Kasun Rajitha      

Full name Chandrasekara Arachchilage Kasun Rajitha

Born June 1, 1993, Matara

Current age 25 years 236 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 3 4 0 6 4 1.50 82 7.31 0 0 0 0 3 0
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
T20Is 5 3 2 8 5 8.00 21 38.09 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 39 53 20 336 52 10.18 963 34.89 0 1 37 4 15 0
List A 33 17 8 32 12* 3.55 82 39.02 0 0 1 2 6 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 3 5 564 304 11 3/20 6/88 27.63 3.23 51.2 0 0 0
ODIs 3 3 95 92 2 1/21 1/21 46.00 5.81 47.5 0 0 0
T20Is 5 5 108 191 7 3/29 3/29 27.28 10.61 15.4 0 0 0
First-class 39 64 5626 3787 106 7/86 12/180 35.72 4.03 53.0 3 7 1
List A 33 32 1213 1257 35 5/37 5/37 35.91 6.21 34.6 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 15-19, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Dambulla, Aug 1, 2018 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 23, 2018 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 15-19, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Badureliya Sports Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Kaluthara, Dec 5, 2014 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 23, 2018 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
2/71, 1/9 Sri Lankans v CA XI Hobart 17 Jan 2019 Other
3/44, 5 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 11 Jan 2019 T20I # 718
2, 0/144 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 15 Dec 2018 Test # 2335
0/55, 1/12 Sri Lankans v NZ XI Napier 8 Dec 2018 Other
3*, 2/66 Saracens v Colts Colombo (Colts) 30 Nov 2018 FC
0/44 SL Board XI v England Colombo (NCC) 30 Oct 2018 Other
1/21 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 23 Oct 2018 ODI # 4058
0/27 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 20 Oct 2018 ODI # 4055
1/26 SL Board XI v England Colombo (PSS) 5 Oct 2018 LA
1/45 Galle v Kandy Pallekele 30 Aug 2018 T20
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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Jan 11, 2019

Lasith Malinga and Kasun Rajitha celebrate a wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Only T20I, Auckland, January 11, 2019

Lasith Malinga and Kasun Rajitha celebrate a wicket

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Dec 17, 2018

Kasun Rajitha appeals vociferously for a wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Wellington, 3rd day, December 17, 2018

Kasun Rajitha appeals vociferously for a wicket

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Oct 23, 2018

Kasun Rajitha bowled Jason Roy early in England's chase, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, October 23, 2018

Kasun Rajitha bowled Jason Roy early in England's chase

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