Marvan Samson Atapattu

Sri Lanka Marvan Samson Atapattu

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 46 years 335 days
Born November 22, 1970, Kalutara
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak
A vulnerable starter, Atapattu showed immense strength of character once he got his eye in. On a lifeless pitch, he was a master of the percentage game, his caution a useful counterpoint to the risks taken by Sanath Jayasuriya, his opening partner almost throughout his Test career. All his big Test innings - he scored six double-hundreds in his career, a feat bettered only by Don Bradman (12), Wally Hammond and Brian Lara (seven each) - were been slow affairs but the most tortuous episode of his international career was its start: it took him nearly seven years to get established. However, since the 1990s his average climbed upwards. An elegant player to watch, Atapattu's signature shot was his high-elbow cover-drive.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Asia XI Delhi Giants
ICL World XI Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 71 18 0 91 39.42 132* 10802 45 319 329
firstClass 53 47 0 149 48.79 253* 14591 49 348 228
T20Is 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.00 5 5 0 1 2
ODIs 59 11 0 70 15 734 37.57 132* 8529 32 259 268
tests 17 16 0 58 4 685 39.02 249 5502 15 156 90

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 4.74 64.00 1/12 1/12 1 64 81 329
firstClass 0 0 3.18 36.42 3/19 19 692 1302 228
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 2
ODIs 0 0 0 4.82 - - - 0 41 51 2 268
tests 0 0 0 3.00 24.00 1/9 1/9 1 24 48 5 90
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