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Mahela Udawatte      

Full name Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Born July 19, 1986, Colombo

Current age 30 years 343 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 Insights on odi 9 9 0 257 73 28.55 383 67.10 0 2 25 3 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 5 5 0 77 25 15.40 64 120.31 0 0 8 2 0 0
First-class 135 236 16 7586 212 34.48 9 46 89 0
List A 155 153 2 4715 161 31.22 3 32 38 0
T20s Insights on t20 84 82 5 1710 103* 22.20 1414 120.93 1 9 188 38 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 135 27 332 278 5 2/31 2/31 55.60 5.02 66.4 0 0 0
List A 155 42 31 1 1/24 1/24 31.00 4.42 42.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 84 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 Ragama Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 14-17, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI v England A at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Kegalle District v Puttalam District at Colombo (Colts), Mar 22, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Galle Guardians v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
21 Puttalam v Kegalle Colombo (Colts) 22 Mar 2017 LA
41, 52 Chilaw v Ragama Colombo (Colts) 14 Feb 2017 FC
1, 9 Chilaw v Col CC Panagoda 5 Feb 2017 FC
27 Chilaw v Colts Colombo (CCC) 28 Jan 2017 FC
52, 17 Chilaw v SL Army Colombo (PSS) 20 Jan 2017 FC
38, 63 Chilaw v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 14 Jan 2017 FC
18, 2 Chilaw v Sinhalese Katunayake 6 Jan 2017 FC
53 Chilaw v Galle CC Katunayake 21 Dec 2016 FC
3, 53 Chilaw v Tamil Union Katunayake 15 Dec 2016 FC
89, 39 Chilaw v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 9 Dec 2016 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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Latest Photos

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

Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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