Malinda Pushpakumara      

Full name Pawuluge Malinda Pushpakumara

Born March 24, 1987, Colombo

Current age 29 years 341 days

Major teams Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Lumbini College, Moors Sports Club, Saracens Sports Club, Singha Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club, Sri Lanka Under-15s, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Lumbini College, Colombo

Pawuluge Malinda Pushpakumara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 99 129 20 1542 80* 14.14 2429 63.48 0 4 163 48 92 0
List A 50 31 10 186 21 8.85 342 54.38 0 0 19 2 15 0
Twenty20 15 11 4 56 16* 8.00 54 103.70 0 0 4 2 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 99 178 20747 11080 558 9/46 13/107 19.85 3.20 37.1 35 44 18
List A 50 49 2321 1623 87 5/24 5/24 18.65 4.19 26.6 4 5 0
Twenty20 15 14 312 341 17 3/14 3/14 20.05 6.55 18.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club v Singha Sports Club at Kurunegala, Nov 17-19, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka A v England Lions at Dambulla, Feb 24-27, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Singha Sports Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Panadura, Nov 8, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Galle Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Galle, Dec 16, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Mar 26, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hambantota Troopers v Galle Guardians at Colombo (RPS), Feb 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8/127, 20, 5/78, 5* Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Dambulla 24 Feb 2017 FC
4/97, 26, 4/77, 5 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Pallekele 17 Feb 2017 FC
10, 3/82, 20, 3/35 SL Pres. XI v Eng Lions Moratuwa 12 Feb 2017 Other
35, 3/51, 7/58 Chilaw v Col CC Panagoda 5 Feb 2017 FC
0/16, 0*, 4/3 Chilaw v Colts Colombo (CCC) 28 Jan 2017 FC
4, 3/46, 0, 5/59 Chilaw v SL Army Colombo (PSS) 20 Jan 2017 FC
9, 5/78, 2/80 Chilaw v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 14 Jan 2017 FC
0, 7/52, 0, 3/92 Chilaw v Sinhalese Katunayake 6 Jan 2017 FC
41, 5/70, 6/78 Chilaw v Galle CC Katunayake 21 Dec 2016 FC
5/134, 11, 1, 3/24 Chilaw v Tamil Union Katunayake 15 Dec 2016 FC
Profile

A talented slow left-arm spinner, Pushpakumara forced his way into the Sri Lanka Under-19 side for the triangular tournament also involving England and Bangladesh in December 2005.The consistency with which Malinda Pushpakumara, the left-arm spinner from Moors SC, performed during the 2012 season for Sri Lanka A forced the hands of the selectors to finally include him in the A team to South Africa and triangular tournament also involving South Africa and Zimbabwe. Malinga has been knocking on the door for bigger honours for quite some time and the way he bowled against strong sides like West Indies A and New Zealand A confirmed the quality of his bowling. 2012 has been an outstanding year for him when he picked up 56 wickets for Chilaw Marians Cricket Club in nine first-class matches and 9 for 46 his best against Lankan CC. His performance was one bright spark for the selectors who had been frustrated by the poor standards set by the batsmen. The consistency with which he has performed is not only consigned to the A team, but in the past three seasons he has won the best bowler award twice by topping over 50 wickets in the Premier league for his club.

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Notes

  • Best Bowler of the Premier Tournament: 2011-12, 2012-13

Results
Moors v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 5-8, 2013
Sinhalese won by 6 wickets
Badureliya v Chilaw at Kaluthara - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Bloomfield v Colts at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Bloomfield won by an innings and 163 runs
Col CC v SLPACC at Colombo (CCC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Kurunegala - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Navy won by 6 wickets
Lankan CC v Ragama at Katunayake - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Ragama won by 201 runs
Moors v Panadura at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Moors won by 7 runs
Saracens v SL Army at Panagoda - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Army won by an innings and 2 runs
SL Air SC v Burgher at Colombo (Riffle) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
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