|Full name||Karuppiahyage Ravindra Pushpakumara|
21 July 1975 |
Panadura, Sri Lanka
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Test debut (cap 61)||26 August 1994 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||6 September 2001 v Bangladesh|
|ODI debut (cap 77)||18 February 1994 v India|
|Last ODI||19 December 1999 v Zimbabwe|
|Domestic team information|
|Colombo Cricket Club|
|Colts Cricket Club|
|Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|Source: Website, 9 February 2006|
Karuppiahyage (Keith) Ravindra Pushpakumara (born 21 July 1975, 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.
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.
Test 5 Wicket hauls
|1||7/116||3||Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club, Harare||Zimbabwe||1994|
|2||5/41||10||West Indies||Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown||St Vincent||1997|
|3||5/122||13||India||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur||India||1997|
|4||5/95||19||Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club, Harare||Zimbabwe||1999|
|5||5/103||21||Pakistan||National Stadium, Karachi||Pakistan||2000|
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