Picture of Malinda Warnapura

Malinda Warnapura

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Burgher Recreation Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Colombo District CA, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Colts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka B, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Western Province (SL), Basnahira, Kandurata Warriors, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity
Roles played:
Home country:
Sri Lanka
May 26, 1979, Colombo


Sri Lanka has a long history of producing great left-handed batsmen and Malinda Warnapura is the new addition to the list. It took a long time for the southpaw to play his first Test match. His first-class debut came in 1998-99 while he donned the national colours eight years later against Bangladesh. Malinda is an elegant opening batsman who is a strong player on the off side. He is also not afraid go over the top while facing the spinners. After a slow start to his international career where he saw himself in and out of the team, Warnapura made his mark by scoring his maiden Test ton against West Indies. He followed it up with yet another century in the home Test series against India. It will be interesting to see whether he can fill in the big boots as a Lankan opener.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 14 24 821 1 35.69 58.14 2 7 120
ODI 3 3 35 0 11.66 46.05 0 0 30
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 14 1 54 40 0 0/40 / - 4.44 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 14 0 0
ODI 3 0 1


Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Jun 25, 2007
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Jul 20, 2009
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - May 20, 2007
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Aug 29, 2008