Kaushal Lokuarachchi

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Kaushal Lokuarachchi
Personal information
Full name Kaushal Samaraweera Lokuarachchi
Born (1982-05-20) 20 May 1982 (age 34)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nickname Loku
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg spin
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 94) 25 April 2003 v New Zealand
Last Test 16 March 2004 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 115) 6 April 2003 v Kenya
Last ODI 13 October 2007 v England
T20I debut (cap 6) 1 June 2012 v Pakistan
Last T20I 3 June 2012 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000/01–2004/05 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
2005/06–present Sinhalese Sports Club
2013 – Dhaka Gladiators
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I List A
Matches 4 21 2 136
Runs scored 94 210 11 1,905
Batting average 23.50 14.00 5.50 23.51
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/9
Top score 28* 69 11 77*
Balls bowled 594 1,011 36 6,149
Wickets 5 31 2 180
Bowling average 59.00 23.38 24.00 23.67
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/47 4/44 2/31 5/27
Catches/stumpings 1/– 5/– 1/– 46/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 September 2016

Kaushal Samaraweera Lokuarachchi (born May 20, 1982 in Colombo, Sri Lanka), or Kaushal Lokuarachchi, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played all formats. He is a right-handed batsman and a legbreak bowler. He was banned by BPL anti-corruption tribunal for 18 months and not involved in cricket since then.[1]

International career[edit]

Having made an exceptional start to his career as an allrounder when he was a schoolboy, Lokuarachchi was made part of the Sri Lankan squad after the disastrous 2003 Cricket World Cup. He is primarily a leg-spinner, and it was thought that he would be able to capture a regular place in the team. However, having suffered from a car crash in August 2003 which killed a woman[1], he was given a four-month disciplinary ban by the Sri Lankan cricket board.

Having made his return steadily in the 2004 Provincial Tournament, he drifted back into the team, and having seen Muttiah Muralitharan suffer from a shoulder injury he captured a place in the team for the one-day series against South Africa in the Champions Trophy.

Arrest[edit]

Lokuarachchi was arrested after involved in an accident which killed a pedestrian and injured her son in April 2003. He claimed that he had fallen asleep while driving. He was subsequently banned for four months by BCCSL.

Ban[edit]

In June 2014, Lokuarachchi was banned from cricket for 18 months by the Bangladesh Premier League Anti Corruption Tribunal for failing to report an approach by a bookie.[2][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lokuarachchi to appeal 18-month ban". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Match-fixing: Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years". BBC Sport. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 

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