Lalith Kaluperuma      

Full name Lalith Wasantha Silva Kaluperuma

Born June 25, 1949, Colombo

Current age 65 years 27 days

Major teams Ceylon, Sri Lanka

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - SMS Kaluperuma

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 1 12 11* 4.00 51 23.52 0 0 1 0 2 0
ODIs 4 3 3 33 14* - 60 55.00 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 57 81 22 1023 96 17.33 0 3 48 0
List A 16 11 4 80 17 11.42 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 162 93 0 - - - 3.44 - 0 0 0
ODIs 4 4 208 137 2 1/35 1/35 68.50 3.95 104.0 0 0 0
First-class 57 9372 3931 129 8/43 30.47 2.51 72.6 7 1
List A 16 636 414 14 4/35 4/35 29.57 3.90 45.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), Feb 17-21, 1982 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Mar 14-19, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Feb 13, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1970-1983
List A span 1973-1983
Profile

Lalith Kaluperuma was an accomplished offspinner at domestic level when Sri Lanka was granted Test status. Also capable in the lower order with the bat, he failed to transfer his domestic form to the international arena. Playing in Sri Lanka's inaugural Test against England, one of three spinners, he was used sparingly as the two de Silvas, D.S. and Ajith, shared the brunt of the workload. Making the proceeding tour to Pakistan he was selected for the second Test at Faisalabad, again he was overshadowed by the de Silva's bowling only six overs in the match. He ended any chances of further representative honors choosing to join the tour of to South Africa in 1982-83. He later became a national selector and headed the selection panel in May 2005, taking over from Ashantha de Mel.
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