Matches (20)
NZ v AUS (1)
WPL (2)
BPL 2024 (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena

Born

April 24, 1971, Colombo

Age

52y 312d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

Other

Umpire

Dharmasena came into the international scene in 1994 against South Africa, aged 22. His quickish offspinners, delivered with a slightly unorthodox action, were invariably accurate making him an ideal one-day bowler, especially in Sri Lankan conditions. With time he also developed into a useful middle order batsman, which guaranteed him a regular place in the Sri Lankan one-day squad. His career came to a standstill after the Oval Test in 1998, when the ICC questioned his bowling action. However, he was cleared to play again by the Sri Lankan cricket board in July 2000. He subsequently played frequently for the one-day team, especially during home matches, but only played Test cricket sporadically. He retired from competitive cricket in November 2006 to pursue a career in umpiring and made his international umpiring debut in 2009. He was part of the panel of 18 umpires selected for the World Cup in India in 2011, officiating in the tournament opener between Bangladesh and India in Mirpur, and later the same year was promoted to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
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Kumar Dharmasena Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests3151786862*19.72266532.5703912140
ODIs1418733122269*22.62187965.0304632340
FC15521534656815736.28--937--780
List A20513043224394*25.78--09--500
T20s76312951*43.00107120.560111410

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests315369392920696/728/18342.312.52100.5130
ODIs141134700949981384/374/3736.214.2750.7100
FC155-25552102864957/30-20.772.4151.6-305
List A205-969366672335/145/1428.614.1241.6530
T20s7612210842/152/1527.005.3130.5000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Tests1058322
ODIs19112764
T20Is614219
WODIs11-
WT20Is2-2
FC3232-
List A3434-
T20s21016743
Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena

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Kumar Dharmasena copes with the Mohali humidity
The umpires got together to inspect and change the ball
Ben Stokes roars after hitting the winning run
Match officials put some gravitas on display
The review could not save David Warner
Umpire Kumar Dharmasena inspects the ground after some rain