Marvan Atapattu

Marvan Atapattu

Sri Lanka Right Handed Bat

Personal Information

Full Name Marvan Samson Atapattu
Date of Birth November 22, 1970
Nationality Sri Lanka
Role Opening batsman/Right-handed, Right arm leg spin Bowler
Past Team(s)
Family Neluni Atapattu (Spouse), Nethma Atapattu (Daughter)

Batting Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn R BF NO Avg S/R 100s 50s H 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 268 259 8529 12594 32 37.57 67.72 11 59 132 734 15 70 0
TESTs 90 156 5502 0 15 39.02 0 16 17 249 685 4 58 0
T20Is 2 1 5 8 0 5.00 62.50 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
T20s 3 1 5 8 0 5.00 62.50 0 0 5 0 0 1 0
LISTAs 329 319 10802 0 45 39.42 0 18 71 132 0 0 91 0
FIRSTCLASS 228 348 14591 0 49 48.79 0 47 53 253 0 0 149 0

Bowling Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn O R W Avg E/R Best 5w 10w
ODIs 268 2 8.3 41 0 0 4.82 0 0 0
TESTs 90 5 8 24 1 24.00 3.00 1/9 0 0
T20Is 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20s 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LISTAs 329 0 13.3 64 1 64.00 4.74 1/12 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 228 0 217 692 19 36.42 3.18 0 0 0

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Marvan Atapattu: A Brief Biography

Marvan Atapattu Biography


Marvan Samson Atapattu is a Sri Lanka cricketer born on 22 November 1970 in Kalutara.This right-handed batsman break has not only showed his talent on the ground as a player but also has coached the Sri Lanka Cricket team.


Background


He was coached by GWS de Silva during schooling in Mahindra College, Galle and by PW Perera when he was at Ananda College, Colombo.


His initial period of career was quite disappointing for his fans but later on, he came back with a bang.


He scored six double-hundreds in his Test career, a tally only bettered by Don Bradman.


Debut


His career in Tests started against India in 1990 at Chandigarh followed by his ODI debut in 1990 again against India.


Rise to Glory


It was in 1997, almost after 7 years of his Test debut when he hit an amazing hundred against India in Mohali.


This gave an absolute leap to his cricket career and a new ray of hope for him to continue his cricket career. By the end of that decade, he was an established Sri Lankan cricketer.


He scored double tons against Zimbabwe later in 1998 and after that smashed double hundered against Pakistan and England.


He scored 185 against England at Lord’s.


Low Points


His initial phases of career were not that good and he struggled hard to fight back to form.


He is the only Sri Lanka captain to be dismissed for a pair in the history of Test cricket in Sri Lanka.


Captaincy


He served as the captain of the Sri Lanka team from April 2003 till his retirement. He scored 249 against Zimbabwe in 2004.


Retirement


Atapattu retired from international cricket on 20 November 2007 after the second Test at Hobart.


He finished his long successful career with 5,502 Test runs at an average of 39.02 in 90 Tests.


He managed to score an average of 35.57 in One-day Internationals after hitting 8,529 runs in 268 matches.


In a Test cricket career of almost 20 years, Atapattu managed to score six double centuries and sixteen centuries. He has successfully scored centuries against all Test-playing nations.

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