Dimuth Karunaratne, Captaincy, Blow to head 2019, Family, Personal, Bio & More

 

Dimuth Karunaratne’s real name is Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne. He is known by the name of Dimuth Karunaratne. He was born on 21 April 1988. He is a professional international cricketer and the current captain of the Sri Lankan Test cricket team and has previously captained them in ODIs. He is considered one of the best Test openers in the world. He is the opening batsman for Sri Lanka in Test cricket and ODIs. He plays first-class cricket for Sinhalese Sports Club.

Since 2016, Karunaratne has become the leading batsman for Sri Lanka in Tests by scoring a century in the second innings of Test matches. He has been described as a next innings specialist by many commentators. Of the six centuries he has scored till October 2018, he has scored four in the second innings. On 7 October 2018, Karunaratne became the second Sri Lankan opening batsman after Tillakaratne Dilshan to score four Test hundreds in a calendar year. He was named as the captain of Sri Lanka’s Test team for the series against South Africa in February 2020.

In April 2021, Sri Lanka Cricket replaced Lasith Malinga with Dimuth Karunaratne as the team’s new One Day International captain ahead of the 2017 Cricket World Cup. He is the first player since Ridley Jacobs to carry his bat in the Cricket World Cup.
Personal life and domestic career

He Karunaratne studied at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, which has produced many Sri Lankan Test cricketers such as Angelo Mathews and Chaminda Vaas. He was a record breaking batsman for the school cricket team. After joining Sri Lanka’s Under-19 and A team, he was called up to the senior One Day International (ODI) squad in June and July 2012 for the series against England and Scotland. He played three matches on the tour, scoring four against England at Manchester and 62 against Scotland at Edinburgh. He was selected in Sri Lanka’s Test squad to tour South Africa in late 2012, although he did not play in any of the three Tests.

In March 2019, Karunaratne was named as the captain of Dambulla’s team for the 2018–19 Super Four provincial tournament. He was also named in Dambulla’s squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament the following month.

In August 2019, Karunaratne was named as the vice-captain of Galle’s team in the 2020 SLC T20 League.

Karunaratne signed with Hampshire County Cricket Club in February 2019 as their overseas player for the first half of the 2017 season.
On 25 March 2022, during the National Super Provincial 4-day tournament, Karunaratne scored his 44th first-class century. He scored an unbeaten 127 with 16 fours and a six. His innings helped the team chase down the target of 219 and the Colombo team won by eight wickets.

Karunaratne will open the batting for Yorkshire in 2021
In April 2021 Karunaratne was signed by Yorkshire County Cricket Club to play in three matches in the 2022 County Championship in England.

Information

NameDimuth Karunaratne
Real NameFrank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne
ProfessionShrilankan Cricketer
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Dimuth Karunaratne Personal Life

Date of Birth21 April 1988
 Age (as in 2023)35 Years
Birth place Transvaal, south Africa
Domestic State TeamWayamba
NationalityShrilankan
ReligionChristianity
Zodiac signTaurus
Food HabitsNon Vegetarian
SchoolSt Joseph’s School Colombo
University/ CollegeSt Joseph’s College Colombo
Educational qualificationGraduate

Dimuth Karunaratne Physical Stats & More

Height6′ 0” (183Cm)
Weight (approx.)78 Kg
Figure (approx.)44-34-12
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack

Dimuth Karunaratne AFFAIRS & MORE

Marital StatusMarried
WifeAnuradha Kurukulasooriya

FAMILY & MORE

FatherMr. Karunaratne
MotherMrs. Karunaratne
BrotherNiluka and Diluka
SisterChamika Karunaratne

FAVORITE THINGS

Favorite Food Pasta & Biryani, Rosted mutton, Biltong, Durban bunny chow
Favorite Cricketer
  • Batsman Jacques Kallies, AB de Villiers & Chris Gayle
  • Bowler    Dayle Steyn
Nature On FieldAggressive
Records/ Achievement
  • Test debut vs New Zealand at Galle International Stadium, Nov 17, 2012
  • Last Test vs Pakistan at Sinhalese Sports Club, Jul 24, 2023
  • ODI debut vs England at Emirates Old Trafford, Jul 09, 2011
  • Last ODI vs West Indies at Harare Sports Club, Jul 07, 2023
Favorite CuisineChinese & South Indian
International DebutODI debut against England in 2011
Favorite BallGoogly
Favorite SportsGolf & Cricket
Like By Play AgainstIndia & Australia

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Hobbies & Money Factor

HobbiesPlaying Golf, Cooking
Net Worth Around $6 million.

