Kosala Kuruppuarachchi      

Full name Ajith Kosala Kuruppuarachchi

Born November 1, 1964, Colombo

Current age 52 years 84 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 2 0 0* - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 29 21 9 70 20* 5.83 0 0 5 0
List A 6 3 1 2 2 1.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 272 149 8 5/44 7/85 18.62 3.28 34.0 0 1 0
First-class 29 3310 1602 60 5/44 26.70 2.90 55.1 2 0
List A 6 282 186 3 2/34 2/34 62.00 3.95 94.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
First-class span 1985/86 - 1993/94
List A span 1987/88 - 1989/90
Profile

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.
Johann P Jayasekera

Country Fixtures Country Results
Panadura v KPCC at Panadura - Jan 23-25
KPCC 390 Panadura 180/2 (45 ov)
S Lanka U19 v Zim U19 at Stellenbosch - Jan 24
S Lanka U19 303/6 Zim U19 63 (19.3/50 ov, target 304)
3rd T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town
Jan 25, 2017 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
S Africa U19 v S Lanka U19 at Stellenbosch
Jan 26, 2017 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Plate: Burgher v Galle CC at Colombo (Bloomfield)
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
KTC v SL Air SC at Kaluthara
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Moors v Bloomfield at Kaluthara
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Police SC v Lankan CC at Hambantota
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Saracens v Badureliya at Colombo (Burgher)
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
SL Navy v SLPACC at Welisara
Jan 27-29, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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