Kasun Rajitha      

Full name Chandrasekara Arachchilage Kasun Rajitha

Born June 1, 1993, Matara

Current age 26 years 25 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Education St. Servatius College

Chandrasekara Arachchilage Kasun Rajitha
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 9 2 22 12 3.14 151 14.56 0 0 0 0 4 0
ODIs 6 2 1 0 0* 0.00 10 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
T20Is 5 3 2 8 5 8.00 21 38.09 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 42 58 22 352 52 9.77 1032 34.10 0 1 37 4 16 0
List A 40 21 9 33 12* 2.75 102 32.35 0 0 1 2 7 0
T20s 31 13 9 63 18* 15.75 72 87.50 0 0 1 4 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 1108 680 23 3/20 6/88 29.56 3.68 48.1 0 0 0
ODIs 6 6 215 239 5 1/21 1/21 47.80 6.66 43.0 0 0 0
T20Is 5 5 108 191 7 3/29 3/29 27.28 10.61 15.4 0 0 0
First-class 42 70 6170 4163 118 7/86 12/180 35.27 4.04 52.2 3 7 1
List A 40 39 1543 1627 45 5/37 5/37 36.15 6.32 34.2 0 1 0
T20s 31 31 678 912 57 4/20 4/20 16.00 8.07 11.8 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Jun 14-18, 2018 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Dambulla, Aug 1, 2018 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Mar 13, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Jan 16-18, 2015 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Badureliya Sports Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Kaluthara, Dec 5, 2014 scorecard
Last List A Kandy v Dambulla at Dambulla, Apr 10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 2, 2015 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/71, 1 Kandy v Dambulla Dambulla 10 Apr 2019 LA
1/34 Kandy v Dambulla Dambulla 8 Apr 2019 LA
2/74 Kandy v Colombo Pallekele 6 Apr 2019 LA
3/44, 0 Kandy v Galle Pallekele 4 Apr 2019 LA
0*, 1/32 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Mar 2019 ODI # 4114
1/69 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4112
1/46, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 6 Mar 2019 ODI # 4107
2/36 Sri Lankans v CSA Inv XI Benoni 28 Feb 2019 Other OD
3/67, 1, 2/20 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 21 Feb 2019 Test # 2348
3/68, 12, 1/54, 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 13 Feb 2019 Test # 2347
Profile

Virtually unheard of before 2015, the first inkling of right-arm seamer Kasun Rajitha's potential came during a three-dayer against the touring Indians in August of that year. He took 5 for 68 on a spicy Khettarama deck in that match, dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in a single spell, before claiming Kohli's wicket in the second innings as well.
Achieving appreciable seam movement at a sharp pace, and from a high release point, Rajitha proved to be a penetrative T20 bowler in the following domestic season. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Super T20 Provincial Tournament, with 10 scalps in six matches. That performance earned him an international T20 debut, where he claimed two wickets in his first over, against India in Pune.

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Feb 22, 2019

Kasun Rajitha is pumped up, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 22, 2019

Kasun Rajitha is pumped up

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Feb 22, 2019

Nightwatchman Kasun Rajitha is bowled by Kagiso Rabada, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 22, 2019

Nightwatchman Kasun Rajitha is bowled

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Feb 21, 2019

Kasun Rajitha lets it rip, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day, February 21, 2019

Kasun Rajitha lets it rip

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