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Mahela Udawatte

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Khulna Division, Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI, Sri Lanka Emerging Players, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Uva Province, Wayamba, Basnahira, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club, Uthura Rudras, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Uthura Yellows
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
July 19, 1986, Colombo

Profile

Mahela Udawatte is a left handed batsman, who is seen to be a replacement for Sanath Jayasuriya. He is also a right handed off-spinner who made his first class debut in 2004-05, but even before that had scored three centuries in just five matches. His average in first class cricket may not be that great, but it his hard hitting capabilities that have left many an expert rooting for him. Mahela's namesake, and Sri Lankan captain, Mahela Jayawardena also rates Udawatte very highly.

He was named in the 30 man provincial squad for the 2007 World Cup but failed to make it to the final fifteen. Udawatte finally made his ODI debut in 2008 against the West Indies, but joined the brigade of those cricketers who have scored a duck on their debut. Sri Lanka lost the match and with that the series, but Udawatte did score a 73 in the second match, to keep himself in reckoning with the selectors. Udawatte plays first class cricket for the Chilaw Marians Cricket Club.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 9 9 257 0 28.55 67.10 0 2 73
T20 5 5 77 0 15.4 120.31 0 0 25
CLT20 5 5 28 0 5.6 54.90 0 0 23

Career

Span:
ODI:
2008-2008
 
T20:
2008-2009
 
CLT20:
2009-2010
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - Apr 10, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Nov 28, 2008
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Maple Leaf (North-West Ground), King City, Ontario - Oct 10, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Sep 04, 2009
CLT20
Debut:
Wayamba Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 11, 2009
Last played:
Wayamba Vs Central Stags at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Sep 22, 2010
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