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Mahela Udawatte
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Mahela Udawatte

Sri Lanka|batsman
Mahela Udawatte

INTL CAREER: 2008 - 2018

Full Name

Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Born

July 19, 1986, Colombo

Age

34y 267d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Batsman

Height

5ft 8in

Education

Ananda College, Colombo

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test24023195.757231.94002020
ODI9902577328.5538367.10225300
T20I880962512.0087110.340010200
FC16929723968021235.3214571210
List A1891854611616133.79840600
T20117114122578103*25.272108122.2911524475370
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2------------
ODI9------------
T20I8------------
FC1693141632572/302/3046.424.6859.40000
List A189807021/41/435.005.2540.00000
T201176617832/172/1726.007.6720.30000
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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
Mahela Udawatte drives during his aggressive 90