Sri Lanka’s Dashing middle-order batsman Chamara Kapugedara retires from all forms of cricket

Written by Rohit Pawar

Sri Lanka’s Dashing middle-prder batsman Chamara Kapugedara has called time on his playing career with the announcement of his retirement from all forms of cricket, Cricket Age reliably learns. In his international career which spanned more than 11 years, Kapugedara has played 163 matches across all three formats including 8 Tests, scoring more than a 2500 runs.

The 32-year-old from Kandy burst onto the scene from Dharmaraja College with a magnificent record as a schoolboy cricketer and debuted for Sri Lanka national team in Perth vs Australia in 2006 as a 1-years old. it was then Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, who had convinced Cricket Board that young blood and fresh thinking was needed after his team was handed an embarrassing 6-1 defeat in the seven-match series. Soon he started going around watching first-class cricket and was impressed by Kapugedera. He pushed for his inclusion for the tour of Australia two months later.

However, despite the talent and opportunity, Kapugedera remained underachieved. Not only in international cricket, but even in domestic cricket. His record is awful as he averages 32 in first-class cricket and 28 in List A cricket.

Kapugedara last played a domestic fixture on 10th March 2019 where he scored a half century against Navy Sports Club. He also appeared in the country setup in England last summer.

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