Lalith Kaluperuma

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Lalith Kaluperuma
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right arm off break
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC
Matches 2 4 57
Runs scored 12 33 1023
Batting average 4.00 n/a 17.33
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/3
Top score 11* 14* 96
Balls bowled 162 208 9372
Wickets 0 2 129
Bowling average 0 68.50 30.47
5 wickets in innings 0 0 7
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1
Best bowling n/a 1/35 8/43
Catches/stumpings 2/0 0/0 48/0
Source: Cricinfo, 22 July 2014

Lalith Wasantha Silva Kaluperuma (born 25 June 1949, Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan Test cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1970 to 1983.

He was educated at Kalutara Vidyalaya & Nalanda College Colombo. He was recognised as a good off spinner in Sri Lankan domestic cricket before their elevation to Test status, and played in Sri Lanka's inaugural Test against England at Colombo in 1981/82. However, Kaluperuma bowled 21 wicketless overs, followed by six wicketless overs in the next Test. It was evident that the captain Duleep Mendis had little faith in him, and he never returned to international cricket. He joined an unofficial Sri Lankan tour of South Africa in 1982/83, which led to a ban from international cricket.

In 2003, he joined the board of national selectors in Sri Lanka, and two years later he was made chairman of the board.

He is the 6th Sri Lankan Test cap.