Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
AFG v IRE (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Ranji Trophy (4)
Durham in ZIM (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara

Born

February 13, 1997, Kandy

Age

27y 14d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Trinity College, Kandy

A robust, right-arm fast bowler from Kandy, Lahiru Kumara had played only eight days of first-class cricket - all of which were for the Sri Lanka A team - before he was selected in the Test squad in October 2016. He was largely picked on his promise. One of the fastest bowlers in Sri Lanka's system, Kumara possesses a sharp bouncer, and an ability to both swing and seam the ball - all allied to a bustling intensity.

He had played in the Under-19 World Cup in February, but it was on a u-19 tour of England that he put himself into contention for higher honours. He took a series-high 13 wickets at an average of 18.30 through the Youth Tests, and was especially effective at Northampton, where he claimed first-innings figures of 7 for 82, then a further 4 for 52 in the second innings to send England Under-19s to their first home defeat in six years.

Injury layoffs for Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad then opened up a spot for Kumara in the Test team. Though his initial performances in Zimbabwe were modest, Kumara became the second-youngest Sri Lanka bowler to claim a five-wicket haul at Newlands, in January 2017, taking 6 for 122 in the first innings.

Lahiru Kumara Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests264246552995746/1227/13540.473.8662.9610
ODIs282811311223373/223/2233.056.4830.5000
T20Is2625544755333/73/722.878.3216.4000
FC4881768247751386/1227/13534.603.7255.61010
List A585622592141864/214/2124.895.6826.2300
T20s545310941505694/174/1721.818.2515.8200

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests2636178513*4.4729229.100014060
ODIs2816655105.5012245.08007160
T20Is26631043.331190.90002020
FC486629349479.4374746.72004512110
List A58261090145.6217451.720072100
T20s541793810*4.754486.36005130
Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara

Explore Statsguru Analysis

Test
ODI
T20I

Recent Matches of Lahiru Kumara

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Kandy vs Jaffna--2/7326-Feb-2024DambullaList A
Kandy vs Galle--3/3123-Feb-2024PallekeleList A
Kandy vs Dambulla0 & 44*1/58 & 1/4108-Feb-2024DambullaFC
Sri Lanka vs England--3/3526-Oct-2023BengaluruODI # 4682
Sri Lanka vs Australia40/4716-Oct-2023LucknowODI # 4671

Photos of Lahiru Kumara

The smile didn't leave Lahiru Kumara's face for most of the day
All smiles in the Sri Lanka camp with Lahiru Kumara striking twice in quick succession
Lahiru Kumara thought he had Marnus Labuschagne for a duck but the Australian's review rescued him
Lahiru Kumara celebrates a wicket
Lahiru Kumara picked two wickets
Lahiru Kumara bends his back as he bowls