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Dunith Wellalage: The Incredible Bowler of Sri Lanka

Dunith Wellalage, Man of the Match

India vs. Sri Lanka Super 4 Round Asia Cup 2023

Viewers saw the stunning performance of Wellalage during the Super 4 round. Hence during the astonishing match between India and Sri Lanka, played in R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The bowler made it difficult for the major Indian players to stand on the pitch. Although Sri Lanka couldn’t win. But with the marvelous style of bowling and wicket-taking ability of Wellalage, he could achieve this award.

Five Wickets Haul of Dunith Wellalage

Dunith Wellalage grabbed the major wickets including Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, RG Sharma, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. Man! What a fantastic performance. He didn’t let the majors play at least.

First he gained popularity due to his performance. After getting the Man of the Match award, He said Kuldeep Yadav from India also deserved this. This statement attained him more fame. Furthermore He said that we both would share this award.

Dunith Wellalage
Dunith Wellalage

Personal Information of Dunith Wellalage

His full name is Dunith Nethmika Wellalage. He was born on January 9, 2003, so he is 20 years old. Colombo, Sri Lanka is his place of birth. He started his career in 2019 with the Lankan Cricket Club. Furthermore he started playing National Cricket in 2022 from Sri Lanka. Although the player is at the initial stage of his career. It seemed that he would have a bright future in cricket.

Personal Information

Full NameDunith Nethmika Wellalage
Name PopularDunith Wellalage
Date of Birth9th January 2003
Place of BIrthColombo, Sri Lanka
Batting StyleLeft Handed
Bowling styleSlow Left Arm Orthodox
Role in teamBowling All Rounder
 Height5’10”
Personal Information

International Information

Wellalage began his international career in June 2022. He played his debut ODI against Australia at Pallekele Stadium in June 2022. While he was at the beginning of his career, he played 13 ODI matches. He made 187 runs and took 18 wickets. His most eye-catching performance was his match in the Asia Cup against India. He took a 5-wicket haul there. Before that, he could make such big halts in domestic cricket or under-19. Yet for international cricket, it happened for the first time in his career.

Thus, he played only one test match in international cricket. That is against Pakistan at Galle in July 2022.

Dunith Wellalage
Dunith Wellalage

International Information of Dunith Wellalage

National Team NameSri Lanka National Team
Debut Test MatchSri Lanka vs. Pakistan at Galle in July 2022
Debut ODISri Lanka vs. Australia at Pallekele in June 2022
Last ODISri Lanka vs. India at Colombo in September 2023
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Career Statistics

CompetitionsOne Day InternationalF.CI.A
Total Matches82220
Total Score106682306
Average Batting21.2028.4121.85
100S/50S0/00/30/1
Highest Score427874
Total Balls Bowled3663501833
Wickets147127
Average Bowling33.6626.9425.44
5 wickets in an innings141
10 wickets in a match000
Best bowling ever5/408/1525/21
Catches3134
Career Stats
Dunith Wellalage
Dunith Wellalage

Domestic Career

Wellalage started his career in List A cricket in December 2019. Due to an invitation from the Lankan Cricket Club for a limited overs tournament.

Furthermore, he became the captain of the Sri Lankan team in the ICC Under-19 World Cup,held in the West Indies. Thus, he took a five-wicket haul in the opening fixture of the tournament. Since he began as the man of the match. Again in the next fixture, he became the man of the match due to his five-wicket haul. Thus, he scored 113 runs against South Africa in the semi-final, and the team won by 65 runs.

Additionally, he became the first captain to score a century in the Under-19 ODI World Cup. Thus, ending the tournament as the leading wicket-taker by dismissing seventeen.

In fact, SLC added him to Sri Lanka’s Emerging Team squad on their tour to England. Hence, he made his T20 debut against Surrey on his tour of England. In addition, his astonishing performance helped him become part of the Sri Lanka A team. So he played against the Australian A team. Furthermore, he played for Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League.

Domestic Information

YearsTeam
2019- PresentLankan Cricket CLub
2022Jaffna Kings in Sri Lanka Premier League
Domestic Information

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