Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Sri Lanka Mahela Lakmal Udawatte

Plays for Sri Lanka
Age 31 years 100 days
Born July 19, 1986, Colombo
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
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
Major Teams Affiliated With
Sri Lanka Ananda College Chilaw Marians Cricket Club
Ruhuna Sri Lanka A Sri Lanka Academy XI
Wayamba

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 32 3 0 38 31.22 161 4715 2 153 155
firstClass 46 9 0 89 34.48 212 7586 16 236 135
T20Is 0 0 0 0 2 9 14.16 25 85 0 6 6
ODIs 2 0 0 0 3 25 28.55 73 257 0 9 9

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 4.42 31.00 1/24 1/24 1 31 42 155
firstClass 0 0 0 5.02 55.60 2/31 2/31 5 278 332 27 135
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 6
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - 9
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