Isuru Udana overview

His full name is Isuru Udana Tilakaratna. He is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He is an all-rounder who is a right-hand bat and a left-arm medium-fast bowler. He was born on 17th February 1988 in Balangoda. The 32-year old all-rounder is called a specialist cricketer in the shortest format of the game. He was primarily a left-arm fast bowler but since 2018 he evolved himself as an established all-rounder.

Isuru is widely regarded for his variation in bowling, especially different types of deceptive slower deliveries. He has the skill to deliver one slower out of the back of his hand and that delivery has given him success at the top level also.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 18 15 3 190 78 15.83 200 95.0 0 0 1 15 8
T20 29 21 9 230 84 19.17 159 144.65 0 0 1 15 13
IPL 10 4 1 15 10 5.0 11 136.36 0 0 0 1 1

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 18 18 783 810 16 3/82 3/82 6.21 50.62 48.94 0 0
T20 29 27 529 766 24 3/11 3/11 8.69 31.92 22.04 0 0
IPL 10 10 174 282 8 2/41 2/41 9.72 35.25 21.75 0 0

Early signs

Isuru was potential since his school days. While studying at DS Senanayake College he joined Nondescripts CC but even before he could play for them in a domestic match Isuru was selected in the Sri Lanka under-20 school team for the under-23 first division youth competition. Without a single first-class match experience in the domestic circuit, Isuru made his debut in the first and in List 'A' game, representing Sri Lanka 'A' squad during their tour to South Africa in 2008. In his debut match for Sri Lanka ‘A’ against South Africa ‘A’ Udana claimed 3 for 32 in 8 overs in the first innings to draw attention. In his debut in List 'A' game against South Africa, A side in the same tour Udana was also impressive with 2 for 41 runs in 10 overs. Isuru Udana has claimed 200 wickets from his 92 first-class matches including his best figure of 7 for 58 runs and scored 2339 runs while in the List 'A' game Udana, having participated in 118 matches so far has claimed 148 wickets including his best figure of 5 for 59 and with the bat he has gathered 1339 runs including the best score of 78. Even the left-arm medium-pacer has two centuries and 12 fifties in first-class including his highest score of unbeaten 109.

ODI Career

Udana made his debut in One Day International in 2012 against India. However, he did not get the opportunity to bat and with the ball he was wicket-less and expensive in his six overs, giving away 42 runs at an economy rate of 7. Udana has played 18 ODIs and 16 wickets and scored 190 runs including the highest score of 78.

Test career

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IPL career

Isuru Udana was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of 2020 IPL at Rs 50 Lakh. He has played 10 matches in the IPL and claimed 8 wickets ad scored 15 runs. He was released by RCB ahead of 2021 IPL. Udana also has participated in the franchise premier leagues in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, in Global Canada T20 League.

T20 Career

Isuru Udana was fast-tracked into the Sri Lankan squad for the Twenty20 World Cup long back in 2009 after his successful stint with Ari Lanka A team in South Africa tour. In his maiden appearance in the T20I in the World Cup against Australia Udana produced an impressive bowling figure of 2 for 47 runs in 4 overs. He played a useful role in the whole tournament in Sri Lanka's progress to the final. But surprisingly, Udana was neglected later by the selectors as he was not given a berth in the T20 World Cup in 2010 and the negligence continued till early 2017. However, Udana, having taken part in 30 T20Is and claimed 24 wickets including his best performance of 3 for 11 runs. He has scored 230 runs in as many matches. Otherwise, in the domestic T20 game, Udana has claimed 158 wickets from 153 matches 999 runs including his best score of unbeaten 84.

ICC Trophies

Sri Lankan prodigy donned national shirts even before starting in first-class cricket.

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