Dimuth Karunaratne
(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.

Dimuth Karunaratne
Nickname:Dimma
Profession/Role:Cricketer/Opening batsman
Biography
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Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):6’0″
Weight (approx.): kg
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Tattoos:No
Personal Life
Date of Birth:April 21, 1988
Age (as on 2018):30 years
Birth Place:Colombo
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Taurus
Nationality:Sri Lankan
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College:St. Joseph’s College, Colombo
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Family
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Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:Sri Lanka vs New Zealand at Galle, Nov 17-19, 2012
ODI:England vs Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jul 9, 2011
T20:
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
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Career Turning Point
  • Strong performances with Sri Lanka’s A team against visiting South Africa A in 2009 earned him national call-up.
Records
  • 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.
Preferences
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Favourite Batsmen:Brian Lara
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Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
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Wife/Spouse:Anuradha Kurukulasooriya (Model and teledrama actor)

 

Marriage Date:29 April 2015
Children:NA
Earnings
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Awards and recognitions

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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.