Bandula Warnapura      

Full name Bandula Warnapura

Born March 1, 1953, Rambukkana

Current age 61 years 267 days

Major teams Ceylon, Sri Lanka

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Referee

Relation Brother - U Warnapura, Son - MS Warnapura, Nephew - SM Warnapura

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 0 96 38 12.00 0 0 0 2 0
ODIs 12 12 0 180 77 15.00 415 43.37 0 1 0 5 0
First-class 57 99 8 2280 154 25.05 2 10 23 0
List A 31 29 1 564 106 20.14 1 3 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 4 90 46 0 - - - 3.06 - 0 0 0
ODIs 12 9 414 316 8 3/42 3/42 39.50 4.57 51.7 0 0 0
First-class 57 1211 628 13 2/33 48.30 3.11 93.1 0 0
List A 31 982 758 19 3/21 3/21 39.89 4.63 51.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), Feb 17-21, 1982 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Sep 17-22, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Bangalore, Sep 26, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1970-1983
List A span 1973-1983
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Apr 19-22, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Apr 26-30, 2001 scorecard
Test matches 2
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Apr 7, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Apr 11, 2001 scorecard
ODI matches 3
ODI statistics
Profile

Bandula Warnapura had the honour of leading Sri Lanka when they finally became a fully-fledged Test-playing country. An opening batsman with a solid technique, Warnapura was also a capable medium-pace bowler. He failed to make an impression with the bat in his four Tests, achieving his highest score of 38 in Sri Lanka's inaugural Test. His bowling was more effective in the one-day format where he had the ability to maintain a steady line and capture the occasional wicket.He had been a consistent member of early Sri Lankan teams, providing a solid presence at the top of the order. Charged with the difficult task of leading Sri Lanka in their formative years Warnapura did a commendable job. However, when he decided to tour South Africa with rebel team in 1982-83, he was handed a life ban from Sri Lankan cricket.
Johann P Jayasekera

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Feb 17, 1982

Bandula Warnapura faces the first ball from Bob Willis, Sri Lanka v England, Inaugural Test, Colombo, February 17, 1982

Bandula Warnapura faces the first ball from Bob Willis

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Feb 17, 1982

Bandula Warnapura and Keith Fletcher go out to toss, Sri Lanka v England, Inaugural Test, Colombo, February 17, 1982

Bandula Warnapura and Keith Fletcher go out to toss

© David Frith

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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