Full Name

Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena

Born

April 24, 1971, Colombo

Age

51y 221d

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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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3151786862*19.72266532.5703912140
ODI1418733122269*22.62187965.0304632340
FC15521534656815736.28937780
List A20513043224394*25.7809500
T2076312951*43.00107120.560111410
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test315369392920696/728/18342.312.52100.5130
ODI141134700949981384/374/3736.214.2750.7100
FC15525552102864957/3020.772.4151.6305
List A205969366672335/145/1428.614.1241.6530
T207612210842/152/1527.005.3130.5000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test937518
ODI17911861
T20I614219
WODI11
WT20I22
FC3232
List A3434
T2020015743
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Photos
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
Umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Ruchira Palliyaguruge check the light on a cloudy evening
The match officials and referee pose for a picture before the match