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Lahiru Kumara, the Glorious Performer of Sri Lanka

Lahiru Kumara is the emerging star of Sri Lanka. His performance in the 25th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 resulted in Sri Lanka’s victory. The interesting match was played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

Moreover, England was on first batting and unfortunately could not perform their best. Furthermore, Sri Lanka won. Lahiru grabbed three wickets, including the major batsman for England. He grabbed the wickets of JC Buttler, Livingstone, and Stokes.

Personal Information of Lahiru Kumara

Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara is also known as Lahiru Kumara. He was born on February 13, 1997. Moreover, Kandy, Sri Lanka, was his place of birth. He is 6’ tall.

However, he is the left-handed batsman yet right-arm pace bowler. The player is a Sri Lankan native. Yet he joined the U-19 and then the international team at the age of 19.

Lahiru Kumara

Personal History of Lahiru Kumara

NameChandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara 
Date of BirthFebruary 13, 1997
Place of BirthKandy, Sri Lanka
Height6 feet
Batting Styleleft-handed batsman
Role in TeamRight-arm pace bowler
Personal History

International Information of Lahiru Kumara

Lahiru Kumara was selected for the Test squad in October 2016. So he played his first match against Zimbabwe. It is to be noted that he grabbed his first wicket by dismissing Peter Moor.

Moreover, he played his debut ODI against Zimbabwe and the West Indies. It was a tri-series in the West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka.

In 2016–17, he played the test series against South Africa. Furthermore, he played in the second test at Newlands Cricket Ground. Thus, he took his first five-wicket haul. Moreover, he was the first and only Sri Lankan fast bowler to take six wickets against 122 in South Africa. Yet he was the best overall bowler in South Africa.

Lahiru Kumara

International Career Stats of Lahiru Kumara

Kumara was in Sri Lanka’s ODI squad for their series against South Africa in January 2017. In addition, he played his first ODI against South Africa in February 2017 at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Moreover, he scored five runs and took his first ODI wicket. It was a major wicket for Quinton de Kock for 8 runs.

Later on, in May 2018, he signed a contract with the Sri Lanka National Team for the 2018–19 season. Furthermore, he was added to the Sri Lanka T20I squad, but unfortunately, he could not play.

Moreover, he was removed from the Test Squad of Sri Lanka due to some disciplinary reasons against England in November 2018. Moreover, in January 2019, Kumara was added to Sri Lanka’s T20I squad against New Zealand. So he played his debut T20I against New Zealand on January 11, 2019.

Kumara fell injured on the day of the Test in Brisbane against Australia. Consequently, he was ruled out of the second test against Australia. And so from the tour of South Africa. Kumara was named as one of the four reserve players in Sri Lanka’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021.

Later on, in October 2021, he was added to Sri Lanka’s main squad. Subsequently, he played his first T20 World Cup against Namibia on October 18, 2021. Thus, he took 2 wickets in the match, which ended with 2-9 in 3.3 overs.

International Details of David Warner

National TeamSri Lanka since 2016
Test DebutOctober 29, 2016 against Zimbabwe
Last TestMarch 17, 2023 against New Zealand
ODI DebutFebruary 4, 2017 against South Africa
Last ODIOctober 16, 2023 against Australia
T20I DebutJanuary 11, 2019 against new Zealand
Last T20IApril 8, 2023 against New Zealand
International Information

Lahiru Kumara’s Career Statistics

Batting

FormatMatchesRuns50’s100’s
Tests268500
ODIs285500
T20Is261000
FC4730500
List A569000
T20s543800
Batting Stats

Bowling

FormatMatchesBallsWickets
Tests26465574
ODIs28113137
T20Is2654433
FC477520136
List A56215181
T20s54109469
Bowling Stats

Fielding Stats

FormatsCatches
Tests5
ODI3
T20I2
FC10
Fielding Stats

Domestic Career of Lahiru Kumara

Kumara played his debut match for first-class cricket against West Indies A on October 4, 2016. Moreover, he played his T20 debut for Nondescripts Cricket Club in the 2017-18 SLC T20 Tournament on February 24, 2018.

Kumara was added to Kandy’s squad for the 2017-18 Super Four Provincial Tournament in March 2018. Yet he was added to Kandy’s squad for the Super Provincial One Day Tournament 2018.

Kumara was added to Team Galle for the SLC T20 League in August 2018.Dambulla Viking captured him in the October 2020 draft for the first ever Lanka Premier League. 

So he was added to the SLC Greens Squad in August 2021 in preparation for the SLC Invitational T20 League Competition. Moreover, after the players’ draft for the LPL 2021, he was chosen to play with Kandy Warriors in November 2021.

Lahiru Kumara

Domestic Teams

YearsTeams
2016-PresentNondescripts
2020Dambulla Viiking
2021Kandy Warriors
Domestic Teams

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