Name Tharindu Kaushal
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
|Batting style Right-handed|
National side Sri Lanka
|Full name Paskuwal Handi Tharindu Kaushal|
Born 5 March 1993 (age 22) (1993-03-05) Galle, Sri Lanka
Test debut (cap 128) 26-30 December 2015 v New Zealand
Current teams Sri Lanka national cricket team (Bowler), Nondescripts Cricket Club
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Sri lanka vs qatar u 19 tharindu kaushal
Paskuwal Handi Tharindu Kaushal (born 5 March 1993) or Tharindu Kaushal is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who plays for ODIs and Tests in international level. He is a right-arm off break bowler who also bats right-handed. He is a past student of Devapathiraja College, Rathgama.
- Sri lanka vs qatar u 19 tharindu kaushal
- Tharindu kaushal addressing the media 2nd test day 1 pakistan in sri lanka 2015
- Domestic career
- International career
- Bowling action
Tharindu kaushal addressing the media 2nd test day 1 pakistan in sri lanka 2015
He domestically plays for Nondescripts Cricket Club in domestic arena. He made his List A debut for the club in December 2012 against Colts Cricket Club.
He made his Test match debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 26 December 2014.
Kaushal made his One Day International debut for Sri Lanka against South Africa on 18 March 2015 in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He got a chance as a replacement for the injured Rangana Herath.
Kaushal replaced injured Dilruwan Perera for the second test against Pakistan. He was a real headache for the Pakistani batsmen from the very first over and finally he took his first 5-wicket haul by taking 5 for 42 runs.
Kaushal's second five wicket haul came against India at Galle on 13 August 2015. Sri Lanka was in desperate trouble in the match, where their spearhead Rangana Herath along with Kaushal destroyed the India's second innings to just 112 runs. Herath took 7 wickets and Kaushal took rest of the 3 wickets. Sri Lanka finally won the match by 63 runs.
Kaushal's bowling action is slightly similar to legendary fellow Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Instead of being usual off-spinners, Kaushal is actually a wrist spinner as Murali. After the Test series against India in 2015, his bowling action has a illegal suspect action and ICC has given a period for checking his action in Chennai. After the study, Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors Kapila Wijegunawardene stated that, the off-spin of Kaushal is legal to bowl, but not the doosra. Doosra should be inside the ICC's 15-degree limit, which is not with Kaushal. So, Kaushal is banned for bowling doosra in international level.