Kasun Rajitha

Country: Sri Lanka
Born: June 01, 1993, Matara
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowler

Kasun Rajitha Bio

Chandrasekara Arachchilage Kasun Rajitha, commonly known as Kasun Rajitha, is a professional cricket player from Sri Lanka. Born on February 4, 1993, in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka, Rajitha is a right-arm seamer known for his ability to achieve appreciable seam movement at a sharp pace, making him a formidable force on the cricket field.

Although Rajitha was virtually unheard of before 2015, he made a significant impact during a three-day match against the touring Indians in August of that year. Playing on a challenging Khettarama deck, Rajitha showed his potential by taking an impressive five-wicket haul of 5 for 68. In this remarkable spell, he dismissed renowned Indian cricketers Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. He continued to add to his wicket tally by claiming Kohli’s wicket in the second innings as well, announcing his arrival as a promising young bowler.

Rajitha’s skills as a seam bowler continued to shine in the domestic scene when he participated in the Super T20 Provincial Tournament. During this tournament, he established himself as a penetrative force with the ball, finishing as the second-highest wicket-taker. In just six matches, Rajitha secured an impressive total of 10 wickets, showcasing his ability to dismantle batting line-ups.

As a result of his remarkable domestic performances, Rajitha earned his international Twenty20 (T20) debut. Making his presence felt on the global stage, he made an instant impact by clinching two wickets in his very first over against India in the city of Pune. This achievement further solidified his reputation as an exceptional T20 bowler and earned him recognition as a valuable asset for Sri Lankan cricket.

Rajitha’s journey in international cricket has seen him come up against some of the best batsmen in the world. His high release point, combined with his ability to generate movement off the pitch, poses a significant challenge for opposing batsmen. With every game, he continues to fine-tune his skills and develop into a more formidable player.

Throughout his career, Rajitha has been an inspiration for aspiring young cricketers in Sri Lanka and has shown immense potential to become a star in international cricket. With his dedication, hard work, and natural talent, he has the potential to reach new heights in the world of cricket.

Off the field, Rajitha remains down-to-earth and humble, often using his platform as a professional cricketer to give back to his community. He is actively involved in charitable initiatives and has expressed a desire to inspire future generations and make a positive impact beyond the cricket field.

As of now, Rajitha’s international cricket career is still in progress. However, his contributions to the sport have already drawn attention and admiration from fans worldwide. With his skill set, passion for the game, and determination to succeed, Kasun Rajitha undoubtedly has a bright future ahead in cricket, and his journey is one worth following.

Kasun Rajitha Career Stats

Kasun Rajitha Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 22 3 123 22 6.47 504 24.4 0 0 13 0 7 0
T20Is 18 8 5 31 9* 10.33 53 58.49 0 0 2 0 1 0
ODIs 34 19 7 117 33 9.75 184 63.58 0 0 14 1 5 0
FC 66 83 26 553 52 9.7 1633 33.86 0 1 58 5 21 0
List A 73 41 17 174 33 7.25 290 60 0 0 17 4 12 0
T20s 71 30 20 132 19 13.2 177 74.57 0 0 7 4 18 0

Kasun Rajitha Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 16 26 2696 1456 45 5/64 7/104 32.35 3.24 59.9 1 1 0
T20Is 18 18 396 615 17 3/29 3/29 36.17 9.31 23.2 0 0 0
ODIs 34 34 1527 1553 43 4/50 4/50 36.11 6.1 35.5 2 0 0
FC 66 105 9431 5953 183 8/31 12/180 32.53 3.78 51.5 5 11 1
List A 73 72 3077 3140 88 5/37 5/37 35.68 6.12 34.9 2 1 0
T20s 71 70 1447 1932 98 5/22 5/22 19.71 8.01 14.7 5 1 0

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