Milinda Siriwardana Profile, Career Info, Records & Stats

Milinda Siriwardana

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

Match FormatTestODIT20First Class
Matches 5262289
Runs Scored2985132755,019
Batting Averages33.1123.3117.1836.90
Strike Rate65.6398.46132.2166.43
Balls Bowled4135891386,327
Bowling Averages23.3658.8825.7530.84
5-Wickets Haul6
Best Bowling3/252/272/175/26
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Malinda Siriwardana Profile

Full NameTisse Appuhamilage Milinda Siriwardana
Date of Birth4 December 1985 Nagoda, Sri Lanka
Current Age33
Height5 ft 11 in
NicknameMiliya, Man with the golden arm
T-Shirt No.57
Playing RollBatting Allrounder
Batting StyleLeft-handed
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox
Test Debut14 October 2015 v West Indies (cap 131)
ODI Debut11 July 2015 v Pakistan (cap 164)
T20 Debut1 August 2015 v Pakistan (cap 55)
Last Test27 May 2016 v England
Last ODI23 October 2017 v Pakistan
Last T206 April 2017 v Bangladesh
Twitter @milindasiri
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
Updated: 05/11/2019 — 10:19 am