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Dunith Wellalage

Bio/Wiki
Full nameDunith Nethmika Wellalage
ProfessionCricketer (Bowling allrounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- On 14 June 2022 against Australia
Test- On 24 July 2022 against Pakistan
Jersey Number# 1 (Sri Lanka)
Dunith Wellalage jersey number 1
Domestic/State Team• St. Sebastian’s Under-13
• St. Sebastian’s Under-15
• St. Joseph’s Under-15
• St. Joseph’s Under-19
• Lankan Cricket Club
• Sri Lanka Under-19
• Sri Lanka Emerging Team / Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI
• Sri Lanka A
• Sri Lanka
• Jaffna Kings
Coach/Mentor• Suranga Perera
• Roger Wijesuriya
• Dilan Ramanayake
Batting StyleLeft-handed
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox
Records (main ones)• First Sri Lankan captain to score a century in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup (in 2022)
• Youngest cricketer to win a Man of the Match award in the Lankan Premier League (LPL) (in 2023)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year, Best Bowler of the Year, and Best Allrounder of the Year awards at Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Awards in 2021
Dunith Wellalage (right) with Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year, Best Bowler of the Year, and Best Allrounder of the Year awards
• Named in the ICC Most Valuable Team of the 2022 Under 19 Men's Cricket World Cup
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 January 2003 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)20 Years
BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka
Zodiac signCapricorn
NationalitySri Lankan
HometownColombo
School• St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa
• St. Joseph's College, Colombo [1]Instagram - Shermantha Fernando
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsDeanne De Silva (Marketing student) [2]Instagram - Deanne Destiny
Dunith Wellalage with his girlfriend, Deanne De Silva
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Suranga Niroshan Wellalage (Former cricketer & Businessman)
Mother- Harshani Kanchana Wellalage (Homemaker)
Dunith Wellalage with his father, Suranga Niroshan Wellalage, and mother, Harshani Kanchana Wellalage
SiblingsBrother- 2 (Younger)
• Pulina Senath Wellalage (Badminton Player)
• Chamath Chithira Wellalage (Cricket Player)
Dunith Wellalage with his younger brother, Pulina Senath Wellalage (right) and youngest brother, Chamath Chithira Wellalage (left)
Favourites
Cricketer• Kusal Mendis
• Avishka Fernando

Dunith Wellalage

 

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dunith Wellalage

  • Dunith Wellalage is a Sri Lankan cricketer who became popular after taking a 5-wicket haul against India in the 2023 Asia Cup. He also served as the captain of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team during the 2022 ICC Under-19 World Cup.
  • When he saw his father’s trophies during his childhood, he became interested in cricket. He later began playing for his school teams and eventually pursued a career as a professional cricketer.
  • During his school years, Wellalage represented several teams, including St. Sebastian’s Under-13, St. Sebastian’s Under-15, St. Joseph’s Under-15, and St. Joseph’s Under-19. He delivered impressive performances in these teams. Wellalage made his first-class debut on 9 May 2019, playing for Lankan Cricket Club against Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club, where he took 5 wickets in the match.

    Dunith Wellalage (centre) during a first-class match

    Dunith Wellalage (centre) during a first-class match

  • He made his List A debut on 14 December 2019, while representing Lankan Cricket Club against Sinhalese Sports Club, where he took 1 wicket in the match. In a first-class match, he achieved 8 wickets for 152 runs, and in a List-A match, he claimed an impressive 5 wickets for just 21 runs.

    Dunith Wellalage during a list A match

    Dunith Wellalage during a list A match

  • Wellalage served as the captain of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team in the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. During the tournament, he achieved two 5-wicket hauls and emerged as the leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets. He was the highest run-scorer for his team, amassing 264 runs; he scored 113 runs in a playoff semifinal match against South Africa.

    Dunith Wellalage during the 2022 Under-19 World Cup

    Dunith Wellalage during the 2022 Under-19 World Cup

  • He was part of the Sri Lanka Emerging Team (also known as Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI) during their tour to England in April 2022. On 25 May 2022, he made his T20 debut against Surrey, scoring 1 run and conceding 14 runs without taking a wicket. He also represented Sri Lanka A during the series against Australia A in 2022.

    Dunith Wellalage during a practice session for Sri Lanka A

    Dunith Wellalage during a practice session for Sri Lanka A

  • In his debut test match, he conceded 35 runs without taking any wickets. He also contributed 11 runs in the first innings and 18 runs in the second innings with the bat.

    Dunith Wellalage being given his test cap by Angelo Mathews (right)

    Dunith Wellalage being given his test cap by Angelo Mathews (right)

  • In his debut ODI match, he took 2 wickets for 49 runs. In the 5-match ODI series against Australia in 2022, he emerged as the leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets. On 12 September 2023, during the Super-4 match against India, he achieved his first-ever 5-wicket haul by taking 5 wickets for 40 runs. In the same match, he also made a valuable contribution with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 42 runs. His outstanding performance earned him his first ODI Man of the Match award.

    Dunith Wellalage celebrating his 5-wicket haul against India

    Dunith Wellalage celebrating his 5-wicket haul against India

  • During the 3rd edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in 2022, Wellalage was signed by Jaffna Kings in the Diamond B group for $25,000 (approx. LKR 9 million).

    Dunith Wellalage playing for Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League 2022

    Dunith Wellalage playing for Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League 2022

  • In June 2023, Wellalage joined the management company, Field Power Sports. He has a contract with KG Cricket, which supplies him with all his cricket accessories. [3]Instagram – Dunith Wellalage

    Dunith Wellalage after signing with Field Power Sports management company

    Dunith Wellalage after signing with Field Power Sports management company

  • Following his first ODI Man of the Match award in the 2023 Asia Cup against India, Wellalage showed his respect by touching Virat Kohli‘s feet. He also expressed that Kohli was like a god to him.