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Mahela Udawatte      

Full name Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Born July 19, 1986, Colombo

Current age 29 years 291 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Ananda College, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy XI, Wayamba

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Ananda College, Colombo

Mahela Lakmal Udawatte
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 9 9 0 257 73 28.55 383 67.10 0 2 25 3 0 0
T20Is 5 5 0 77 25 15.40 64 120.31 0 0 8 2 0 0
First-class 122 212 15 6709 212 34.05 9 37 77 0
List A 149 147 2 4586 161 31.62 3 32 37 0
Twenty20 84 82 5 1710 103* 22.20 1414 120.93 1 9 188 38 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 122 27 332 278 5 2/31 2/31 55.60 5.02 66.4 0 0 0
List A 149 42 31 1 1/24 1/24 31.00 4.42 42.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 84 4 37 39 2 2/17 2/17 19.50 6.32 18.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 10, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 28, 2008 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 4, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Galle Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Galle, Dec 16-18, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Mar 3-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI v England A at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Galle Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Galle, Dec 16, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Galle Guardians v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
41 Moors v Colts Colombo (NCC) 3 Mar 2016 FC
205, 0/8 Moors v Galle CC Colombo (RPS) 25 Feb 2016 FC
0/7, 12, 96 Moors v Sinhalese Colombo (Bloomfield) 18 Feb 2016 FC
16, 14 Moors v Nondescripts Colombo (Colts) 11 Feb 2016 FC
33 Kurunegala W v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 3 Feb 2016 T20
5 Kurunegala W v Crusaders Colombo (RPS) 1 Feb 2016 T20
5 Kurunegala W v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
1 Kurunegala W v Troopers Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
5 Kurunegala W v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 27 Jan 2016 T20
54* Moors v Bloomfield Colombo (PSS) 21 Jan 2016 T20
Profile

A prolific run-getter for Ananda College, Mahela Udawatte's talents as a top-order batsman were not immediately recognised when he was overlooked for the Sri Lankan Under-19 team in 2003 despite scoring more than 1000 runs for his school that season. He got his break after he joined Chilaw Marians SC straight after school. Promoted to open the batting - he had batted at No. 3 at school - he reeled off three hundreds in five matches in the 2004-05 U-23 tournament, and was rewarded with a place in the Development Squad. He soon made it into the A team for the tour to England in 2007 after top-scoring for his club in the Premier final against SSC in 2005-06, making 67 out of 172 against an attack which included Dilhara Fernando and Nuwan Zoysa. A powerful and attacking batsman who likes to take on the quick bowlers, Udawatte is seen as a future prospect for the Sri Lanka one-day side, perhaps as a replacement for Sanath Jayasuriya. Rated highly by experts in Sri Lanka, including Mahela Jayawardene, Udawatte earned a call-up to the national squad for the tour of West Indies in 2008.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq July 2008

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Sep 22, 2010

Mahela Udawatte scratched around for a 37-ball 23, Central Districts v Wayamba, Champions League Twenty20, Port Elizabeth, September 22, 2010

Mahela Udawatte scratched around for a 37-ball 23

© AFP

Sep 11, 2010

Rusty Theron and Davy Jacobs celebrate the dismissal of Mahela Udawatte, Warriors v Wayamba, Champions League Twenty20, Port Elizabeth, September 11, 2010

Rusty Theron and Davy Jacobs celebrate the dismissal of Mahela Udawatte

© AFP

Aug 4, 2010

Daryl Tuffey hits Mahela Udawatte's stumps, Sri Lanka Board President's XI v New Zealand, Tour match, SSC, August 4, 2010

Daryl Tuffey hits Mahela Udawatte's stumps

© AFP

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Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford
May 8-10, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Leics v Sri Lankans at Leicester
May 13-15, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Leeds
May 19-23, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street
May 27-31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
3rd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's
Jun 9-13, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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