Bandula Warnapura      

Full name Bandula Warnapura

Born March 1, 1953, Rambukkana

Current age 63 years 147 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 1970/71 - 1982/83
List A span 1973/74 - 1982/83
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

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Jul 26-30
Sri Lanka 117 Australia 66/2 (20 ov)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 352/4 (96 ov)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Northampton
Aug 3-6, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle
Aug 4-8, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
1st Youth ODI: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Wormsley
Aug 10, 2016 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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