Mahela Udawatte      

Full name Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Born July 19, 1986, Colombo

Current age 28 years 132 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 103 180 13 5329 191 31.91 6 31 62 0
List A 139 138 2 4392 161 32.29 3 31 34 0
Twenty20 67 65 3 1227 103* 19.79 1047 117.19 1 4 137 25 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 103 23 298 252 5 2/31 2/31 50.40 5.07 59.6 0 0 0
List A 139 42 31 1 1/24 1/24 31.00 4.42 42.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 67 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 Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Apr 3-6, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI v England A at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A England Lions v Sri Lanka A at Worcester, Aug 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yaal Blazers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 28, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Worcester 11 Aug 2014 LA
15 Sri Lanka A v NZ A Bristol 9 Aug 2014 LA
0 Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions Taunton 6 Aug 2014 LA
10 Sri Lanka A v NZ A Taunton 5 Aug 2014 LA
1 Sri Lanka A v NZ A Cardiff 2 Aug 2014 LA
16 Sri Lanka A v Yorkshire Leeds 31 Jul 2014 LA
60 Sri Lanka A v Ireland Belfast 25 Jul 2014 LA
88 Sri Lanka A v Ireland Belfast 23 Jul 2014 LA
50 Sri Lanka A v Durham Chester-le-Street 20 Jul 2014 LA
36 Sri Lanka A v Unicorns Gosforth 18 Jul 2014 Other OD
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

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

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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