Jeevantha Kulatunga

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Jeevantha Kulatunga
Personal information
Full name Hettiarachchi Gamage Jeevantha Mahesh Kulatunga
Born (1973-11-02) 2 November 1973 (age 43)
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 21) 10 October 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 12 October 2008 v Canada
Domestic team information
Years Team
1993– Colts Cricket Club
1990–95 North Western Province
2007– Wayamba
2011 Drumpellier Cricket Club (Overseas Professional)
Career statistics
Competition T20I LA T20
Matches 2 102 38
Runs scored 19 2,345 820
Batting average 9.50 28.95 26.45
100s/50s 0/0 1/14 1/3
Top score 11 132 104*
Balls bowled - 725 210
Wickets - 22 15
Bowling average - 23.45 16.26
5 wickets in innings - 1 0
10 wickets in match - n/a n/a
Best bowling - 5/21 4/28
Catches/stumpings 2/– 54/– 12/–
Source: Cricinfo, 15 September 2016

Hettiarachchi Gamage Jeevantha Mahesh Kulatunga (born 2 November 1973), or Jeevantha Kulatunga is a former Sri Lankan T20I cricketer. An aggressive right-handed middle order batsman, Kulatunga has been captain of Colts Cricket Club since 2003-2004, though he failed to make an impact in international level.

He is a past student of Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala. He is also a member of 2007 Hong Kong Cricket Sixes winning Sri Lanka team.

Domestic career[edit]

Born in Kurunegala, Kulatunga was just 17 when he made his first class debut in 1990, playing for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club. In 2001 he was selected to represent the Sri Lanka Board President's XI in a game against England at Matara, scoring a half century. He has also played for Sri Lanka A, in games against Pakistan A and India.

He has been a prolific scorer in domestic cricket and in May steered his club Wayamba to a 31-run victory in the inaugural Inter-Provincial Twenty20 final against Ruhuna, earning an opportunity to make his international debut. He has also played for Barisal Blazers in Bangladesh's NCL T20 Bangladesh.

International career[edit]

In October 2008, Kulatunga was selected in the Sri Lanka side for an International Twenty20 tournament in Toronto. He made his debut on 20 October against Zimbabwe, scoring eight runs and taking a catch in a five-wicket victory,[1] also playing against Canada.

Career Best Performances[edit]

as of 15 September 2010

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
T20I 11 Sri Lanka v Canada Ontario 2008 n/a
FC 234 Colts v Ragama Colombo (MSC) 2009 5–67 Colts v Sri Lanka Air Force Colombo (Colts) 2004
LA 132 Wayamba v Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI Colombo (Colts) 2010 5–21 Colts v Badureliya Colombo (Colts) 2006
T20 104* Wayamba v Kandurata Galle 2010 4–28 Colts v Kurunegala YCC Colombo (Nondescripts) 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada v Sri Lanka in 2008-2009". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 October 2008. 

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