Ravindra Pushpakumara

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Ravindra Pushpakumara
Personal information
Full name Karuppiahyage Ravindra Pushpakumara
Born (1975-07-21) 21 July 1975 (age 41)
Panadura, Sri Lanka
Nickname Powerpak
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
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
Years Team
Colombo Cricket Club
Colts Cricket Club
Nondescripts Cricket Club
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: 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.[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 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.[citation needed]

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

International Records[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue Country Year
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


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