Malinda Pushpakumara      

Full name Pawuluge Malinda Pushpakumara

Born March 24, 1987, Colombo

Current age 27 years 268 days

Major teams Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Lumbini College, Moors Sports Club, Saracens Sports Club, Singha Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, 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 68 87 14 1022 80* 14.00 1642 62.24 0 3 103 28 61 0
List A 46 28 9 176 21 9.26 317 55.52 0 0 18 2 13 0
Twenty20 4 3 1 24 16* 12.00 18 133.33 0 0 2 1 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 68 120 13653 7374 351 9/46 13/107 21.00 3.24 38.8 22 26 10
List A 46 45 2123 1490 85 5/24 5/24 17.52 4.21 24.9 4 5 0
Twenty20 4 4 78 76 4 3/22 3/22 19.00 5.84 19.5 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 Moors Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Apr 4-7, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Singha Sports Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Panadura, Nov 8, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Moors Sports Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Mar 26, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army at Colombo (Moors), Mar 30, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/15 SLPACC v Moors Colombo (Moors) 16 Dec 2014 LA
5/24, 1 SLPACC v Bloomfield Colombo (Burgher) 15 Dec 2014 LA
0, 0/26 SLPACC v Colts Colombo (NCC) 13 Dec 2014 LA
1/23 SLPACC v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 9 Dec 2014 LA
8, 4/25 SLPACC v SL Air SC Katunayake 7 Dec 2014 LA
21, 1/15 SLPACC v Chilaw Colombo (NCC) 5 Dec 2014 LA
2, 5/89, 3*, 3/28 Moors v Ragama Kaluthara 4 Apr 2014 FC
3, 1/65 Moors v Sinhalese Colombo (NCC) 20 Mar 2014 FC
23, 2/79, 1 Moors v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 13 Mar 2014 FC
6, 5/32, 33*, 2/50 Moors v SLPACC Colombo (Colts) 6 Mar 2014 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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