Ravindra Pushpakumara      

Full name Ravindra Pushpakumara

Born July 21, 1975, Panadura

Current age 39 years 9 days

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

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Ravindra Pushpakumara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 23 31 12 166 44 8.73 483 34.36 0 0 19 4 10 0
ODIs 31 9 5 36 14* 9.00 52 69.23 0 0 2 0 8 0
First-class 130 146 38 1392 82 12.88 0 3 39 0
List A 107 50 21 499 47 17.20 0 0 28 0
Twenty20 5 3 0 17 10 5.66 19 89.47 0 0 2 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 38 3792 2242 58 7/116 7/116 38.65 3.54 65.3 2 4 0
ODIs 31 31 1430 1181 24 3/25 3/25 49.20 4.95 59.5 0 0 0
First-class 130 16889 9935 350 7/116 28.38 3.52 48.2 18 3
List A 107 4306 3109 105 5/37 5/37 29.60 4.33 41.0 1 1 0
Twenty20 5 4 48 63 0 - - - 7.87 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, Aug 26-28, 1994 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Sep 6-8, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Hyderabad (Deccan), Feb 18, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Dec 19, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1992/93
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 15-17, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Nov 19, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nondescripts Cricket Club v Saracens Sports Club at Colombo (CCC), Oct 29, 2005 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/67 Col CC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 19 Nov 2008 LA
3/40, 43* Col CC v Chilaw Colombo (CCC) 2 Dec 2007 LA
0, 0/10 Col CC v Nondescripts Colombo (CCC) 1 Dec 2007 LA
2/19, 6* Col CC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 25 Nov 2007 LA
2/16 Col CC v Badureliya Colombo (CCC) 24 Nov 2007 LA
1, 2/28 Col CC v Colts Colombo (CCC) 18 Nov 2007 LA
19, 0/30 Col CC v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 17 Nov 2007 LA
2/25, 4 Col CC v Moors Colombo (Moors) 14 Nov 2007 LA
0/38, 10 Celebrasians v Lashings XI Uxbridge 28 Jun 2007 Other OD
1/41, 19* DSR Sports Select XI v Lashings XI Leeds 24 Jun 2007 Other OD
Profile

Ravindra Pushpakumara burst on to the Sri Lankan cricket scene in 1994-95, when he made his Test debut against Pakistan at Kandy, after impressing with the Under-19 team on tours to Malaysia and Singapore. He was the quickest Sri Lankan bowler to emerge for some time and was immediately touted as a perfect new ball partner for Chaminda Vaas. Blessed with a strong, broad-shouldered physique, he raced in off a long run and bowls with a powerful, muscular action. But despite his raw pace he lacked the necessary variation and cunning, especially on the subcontinent's bland surfaces, to trouble top class players and and he failed to secure a regular berth in the national squad. His last outing was against Bangladesh in the Asian Test Championship in 2001.
Charlie Austin (July 2004)

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Nov 24, 2004

Ravi Pushpakumara

Ravi Pushpakumara

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Jun 23, 2000

Pushpakumara catches Younis Khan, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Galle, 21-25 June 2000

Pushpakumara catches Younis Khan

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Mar 14, 2000

Pushpakumara bowls out Shahid Afridi in the 2nd innings, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test at Karachi, 12-16 March 2000

Pushpakumara bowls out Shahid Afridi in the 2nd innings

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1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle
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