2020 ADT10      January 28, 2021 to February 06, 2021

LAHIRU KUMARA

Name
LAHIRU KUMARA
Nationality
sri Sri Lanka
Position
Bowler
Current Team
Deccan Gladiators
Past Teams
Qalandars
Seasons
2021
Age
24

A robust, right-arm fast bowler from Kandy, Lahiru Kumara had played only eight days of first-class cricket – all of which were for the Sri Lanka A team – before he was selected in the Test squad in October 2016. He was largely picked on his promise. One of the fastest bowlers in Sri Lanka’s system, Kumara possesses a sharp bouncer, and an ability to both swing and seam the ball – all allied to a bustling intensity.

He had played in the Under-19 World Cup in February, but it was on a u-19 tour of England that he put himself into contention for higher honours. He took a series-high 13 wickets at an average of 18.30 through the Youth Tests, and was especially effective at Northampton, where he claimed first-innings figures of 7 for 82, then a further 4 for 52 in the second innings to send England Under-19s to their first home defeat in six years.

Injury layoffs for Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad then opened up a spot for Kumara in the Test team. Though his initial performances in Zimbabwe were modest, Kumara became the second-youngest Sri Lanka bowler to claim a five-wicket haul at Newlands, in January 2017, taking 6 for 122 in the first innings.

Batting

SeasonTeamMatInnsNORunHSBat AveBFSR3050704s6sCtSt
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Bowling

SeasonTeamMatchInnOverRunsWktsBowl AveEcoBBMStrike RateNB4w5w
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