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Chamara Kapugedera      

Full name Chamara Kantha Kapugedera

Born February 24, 1987, Kandy

Current age 28 years 352 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Colombo Cricket Club, Duronto Rajshahi, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Kandurata, Sri Lanka A

Nickname Kapu

Playing role 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 97 79 7 1551 95 21.54 2138 72.54 0 8 112 28 30 0
T20Is 27 23 5 418 48* 23.22 341 122.58 0 0 34 18 9 0
First-class 70 108 14 3185 158 33.88 5218 61.03 6 19 318 41 66 3
List A 224 194 22 4873 161* 28.33 5864 83.10 4 29 86 4
Twenty20 97 86 10 1675 96* 22.03 1247 134.32 0 6 121 78 40 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 97 10 264 225 2 1/24 1/24 112.50 5.11 132.0 0 0 0
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 70 37 764 463 8 1/1 2/20 57.87 3.63 95.5 0 0 0
List A 224 789 672 13 4/41 4/41 51.69 5.11 60.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 97 10 112 162 7 3/14 3/14 23.14 8.67 16.0 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A at Colombo (PSS), Oct 19-22, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Jan 15-17, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Central Province v West Indians at Kandy, Jul 28, 2005 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Oct 9, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25 Sri Lanka v India Pune 9 Feb 2016 T20I # 496
6, 1/6 Kurunegala W v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 3 Feb 2016 T20
34, 0/6 Kurunegala W v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
13 Kurunegala W v Troopers Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
20, 2/14 Kurunegala W v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 27 Jan 2016 T20
3 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (RPS) 23 Jan 2016 T20
21 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 20 Jan 2016 T20
15, 0/13 Sinhalese v Colts Colombo (SSC) 15 Jan 2016 FC
20 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 13 Jan 2016 T20
17 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 7 Jan 2016 T20I # 474
Profile

Chamara Kapugedera, a naturally aggressive right-hander, was one of the few genuinely exciting batsmen the selectors unearthed from Sri Lanka's Under-19 set-up. From the age of 11, when he first turned out for Dharmaraja College in Kandy, Kapugedera has hardly wasted an opportunity to push himself up the ladder. He has captained all the junior school sides from the U-13 to the first XI. Following a prolific 2003-04 season, where he scored over 1000 runs, he was picked for the U-19 tour to Pakistan the following year and excelled with a stunning knock of 131 in a one-dayer against the world champions. It was an innings which he rated as one of his best although he batted equally well for 70 in his first game for Sri Lanka A against the strong New Zealand A team in 2005. The selectors, desperate to unearth new talent, eventually gambled on an early promotion and fast-tracked him into the national squad after several glowing reports from development coaches. Kapugedera's father, also a former Dharmaraja cricketer, provided early coaching and all the encouragement he needed to develop. David Karunaratne (his first coach) and Sumithra Warnakulasuriya (his U-19 coach) also played important roles in shaping Kapugedera's career. He was first picked in the national squad against India in November but pulled out of the tour with an injury. However, he made his ODI debut, aged just 18, against Australia in Perth in 2006, immediately impressing with his composure. Considered a possible opener in one-day cricket, he scored a maiden fifty against Pakistan in March 2006 and followed that with his first Test fifty against England, at Trent Bridge, as Sri Lanka squared the series having started with a golden duck at Lord's. He's in the process of cementing his place in the one-day squad, scoring a handful of half-centuries since the CB Series in Australia in 2007-08.
Cricinfo Staff July 2008

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Feb 9, 2016

Chamara Kapugedera scored a handy 25, India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Pune, February 9, 2016

Chamara Kapugedera scored a handy 25

© BCCI

Jan 7, 2016

Chamara Kapugedera drives through the off side, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I,  Mount Maunganui, January 7, 2016

Chamara Kapugedera drives through the off side

© AFP

Aug 1, 2015

Chamara Kapugedera holds on to Mukhtar Ahmed's catch, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd T20, Colombo, August 1, 2015

Chamara Kapugedera holds on to Mukhtar Ahmed's catch

© AFP

Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Basseterre - May 20-24, 2011
Pakistan won by 196 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Providence - May 12-15, 2011
West Indies won by 40 runs
Guyana BP XI v Pakistanis at Georgetown - May 8-9, 2011
Match drawn
West Indies v Pakistan at Providence - May 5, 2011
West Indies won by 10 wickets (with 159 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Bridgetown - May 2, 2011
West Indies won by 1 run (D/L method)
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