17-year-old Salindu Malmina passes 1000 runs milestone
Left hand middle order batsman Salindu Malmina, the 17-year-old from Nalanda Boys School Minuwangoda, passed the 1,000 runs milestone in the ‘Singer Trophy’ Under-19 Division III Inter Schools Cricket (2 days) tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association.
Salindu commenced his cricket career by representing the Under-13 team in 2015 under Omila Wickramasinghe. He scored more than 200 runs in the Division III tournament. The school entered the quarter-final and was promoted to Division II from 2016.
He led the Division II team in 2016 and scored more than 400 runs. The school advanced to the semi-final and was promoted to Division I in 2017. He graduated to the under-15 team in 2017 and scored more than 350 runs. He represented the Gampaha District Zone 3 under-15 team in the Prima Champions Trophy Inter District Tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket.
He led the under-15 team in 2018 and scored 662 runs with a century. He led the Gampaha District Zone 3 under-15 team in the Prima Champions Trophy Inter District Tournament the same year.
He was inducted into the first XI team as a fresher during the 2017/2018 season. He scored only 286 runs that season. He showed tremendous improvement in the 2018/19 season. Playing for the under-19 team he scored 856 runs with a century and six half centuries. He also represented the under-17 team and scored over 200 runs in 2019.