Ravindra Pushpakumara

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Ravindra Pushpakumara
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 23 31
Runs scored 166 36
Batting average 8.73 9.00
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 44 14*
Balls bowled 3792 1430
Wickets 58 24
Bowling average 38.65 49.20
5 wickets in innings 4 -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 7/116 3/25
Catches/stumpings 10/- 8/-
Source: [1], 9 February 2006

Karuppiahyage Ravindra Pushpakumara (born July 21, 1975 in Panadura) is a Sri Lankan cricketer of Tamil - Sinhala mixed ancestry. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He was a member of Sri Lanka's 1996 Cricket World Cup winning team.

Having impressed with Sri Lanka's Under-19s side, Pushpakumura made his Test debut in August 1994 against Pakistan, where he was noted as the fastest bowler Sri Lanka had had for many years.[citation needed] Despite his pace, his variation on duller pitches was lacking, and thus he failed to get into the Sri Lankan side on a regular basis. His best bowling figure in a Test innings is 7/116 which he made against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in 1994/95.

Pushpakumara could be viewed as another fast bowling prospect which failed to live up to expectation from Sri Lanka. Some started to call him "Wild Johnny" for his waiwerd lines he came up with more often than not.

Pushpakumura's last Test was against Bangladesh in the Asian Test Championship. Since 2004 he has played Twenty-20 cricket.

Pushpakumura was educated at St. John's College Panadura.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St. John's vs Royal Panadura clash will be interesting