Full name Lalith Wasantha Silva Kaluperuma
Born June 25, 1949, Colombo
Current age 67 years 213 days
Major teams Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Brother - SMS Kaluperuma
|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|
|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|
|First-class span||1970/71 - 1982/83|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1982/83|
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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