Kasun Rajitha      

Full name Chandrasekara Arachchilage Kasun Rajitha

Born June 1, 1993, Matara

Current age 27 years 241 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Badureliya Sports Club, Dambulla Viiking, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Education St. Servatius College

Chandrasekara Arachchilage Kasun Rajitha
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 12 2 35 12 3.50 233 15.02 0 0 2 0 4 0
ODIs 9 3 2 0 0* 0.00 10 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
T20Is 10 4 2 8 5 4.00 23 34.78 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 49 64 22 379 52 9.02 1150 32.95 0 1 41 4 17 0
List A 44 23 10 39 12* 3.00 106 36.79 0 0 2 2 7 0
T20s 42 15 9 65 18* 10.83 85 76.47 0 0 1 4 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 15 1415 779 25 3/20 6/88 31.16 3.30 56.6 0 0 0
ODIs 9 9 353 379 9 2/17 2/17 42.11 6.44 39.2 0 0 0
T20Is 10 10 222 358 10 3/29 3/29 35.80 9.67 22.2 0 0 0
First-class 49 80 7088 4670 141 8/31 12/180 33.12 3.95 50.2 4 9 1
List A 44 43 1741 1833 49 5/37 5/37 37.40 6.31 35.5 0 1 0
T20s 42 41 900 1224 66 4/20 4/20 18.54 8.16 13.6 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Jun 14-18, 2018 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Dec 26-29, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Dambulla, Aug 1, 2018 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Sri Lanka at Pune, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Oct 27, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Jan 16-18, 2015 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Dec 26-29, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Badureliya Sports Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Maggona, Dec 5, 2014 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka Board President's XI v West Indians at Katunayake, Feb 20, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Sinhalese Sports Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 2, 2015 scorecard
Last T20s Dambulla Viiking v Jaffna Stallions at Hambantota, Dec 14, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 0/16, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 26 Dec 2020 Test # 2399
0/33, 2 Viiking v Stallions Hambantota 14 Dec 2020 T20
2/31 Viiking v Gladiators Hambantota 9 Dec 2020 T20
- Viiking v Stallions Hambantota 7 Dec 2020 T20
1/38 Viiking v Gladiators Hambantota 5 Dec 2020 T20
2/16 Viiking v Tuskers Hambantota 3 Dec 2020 T20
1/27 Viiking v Kings Hambantota 1 Dec 2020 T20
5/63, 3, 4/104 Saracens v Col CC Colombo (SSC) 15 Aug 2020 FC
3/85, 1 Saracens v Colts Colombo (PSS) 10 Aug 2020 FC
0/62 Saracens v Badureliya Maggona 28 Feb 2020 FC
Profile

Virtually unheard of before 2015, the first inkling of right-arm seamer Kasun Rajitha's potential came during a three-dayer against the touring Indians in August of that year. He took 5 for 68 on a spicy Khettarama deck in that match, dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in a single spell, before claiming Kohli's wicket in the second innings as well.
Achieving appreciable seam movement at a sharp pace, and from a high release point, Rajitha proved to be a penetrative T20 bowler in the following domestic season. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Super T20 Provincial Tournament, with 10 scalps in six matches. That performance earned him an international T20 debut, where he claimed two wickets in his first over, against India in Pune.

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Dec 29, 2020

Kasun Rajitha came out to bat despite an injury, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day, December 29, 2020

Kasun Rajitha came out to bat despite an injury

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Dec 27, 2020

Kasun Rajitha hobbled off with a groin injury, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2, Centurion, December 27, 2020

Kasun Rajitha hobbled off with a groin injury

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Dec 26, 2020

Kasun Rajitha provided solid support with the bat, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Centurion, December 26, 2020

Kasun Rajitha provided solid support with the bat

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