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Milinda Siriwardana


ABOUT
ABOUT

Tisse Appuhamilage Milinda Siriwardana, or as he is commonly known, Milinda Siriwardana is a Sri Lankan cricketer, who represents his nation in international cricket. Milinda plays as a batting all-rounder. He is a left-hand batsman and a left-arm spinner.


Player Background


Milinda was born on December 4, 1985, at Nagoda, Sri Lanka. He received his education at the Kalutara Vidyalaya. His favorite fielding position is at short cover. He is nicknamed Miliya by his teammates.


During Sri Lanka's tour of West Indies in 2015, international commentators Russell Arnold and Ian Bishop nicknamed Siriwardena as the Man with a golden arm.


International Career


Milinda made his One Day International debut for Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in the ODI series against Pakistan, on 11 July 2015. He went on to score his first international fifty in the fifth ODI of the same Pakistan series, as Sri Lanka posted their highest ever ODI total against Pakistan, scoring 368/4 in 50 overs.


Siriwardana made his Twenty20 International debut for Sri Lanka against Pakistan, on 30 July 2015.


Milinda made his Test debut against the West Indies, on October 14, 2015.


Domestic Career


Milinda Siriwardana made his first-class debut for the Sebastianes Cricket and Athletic Club in 2005. After which he was also added to Sri Lanka A squad. Milinda was also included in the 30-member provisional squad for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England but unfortunately couldn't make it to the final 15-man squad.


Milinda joined the Dambulla squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament in March 2018, following which he was named the vice-captain of the Dambulla squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. In 2019 he joined the Galle squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.


In April 2019, Milinda Siriwardana was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup.


Career Statistics


CompetitionTestODIFCLA
Matches52689117
Runs2985135,0192,170
Batting Average33.1123.3136.9025.52
100s/50s0/20/37/35-/10
Top Score6866185*97
Balls Bowled4135896,3272,774
Wickets11912980
Bowling Average23.3658.8830.8425.57
Best Bowling3/252/275/266/40
Catches/Stumpings3/-5/-74/-56/-


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