Full Name

Eldeniya Medagedara Dilshan Yasika Munaweera

Born

April 24, 1989, Colombo

Age

33y 163d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Height

5ft 7in

Education

Nalanda College, Colombo

RELATIONS

S Munaweera

(father)

An opening batsman of rare power, Dilshan Munaweera earned a call-up to the national side for the 2012 World Twenty20 after impressing at the inaugural SLPL, in which he was the top scorer. Brutal on anything short and almost as severe when bowlers overpitch, Munaweera is a firm convert of the Sanath Jayasuriya school of opening - hit it hard, long and over the infield. His 44 from 23 balls to clinch the SLPL title for the Uva Next franchise included five sixes and two fours.

A product of Nalanda College and the son of a former first-class cricketer, Munaweera began playing cricket at age 12 and rose through the age grades to represent Sri Lanka at U-19 level, before moving on to U-23 cricket at Bloomfield Cricket Club. He had been in and out of the Sri Lanka A team prior to national selection, but had marked himself out as a future talent nonetheless, first as a teenager when he struck six consecutive sixes in the Ananda-Nalanda school cricket match, and later by winning a single-wicket tournament organised by SLC.

Munaweera was dropped from Sri Lanka's T20 side in early 2013, after a string of modest scores, and didn't play a part in the 2014 World T20 victory. He featured in several overseas domestic T20 tournaments over the following years however, the Caribbean Premier League and Bangladesh Premier League among them. His success at those events, and an improving record in Sri Lanka's domestic tournaments, paved the way for his re-selection to the Sri Lanka squad - for a T20 tour to Australia in February 2017.


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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI22015117.502951.72002020
T20I131312155317.91164131.090125710
FC891470457819131.14509189.92923537132550
List A1301273298314224.05310496.1021738481390
T20135131727628222.272197125.7101133598190
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI2------------
T20I135609211/261/2692.009.2060.0000
FC8910648122737805/476/10034.213.4160.1120
List A1309931642278916/96/925.034.3134.7120
T201358414091628574/354/3528.566.9324.7100
Eldeniya Medagedara Dilshan Yasika Munaweera
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Photos
Dilshan Munaweera walks back after being dismissed
Dilshan Munaweera loses his bat, and his off stump
Dilshan Munaweera struck his maiden T20I fifty, off only 26 balls
Dilshan Munaweera has a shy at the stumps while being air borne
Dilshan Munaweera gave Sri Lanka a positive start
Dilshan Munaweera hits on the up through the off side