Chamara Kapugedera      

Full name Chamara Kantha Kapugedera

Born February 24, 1987, Kandy

Current age 32 years 92 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 102 84 7 1624 95 21.09 2254 72.04 0 8 117 28 31 0
T20Is 43 38 7 703 50 22.67 591 118.95 0 1 58 25 17 0
First-class 84 128 14 3919 158 34.37 6446 60.79 8 23 406 45 75 3
List A 247 210 23 5363 161* 28.67 6482 82.73 5 31 95 4
T20s 124 111 13 2022 96* 20.63 1562 129.44 0 7 149 87 54 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 102 10 264 225 2 1/24 1/24 112.50 5.11 132.0 0 0 0
T20Is 43 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 84 43 884 575 8 1/1 2/20 71.87 3.90 110.5 0 0 0
List A 247 801 683 14 4/41 4/41 48.78 5.11 57.2 1 0 0
T20s 124 11 124 173 7 3/14 3/14 24.71 8.37 17.7 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 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 Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Jan 17-20, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Central Province v West Indians at Kandy, Jul 28, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Sinhalese Sports Club v Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club at Welisara, Mar 10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Colombo Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Oct 9, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Sinhalese Sports Club v Panadura Sports Club at Panagoda, Feb 21, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
58 Sinhalese v SL Navy Welisara 10 Mar 2019 LA
- Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (Moors) 8 Mar 2019 LA
30 Sinhalese v SLPACC SLAOCIC Stadium 6 Mar 2019 LA
- Sinhalese v Kurunegala Y SLAOCIC Stadium 4 Mar 2019 LA
22* Sinhalese v Panadura Panagoda 21 Feb 2019 T20
3 Sinhalese v Bloomfield Colombo (Thurstan) 19 Feb 2019 T20
- Sinhalese v Nondescripts Katunayake 18 Feb 2019 T20
2 Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (Burgher) 16 Feb 2019 T20
0 Sinhalese v Saracens Colombo (Bloomfield) 15 Feb 2019 T20
22, 1 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (NCC) 17 Jan 2019 FC
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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Aug 27, 2017

Chamara Kapugedera put down a difficult catch running back, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, August 27, 2017

Chamara Kapugedera put down a difficult catch running back

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Aug 27, 2017

Axar Patel knocks back Chamara Kapugedera's leg stump, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, August 27, 2017

Axar Patel knocks back Chamara Kapugedera's leg stump

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Aug 27, 2017

Chamara Kapugedera collides with Axar Patel, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, August 27, 2017

Chamara Kapugedera collides with Axar Patel

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