Full name Sanath Mohan Silva Kaluperuma
Born October 22, 1961, Colombo
Current age 55 years 274 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Brother - LWS Kaluperuma
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Kandy, Mar 9-14, 1984 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Feb 12-15, 1988 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 19, 1988 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Mar 29, 1988 scorecard|
|First-class span||1983/84 - 1988/89|
|List A span||1985/86 - 1988/89|
A right hand top-order batsman and handy off-spin bowler Kaluperuma struggled to adjust in his brief opportunity at international level. Blooded during a period in which Sri Lanka was searching for players with the ability and determination to succeed at the highest level, Kaluperuma's form for the under 23 side brought him to the attention of the selectors. Making his debut against New Zealand batting at number three he failed to make an impression with the bat although he did capture 2/17 with his off-spinners. Playing all three Tests in the series, he failed to pass 30 in his six innings and he was dropped. Earning a recall nearly four years after his previous opportunity for the one off Test against Australia at Perth, Kaluperuma suffered a torrid time and it proved to be his final Test.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?