Full Name

Bandula Warnapura

Born

March 01, 1953, Rambukkana

Died

October 18, 2021, Colombo, (aged 68y 231d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(nephew),

(brother),

(son)

Other

Referee

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test480963812.0000020
ODI121201807715.0041543.3701050
FC57998228015425.05210230
List A3129156410620.1413100
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4490460---3.06-000
ODI12941431683/423/4239.504.5751.7000
FC571211628132/3348.303.1193.100
List A31982758193/213/2139.894.6351.6000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test22
ODI33
FC11
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Referee
FC Matches
Span
1970/71 - 1982/83
List A Matches
Span
1973/74 - 1982/83

Photos


Bandula Warnapura poses for a picture in Rawalpindi
Bandula Warnapura and Keith Fletcher go out to toss
Bandula Warnapura faces the first ball from Bob Willis