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 World Cup winning team in 1996.

Having impressed with the Under-19s, he 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, Harare in 1994/95.

His last Test was against Bangladesh in the Asian Test Championship. Since 2004 Ravindra has played Twenty-20 cricket.

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


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