Full name Ajith Kosala Kuruppuarachchi
Born November 1, 1964, Colombo
Current age 51 years 101 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (CCC), Mar 14-18, 1986 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), Apr 16-21, 1987 scorecard|
|First-class span||1985/86 - 1993/94|
|List A span||1987/88 - 1989/90|
Kosala Kuruppuarachchi proved a difficult proposition for both commentators and batsman alike on his debut. A left-arm medium-pace bowler Kuruppuarachchi had a dream introduction into the Test arena. In the first innings he produced a sterling display capturing 5 for 44 as the Pakistan batting lineup was routed. In the second innings he provided solid support for Ravi Ratnayeke taking a further two wickets. Sri Lanka achieved their first victory over Pakistan in Test cricket and Kuruppuarachchi took a major part in it. Injury forced him to miss the final Test in the series. Sadly his only other Test was during the abandoned Test series against New Zealand.
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