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Malinga Bandara

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka Under-19, Ruhuna Royals, Uthura Neganahira Combined
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
December 31, 1979, Nagoda

Profile

Malinga Bandara is a right-arm leg-spin bowler with great caliber. Even though he was marked as a leg-spinner of immense potential, he has under-performed on numerous occasions. A great performance at the Under-19 level and on Sri Lanka A tours helped him earn a Test debut in 1998-99. However, Bandara failed to keep his place into the side after a disappointing display.

Bandara's consistent persistence at the domestic level earned him a recall to the national side in 2006. However, he has provided Muttiah Muralidaran with valuable support in the shorter format of the game. He is a useful lower order batsman and it is this all-round adaptability that earned him a World Cup place in 2007. But, he failed to nail a permanent place in the Lankan side. He was then included in the T20I squad for the 2011 series against Australia.
 


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 8 11 124 3 15.5 51.66 0 0 43
ODI 31 17 160 4 12.30 71.42 0 0 31
T20 4 3 12 1 6 80 0 0 7
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 8 14 1152 633 16 3/84 / 39.56 3.29 0 0 0 6
ODI 31 28 1470 1232 36 4/31 / 34.22 5.02 2 0 0 24
T20 4 4 84 96 4 3/32 / 24 6.85 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 0
ODI 9 0 2
T20 1 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
1998-2006
 
ODI:
2006-2010
 
T20:
2006-2009
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - May 27, 1998
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy - Apr 03, 2006
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at WestpacTrust Stadium,Wellington - Jan 06, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Jan 08, 2010
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Dec 26, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Sep 04, 2009
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