|Test debut||Sri Lanka v West Indies at Moratuwa, Dec 8-13, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Mar 18-22, 1995 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v West Indies at Sharjah, Nov 3, 1993 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Sri Lanka at Jalandhar, Feb 20, 1994 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 26-28, 2003 scorecard|
|List A debut||1991/92|
|Last List A||Colts Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 21, 2004 scorecard|
|Only Twenty20||Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|21, 0/8||SL Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||3 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|2||SL Masters||v SA Masters||Bridgetown||28 Nov 2009||Other T20|
Dulip Samaraweera was a determined stoic opening batsman. Chosen as a replacement for Chandika Hathrurusinghe, Samaraweera did not do enough in his limited opportunities to warrant further selection. Making his debut against the West Indies in the inaugural Test between the two nations, he scored 16 and 5. In the following three-Test series against India he failed to pass 50 in any of his six innings. A solid batsman at domestic level, for Sri Lanka he fell below the required standard. When he did see off the opening bowlers he failed to display the required strokeplay to take full advantage, failing to pass 50 in 14 Test innings. He was a handy offspiner.
Johann P Jayasekera
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?