Milinda Siriwardana (මිලින්ද සිරිවර්ධන) is a left-handed batting all-rounder with slow left-arm orthodox bowling action. He is commonly known as Man with the golden arms for his wicket-taking ability in crucial times for Sri Lanka. He has represented his national side Sri Lanka Cricket Team in all three formats of International Cricket. Siriwardana made his limited-overs cricket debut against Pakistan and picked up his maiden T20I wicket for Shoaib Malik on July 30, 2015.
Siriwardana made his first-class debut for Sebastianes Cricket and Athletic Club in 2005. He played first-class cricket for Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Basnahira South and scored his maiden first-class century for Basnahira South against Ruhuna Royals with 135 runs and took his first five wickets to haul in first-class cricket in the same match. Malinda has played in the Super 4’s T20 tournament for Ruhuna Royals, Udarata Rulers formerly known as Kandurata Maroons.
It is a temporary instalment of the Sri Lanka Premier League during the inaugural edition of this tournament in 2012 and 2014 respectively. He has played his List A cricket for Sri Lanka A, Dhaka Division and Victoria Sporting Club. Malinda has been named in Sri Lanka squad for ICC World Cup 2019, however, International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as one of the five surprise picks for the tournament.
Malinda Siriwardana Career Stats
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Malinda Siriwardana Profile
|Full Name||Tisse Appuhamilage Milinda Siriwardana|
|Date of Birth||4 December 1985 Nagoda, Sri Lanka|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Nickname||Miliya, Man with the golden arm|
|Playing Roll||Batting Allrounder|
|Bowling Style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Test Debut||14 October 2015 v West Indies (cap 131)|
|ODI Debut||11 July 2015 v Pakistan (cap 164)|
|T20 Debut||1 August 2015 v Pakistan (cap 55)|
|Last Test||27 May 2016 v England|
|Last ODI||23 October 2017 v Pakistan|
|Last T20||6 April 2017 v Bangladesh|
|Major Teams||Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Basnahira South, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Chittagong Division, Colts Cricket Club, Dhaka Division, Kalutara Vidyalaya, Kandurata Maroons, Ragama Cricket Club, Rajshahi Division, Ruhuna, Saracens, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka A, Victoria Sporting Club|