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Kumar Dharmasena      

Full name Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena

Born April 24, 1971, Colombo

Current age 42 years 361 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Moratuwa Sports Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Umpire

Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 31 51 7 868 62* 19.72 2665 32.57 0 3 91 2 14 0
ODIs 141 87 33 1222 69* 22.62 1879 65.03 0 4 63 2 34 0
First-class 155 215 34 6568 157 36.28 9 37 78 0
List A 205 130 43 2243 94* 25.78 0 9 50 0
Twenty20 7 6 3 129 51* 43.00 107 120.56 0 1 11 4 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 53 6939 2920 69 6/72 8/183 42.31 2.52 100.5 1 3 0
ODIs 141 134 7009 4998 138 4/37 4/37 36.21 4.27 50.7 1 0 0
First-class 155 25552 10286 495 7/30 20.77 2.41 51.6 30 5
List A 205 9693+ 6667 233 5/14 5/14 28.61 4.11* 41.9* 5 3 0
Twenty20 7 6 122 108 4 2/15 2/15 27.00 5.31 30.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Sep 6-10, 1993 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Mar 8-12, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Feb 25, 2004 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1988/89
Last First-class Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 3-6, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 24, 2005 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Police Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Moratuwa, Nov 5, 2005 scorecard
Umpiring statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Ahmedabad, Nov 4-8, 2010 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test matches 23
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Jan 28, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Perth, Jan 24, 2014 scorecard
ODI matches 51
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
T20I matches 17
T20I statistics
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7, 0/38 SL Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 3 Dec 2009 Other T20
1/43 SL Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 28 Nov 2009 Other T20
2/34, 2 SL Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 27 Nov 2009 Other T20
9, 3/51, 14* Bloomfield v Colts Colombo (Moors) 3 Mar 2006 FC
5/55, 144, 4/64 Bloomfield v Singha SC Colombo (Bloomfield) 24 Feb 2006 FC
1/11, 127*, 5/79 Bloomfield v Col CC Colombo (Bloomfield) 17 Feb 2006 FC
3/23, 49, 2/14 Bloomfield v Lankan CC Colombo (Riffle) 9 Feb 2006 FC
4/15, 114*, 2/57 Bloomfield v Sebast CAC Colombo (Bloomfield) 27 Jan 2006 FC
56, 0/58, 15* Bloomfield v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 20 Jan 2006 FC
14, 1/40 Bloomfield v Moors Colombo (Moors) 14 Jan 2006 FC
Profile

Dharmasena came into the international scene in 1994 against South Africa, aged 22. His quickish offspinners, delivered with a slightly unorthodox action, were invariably accurate making him an ideal one-day bowler, especially in Sri Lankan conditions. With time he also developed into a useful middle order batsman, which guaranteed him a regular place in the Sri Lankan one-day squad. His career came to a standstill after the Oval Test in 1998, when the ICC questioned his bowling action. However, he was cleared to play again by the Sri Lankan cricket board in July 2000. He subsequently played frequently for the one-day team, especially during home matches, but only played Test cricket sporadically. He retired from competitive cricket in November 2006 to pursue a career in umpiring and made his international umpiring debut in 2009. He was part of the panel of 18 umpires selected for the World Cup in India in 2011, officiating in the tournament opener between Bangladesh and India in Mirpur, and later the same year was promoted to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
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Mar 5, 2014

The umpires have a word with Michael Clarke about the state of the ball, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, March 5, 2014

The umpires have a word with Michael Clarke about the state of the ball

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Dec 28, 2013

Is Kumar Dharmasena photobombing Nathan Lyon and Michael Clarke?, Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day, December 28, 2013

Is Kumar Dharmasena photobombing Nathan Lyon and Michael Clarke?

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Aug 25, 2013

Kumar Dharmasena and Aleem Dar try to appease an agitated Michael Clarke, England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day, August 25, 2013

Kumar Dharmasena and Aleem Dar try to appease an agitated Michael Clarke

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Notes

ICC Umpire of the Year 2012

Tournament Results
Lions v Syd Sixers at Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 10 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Titans at Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Lions at Durban - Oct 25, 2012
Lions won by 22 runs
Daredevils v Titans at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Auckland v Scorchers at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Scorchers won by 16 runs
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