Isuru Udana

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: February 17, 1988, Balangoda
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium fast
Playing role: Allrounder

Isuru Udana Bio

Isuru Udana Tillakaratna, commonly known as Isuru Udana, is a highly talented left-arm fast-bowling allrounder hailing from Sri Lanka. Known for his variety and impeccable changes of pace, Udana has made sporadic appearances for the Sri Lankan T20 side. His ability to move the ball off the seam and a wide array of slower balls, including an elusive one out of the back of his hand, have garnered him success at the highest level.

Born on February 17, 1988, Udana made an impressive debut, as he was fast-tracked into the Sri Lankan squad for the 2009 World T20 held in England. He played a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s journey to the final of the tournament. However, he was inexplicably left out of the squad for the 2010 World T20 and subsequently struggled to gain national selection until early 2017.

Udana’s cricketing journey began during his schooling years at DS Senanayake College. Even before he could represent Nondescripts CC, his club team, in a domestic match, he was selected to play for the Sri Lanka Under-20 Schools side in the prestigious U-23 Division I youth tournament. His exceptional performances caught the eye of the selectors, leading to his inclusion in the Sri Lanka A team’s tour of South Africa in August 2008. It is worth highlighting that he achieved this feat without having played a single first-class match.

Udana showcased his remarkable potential in the Inter-Provincial T20 tournament in 2008-09, finishing as the leading wicket-taker. This outstanding performance not only helped his team, Wayamba, clinch the title but also earned them a spot in the esteemed Champions Twenty20 League. Udana’s abilities with both bat and ball make him a valuable asset to any team he represents.

As of now, Udana has been a constant presence in Sri Lanka’s limited-overs cricket, particularly in the T20 format. His unique style of bowling, which confuses batsmen with subtle variations and unexpected changes in pace, has caused numerous problems for opposition batsmen. Udana’s ability to deliver crucial breakthroughs and contain runs in the death overs has established him as a dependable figure in Sri Lanka’s T20 side.

Off the field, Udana is known for his dedication and hard work, constantly striving to improve his game. His commitment to the sport and his team has endeared him to fans and teammates alike. Udana’s performances throughout his career have showcased his potential to become a consistent match-winner for Sri Lanka.

Looking ahead, Udana will undoubtedly be a key player for Sri Lanka in future tournaments. His experience and adaptability will prove vital in shaping the team’s success. As he continues to refine his skills and contribute to Sri Lankan cricket, fans eagerly anticipate the impact he will make in both domestic and international arenas.

Isuru Udana Tillakaratna is a gifted allrounder whose left-arm fast-bowling prowess and range of slower balls have made him a valuable asset to the Sri Lankan T20 side. With his passion for the game and determination to succeed, Udana is bound to leave an indelible mark on the world of cricket.

Isuru Udana Career Stats

Isuru Udana Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 35 25 11 256 84* 18.28 186 137.63 0 1 16 14 4 0
ODIs 21 18 4 237 78 16.92 249 95.18 0 1 17 10 6 0
FC 97 127 18 2687 109* 24.65 3161 85 2 13 266 108 61 0
List A 144 110 28 1707 78 20.81 1809 94.36 0 5 108 81 63 1
T20s 211 136 48 1367 84* 15.53 1055 129.57 0 1 78 74 69 0

Isuru Udana Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 35 32 631 915 27 3/11 3/11 33.88 8.7 23.3 0 0 0
ODIs 21 21 909 950 18 3/82 3/82 52.77 6.27 50.5 0 0 0
FC 97 155 10408 6223 202 7/58 7/69 30.8 3.58 51.5 8 3 0
List A 144 138 5592 4944 173 5/59 5/59 28.57 5.3 32.3 4 1 0
T20s 211 202 4018 5434 211 5/21 5/21 25.75 8.11 19 2 1 0

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