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Full Name  Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena
Born  (1971-04-24) 24 April 1971 (age 43)
Birth Place  Colombo, Sri Lanka
Role  All-rounder
Name  Handunnettige Priyantha
Relations  K Dharmasena (brother)
Education  Nalanda College, Colombo
Nickname  Dharma
National team   Sri Lanka
Height  1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Batting style  Right-handed
Bowling style  Right-arm offbreak

Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 31 141 155 206
Runs scored 868 1222 6550 2281
Batting average 19.72 22.62 36.18 26.21
100s/50s 0/3 0/4 9/37 0/9
Top score 62* 69* 157 94*
Balls bowled 6939 7009 25549 9747
Wickets 69 138 495 234
Bowling average 42.31 36.21 20.77 28.62
5 wickets in innings 3 0 30 3
10 wickets in match 0 5
Best bowling 6/72 4/37 7/30 5/14
Catches/stumpings 14/– 34/– 78/– 50/–

Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena , more commonly known as Kumar Dharmasena, is a Sri Lankan cricket umpire and former international player. He was a member of the Sri Lanka team that won the 1996 Cricket World Cup. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler.


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Playing career

Dharmasena started his cricketing career as a teenager at Nalanda College Colombo. His first foray into international cricket was in 1994 against South Africa.

His obscure action made him perfect for bowling in one-day matches, yet Dharmasena also proved a useful batsman, especially after he was investigated in 1998 by the ICC for overstretching his bowling action to illegal proportions. Having been cleared in July 2000, he played for the one-day team on several occasions since, but rarely played Test cricket.

Dharmasena was the 59th Sri Lankan cricketer to receive a Test cap (Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo Sinhalese Sports Club 1993).


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