Full name Paskuwal Handi Tharindu Kaushal
Born March 5, 1993, Galle
Current age 24 years 21 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka A Emerging Players, Sri Lanka Under-19s
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education Devapathiraja College, Rajgama
|Test debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26-29, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v West Indies at Galle, Oct 14-17, 2015 scorecard|
|Only ODI||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Nondescripts Cricket Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Feb 1-2, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Katunayake, Feb 5-7, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 9, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hambantota District v Matara District at Colombo (CCC), Mar 24, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Moors Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 4, 2015 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Galle Guardians v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 3, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/11, 9*||Matara||v Hambantota||Colombo (CCC)||24 Mar 2017||LA|
|1/15||Matara||v Galle District||Panagoda||22 Mar 2017||LA|
|18*, 2/59, 26, 2/60||SL Pres. XI||v Eng Lions||Moratuwa||12 Feb 2017||Other|
|2/30, 19, 0/36||Nondescripts||v Colts||Katunayake||5 Feb 2017||FC|
|9, 4/71, 22, 1/75||Nondescripts||v Col CC||Colombo (PSS)||28 Jan 2017||FC|
|0*, 0/2, 7, 3/103||Nondescripts||v Ragama||Colombo (CCC)||20 Jan 2017||FC|
|21, 5/86, 41, 0/13||Nondescripts||v Badureliya||Kaluthara||11 Jan 2017||FC|
|1, 0/89||Nondescripts||v Tamil Union||Colombo (PSS)||6 Jan 2017||FC|
|43, 0/21, 11||Nondescripts||v Galle CC||Colombo (NCC)||28 Dec 2016||FC|
|6, 2/76, 0/30||Nondescripts||v Sinhalese||Colombo (SSC)||15 Dec 2016||FC|
A tall offspinner who extracts substantial turn, Tharindu Kaushal has been perhaps the most exciting young bowler in Sri Lanka's domestic circuit since he made his debut in early 2013. Working off a distinctive high-kneed approach to the crease, Kaushal uses his wrist, as well as his fingers, to put significant work on the ball - a ploy that is said to make his doosra particularly difficult to pick.
Having begun his cricket in Galle's Devapathiraja College, Kaushal's debut first-class season was a 20-year old's dream. In seven matches for Nondescripts Cricket Club, he reaped 50 wickets at an average of 15.20, and collected six five-wicket hauls. For those efforts, and for a strong List A season, he was picked in two Test squads within 14 months of arriving on the domestic scene, but did not get a game in either series.
The bumper hauls continued in 2014, when he claimed 43 wickets at 23.55 in the Premier League Tournament, and had successful stints in the Sri Lanka A side. Rangana Herath's unavailability for the Boxing Day Test in New Zealand saw Kaushal named in the Sri Lanka squad for that tour. He made his Test debut in that match.
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