Chamika Karunaratne: A Statistical Showcase Of Sri Lanka's Emerging All-Rounder's Cricketing Journey And Performance

This legendary Sri Lankan bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium rapid. Chamika Karunaratne has played for Sri Lanka since childhood. Before making his senior national team debut in 2019, he played for Sri Lanka U19 and U23. As one of the most talked-about Sri Lankan players, he made his IPL debut in 2022 after missing national test matches.

Chanika Karunaratne IPL career is also good. He performed very well in many matches. In the 2022 Mega Auction, KKR paid Rs. 50 lakhs to get him in their team; however, he remained unsold in the 2023 IPL Auction. He has performed and showed his talent quite early on in his career. He still needs to top cricket's worldwide rankings. 

Born on 29 May 1996, Chamika Karunaratne’s age at the moment is 27. He has played many matches in international cricket and has scored good runs in most of them. Playing international matches has given him popularity, and his fan following has increased. Chamika Karunaratnes's images can be seen on his social media accounts.  

Test Matches, Including Chamika Karunaratne's Debut and Final Matches
Test Matches
  • Chamika Karunaratne’s debut match was for Sri Lanka on February 1, 2019, where he played against Australia in Canberra (One-Day Internationals; Matches 1-4, 2019).
ODI Matches
  • First Chamika Karunaratne ODI match for Sri Lanka was on May 28, 2021, against Bangladesh
  • The last Chamika Karunaratne ODI was on January 21, 2022, against Zimbabwe, at Pallekele.
T20 International Matches
  • The first time Chamika played in a Twenty20 International was on July 25, 2021, for Sri Lanka against India in Colombo (RPS). 
  • The last time Chamika played in a Twenty20 International was on February 27, 2022; the match was between India and Sri Lanka in Dharamsala.
List A Matches
  • On November 28, 2015, Chamika Karunaratne made his List A debut for Tamil Union against Saracens at Colombo (PSS). 
  • On January 21, 2022, the Sri Lankan bowler appeared in a List A match for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe at Pallekele.
First-Class matches
  • On December 18-20, 2015, Chamika made his first-class cricket debut against the Moors at Colombo (PSS) for the Tamil Union.
  • Chamika last appeared in a first-class match for Nondescripts on August 20–22, 2020, in T20 Matches against Col CC at Colombo (PSS).
T20 Matches
  • Chamika debuted for the Tamil Union in T20 against Col CC in Colombo on December 22, 2015. 
  • He debuted for Sri Lanka in a T20 against India in Dharamsala on February 27, 2022.
Career Statistics for Chamika Karunaratne
  • Chamika Karunaratne is the first player to score 250 runs and take over 10 wickets in an ODI series. 
  • He has taken 11 wickets and achieved 269 runs in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League.  
Awards Received by Chamika Karunaratne
  • Chamika Karunaratne joined Sri Lanka's T20 World Cup squad in September 2021, and in July 2022, his great performance in Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd ODI won him the Man of the Match award.
  • What about Chamika Karunaratne ipl career? Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for Rs. 50 lakh at the IPL auction in Bangalore in February 2022.

Chamika was born to a father who played cricket and is one of four brothers. His brothers Niluka, Dinuka, and Diluka all play badminton, but he followed in his father's footsteps as a cricket player. Chamika Karunaratne, who was born into a Christian family, is currently focused solely on his professional development. With his franchise income, national wage, and endorsements, Chamika Karunaratne’s net worth is US$1–5 million. 

What is Chamika Karunaratne's current ICC ODI ranking?
Among all ODI all-rounders, Chamika Karunaratne is ranked 90th by the ICC.
Where does Chamika Karunaratne stand in the ICC T20I rankings?
The International Cricket Council has Chamika Karunaratne as the 49th-best T20I all-rounder.
What is Chamika Karunaratne's current Test ranking in the ICC? 
According to the ICC Test bowling rankings, Chamika Karunaratne is currently placed 121st.