122 0
List A 151 135 19 3278 111 28.25 5 10 57 0
Twenty20 18 18 1 373 95 21.94 275 135.63 0 3 29 19 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 1 54 40 0 - - - 4.44 - 0 0 0
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 181 7755 3661 138 6/22 26.52 2.83 56.1 4 0
List A 151 2758 1923 87 5/33 5/33 22.10 4.18 31.7 2 2 0
Twenty20 18 7 115 144 6 3/19 3/19 24.00 7.51 19.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Jun 25-28, 2007 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-24, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 29, 2008 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Brothers Union v Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity at Fatullah, Sep 26, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Oct 8, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Burgher Recreation Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1 Khelaghar v Brothers Fatullah 26 Sep 2013 LA
17 Khelaghar v Kalabagan CA Savar (3) 22 Sep 2013 LA
17, 0/17, 1 Colts v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 30 Mar 2013 FC
25, 0/4, 27 Colts v Panadura Panadura 22 Mar 2013 FC
2, 0/3 Colts v Saracens Colombo (Colts) 15 Mar 2013 FC
39, 0/23, 42 Colts v SL Air SC Colombo (Riffle) 8 Mar 2013 FC
34, 2/52 Colts v SL Army Panagoda 22 Feb 2013 FC
11, 4, 0/15 Colts v Moors Colombo (Colts) 15 Feb 2013 FC
2/17, 95 Colts v Lankan CC Colombo (Colts) 8 Feb 2013 FC
2, 1/5, 51, 2/20 Colts v Ragama Colombo (Colts) 1 Feb 2013 FC
Profile

Despite his cricketing pedigree, Malinda Warnapura has taken his time to press forward his case for national recognition. Having begun his first-class career in 1998-99, it was not until 2006 that he really made his mark. The tour to India with Sri Lanka A to participate in the Duleep trophy saw this elegant left-hand middle-order batsman blossom. He finished the three-match tournament with an aggregate of 421 runs, at 105.25, which included two successive undefeated centuries at Eden Gardens. An unbeaten 111 steered his team to the final of the tournament. He then compiled 149 not out in the final against the eventual winners, North Zone.

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Aug 25, 2009

Malinda Warnapura at a fielding drill ahead of the second Test, SSC, Colombo, August 25, 2009

Malinda Warnapura at a fielding drill ahead of the second Test

© AFP

Jul 23, 2009

Malinda Warnapura goes for the sweep, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day, July 23, 2009

Malinda Warnapura goes for the sweep

© Associated Press

Jul 23, 2009

Mohammad Aamer belts out an appeal against Malinda Warnapura, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day, July 23, 2009

Mohammad Aamer belts out an appeal against Malinda Warnapura

© AFP

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2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 24-28
Sri Lanka 421 South Africa 98/3
2nd unofficial ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast - Jul 25
Sri Lanka A 329/8 Ireland 50/4 (12.4/50 ov)
3rd unofficial ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Coleraine
Jul 27, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Glamorgan v Sri Lanka A at Cardiff
Aug 2, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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