Full Name

Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara

Born

February 13, 1997, Kandy

Age

24y 257d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Trinity College, Kandy

TEAMS

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.

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test233842002642696/1227/13538.283.7760.8610
ODI1313544623132/262/2647.926.8741.8000
T20I1110222268143/73/719.147.2415.8000
FC4373689642391276/1227/13533.373.6854.21010
List A403815401412574/214/2124.775.5027.0300
T202726552708334/174/1721.457.6916.7100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test23301552103.4619027.36008050
ODI1363177*5.664537.77002030
T20I1132545.003166.66001010
FC435625264478.5153149.71003110100
List A4015751146.379354.83002170
T20278416104.0015106.66003020
Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara
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Photos


Lahiru Kumara and Liton Das have an argument after the batter was dismissed
Lahiru Kumara lets out a roar after getting the wicket of Liton Das
Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga picked up three wickets each
Lahiru Kumara celebrates the wicket of Scott Edwards
Lahiru Kumara celebrates with his team-mates after picking up a wicket
Lahiru Kumara bowled with good pace, but proved expensive