Dunith Wellalage Age, Bio, Career, Stats, Debut, GF, Teams, Height and Weight

Cricket is a sport loved by millions, and one young player who has been creating quite a buzz in the cricket world is Dunith Wellalage, a promising Sri Lankan bowler. Let’s dive into his fascinating story and learn about his cricketing career.

Dunith Wellalage Early Life

Dunith Wellalage was born on January 9, 2003, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He showed his talent for bowling from a very young age. He is a left-arm orthodox bowler, which means he uses his left hand to bowl in a particular style. People noticed his skills early on, and he quickly became known as a rising star in Sri Lankan cricket.

Dunith Wellalage Bio, Wiki

Biography
Full NameDunith Nethmika Wellalage
Famous NameDunith Wellalage
Date of Birth9 January 2003
Dunith Wellalage age20 years
Birth PlaceColombo, Sri Lanka
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft hand Bat
Bowling StyleSlow Left arm Orthodox
Physical Stats & More
Dunith Wellalage Heights (approx.)In centimeters -178cm
In meters – 1.78 mm
In feet – 5’10” feet
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

A Closer Look at Dunith Wellalage’s Career

Career Info
TeamsSri Lanka
Colts Cricket Club
Jaffna
Jaffna Kings
Lankan Cricket Club
Sri Lanka A
Sri Lanka Under-19s
Dunith Wellalage Cricket DebutDomestic Cricket debut

T20 Debut
He made T20s debut on 25 May 2022 in the match of SLC Dev XI vs Surrey at The Oval.

List A cricket debut
He made List A debut on 14 December 2019 in the match of Lankan CC vs Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC).

First-Class Cricket Debut
He made T20s debut on 09 May 2019 in the match of Lankan CC vs SL Navy at Welisara.

International Cricket Debut

ODI Debut
He made ODI debut on 14 June 2022 in the match of Australia vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele.

T20I Debut
Not Yet Debut.

Test debut
He made T20I debut on 24 July 2022 in the match of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Galle.

Dunith Wellalage Coach/MentorNot Known

Domestic Cricket

Dunith’s journey in cricket began in Sri Lanka’s domestic leagues. He joined the Lankan Cricket Club team in 2019. It didn’t take long for him to make his debut in First-Class cricket, a format considered as one of the stepping stones to international cricket. This happened on May 9, 2019, in a match against SL Navy at Welisara. His performance in this match showed that he had the potential to go far in the game.

After his First-Class debut, Dunith quickly moved on to play in the shorter formats, like T20 cricket. He made his T20 debut on May 25, 2022, in a match between SLC Dev XI and Surrey at The Oval. His ability to adapt to different types of cricket formats showed his versatility and adaptability as a cricketer. He also played List A cricket, with his debut in this format taking place on December 14, 2019, against Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC).

International Debut

Dunith Wellalage’s career took a major leap when he got a chance to represent his country in international cricket. In 2022, at just 19 years old, he was selected to play for the Sri Lankan ODI National Team. His debut in One Day International (ODI) cricket happened on June 14, 2022, in a match against Australia at Pallekele. Making this transition from domestic to international cricket is no small feat and is a testament to his exceptional skills and dedication to the game.

Though his ODI career is just beginning, Dunith Wellalage has already made an impact by taking 13 wickets in 12 matches with an economy rate of 5.51.

Test Cricket

Following his successful debut in ODIs, Dunith also got the opportunity to represent Sri Lanka in Test cricket. His Test debut took place on July 24, 2022, in a match against Pakistan at Galle. While he’s still at the start of his Test career, it’s clear that he has the potential to make a significant impact in this format as well.

Franchise Cricket

In 2022, Dunith Wellalage ventured into the world of franchise cricket by participating in the Sri Lanka Premier League (LPL). He was picked up by the Jaffna Kings team for the 2022 Lanka Premier League season. His presence in LPL not only adds to the excitement of the competition but also highlights his growing stature in the world of cricket.

Dunith Wellalage Stats

Dunith Wellalage Batting Stats

BATTINGTestODIT20IT20List AFC
Matches1170274125
Innings2140163433
Runs292050201593772
Avg14.5018.63018.2721.9627.57
SR61.7078.840104.1479.8155.61
NO030575
Balls4726001937431388
HS18420387478
100s000000
50s000014
4s3160224380
6s0503136
Ct26081514
St000000

 

Dunith Wellalage Bowling Stats

BOWLINGTestODIT20IT20List AFC
Matches1170274125
Innings2160224039
Overs13113062.4307.2639.1
Runs35625040515092150
Wkts0200225380
BBI05/4004/105/218/152
Econ2.695.5306.464.903.36
Avg031.25018.4028.4726.87
SR033.9017.034.747.9
4w000103
5w010025
10w000000

 

Achievements and Unknown Facts

Personal Life
Zodiac signN/A
SchoolNot Known
CollegeSt. Joseph’s College, Colombo
Educational QualificationGraduate
FamilyFather-Not Known
Mother– Not Known
Siblings-
 Not Known
Dunith Wellalage GirlfriendNot Known
HobbiesPlaying Cricket
Favorite Things
Favorite Cricketers

 

Dunith Wellalage’s journey is filled with achievements and interesting facts:

  • He made his international debut for the Sri Lanka national team at the young age of 19.
  • In January 2022, he had the honor of captaining Sri Lanka’s Under-19s team in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • Dunith emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, showcasing his exceptional bowling skills.

Dunith Wellalage is more than just a cricketer; he’s a young sensation with immense potential. His performances in domestic and international cricket, along with his incredible achievements, make him a player to keep an eye on for the future. As he continues to improve his skills and gain experience, cricket fans can look forward to witnessing the rise of a true cricket star.

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