Jeevantha Kulatunga      

Full name Hettiarachchi Gamage Jeevantha Mahesh Kulatunga

Born November 2, 1973, Kurunegala

Current age 40 years 167 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Barisal Division, Club XI, Colts Cricket Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Maliyadeva College, North Central Province, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Uva Province, Wayamba

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala

Hettiarachchi Gamage Jeevantha Mahesh Kulatunga
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 2 2 0 19 11 9.50 38 50.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 206 307 16 9414 234 32.35 14 57 210 0
List A 113 103 11 2535 132 27.55 1 14 62 0
Twenty20 50 47 6 1073 104* 26.17 860 124.76 1 4 112 34 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 206 5413 2432 84 5/67 28.95 2.69 64.4 1 0
List A 113 725 516 22 5/21 5/21 23.45 4.27 32.9 2 1 0
Twenty20 50 13 210 244 15 4/28 4/28 16.26 6.97 14.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Canada v Sri Lanka at King City (NW), Oct 12, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club at Kurunegala, Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Dec 11, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Wayamba United v Kandurata Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/33, 64, 12 Kurunegala Y v SL Navy Kurunegala 30 Mar 2013 FC
3/32, 47, 0/2, 55 Kurunegala Y v Chilaw Colombo (RPS) 22 Mar 2013 FC
32, 0 Kurunegala Y v Sinhalese Kurunegala 15 Mar 2013 FC
23 K Warriors v Wayamba U Colombo (RPS) 24 Aug 2012 T20
31 K Warriors v Ruhuna Ryls Pallekele 20 Aug 2012 T20
31 K Warriors v Uthura Pallekele 18 Aug 2012 T20
42 Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (Colts) 29 Mar 2012 T20
22 Tamil Union v SL Air SC Colombo (SSC) 28 Mar 2012 T20
24 Tamil Union v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 27 Mar 2012 T20
0 Tamil Union v Saracens Colombo (SSC) 26 Mar 2012 T20
Profile

Jeevantha Kulatunga was the surprise selection for Sri Lanka's Twenty20 squad for the Canada Cup in October 2008, aged 34, but it followed several outstanding domestic seasons. His all-round abilities as an innovative and mentally resilient middle-order batsman capable of playing under pressure, as well as being a wily seam bowler, gave him the edge over less experienced rivals. Sri Lanka's selectors were attracted by his specialist limited-over skills and his huge experience as they tried to strengthen the middle order. He later graduated up the order in T20 cricket for Wayamba, the domestic T20 champions in both 2009 and 2010, carving out a reputation for being one of the most destructive match-winners. In the 2010 season, he finished the third-highest scorer with 277 runs at 69.25 including a 152.19 run strike rate. He was also the first Sri Lankan to score a T20 hundred in domestic cricket and was named Player of the Tournament.

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Jul 27, 2011

Jeevantha Kulatunga swings on the leg side during his unbeaten 69, Basnahira v Ruhuna, Sri Lanka Cricket Inter-Provincial Twenty20, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, July 27, 2011

Jeevantha Kulatunga swings on the leg side during his unbeaten 69

© Manoj Ridimahaliyadda

Sep 20, 2010

A golden duck for Jeevantha Kulatunga, Victoria v Wayamba, Champions League Twenty20, Centurion, September 20, 2010

A golden duck for Jeevantha Kulatunga

© Associated Press

Sep 11, 2010

Jeevantha Kulatunga acknowledges the applause after reaching his fifty, Warriors v Wayamba, Champions League Twenty20, Port Elizabeth, September 11, 2010

Jeevantha Kulatunga acknowledges the applause after reaching his fifty

© AFP

Notes

Captain for Colts Cricket Club from 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06

Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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