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Dimuth Karunaratne

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

He is another alumnus of the St Joseph's College side that produced Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera.

RUNS
4074
AVERAGE
36.05

Dimuth Karunaratne

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

He is another alumnus of the St Joseph's College side that produced Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera.

RUNS
190
AVERAGE
15.83

Wicketkeeper

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
31
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Colombo

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Bio

Top-order batsman Dimuth Karunaratne had only played six one-day internationals when he was selected in Sri Lanka’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 squad, but he had already marked himself as one of his country’s emerging talents.

Although still inexperienced at international level, the gifted opening batsman has performed admirably in first-class cricket.

Making his ODI debut against England in 2011, Karunaratne scored 60 in his second match. 

An injury to Tillakaratne Dilshan paved the way for his entry into the Test side against New Zealand in late 2012.

He has made six Test hundreds with a top-score of 186.

MATCHES
60
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
123
BEST BATTING
196
BEST BOWLING
1-12
Bowling
WICKETS
2
AVERAGE
69
ECONOMY
3.58
S/R
115.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4074
INNINGS
117
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
36.05
100s
8
50s
22
MATCHES
17
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
146
BEST BATTING
60
BEST BOWLING
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Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
6.59
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
190
INNINGS
13
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
15.83
100s
0
50s
1

Karunaratne cops nasty head blow

Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was stretchered from the field and forced to retire hurt after he was struck by a rising bouncer late on the second day in Canberra


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Cummins' 'perfect finish' to day two

Pat Cummins sent the Gabba into raptures on the very last ball of day two by removing Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne to cap off a strong day for Australia in the first Test


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Watch Pat Cummins' awesome final over

Fast-bowling gold! Thrown the ball for the final over of day two, Pat Cummins delivered a masterclass of swing and movement and was rewarded with the prized scalp of Dimuth Karunaratne off the last ball


Sri Lanka surprise with World Cup squad

Dhananjaya, Dickwella, Chandimal all omitted as '96 world champs confirm Karunaratne as captain


Malinga sacked ahead of World Cup

Dimuth Karunaratne appointed skipper despite not having played an ODI since the last World Cup in 2015


Karunaratne cleared to bat after blow

Sri Lanka opener all smiles on third morning as given all clear to play on after being stretchered from field following nasty blow on day two


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