Herath Mudiyanselage Charitha Malinga Bandara

Sri Lanka Herath Mudiyanselage Charitha Malinga Bandara

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 37 years 301 days
Born December 31, 1979, Nagoda
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak
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.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Basnahira South Galle Cricket Club
Gloucestershire Kalutara Town Club Kent
Nondescripts Cricket Club Ragama Cricket Club Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 3 0 0 50 17.96 64 1401 39 117 177
firstClass 16 1 0 129 20.01 108 4304 57 272 190
T20Is 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.00 7 12 1 3 4
ODIs 0 0 0 9 5 8 12.30 31 160 4 17 31
tests 0 0 0 4 2 14 15.50 43 124 3 11 8

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 4 11 4.63 24.46 5/22 5/22 245 5995 7758 177
firstClass 2 22 3.27 25.43 8/49 570 14498 26573 190
T20Is 0 0 0 6.85 24.00 3/32 3/32 4 96 84 4 4
ODIs 0 0 2 5.02 34.22 4/31 4/31 36 1232 1470 28 31
tests 0 0 0 3.29 39.56 5/153 3/84 16 633 1152 14 8
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