Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
BAN v SL (1)

Full Name

Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Born

July 19, 1986, Colombo

Age

37y 228d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Batter

Height

5ft 8in

Education

Ananda College, Colombo

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

Mahela Udawatte Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests24023195.757231.94002020
ODIs9902577328.5538367.100225300
T20Is880962512.0087110.340010200
FC16929723968021235.32--1457--1210
List A1891854611616133.79--840--600
T20s120117122591103*24.672131121.5811524475370

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests2------------
ODIs9------------
T20Is8------------
FC1693141632572/302/3046.424.6859.4000
List A189-807021/41/435.005.2540.0000
T20s1206617832/172/1726.007.6720.3000
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Mahela Udawatte smacks one down the ground
Mahela Udawatte reacts during a nets session
Mahela Udawatte scratched around for a 37-ball 23
Rusty Theron and Davy Jacobs celebrate the dismissal of Mahela Udawatte
Daryl Tuffey hits Mahela Udawatte's stumps
Mahela Udawatte top-scored for Sri Lanka A with 28