PLAYER PROFILE

Malinga Bandara


SRI LANKA


Name
Charitha Malinga Bandara

Country
Sri Lanka

Date of Birth
December 31, 2021

Place of Birth
Kalutara

Batting Style
Right Handed

Bowling Style
Leg breaks

ODI Debut
January 6, 2022 v New Zealand

Test Debut
May 27, 2022 v New Zealand

T20 Debut
December 26, 2021 v New Zealand

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Malinga Bandara is a right-arm leg-spin bowler with great caliber in him. Even though he was marked as a leg-spinner of immense potential, he has under-performed on more occasions than one. A great performance at the U-19 level and on Sri Lanka A tours helped him earning a Test debut in 1998-99. He failed to keep his place into the side after a disappointing display.

His consistent persistence at the domestic level earned him a recall to the national side in 2006. However, Bandara has provided Muralidaran with valuable support in the shorter form of the game. He is a useful lower order batsman and it this all-round adaptability that earned him a World Cup place. But, he has failed to nail a permanent place in the Lankan side.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
8
11
3
124
43
0
0
15.5
51.67
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
8
192
633
29
16
39.56
3/84
3.3