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Pulasthi Gunaratne
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Pulasthi Gunaratne

Sri Lanka
Pulasthi Gunaratne

INTL CAREER: 2002 - 2003

Full Name

Pulasthi Waruna Gunaratne

Born

September 27, 1973, Colombo

Age

47y 224d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Wisden overview

A handful with bat and ball, and for tongue-tied commentators, Pulasthi Gunaratne was already quite a veteran of Sri Lankan cricket by the time he made his one-day debut at the age of 28 against Bangladesh in August 2002, since he first played for Bloomfield way back in 1993. A slippery right-arm seamer, he demonstrated his knowhow by taking two wickets in consecutive deliveries, including a perfect first-ball yorker to uproot Tushar Imran's middle stump. He had been on the fringe of the senior side for quite some time, and had been an outside bet for the 2002 England tour after impressing in an unofficial Test series against Kenya. His batting is more effective than elegant, but two first-class fifties hint at a man who knows which end of the willow is which. (Andrew Miller)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI23833615*7.206357.14005030
FC86921811547415.5902670
List A5227913619*7.5500150
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI2323959908274/444/4433.625.6835.50100
FC861088254322427/2522.442.9944.9072
List A5222711786704/374/3725.514.7132.40400
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Photos


Pulasthi Gunaratne and wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara celebrate after they dismissed Craig McCullum
Gunaratne , left, and Chandana celebrate the wicket of Afridi
Inzamam cuts to point
Pulasthi Gunaratne, 2002
Gunaratne going to his bowling mark