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Kaushal Lokuarachchi

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Sinhalese Sports Club, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Dhaka Gladiators, Kandurata Warriors, Kandurata Maroons
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
May 20, 1982, Colombo

Profile

Such is the epitome of legendary Muttiah Muralidaran’s greatness that in his era, the likes of many emerging spin bowlers, including leg spinner Kaushal Lokuarachchi were somehow always overshadowed and found it hard to make their way into the national team.

Lokuarachchi, a leg break bowler started his domestic career with Bloomfield in 1999, before switching to the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), where he shone with 14 wickets in the Premier League. He then made his international debut in 2003 against Kenya in an ODI. A quiet Test debut followed against New Zealand. But, the leg spinner was more inclined towards the shorter version of the game, as he found it difficult than the longer one. A handy batsman in the lower middle order, “Loku” as he fondly known, was banned on disciplinary grounds in 2003, but soon bounced back for a place in the Sri Lankan team.

Lokuarachchi last played an ODI in 2007, and after a long gap of five years, was recalled to the Sri Lankan T20I squad for their home series against Pakistan.
 


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 4 5 94 1 23.5 58.02 0 0 28*
ODI 21 18 210 3 14 80.15 0 1 69
T20 2 2 11 0 5.5 84.61 0 0 11
CLT20 5 5 36 0 7.2 112.5 0 0 14
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 4 6 594 295 5 2/47 / 59 2.97 0 0 0 0
ODI 21 21 1011 725 31 4/44 / 23.38 4.30 1 0 0 8
T20 2 2 36 48 2 2/31 / 24 8 0 0 0 3
CLT20 5 4 48 81 1 1/7 / 81 10.12 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 0
ODI 5 0 1
T20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2004
 
ODI:
2003-2007
 
T20:
2012-2012
 
CLT20:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at P.Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo - Apr 25, 2003
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy - Mar 16, 2004
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Kenya at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Apr 06, 2003
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs England at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Oct 13, 2007
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jun 01, 2012
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jun 03, 2012
CLT20
Debut:
Wayamba Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 11, 2009
Last played:
Wayamba Vs Central Stags at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Sep 22, 2010
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