Chamara Kapugedera      

Full name Chamara Kantha Kapugedera

Born February 24, 1987, Kandy

Current age 29 years 365 days

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

Nickname Kapu

Playing role Middle-order 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 97 79 7 1551 95 21.54 2138 72.54 0 8 112 28 30 0
T20Is 41 37 7 653 48* 21.76 556 117.44 0 0 53 24 17 0
First-class 73 113 14 3263 158 32.95 5355 60.93 6 19 329 41 67 3
List A 224 194 22 4873 161* 28.33 5864 83.10 4 29 86 4
Twenty20 112 101 12 1910 96* 21.46 1463 130.55 0 6 140 84 48 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 97 10 264 225 2 1/24 1/24 112.50 5.11 132.0 0 0 0
T20Is 41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 73 41 854 538 8 1/1 2/20 67.25 3.77 106.7 0 0 0
List A 224 789 672 13 4/41 4/41 51.69 5.11 60.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 112 10 112 162 7 3/14 3/14 23.14 8.67 16.0 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A at Colombo (PSS), Oct 19-22, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Sinhalese Sports Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 21-23, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Central Province v West Indians at Kandy, Jul 28, 2005 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Oct 9, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7 Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 22 Feb 2017 T20I # 598
32 Sri Lanka v Australia Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
10* Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 596
0 Sri Lanka v PM's XI Canberra 15 Feb 2017 T20
0, 0/21, 0/19 Sinhalese v Bloomfield Colombo (SSC) 21 Dec 2016 FC
0/24, 38, 0/11, 17 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Colombo (SSC) 15 Dec 2016 FC
0, 23 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 2 Dec 2016 FC
7 Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (RPS) 9 Sep 2016 T20I # 567
43 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele 6 Sep 2016 T20I # 565
4 Sri Lanka v South Africa Delhi 28 Mar 2016 T20I # 554
Profile

Among the more frustrating players to have represented Sri Lanka in recent years, Chamara Kapugedara had ample opportunities at the top level between 2006 and 2012, but did not manage to nail down a place. That he is a rare talent has never been in doubt, but in international cricket, that raw ability has not usually translated into runs. Perhaps his fans will argue that he was asked to bat too low in limited-overs cricket to have a major impact on the game. Nevertheless, his returns were modest, and his place in the side became untenable, for a few years at least.

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Sep 6, 2016

Chamara Kapugedara smashed 43 off 25 balls, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st T20I, Pallekele, September 6, 2016

Chamara Kapugedara smashed 43 off 25 balls

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Sep 6, 2016

Chamara Kapugedara tries to take a catch at the boundary, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st T20I, Pallekele, September 6, 2016

Chamara Kapugedara tries to take a catch at the boundary

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Mar 26, 2016

Chamara Kapugedera scored 30 in 27 balls, England v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi, March 26, 2016

Chamara Kapugedera scored 30 in 27 balls

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Results
Burgher v Colts at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 2, 2012
Burgher won by 4 runs
Nondescripts v Panadura at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 2, 2012
Nondescripts won by 64 runs
Burgher v Panadura at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 1, 2012
Burgher won by 37 runs
Colts v Nondescripts at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 1, 2012
Colts won by 64 runs
Chilaw v SL Army at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30, 2012
Chilaw won by 23 runs
Col CC v Colts at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 30, 2012
Colts won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Nondescripts v Saracens at Colombo (Colts) - Mar 30, 2012
Nondescripts won by 43 runs
Police SC v Sinhalese at Colombo - Mar 30, 2012
Sinhalese won by 10 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
Badureliya v SL Air SC at Colombo (Colts) - Mar 30, 2012
Badureliya won by 49 runs
Burgher v SLPACC at Colombo - Mar 30, 2012
Burgher won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 30, 2012
Kurunegala Y won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Panadura v Ragama at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30, 2012
Panadura won by 38 runs
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