Dimuth Karunaratne
31-Year-Old BatsmanBatsman
Sri Lanka
Appointed as Sri Lanka's ODI captain
BatsmanSri Lanka
April 18, 2019
Sri Lanka's national selectors appointed Karunaratne as captain of the Sri Lanka's ODI team, Cricbuzz reportes.
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Karunaratne, who has not played a single ODI since the last World Cup, now finds himself in charge after Lasith Malinga, who was axed from the captaincy role after losing the ODI series by 0-5 and T20I series by 0-2 against South Africa. Karunaratne, who led a struggling Sri Lankan side to a historic clean sweep in Tests against South Africa in South Africa in his first series as captain saw his name crop up for the ODIs too.
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Named as Stand in Skipper
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February 5, 2019
Karunaratne has been named as the stand in skipper for Sri Lanka's upcoming Test series in South Africa, India TV reports.
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Cleared to resume batting
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February 2, 2019
Karunaratne has been cleared to resume batting after leaving Saturday's Test against Australia on a sretcher after being hit by a bouncing delivery on his helmet, Andrew Wu of the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
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Hospitalized after blow to head
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February 2, 2019
Karunaratne left Saturday's Test against Australia on a sretcher after being hit by a bouncing delivery on his helmet, Yahoo! Sports reports. "He's in the hospital at the moment and he's in good spirits. He's being assessed, there's no danger at the moment. He was talking to us before he was leaving as well," said Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
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Half-century in first innings
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November 24, 2018
Karunaratne scored 83 off 125 with the help of nine fours for Sri Lanka in their first innings during the third Test against England in Colombo on Saturday.
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Man of the Series in Test victory
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July 23, 2018
Karunaratne was named Man of the Match and Man of the Series in Sri Lanka's two-nil Test series victory over South Africa.
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