Full Name Malinga Bandara
Born December 31, 1979
Nagoda
Age 37 Years, 3 Months, 23 Days
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Leg break
Teams Played Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka, Ruhuna Royals, Uthura Neganahira Combined
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 1, T20I - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1998 - 2006], [ODI, 2006 - 2010], [T20I, 2006 - 2009],

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.

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Malinga Bandara Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 8 11 3 124 43 v PAK 0 0 14 2 15.5 51.66 4 0
ODI 31 17 4 160 31 v PAK 0 0 8 5 12.30 71.42 9 0
T20I 4 3 1 12 7 v NZ 0 0 0 0 6 80 1 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 14 192.0 29 633 16 3/84 v IND 1 0 39.56 3.29 72
ODI 28 245.0 3 1232 36 4/31 v SA 2 0 34.22 5.02 40.83
T20I 4 14.0 0 96 4 3/32 v IND 1 0 24 6.85 21

Malinga Bandara 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.
 

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