background-image
Dilshan Munaweera
background-image

Dilshan Munaweera

Sri Lanka|Opening batter
Dilshan Munaweera

INTL CAREER: 2012 - 2017

Full Name

Eldeniya Medagedara Dilshan Yasika Munaweera

Born

April 24, 1989, Colombo

Age

32y 13d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Opening batter

Height

5ft 7in

Education

Nalanda College, Colombo

relations

(father)

TEAMS

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.


Andrew Fernando

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI22015117.502951.72002020
T20I131312155317.91164131.090125710
FC861420451819131.81499890.39923530132540
List A1121113263614224.40269897.7021634374320
T20127124726478222.622076127.5001132494180
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI2------------
T20I135609211/261/2692.009.1960.00000
FC8610144002420715/476/10034.083.3061.90110
List A1128124131802656/96/927.724.4837.10120
T201277912891503484/354/3531.316.9926.80100
Dilshan Munaweera portrait
Explore Statsguru Analysis

Recent Matches - Player

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