(Sri Lankan Cricketer)
A left-hand top-order batsman, Dimuth Karunaratne has established himself as a regular in Sri Lanka’s Test lineup. Regarded as a second-innings specialist by cricket experts, Karunaratne has played more than 50 tests for Sri Lanka. However, he was not able to replicate the five-day format form in the limited-over cricket and was left out of the setup.
|Date of Birth:||April 21, 1988|
|Age (as on 2018):||30 years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Taurus|
|College:||St. Joseph’s College, Colombo|
|Test:||Sri Lanka vs New Zealand at Galle, Nov 17-19, 2012|
|ODI:||England vs Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jul 9, 2011|
|Jersey Number:||#21 Sri Lanka|
|Domestic/State Team:||Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Dambulla, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board XI, Wayamba|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Career Turning Point|
- Strong performances with Sri Lanka’s A team against visiting South Africa A in 2009 earned him national call-up.
- Karunaratne is the second Sri Lankan opener after Tillakaratne Dilshan to register three Test tons in a calendar year.
- Karunaratne was the second batsman, after Dean Elgar, to get to 1000 Test runs in calendar year 2017. He became the seventh Sri Lankan to register 1000 Test runs in a calendar year.
- Karunaratne is the third Sri Lankan batsman, after Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan, to score a hundred in 50th Test.
- Dimuth Karunaratne is one of the four Sri Lankan batsmen to carry the bat through a completed innings in a Test.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Brian Lara|
|Favourite Football Team:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite TV Shows:||NA|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Wife/Spouse:||Anuradha Kurukulasooriya (Model and teledrama actor)|
|Marriage Date:||29 April 2015|
|Awards and recognitions|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Karunaratne has attended the esteemed St. Joseph’s College in Colombo, the same institution that has produced a number of Sri Lankan cricketers including Chaminda Vaas, Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera.