Marvan Atapattu is a right handed batsman and legbreak bowler in the Sri Lanka cricket team. The other teams he has played for are Sinhalese Sports Club, ICL World XI, Delhi Giants and Asia XI.
From 23rd to 27th November 1990, India and Sri Lanka played a Test match at Chandigarh (Sector 16 Stadium) which was the debut Test of Marvan Atapattu. In the 1st innings, he was allocated the No. 7 batting spot but was out for a duck. In the 2nd innings, he batted at the No. 6 position and was again out for no score. India won this match by an innings and 8 runs. Atapattu played his first One day International against India at Nagpur (Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground) on 1st December 1990. He was the No. 9 batsman and remained unbeaten on 8 in 4 deliveries. India won this match by 19 runs.
Marvan Atapattu appeared in 90 Test matches in which he accumulated 5502 runs at a batting average of 39.02. His highest score was 249 and he smashed 17 half centuries, 16 hundreds, 4 sixers and 685 boundaries while taking 58 catches. In the 268 One day Internationals that he played, he stockpiled 8529 runs at a batting strike rate of 67.72 and batting average of 37.57. He took 70 catches and an unbeaten 132 was his highest score. He clobbered 11 centuries, 59 fifties, 734 boundaries and 15 sixers.