Chamara Kapugedera      

Full name Chamara Kantha Kapugedera

Born February 24, 1987, Kandy

Current age 27 years 208 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 92 76 7 1521 95 22.04 2096 72.56 0 8 109 27 29 0
T20Is 21 18 3 295 47 19.66 256 115.23 0 0 25 11 7 0
First-class 62 96 13 3038 158 36.60 4970 61.12 6 19 304 40 58 3
List A 205 179 18 4339 108 26.95 5325 81.48 2 28 81 4
Twenty20 76 67 7 1284 96* 21.40 981 130.88 0 5 92 58 33 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 92 10 264 225 2 1/24 1/24 112.50 5.11 132.0 0 0 0
T20Is 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 62 31 652 388 6 1/1 2/20 64.66 3.57 108.6 0 0 0
List A 205 591 538 8 1/19 1/19 67.25 5.46 73.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 76 6 59 122 1 1/20 1/20 122.00 12.40 59.0 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 Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 4, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 15, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Jun 3, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A at Colombo (PSS), Oct 19-22, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Sinhalese Sports Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Mar 20-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Central Province v West Indians at Kandy, Jul 28, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 28, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Oct 9, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yaal Blazers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jun 28, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/0s, 11 Sinhalese v Madras CC Singapore 24 Aug 2014 Other T20
0c/0s, 26 Sinhalese v Melbourne CC Singapore 24 Aug 2014 Other T20
0c/0s, 26 Sinhalese v Singapore CA Singapore 23 Aug 2014 Other T20
13, 0c/0s Sinhalese v Madras CC Singapore 22 Aug 2014 Other T20
18, 0c/0s Sinhalese v Hong Kong CC Singapore 22 Aug 2014 Other T20
- Yaal Blazers v Express Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 T20
1c/1s, 45 Yaal Blazers v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 27 Jun 2014 T20
9 Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (NCC) 20 Mar 2014 FC
0, 43 Sinhalese v Col CC Colombo (PSS) 13 Mar 2014 FC
0, 0/12, 4 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 21 Feb 2014 FC
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Aug 26, 2012

Chamara Kapugedera drives through the off-side, Uthura v Nagenahira, SLPL, Colombo, August 26, 2012

Chamara Kapugedera drives through the off-side

© Shaun Roy/SPORTZPICS/SLPL

Aug 12, 2012

Chamara Kapugedera goes for a big shot, Uthura v Wayamba, SLPL, Colombo, August 12, 2012

Chamara Kapugedera goes for a big shot

© Shaun Roy/SPORTZPICS/SLPL

Jun 3, 2012

Chamara Kapugedera is cleaned up by Shahid Afridi, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Hambantota

Chamara Kapugedera is cleaned up by Shahid Afridi

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Quarter-Final: SL Women v TBA at Incheon
Sep 23, 2014 (14:00 local | 05:00 GMT | 01:00 EDT | 00:00 CDT | 22:00 PDT)
1st ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Sep 25, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (RPS)
Sep 27, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
3rd ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (PSS)
Sep 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd Quarter-Final: Sri Lanka v TBA at Incheon
Sep 30, 2014 (14:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT)
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