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.
|Full name||Pathira Vasan Dushmantha Chameera|
|Born||11 January 1992|
Ragama, Sri Lanka
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Test debut (cap 129)||25 June 2015 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||24 January 2019 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 162)||29 January 2015 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||8 January 2019 v New Zealand|
|T20I debut (cap 59)||9 November 2015 v West Indies|
|Last T20I||12 March 2017 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|2012||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 January 2019
Early and domestic careerEdit
In March 2018, he was named in Colombo's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament. The following month, he was also named in Colombo's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.
A right-arm fast bowler, Chameera made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 29 January 2015. 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.
He made his Test debut against Pakistan in June 2015. He is the 129th Test cap for Sri Lanka. 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.
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