Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-08-03 14:55:00
Anuradha Kurukulasooriya was born on May 20, 1985 in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He is a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper who plays for Colombo Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A and the Galle Cricket Club.
He made his first-class debut for Colombo Cricket Club in the 2009–10 Premier Trophy on 11 January 2010 against Sinhalese Sports Club. In August 2017 he scored his 500th run in List A cricket when he played for Sinhalese Sports Club against Wayamba United Service Providers Cricket Club in the 2016–17 Premier Limited Overs Tournament.
Dimuth Karunaratne was born on May 20, 1985 in Kelaniya, which is a suburb of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Dimuth Karunaratne's father was a teacher in Kelaniya. Dimuth Karunaratne's mother was a housewife.
At the age of 16 years, Dimuth Karunaratne started playing cricket for his school team and he would often play cricket with his friends after school hours. Since then he has played for several teams like Ceylinco Superstars and Wayamba before making it to the national team where he has represented them well over more than 70 matches so far!
Karunaratne has had a test career average of 51.00, with seven centuries and twenty-one fifties.
Karunaratne made his debut for the Sri Lankan national side in 2009 against Pakistan at Galle. He was dropped after that series to be replaced by Dimuth Karunaratne but returned almost immediately when Dimuth was injured and has been an integral part of the team ever since scoring hundreds against India & South Africa at home as well as New Zealand away – all in 2018.
In 2016 he became only the third Sri Lankan player to score 2,000 runs in Test cricket - doing so in 41 innings (since 2000). The other two players to do so before him were Kumar Sangakkara & Sanath Jayasuriya respectively!
Karunaratne made his debut for the Sri Lankan national side in 2009 against Pakistan at Galle. At the time, he was 24 years old and played alongside players such as Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews. Since then, he has gone on to play 53 Tests and 151 ODIs for Sri Lanka across nine years.
Karunaratne's Test career began with a match against Pakistan at Galle International Stadium where he scored a century in both innings of the match - becoming only the fourth batsman from Sri Lanka to do so (after Marvan Atapattu, Aravinda de Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya). He went on to score another hundred in his next game at Lord's Cricket Ground against England which was followed by another century against India at MA Chidambaram Stadium during 2012 tour of India that included their defeat in CB Series final by Australia.
In 2015 South Africa series Karunaratne showed great form as he batted through entire first day of first test before retiring hurt due to injury later but returned soon after passing fitness test became highest run scorer among all batsmen which helped him earn man-of-the-match award later same year when he scored two fifties including fifty six off just 27 balls which equals fastest 50 ever recorded by any batsman against Australia where his team lost narrowly by 3 runs
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne became the fastest Sri Lankan to reach the milestone of 2,000 runs in Test cricket - doing so in 41 innings.
Brian Lara took 54 matches and Marvan Atapattu 58 innings to reach this mark.
You might be surprised to know that Karunaratne became the fastest Sri Lankan to reach the milestone of 2,000 runs in Test cricket - doing so in 41 innings.
Karunaratne has joined 15 other Sri Lankans who have reached the mark. The second fastest was Danushka Gunathilaka (36 innings).
Two other batsmen who have played Tests for Sri Lanka and are still active, Angelo Perera and Kusal Mendis, are also within striking distance of this mark with 1,961 and 1,898 runs respectively.
Karunaratne scored his first overseas century in the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street. He played a knock of 158, helping Sri Lanka win by innings and 88 runs.
In June 2016 Dimuth Karunaratne scored his maiden overseas ton against England at Chester-le-Street. Karunaratne played a knock of 158 and helped Sri Lanka win by innings and 88 runs.
The last time a Sri Lankan had scored a century overseas was in 2010 when Roshan Mahanama made 125 against South Africa in Johannesburg.