Full Name

Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara

Born

February 13, 1997, Kandy

Age

25y 290d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Trinity College, Kandy

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
Test243942652694706/1227/13538.483.7860.9610
ODI1515630727162/262/2645.436.9239.3000
T20I2524521717303/73/723.908.2517.3000
FC4474696142911286/1227/13533.523.6954.31010
List A434116501541604/214/2125.685.6027.5300
T2044438851231524/174/1723.678.3417.0100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test24321556103.2920527.31009050
ODI1574177*5.664636.95002030
T20I25631043.331190.90002020
FC445825268478.1254649.08003210100
List A4317852145.779853.06002170
T204413726104.3326100.00005030
Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara
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Lahiru Kumara was brought back, and immediately sent back Ibrahim Zadran
Lahiru Kumara is pumped up after bowling Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Lahiru Kumara bowled a tight spell for Sri Lanka in the powerplay
Lahiru Kumara rattled Andy Balbirnie's stumps
Lahiru Kumara appeals
Lahiru Kumara is up and running after flattening Deepak Hooda's stumps