Brendon Kuruppu      

Full name Don Sardha Brendon Priyantha Kuruppu

Born January 5, 1962, Colombo

Current age 52 years 239 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Burgher Recreation Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Don Sardha Brendon Priyantha Kuruppu
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 320 201* 53.33 829 38.60 1 0 41 0 1 0
ODIs 54 52 1 1022 72 20.03 1978 51.66 0 4 30 8
First-class 48 79 7 2671 201* 37.09 5 13 47 10
List A 19 17 0 340 80 20.00 0 3 5 2
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 54 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 48 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), Apr 16-21, 1987 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 22-27, 1991 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Apr 30, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, May 2, 1990 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1990
List A span 1983-1992
Profile

Greatness was firmly thrust upon Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-opener Brendon Kuruppu, but only for a day or two, as he became only the third person to score a double-century on his Test debut, against New Zealand - Richard Hadlee and all - in Colombo. Kuruppu did it the hard way too: his 777-minute innings is the slowest double-hundred in first-class history, all very out of character for a man who later made his reputation as a one-day slogger. It was his first first-class century, and his last Test century: Kuruppu only played four Tests, two of them in England, in 1988 and 1991.
Rob Smyth

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Jul 20, 2014

Sporting directors Brendon Kuruppu and Chris Broad, along with team Australia's coach Geoff Lawson at the launch, Wormsley Cricket Ground, Stokenchurch, July 20, 2014

Sporting directors Brendon Kuruppu and Chris Broad, along with team Australia's coach Geoff Lawson

© Red Bull Campus Cricket

Aug 17, 2009

Kumar Sangakkara has a word with Brendon Kuruppu, Galle, August 17, 2009

Kumar Sangakkara has a word with Brendon Kuruppu

© AFP

Results
Moors v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 5-8, 2013
Sinhalese won by 6 wickets
Badureliya v Chilaw at Kaluthara - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Bloomfield v Colts at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Bloomfield won by an innings and 163 runs
Col CC v SLPACC at Colombo (CCC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Kurunegala - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Navy won by 6 wickets
Lankan CC v Ragama at Katunayake - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Ragama won by 201 runs
Moors v Panadura at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Moors won by 7 runs
Saracens v SL Army at Panagoda - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Army won by an innings and 2 runs
SL Air SC v Burgher at Colombo (Riffle) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
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