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Dimuth Karunaratne
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Dimuth Karunaratne

Sri Lanka|opening batsman
Dimuth Karunaratne

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2021

Full Name

Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne

Born

April 21, 1988, Colombo

Age

32y 357d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Opening batsman

Height

6ft

Education

St. Joseph's College, Colombo

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test701365474819636.24970048.9410254848530
ODI343027679727.39103074.4606711110
FC170298221245421245.122184057.0239561399271661
List A14013210422113234.59554776.0962641212660
T20343315438016.96499108.8103683171
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test701227818521/121/1292.503.99139.00000
ODI34216180---6.75-000
FC1703279848641/61/6121.503.65199.50000
List A1406826332/132/1321.004.6027.30000
T2034------------
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Photos


Dimuth Karunaratne sweeps as Joshua Da Silva looks on
Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne bump fists during their partnership
Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne walk off the field at the end of day four
Nkrumah Bonner dives to take a catch to remove Dimuth Karunaratne
Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne nearly survived the first hour
Dimuth Karunaratne pulls