Full name Chamith Kosala Bandara Kulasekara
Born July 15, 1985, Mavanalle
Current age 31 years 14 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Galle Cricket Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Sri Lanka Cricket President's XI, Sri Lanka Under-17s, Sri Lanka Under-19s
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Vidyartha College, Kandy
|Only Test||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Nov 3-7, 2011 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Nov 11, 2011 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein, Jan 17, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Moors Sports Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Dec 26-28, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Galle Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 14, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Badureliya Sports Club v Moors Sports Club at Kaluthara, Dec 8, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Moors Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Jan 5, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|5, 1/16||Moors||v Nondescripts||Colombo (Colts)||5 Jan 2016||T20|
|26, 0/8, 24, 2/5||Moors||v Chilaw||Colombo (Moors)||26 Dec 2015||FC|
|1/22, 2||Moors||v Sinhalese||Colombo (NCC)||22 Dec 2015||T20|
|0/17||Moors||v Badureliya||Kaluthara||8 Dec 2015||LA|
|8, 0/12||Moors||v Sinhalese||Colombo (Moors)||30 Nov 2015||LA|
|2, 0/22||Moors||v SL Air SC||Colombo (SSC)||8 Apr 2015||T20|
|0||Moors||v Chilaw||Colombo (Bloomfield)||7 Apr 2015||T20|
|2/32, 4||Moors||v Bloomfield||Colombo (Bloomfield)||6 Apr 2015||T20|
|1, 0/24||Moors||v Nondescripts||Colombo (SSC)||4 Apr 2015||T20|
|2/28, 22*||Moors||v SLPACC||Colombo (Colts)||2 Apr 2015||T20|
Kosala Kulasekara is a big-hitting 6' 1" batting allrounder who has been a regular performer in domestic cricket for Nondescripts CC in the Premier tournament and Ruhuna in the Inter-provincial tournament. His approach to the game is more suitable for the one-day and T20 formats where he has excelled in domestic matches. In 2010 he hit a whirlwind 43 off 15 balls against Basnahira North in the inter-provincial T20 match and captured four wickets for 26 with his nippy deliveries to help Ruhuna convert a losing cause into a winning one.
Kulasekara first began as a swimmer and won third place in the all-island swimming championships and cricket was only his second love. At Vidyartha College, Kandy he learnt his cricket and showed so much promise that he was selected to captain the Central Province Under-17 and U-19 teams. He was eventually selected to play for Sri Lanka in the U-19 World Cup in 2004 where he won two Man-of-the-Match awards for his all-round ability.
After joining NCC, he was coached by former Sri Lanka cricketers Romesh Kaluwitharana and Chandika Hathurusingha who helped improve his batting technique. Kulasekara won a cricket scholarship to England in 2005 along with Upul Tharanga. He captained Sri Lanka Cricket Academy against England Academy and South Africa 'A' teams.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"