Full Name

Herath Mudiyanselage Charitha Malinga Bandara

Born

December 31, 1979, Nagoda

Age

41y 338d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

TEAMS

Malinga Bandara was earmarked from an early age as a legspinner of great potential. On the basis of his school performances he was selected for the Under-19 tour to India in 1997, the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa, and the Sri Lanka A tour to England in 1999. In between, he made his Test debut against New Zealand in 1998-99 but looked all at sea in a disappointing display and did not come into consideration after that. But a match haul of 11 for 126 against England A in March 2005 confirmed his growing confidence and also helped attract the attention of Gloucestershire as they looked for a replacement for Upul Chandana. Bandara, like Chandana, is also a useful lower order batsman. He hasn't been able to nail a permanent place in the one-day set-up but has provided valuable support for Muttiah Muralitharan. It is his all-round versatility which won him a World Cup place for the Caribbean ahead of Chandana. He played just one game and has since struggled to find a place in the line-up. He was, however, named in the probables for the Champions Trophy.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test81131244315.5024051.660014240
ODI311741603112.3022471.42008590
T20I4311276.001580.00000010
FC19027257430410820.011161290
List A1771173914016417.9603500
T204826916231*9.52159101.880067150
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8141152633163/845/15339.563.2972.0000
ODI312814701232364/314/3134.225.0240.8200
T20I44849643/323/3224.006.8521.0000
FC19026573144985708/4925.433.2746.6222
List A177775859952455/225/2224.464.6331.61140
T2048469211165573/143/1420.437.5816.1000
Herath Mudiyanselage Charitha Malinga Bandara
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Photos


Malinga Bandara celebrates his match haul of nine wickets
Malinga Bandara dives to stop a shot by Shakib Al Hasan
Malinga Bandara takes a catch to dismiss Jesse Ryder
Malinga Bandara is congratulated for his catch to remove Jesse Ryder
Malinga Bandara unsuccessfully appeals for Martin Guptill's wicket
Malinga Bandara and Lasith Malinga at practice