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Pathira Vasan Dushmantha Chameera (Sinhala: දුශ්මන්ත චමීර; born 11 January 1992), commonly Dushmantha Chameera, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who plays for all three international formats for Sri Lanka. A right hand fast bowler, Chameera bowls fast swinging balls generally around 145kmh.

Dushmantha Chameera
දුශ්මන්ත චමීර
Personal information
Full namePathira Vasan Dushmantha Chameera
Born (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 27)
Ragama, Sri Lanka
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 129)25 June 2015 v Pakistan
Last Test24 January 2019 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 162)29 January 2015 v New Zealand
Last ODI8 January 2019 v New Zealand
T20I debut (cap 59)9 November 2015 v West Indies
Last T20I12 March 2017 v India
Domestic team information
2012Nondescripts Cricket Club
2018Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 8 23 19 37
Runs scored 69 93 31 66
Batting average 5.30 13.28 7.75 22.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 19 19* 12 13*
Balls bowled 1,391 895 403 1,288
Wickets 24 19 16 38
Bowling average 41.00 41.89 35.87 32.68
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/47 3/20 3/30 4/35
Catches/stumpings 4/– 4/0 6/– 8/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 January 2019


Early and domestic careerEdit

Chameera was educated at Maris Stella College, Negombo, and plays domestically for Nondescripts Cricket Club.

In March 2018, he was named in Colombo's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament.[1][2] The following month, he was also named in Colombo's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.[3]

In August 2018, he was named in Galle's squad the 2018 SLC T20 League.[4] In March 2019, he was named in Galle's squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.[5]

International careerEdit

A right-arm fast bowler, Chameera made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 29 January 2015.[6] He took his first international wicket in his first over when he bowled Ross Taylor, and he also dismissed Grant Elliott, with Sri Lanka winning the match.

Chameera was selected to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, but did not take part in first few matches. He was picked for the squad against Sri Lanka's last pool A match against Scotland, where he took 3 wickets for 51 runs. Sri Lanka went on to win the match.[7]

He made his Test debut against Pakistan in June 2015. He is the 129th Test cap for Sri Lanka.[8] He took his first Test wicket when he bowled Zulfiqar Babar for 5 runs. In the second innings of the same match he guided Sri Lanka to the win by taking three wickets finishing with figures of 4/76 in 28.5 overs in both innings. He suffered a side-strain in the match and was ruled out of the third Test of the series.[9]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Sri Lanka against the West Indies on 9 November 2015.[10]

In January 2018, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction.[11] However, he missed the first weeks of the tournament with a back injury.[12]

In May 2018, he was one of 33 cricketers to be awarded a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the 2018–19 season.[13][14]


  1. ^ "Cricket: Mixed opinions on Provincial tournament". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "All you need to know about the SL Super Provincial Tournament". Daily Sports. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ "SLC Super Provincial 50 over tournament squads and fixtures". The Papare. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "SLC T20 League 2018 squads finalized". The Papare. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Squads, Fixtures announced for SLC Provincial 50 Overs Tournament". The Papare. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of Australia and New Zealand, 7th ODI: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 29, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  7. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 35th Match, Pool A: Scotland v Sri Lanka at Hobart, Mar 11, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), Jun 25-29, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Injured Chameera out of Pallekele Test". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ "West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Nov 9, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  11. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Chameera in doubt for West Indies tour, IPL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Sri Lanka assign 33 national contracts with pay hike". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Sri Lankan players to receive pay hike". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2018.

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