Malinda Warnapura

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Malinda Warnapura
Personal information
Full name Basnayake Shalith Malinda Warnapura
Born (1979-05-29) 29 May 1979 (age 38)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nickname Mali
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Role Batsman, Coach, Commentator
Relations Bandula Warnapura (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 106) 25 June 2007 v Bangladesh
Last Test 20 July 2009 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 132) 20 May 2007 v Pakistan
Last ODI 29 August 2008 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
Basnahira South
Burgher Recreation Club
Colombo Cricket Club
Colts Cricket Club
Khelaghar SKS
Sri Lanka A
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 14 3 149 111
Runs scored 821 35 7,183 2,316
Batting average 35.69 11.66 35.55 28.59
100s/50s 2/7 0/0 16/36 3/8
Top score 120 30 242 104*
Balls bowled 54 6,918 2,234
Wickets 0 118 69
Bowling average 27.72 23.15
5 wickets in innings 0 4 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/40 6/22 5/33
Catches/stumpings 14/– 3/– 100/– 43/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 August 2015

Basnayake Shalith Malinda Warnapura (born 26 May 1979 in Colombo, Sri Lanka), or Malinda Warnapura, is a former professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who played 14 Tests and 3 ODIs. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler.

Domestic career[edit]

Making his first class debut in 1998/99, Warnapura did not play international cricket for Sri Lanka until 2007. He had however previously represented them in the cricket tournament at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. He made his highest first class score of 242 playing for Sri Lanka A against Bangladesh A in 2007.

International career[edit]

Malinda made his ODI debut on 20 May 2007 against Bangladesh, and Test debut at the same series, on 25 June 2007. Malinda scored his first Test century in his third Test, where he scored 120 runs in the first innings against West Indies. Despite his aggressive shots as an opening batsman with Michael Vandort, and in late with Tharanga Paranavitana, he dropped from the team after Pakistan series on 2009.[1] Then he never called to the team in both Tests and ODIs. Until his doors were closed to the international arena, Malinda played 14 Tests with 2 centuries and 3 ODIs. He is now acting as a television commentator for sports and as well as plays domestic cricket.

International centuries[edit]

Test Centuries[edit]

The following table illustrates a summary of the Test centuries scored by Malinda Warnapura

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Test Centuries of Malinda Warnapura
Runs Match Innings Against City, Country Venue Year
[1] 120 3 1  West Indies Providence, Guyana Providence Stadium 22 March 2008
[2] 115 5 1  India Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club 23 July 2008


  1. ^ "The hard-nosed Kiwi". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 

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