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Kosala Kuruppuarachchi      

Full name Ajith Kosala Kuruppuarachchi

Born November 1, 1964, Colombo

Current age 49 years 264 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 2 0 0* - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 29 21 9 70 20* 5.83 0 0 5 0
List A 6 3 1 2 2 1.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 272 149 8 5/44 7/85 18.62 3.28 34.0 0 1 0
First-class 29 3310 1602 60 5/44 26.70 2.90 55.1 2 0
List A 6 282 186 3 2/34 2/34 62.00 3.95 94.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (CCC), Mar 14-18, 1986 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), Apr 16-21, 1987 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1985-1994
List A span 1987-1990
Profile

Kosala Kuruppuarachchi proved a difficult proposition for both commentators and batsman alike on his debut. A left-arm medium-pace bowler Kuruppuarachchi had a dream introduction into the Test arena. In the first innings he produced a sterling display capturing 5 for 44 as the Pakistan batting lineup was routed. In the second innings he provided solid support for Ravi Ratnayeke taking a further two wickets. Sri Lanka achieved their first victory over Pakistan in Test cricket and Kuruppuarachchi took a major part in it. Injury forced him to miss the final Test in the series. Sadly his only other Test was during the abandoned Test series against New Zealand.
Johann P Jayasekera

Country Fixtures Country Results
Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast - Jul 23
Sri Lanka A 283 Ireland 119/7 (32.4/50 ov)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC)
Jul 24-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast
Jul 25, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Coleraine
Jul 27, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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