PLAYER PROFILE

Malinda Warnapura, All Rounder, Srilanka


SRI LANKA


Name
Basnayake Shalith Malinda Warnapura

Country
Sri Lanka

Date of Birth
May 26, 2022

Place of Birth
Colombo

Batting Style
Left Handed

Bowling Style
Right-arm offbreak

ODI Debut
May 20, 2022 v Pakistan

Test Debut
June 25, 2021 v Bangladesh

T20 Debut
-

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
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.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
14
24
1
821
120
2
7
35.7
58.14
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
14
9
40
0
0
40
0/40
4.44