Picture of Chamara Kapugedera

Chamara Kapugedera

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Central Province, Kandurata, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sinhalese Sports Club, Young Sri Lanka, Chennai, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Duronto Rajshahi, Uthura Rudras, Rest of Sri Lanka, Uthura Yellows, Kalabagan Krira Chakra
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
February 24, 1987, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Profile

Chamara Kapugedera is a cricketer of immense talent. Having parents from a sporting background, “Kapu” took to cricket when he was only 11 and since then has never looked back.

Starting off as a wicket-keeper batsman, Kapugedera was soon adjudged as one of the best talents during his school years. With a fruitful 2003-04 season under his belt where he scored over 1000 runs, he earned his place in Sri Lanka’s Under-19 team tour to Pakistan with a brilliant 131 in a game. Thereafter, he scored a fine 70 for Sri Lanka A against a strong New Zealand A outfit. The selectors took notice and he was quickly assimilated into the ODI team when he was only 18. Debuting against Australia, he showed glimpses of his talent on the hard, bouncy Australian wickets alien to Sri Lanka.

In 2006, he made his Test debut against England but could not retain his spot for long. He has since been part of the ODI team but inconsistency has cost him a place on several occasions. Equally strong of the front and back foot, Kapugedera is a fine mixture of elegance and power with oodles of time to play his shots. One of the best fielders in the Sri Lankan outfit, he is also a lively medium pace bowler. However his weakness is his temperament as he is prone to recklessness and has a tendency to give his wicket away easily.


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 8 15 418 3 34.83 53.18 0 4 96
ODI 92 76 1521 7 22.04 72.56 0 8 95
T20 21 18 295 3 19.66 115.23 0 0 47
IPL 5 3 16 0 5.33 69.56 0 0 8
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 8 1 12 9 0 0/9 / - 4.5 0 0 0 0
ODI 92 10 264 225 2 1/24 / 112.5 5.11 0 0 0 7
IPL 5 3 17 49 0 0/8 / - 17.29 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 6 0 2
ODI 29 0 9
T20 7 0 3
IPL 4 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2006-2009
 
ODI:
2006-2012
 
T20:
2006-2012
 
IPL:
2008-2008
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs England at Lord's, London - May 11, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Aug 26, 2009
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Jan 29, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Aug 04, 2012
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 15, 2006
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jun 03, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 08, 2008
Last played:
Chennai Vs Rajasthan at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai - Jun 01, 2008
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