Brendon Kuruppu

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: January 05, 1962, Colombo
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Brendon Kuruppu Bio

Don Sardha Brendon Priyantha Kuruppu, better known as Brendon Kuruppu, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who gained widespread recognition for his remarkable achievement of scoring a double-century on his Test debut. Born on March 23, 1962, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Kuruppu made a significant impact in the cricketing world despite having a relatively short international career.

Kuruppu burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion during his Test debut against New Zealand in Colombo. In an extraordinary display of patience and resilience, he became only the third person in history to achieve the milestone of scoring a double-century on his debut. The fact that his innings spanned a record-breaking 777 minutes made it all the more extraordinary. This monumental feat firmly etched his name in cricketing history alongside the legendary Richard Hadlee.

Although Kuruppu’s debut innings showcased his ability to occupy the crease for long periods, it was not reflective of his usual aggressive and attacking style of play. Standing out as the slowest double-century in first-class history, it highlighted Kuruppu’s adaptability and versatility as a player.

His success on the international stage continued as he went on to establish himself as a dynamic one-day player. Known for his fearless and audacious stroke play, Kuruppu earned a reputation as a powerful batsman capable of demolishing opposition bowlers. His destructive batting style earned him the moniker of a “one-day slogger” and made him a fan favorite.

During his brief Test career, Kuruppu played a total of four matches, two of which were against England in 1988 and 1991. Although he achieved great heights in his first Test, he couldn’t replicate that success consistently throughout his Test career. Regardless, his contributions to Sri Lankan cricket will always be remembered.

Off the field, Kuruppu was known for his amiable and affable nature. He displayed strong leadership qualities and was respected by his teammates for his dedication and commitment towards the game. Despite his limited international appearances, Kuruppu left a lasting impact on Sri Lankan cricket and inspired many aspiring young cricketers with his exceptional talent and determination.

Following his retirement from international cricket, Kuruppu remained actively involved in the sport. He served as a commentator and coach, sharing his knowledge and experiences with the next generation of cricketers. His passion for the game and his desire to give back to Sri Lankan cricket never wavered.

Brendon Kuruppu’s cricketing journey is defined by his extraordinary Test debut, where he etched his name in the record books with a slow and resilient double-century. Though his international career was brief, he will always be remembered as a player who possessed both unwavering determination and explosive stroke play. Kuruppu’s impact on Sri Lankan cricket extends beyond his on-field performances, as he continues to contribute towards the development of the sport in his role as a coach and mentor.

Brendon Kuruppu Career Stats

Brendon Kuruppu Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 320 201* 53.33 829 38.6 1 0 41 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 54 52 1 1022 72 20.03 1978 51.66 0 4 - - 30 8
FC 48 79 7 2671 201* 37.09 - - 5 13 - - 47 10
List A 73 69 1 1362 80 20.02 - - 0 7 - - 35 2
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Brendon Kuruppu Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 54 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 48 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 73 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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