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Kaushal Lokuarachchi
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Kaushal Lokuarachchi

Sri Lanka
Kaushal Lokuarachchi

INTL CAREER: 2003 - 2012

Full Name

Kaushal Samaraweera Lokuarachchi

Born

May 20, 1982, Colombo

Age

38y 356d

Nicknames

Loku

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Education

St. Peter's College

TEAMS

Loukaracchchi is unfortunate that he belongs to an era where there are two other right-arm legspinners are also vying for a berth in the national team. The presence of Upul Chandana and Malinga Bandara meant that 'Loku', as he is referred to by team-mates, had no place in the national team which also has the inimitable offspinner Muttiah Muralitharan.

It seems Loku has somewhat decided that his best chance to play in the national team is in the shorter version of the game. He says he loves to play one-day cricket and his style of bowling and batting is most suited to it. "It is difficult to play one-day cricket than Test cricket because the intensity is great. I love the challenge," Loku said.

He believes as a legspinner he has a lot to learn, but admits gaining experience each time he plays for his country. He is also a useful batsman down the order with two first-class centuries and a batting average of 27.

He had an outstanding career at St. Peter's College where he won the best bowler's prize and was also voted Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year. Loku then joined Bloomfield in 1999 and represented them till last season when he changed clubs and went to SSC where he took 14 wickets in the Premier league semi-final against Colts and followed it up with a century which is the best performance of his career so far.

Has benefited from attending Sri Lanka Spin Academy headed by former Sri Lanka offspinner Ruwan Kalpage and from coaching received from Sri Lanka A-team coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
Sa'adi Tawfeeq July 2007

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4519428*23.5016258.020014110
ODI211832106914.0026280.15019550
T20I22011115.501384.61001010
FC139185204594108*27.84420670
List A14810620213877*24.86011530
T205343451154*13.10441115.87014519190
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4659429552/472/7859.002.97118.80000
ODI21211011725314/444/4423.384.3032.60100
T20I22364822/312/3124.008.0018.00000
FC1392015194653707/1725.582.8154.4081
List A148665746001945/275/2723.714.1434.30510
T205346805931523/153/1517.906.9315.40000
Kaushal Lokuarachchi portrait
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Sinhalese vs Nondescripts301/5303-Apr-2014PanagodaFC
Sinhalese vs Moors251/38 & 1/9120-Mar-2014Colombo (NCC)FC
Sinhalese vs Col CC38 & 01/40 & 1/5113-Mar-2014Colombo (PSS)FC
Sinhalese vs SL Army51/3 & 0/4706-Mar-2014Colombo (Moors)FC
Sinhalese vs Tamil Union8 & 160/48 & 0/521-Feb-2014Colombo (PSS)FC

Photos


Kaushal Lokuarachchi picked up two quick wickets
Kaushal Lokuarachchi edges one past the keeper
R Ashwin bamboozles Kaushal Lokuarachchi
Kaushal Lokuarachchi bowls a delivery at the nets
Ravi Bopara successfully appeals for the wicket of Kaushal Lokuarachchi
Ian Bell falls to Kaushal Lokuarachchi for 25