Sri Lankan expresses fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera plays all three formats for the National Team. With his sheer speed, the 6-foot-tall bowler impressed in the domestic circuit. In 2015, he made his international debut as a national call-up. He was one of 33 cricketers offered a central contract by Sri Lanka Cricket in May 2018. Injuries have hindered his career.
Dhusmantha Chameera Bio
|Pathira Vasan Dushmantha Chameera
|Place of Birth
|Date of Birth
|January 11, 1992
|Right Handed Bat
|Right Arm Fast
|Role in Team
|$ 62,750 approx.
|$1 – $ 5 million Approximately
Dhushmantha Chameera Family
Teams Played for
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Lucknow Super Giants
|Reading Novels, Trekking, Fishing, Travelling, and Playing the Guitar
|Favorite Cricket Ground
|Favorite Team to play against
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|Does He Smoke?
|Does He Drink?
|Languages he spoke
|Tamil and Sinhala
He has studied till college level at Maris Stella College Negombo. He got his school education from Harischandra Vidyalaya, Negombo.
Chameera was named to Colombo’s squad for the 2017-18 Super Four Provincial Tournament in March 2018. The following month, he was also named to Colombo’s Team for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.
During the 2018 SLC T20 League, Chameera was named in Galle’s squad. In March 2019, he was named to Galle’s Team for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. Colombo Kings selected him for the inaugural Lanka Premier League in October 2020. In January 2018, he was acquired by the Rajasthan Royals at the 2018 IPL auction. However, he was injured during the first few weeks of the tournament.
For the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE, Chameera was selected for Royal Challengers Bangalore in August 2021. Following the player’s draft for the Lanka Premier League in November 2021, he was chosen to play for the Colombo Stars.
As part of the 2022 Indian Premier League auction, he was bought by the Lucknow Super Giants. In July 2022, he was signed by the Galle Gladiators for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League.
Chameera, a right-arm fast bowler, made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on January 29, 2015. He bowled Ross Taylor in his first over and dismissed Grant Elliott as Sri Lanka won.
Chameera was selected for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup but did not play in the first few matches. In their last pool A game, Sri Lanka picked him for the squad against Scotland, where he took three wickets for 51 runs. Sri Lanka won the game.
In June 2015, Chameera made his Test debut against Pakistan. It was his 129th Test cap for Sri Lanka. His first Test wicket came when he bowled Zulfiqar Babar for five runs. In the second innings of the exact match, he took three wickets to lead Sri Lanka to victory, finishing with figures of 4/76 in 28.5 overs in both innings.
After suffering a side strain in the match, he was ruled out of the third Test. He made his Twenty20 International debut against the West Indies on November 9, 2015.
As part of Sri Lanka Cricket’s national contract awarding scheme for the 2018-19 season in May 2018, Chameera was one of 33 cricketers. In May 2021, in the third match against Bangladesh, Chameera took his first five-wicket haul in an ODI match.
He was also named man of the match. On September 7, 2021, Chameera made an impressive opening bowling performance in the third ODI against South Africa. Ultimately, Sri Lanka won by 78 runs, and Chameera was named man of the match. Later that same month, Chameera was named to Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
As a result of his no-ball against Australia at the T20 World Cup, the press described it as “one of the worst deliveries of all time,” “worst balls bowled,” and “one of the filthiest balls you will ever witness.”
He made his T20I debut against West Indies 2015 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. He has played 50 T20I matches until now, taking 48 wickets at an average of 30.27 and with an economy rate of 8.14. He is currently ranked at number 18 in the ICC T20I Bowlers Rankings.
He got his chance to play ODI cricket vs. New Zealand at Sky Stadium in 2015. He has been allowed to represent Sri Lanka in 42 matches until now, and he has managed to take 44 wickets at an average of 35.84 and with an economy rate of 5.42. He is currently ranked at 27 in the ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings.
He played his first match against Pakistan at P Sara Oval in 2015. Until now, he has played 12 games, and in the 21 innings of those matches, he has taken 32 wickets at an average of 41.32. He is more known for his new ball Swinging and Furious spells
He has played his first match in the IPL 2022 edition against Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium. He was given chances in 12 games, and in those games, he managed to bag nine wickets at an average of 42.67 and with an economy rate of 8.73.
In the annual ICC Awards in January 2022, Chameera was included in the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year for 2021.
Who is Dhushmantha Chameera?
A Sri-Lankan Cricketer
Which Team does Dhushmantha Chameera play for in the IPL?
Luck now, Super Giants
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