Matches (12)
ENG v WI (1)
LPL (1)
Asia Cup (4)
TNPL (2)
BAN-A vs PAK-A (1)
MLC (2)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne

Born

April 21, 1988, Colombo

Age

36y 91d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Height

6ft

Education

St. Joseph's College, Colombo

Dimuth Karunaratne is a solid left-hand opening batsman, and another alumnus of the St Joseph's College side that produced Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera, whom he also played with in the Sri Lanka Under-19 side. Karunaratne made his first class debut for Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in 2008, but had a quiet first season, batting largely in the middle order.

He secured a place in the top order in 2009, and began to score more consistently thereafter. His maiden first-class century, against Colts Cricket Club, heralded a deluge of 1186 runs in the season, at an average of 56.54. His prolific form earnt him a call-up for the Sri Lanka A team against visiting South Africa A, where he again impressed, making 184 against an attack that included Vernon Philander.

Karunaratne has not reproduced the same volume of runs since his second season, but has developed a reputation for making big centuries against good attacks. He played two ODIs for Sri Lanka in 2011, making 4 and 60, and was also included in the Test tour to South Africa later in the year, though he did not get a game.

He toured South Africa again in July 2012 though, with the A team, and impressed with scores of 83 and 150 not out on that tour. Soon after that, he found himself on the verge of a Test debut when he was chosen to open alongside SSC partner Tharanga Paranavitana, replacing the injured Tillakaratne Dilshan for the Test against New Zealand in Galle.
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Dimuth Karunaratne Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests911747689924441.311333751.72163773012580
ODIs50464131610331.33165479.561111311170
FC203354251525124446.352657357.3947691731321771
List A16816015517013235.65665877.6573451015740
T20s343315438016.96499108.8103683171

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests911430819921/121/1299.503.87154.0000
ODIs50216180---6.75-000
FC2033482850041/61/6125.003.62207.0000
List A1687846432/132/1321.334.5728.0000
T20s34------------
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Dimuth Karunaratne was cleaned up for 86 by debutant Hasan Mahmud
Dimuth Karunaratne raised fifty during his partnership with Kusal Mendis
Dimuth Karunaratne was firm in the morning session
Nishan Madushka and Dimuth Karunaratne started steadily
Shoriful Islam got Dimuth Karunaratne for 52 late in the day
Dimuth Karunaratne was firm despite wickets falling around him