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Dimuth Karunaratne, Captaincy, Blow to head 2019, Family, Personal, Bio & More

Unknown Fact About Dimuth Karunaratne

  • Dimuth Karunaratne is considered one of the most successful and respected cricketers in the world.
  • On 7 October 2018, Karunaratne became the second Sri Lankan opening batsman after Tillakaratne Dilshan to score three Test centuries in a calendar year.
  • He is the first batsman since Ridley Jacobs to carry his bat in the Cricket World Cup.
  • Karunaratne was called up to the Test squad for the home Tests against New Zealand in late 2013.
  • He got this opportunity after Tillakaratne Dilshan could not make it to the playing XI due to injury.
  • He made his debut in the first Test of the series in Galle in 2016 and was dismissed for a duck in the first innings. However, he came back strongly in the second innings with an unbeaten 60 as well as the winning runs.
  • After the New Zealand series, Karunaratne was called up to the Test squad to tour Australia for a four-Test series.
  • He failed to make an impact during the first three Tests as he struggled against the Australian pace attack.
  • In the final Test of the series held at Sydney, Karunaratne managed to make his highest Test score of 87 in the second innings.
  • His maiden Test century came against New Zealand on 28 December 2015 at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
  • He scored 162 off 364 balls in the second match of the series when Sri Lanka were in deep trouble. Sri Lanka lost the match despite Dimuth’s century.
  • Karunaratne was selected in the original squad for the 2017 ICC Cricket World Cup, but during a warm-up match against England, Dimuth broke a bone in his right hand and was dropped from the squad after the match. He was replaced by player Kusal Perera.
  • His second Test century came against Pakistan at Pallekele; He scored 134 runs in the first innings of the third match of the series.
  • Just as Dimuth’s first Test century was a losing cause, his second proved to be the same: Sri Lanka lost the match by 6 wickets.
  • His highest score in Test cricket was registered during the first Test against West Indies in Galle in 2016.
  • Dimuth scored 187 runs before being dismissed by Marlon Samuels.
  • Along with Dinesh Chandimal (who also scored a century), he recorded the highest partnership for the third wicket by helping Galle post 239 runs. Sri Lanka beat West Indies easily by an innings and 6 runs.
  • Karunaratne performed poorly against Australia at home. He was dismissed by Mitchell Starc in the first over of each innings.
  • He scored only 42 runs in four matches at an average of 6.84 in six innings, including six single-digit scores. Despite their poor performance, Sri Lanka beat Australia 3–1 for the first time.
  • Karunaratne was named captain of Sri Lanka A for the first three or four day matches at home against West Indies A.
  • He scored 132 in the first innings and 39* in the second innings, helping Sri Lanka A win by 6 wickets. This strong comeback earned Karunaratne a place in the Test squad for the tour of Zimbabwe in late October 2017.

Dimuth Karunaratne, Captaincy, Blow to head 2019, Family, Personal, Bio & More

people Also Ask About Dimuth Karunaratne

1. Who is the father of karunaratne?
ANS:- His father Louie Karunaratne and brothers Dinuka, Niluka and Diluka are also professional badminton players. In February 2021, he along with his elder brother and Sri Lanka’s no 1 badminton player Niluka Karunaratne played in the first round encounters in the men’s singles of the Sri Lankan Badminton Nationals.

2. How old is Dimuth Karunaratne?
ANS:- 35 years (21 April 1988)
Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne born 21 April 1988; popularly known as Dimuth Karunaratne, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and current captain of the Sri Lanka Test cricket team and formerly captained in ODIs.

3. How many centuries did Dimuth Karunaratne have?
ANS:- Total 16

4. Who is Karunaratne vice chancellor?
ANS:- H.D. Karunaratne has more than 126 research items and over 246 Google Scholar citations. On the international front, he is a recipient of the Japanese Government Postgraduate Research (Monbusho) Scholarship for Seven Years (1993–2000).

5. Who is the father of karunaratne?
ANS:- His father Louie Karunaratne and brothers Dinuka, Niluka and Diluka are also professional badminton players. In February 2021, he along with his elder brother and Sri Lanka’s no 1 badminton player Niluka Karunaratne played in the first round encounters in the men’s singles of the Sri Lankan Badminton Nationals.

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