Matches (19)
CWC League 2 (2)
ENG v NZ (1)
SLCD-XI in ENG (1)
Charlotte Edwards (4)
Vitality Blast (6)
4-Day Championship (3)
IPL (1)
T20 Challenge (1)

Full Name

Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne

Born

April 21, 1988, Colombo

Age

34y 38d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

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
Test781516576824439.771153250.0114296029550
ODI343027679727.39103074.4606711110
FC183321241373724446.252415656.8644601552291711
List A14814011440513234.14579476.0262743312680
T20343315438016.96499108.8103683171
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test781430819921/121/1299.503.87154.0000
ODI34216180---6.75-000
FC1833482850041/61/6125.003.62207.0000
List A1486826332/132/1321.004.6027.3000
T2034------------
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Dimuth Karunaratne started off the day steadily before being bowled by Shakib Al Hasan for 80
Kasun Rajitha calls for the physio after Dimuth Karunaratne hurt his back late in the day
Dimuth Karunaratne remained solid even as Sri Lanka lost a couple of key wickets at the other end
Dimuth Karunaratne raised his half-century in the last session
The physio has a look at Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne cracks one off the back foot