2011 Review

Malinga Bandara      

Full name Herath Mudiyanselage Charitha Malinga Bandara

Born December 31, 1979, Nagoda

Current age 34 years 212 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Galle Cricket Club, Gloucestershire, Kalutara Town Club, Kent, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Herath Mudiyanselage Charitha Malinga Bandara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 11 3 124 43 15.50 240 51.66 0 0 14 2 4 0
ODIs 31 17 4 160 31 12.30 224 71.42 0 0 8 5 9 0
T20Is 4 3 1 12 7 6.00 15 80.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 184 264 54 4157 108 19.79 1 15 120 0
List A 170 114 37 1389 64 18.03 0 3 49 0
Twenty20 44 23 8 137 31* 9.13 138 99.27 0 0 6 5 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 14 1152 633 16 3/84 5/153 39.56 3.29 72.0 0 0 0
ODIs 31 28 1470 1232 36 4/31 4/31 34.22 5.02 40.8 2 0 0
T20Is 4 4 84 96 4 3/32 3/32 24.00 6.85 21.0 0 0 0
First-class 184 25708 13945 544 8/49 25.63 3.25 47.2 20 2
List A 170 7434 5764 231 5/22 5/22 24.95 4.65 32.1 9 4 0
Twenty20 44 43 861 1096 52 3/14 3/14 21.07 7.63 16.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), May 27-31, 1998 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Apr 3-5, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 8, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 4, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Moors Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Apr 4-7, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Ragama Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 23, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ragama Cricket Club v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Oct 15, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Panadura Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 30, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/28, 31, 2/26, 3 Ragama v Moors Kaluthara 4 Apr 2014 FC
15, 4/70, 4 Ragama v Nondescripts Colombo (Moors) 20 Mar 2014 FC
37, 2/116, 1 Ragama v SL Army Colombo (Moors) 13 Mar 2014 FC
25*, 4/82, 33*, 1/34 Ragama v Col CC Colombo (NCC) 6 Mar 2014 FC
48, 3/50, 1/49 Ragama v Chilaw Colombo (RPS) 14 Feb 2014 FC
1, 3/81, 16, 0/43 Ragama v Panadura Panadura 7 Feb 2014 FC
37, 6/57, 35* Ragama v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 24 Jan 2014 FC
16, 2/61, 18 Ragama v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 17 Jan 2014 FC
28, 0/52 Ragama v Sinhalese Colombo (RPS) 23 Dec 2013 LA
0/39, 31 Ragama v Colts Colombo (Colts) 12 Dec 2013 LA
Profile

Malinga Bandara was earmarked from an early age as a legspinner of great potential. On the basis of his school performances he was selected for the Under-19 tour to India in 1997, the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa, and the Sri Lanka A tour to England in 1999. In between, he made his Test debut against New Zealand in 1998-99 but looked all at sea in a disappointing display and did not come into consideration after that. But a match haul of 11 for 126 against England A in March 2005 confirmed his growing confidence and also helped attract the attention of Gloucestershire as they looked for a replacement for Upul Chandana. Bandara, like Chandana, is also a useful lower order batsman. He hasn't been able to nail a permanent place in the one-day set-up but has provided valuable support for Muttiah Muralitharan. It is his all-round versatility which won him a World Cup place for the Caribbean ahead of Chandana. He played just one game and has since struggled to find a place in the line-up. He was, however, named in the probables for the Champions Trophy.

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Mar 28, 2010

Malinga Bandara celebrates his match haul of nine wickets, Basnahira South v Kandurata, Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Provincial Tournament, Colombo, 4th day, March 28, 2010

Malinga Bandara celebrates his match haul of nine wickets

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Jan 8, 2010

Malinga Bandara dives to stop a shot by Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-series, 4th ODI, Mirpur, January 8, 2010

Malinga Bandara dives to stop a shot by Shakib Al Hasan

© Associated Press

Sep 2, 2009

Malinga Bandara unsuccessfully appeals for Martin Guptill's wicket, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20, Colombo, September 2, 2009

Malinga Bandara unsuccessfully appeals for Martin Guptill's wicket

© Associated Press

Notes

Played four years representing Kalutara Vidyalaya
Represents N.C.C in Division I Cricket

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