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Marvan Atapattu      

Full name Marvan Samson Atapattu

Born November 22, 1970, Kalutara

Current age 43 years 282 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Delhi Giants, ICL World XI, Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Other Coach

Relation Brother-in-law - N Ranatunga

Marvan Samson Atapattu
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 90 156 15 5502 249 39.02 16 17 685 4 58 0
ODIs 268 259 32 8529 132* 37.57 12594 67.72 11 59 734 15 70 0
T20Is 2 1 0 5 5 5.00 8 62.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 228 348 49 14591 253* 48.79 47 53 149 0
List A 329 319 45 10802 132* 39.42 18 71 91 0
Twenty20 3 1 0 5 5 5.00 8 62.50 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 90 5 48 24 1 1/9 1/9 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 268 2 51 41 0 - - - 4.82 - 0 0 0
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 228 1302 692 19 3/19 36.42 3.18 68.5 0 0
List A 329 81 64 1 1/12 1/12 64.00 4.74 81.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Chandigarh, Nov 23-27, 1990 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart, Nov 16-20, 2007 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Dec 1, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 17, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1988/89
Last First-class Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart, Nov 16-20, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1990
Last List A India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, Feb 17, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
34 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
17 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
- SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
11 SL Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
42 SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 3 Dec 2009 Other T20
5 SL Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 28 Nov 2009 Other T20
44 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
- ICL World XI v ICL Pak XI Ahmedabad 26 Nov 2008 Other T20
11 Delhi Giants v ICL Hyd Panchkula 1 Nov 2008 Other T20
13 Delhi Giants v ICL Mumbai Gurgaon 30 Oct 2008 Other T20
Profile

A vulnerable starter, Atapattu showed immense strength of character once he got his eye in. On a lifeless pitch, he was a master of the percentage game, his caution a useful counterpoint to the risks taken by Sanath Jayasuriya, his opening partner almost throughout his Test career. All his big Test innings - he scored six double-hundreds in his career, a feat bettered only by Don Bradman (12), Wally Hammond and Brian Lara (seven each) - were been slow affairs but the most tortuous episode of his international career was its start: it took him nearly seven years to get established. However, since the 1990s his average climbed upwards. An elegant player to watch, Atapattu's signature shot was his high-elbow cover-drive.

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Aug 5, 2014

Angelo Mathews and Marvan Atapattu have a chat, Galle, August 5, 2014

Angelo Mathews and Marvan Atapattu have a chat

© AFP

May 27, 2014

Marvan Atapattu watches over a Sri Lanka training session, Old Trafford, May 27, 2014

Marvan Atapattu watches over a Sri Lanka training session

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Jul 18, 2013

Batting coach Marvan Atapattu has a word with Dinesh Chandimal, Colombo, July 18, 2013

Batting coach Marvan Atapattu has a word with Dinesh Chandimal

© AFP

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Sep 8-12, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
SL Board XI v Australians at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 25-27, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 22, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
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