Mahela Udawatte      

Full name Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Born July 19, 1986, Colombo

Current age 32 years 305 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
Tests 2 4 0 23 19 5.75 72 31.94 0 0 2 0 2 0
ODIs 9 9 0 257 73 28.55 383 67.10 0 2 25 3 0 0
T20Is 8 8 0 96 25 12.00 87 110.34 0 0 10 2 0 0
First-class 160 283 20 9196 212 34.96 13 53 116 0
List A 171 167 3 5448 161 33.21 7 35 51 0
T20s 105 102 7 2129 103* 22.41 1775 119.94 1 11 219 50 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 160 30 410 319 7 2/30 2/30 45.57 4.66 58.5 0 0 0
List A 171 60 48 1 1/24 1/24 48.00 4.80 60.0 0 0 0
T20s 105 6 61 78 3 2/17 2/17 26.00 7.67 20.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Jun 14-18, 2018 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Jun 23-26, 2018 scorecard
Test 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Oct 29, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Galle Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Galle, Dec 16-18, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Colombo Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 7-10, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI v England A at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Katunayake, Mar 15, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Moors Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Feb 27, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
43 Nondescripts v Col CC Katunayake 15 Mar 2019 LA
106 Nondescripts v Burgher Colombo (Burgher) 12 Mar 2019 LA
0 Nondescripts v Panadura Colombo (NCC) 8 Mar 2019 LA
21 Nondescripts v Police SC Colombo (NCC) 6 Mar 2019 LA
- Nondescripts v Galle CC Colombo (NCC) 4 Mar 2019 LA
31 Nondescripts v Moors Colombo (PSS) 27 Feb 2019 T20
48 Nondescripts v Col CC Colombo (PSS) 25 Feb 2019 T20
5 Nondescripts v Tamil Union Colombo (Colts) 23 Feb 2019 T20
14 Nondescripts v Moors Colombo (PSS) 21 Feb 2019 T20
12, 1/16 Nondescripts v Saracens Colombo (NCC) 19 Feb 2019 T20
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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Jun 5, 2018

Mahela Udawatte reacts during a nets session, West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port of Spain, June 5, 2018

Mahela Udawatte reacts during a nets session

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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

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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

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