Players / Sri Lanka / Chamara Kapugedera

Chamara Kapugedera      

Full name Chamara Kantha Kapugedera

Born February 24, 1987, Kandy

Current age 28 years 160 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Colombo Cricket Club, Duronto Rajshahi, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Kandurata, Sri Lanka A

Nickname Kapu

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Chamara Kantha Kapugedera
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 15 3 418 96 34.83 786 53.18 0 4 48 7 6 0
ODIs 92 76 7 1521 95 22.04 2096 72.56 0 8 109 27 29 0
T20Is 23 20 5 374 48* 24.93 297 125.92 0 0 28 18 8 0
First-class 68 106 14 3141 158 34.14 5143 61.07 6 19 315 41 65 3
List A 213 186 20 4736 161* 28.53 5729 82.66 4 29 82 4
Twenty20 85 75 10 1512 96* 23.26 1103 137.08 0 6 107 76 37 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 1 12 9 0 - - - 4.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 92 10 264 225 2 1/24 1/24 112.50 5.11 132.0 0 0 0
T20Is 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 68 35 704 429 7 1/1 2/20 61.28 3.65 100.5 0 0 0
List A 213 783 666 13 4/41 4/41 51.23 5.10 60.2 1 0 0
Twenty20 85 7 83 136 4 3/14 3/14 34.00 9.83 20.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, May 11-15, 2006 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC), Aug 26-30, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Jan 29, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 4, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Aug 1, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A at Colombo (PSS), Oct 19-22, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 6-8, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Central Province v West Indians at Kandy, Jul 28, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Moors Sports Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 19, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Oct 9, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Aug 1, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
48* Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 1 Aug 2015 T20I # 449
31* Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 30 Jul 2015 T20I # 448
36 Sinhalese v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 10 Apr 2015 T20
28* Sinhalese v Colts Colombo (SSC) 9 Apr 2015 T20
- Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (SSC) 7 Apr 2015 T20
69 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (SSC) 6 Apr 2015 T20
3/14, 1 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (CCC) 5 Apr 2015 T20
15 Sinhalese v Col CC Colombo (Colts) 4 Apr 2015 T20
0 Sinhalese v Saracens Panagoda 1 Apr 2015 T20
0/19, 6 Sinhalese v SL Air SC Colombo (Moors) 6 Mar 2015 FC
Profile

Chamara Kapugedera, a naturally aggressive right-hander, was one of the few genuinely exciting batsmen the selectors unearthed from Sri Lanka's Under-19 set-up. From the age of 11, when he first turned out for Dharmaraja College in Kandy, Kapugedera has hardly wasted an opportunity to push himself up the ladder. He has captained all the junior school sides from the U-13 to the first XI. Following a prolific 2003-04 season, where he scored over 1000 runs, he was picked for the U-19 tour to Pakistan the following year and excelled with a stunning knock of 131 in a one-dayer against the world champions. It was an innings which he rated as one of his best although he batted equally well for 70 in his first game for Sri Lanka A against the strong New Zealand A team in 2005. The selectors, desperate to unearth new talent, eventually gambled on an early promotion and fast-tracked him into the national squad after several glowing reports from development coaches. Kapugedera's father, also a former Dharmaraja cricketer, provided early coaching and all the encouragement he needed to develop. David Karunaratne (his first coach) and Sumithra Warnakulasuriya (his U-19 coach) also played important roles in shaping Kapugedera's career. He was first picked in the national squad against India in November but pulled out of the tour with an injury. However, he made his ODI debut, aged just 18, against Australia in Perth in 2006, immediately impressing with his composure. Considered a possible opener in one-day cricket, he scored a maiden fifty against Pakistan in March 2006 and followed that with his first Test fifty against England, at Trent Bridge, as Sri Lanka squared the series having started with a golden duck at Lord's. He's in the process of cementing his place in the one-day squad, scoring a handful of half-centuries since the CB Series in Australia in 2007-08.
Cricinfo Staff July 2008

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Aug 1, 2015

Chamara Kapugedera holds on to Mukhtar Ahmed's catch, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd T20, Colombo, August 1, 2015

Chamara Kapugedera holds on to Mukhtar Ahmed's catch

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Aug 1, 2015

Chamara Kapugedera dives to make his ground, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd T20, Colombo, August 1, 2015

Chamara Kapugedera dives to make his ground

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Aug 1, 2015

Chamara Kapugedera drills the ball through the off side, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd T20, Colombo, August 1, 2015

Chamara Kapugedera drills the ball through the off side

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
SL Board XI v Indians at Colombo (RPS)
Aug 6-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Galle
Aug 12-16, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS)
Aug 20-24, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC)
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
TBA v Sri Lanka A at Lincoln
Oct 1-2, 2015
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