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Mahela Udawatte      

Full name Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Born July 19, 1986, Colombo

Current age 28 years 315 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 113 198 15 5815 191 31.77 6 35 70 0
List A 145 144 2 4490 161 31.61 3 31 36 0
Twenty20 73 71 4 1478 103* 22.05 1225 120.65 1 7 159 34 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 113 25 308 263 5 2/31 2/31 52.60 5.12 61.6 0 0 0
List A 145 42 31 1 1/24 1/24 31.00 4.42 42.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 73 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 Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Mar 26-29, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI v England A at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 18, 2005 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 PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Apr 8, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
51 SLPACC v Colts Colombo (Bloomfield) 8 Apr 2015 T20
14 SLPACC v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 6 Apr 2015 T20
61 SLPACC v SL Air SC Colombo (SSC) 5 Apr 2015 T20
42* SLPACC v Chilaw Panagoda 4 Apr 2015 T20
63 SLPACC v Moors Colombo (Colts) 2 Apr 2015 T20
20 SLPACC v Bloomfield Colombo (CCC) 1 Apr 2015 T20
29, 11 SLPACC v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 26 Mar 2015 FC
34, 20 SLPACC v Tamil Union Colombo (Colts) 19 Mar 2015 FC
70, 0/7, 10 SLPACC v Badureliya Colombo (Bloomfield) 12 Mar 2015 FC
4, 64, 0/4 SLPACC v Bloomfield Pallekele 5 Mar 2015 FC
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

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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

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jun 30-Jul 4, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jun 22-25, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 18, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 16, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 44 runs
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