Chamara Kapugedera is a Right handed batsman and a Right arm medium bowler with the Sri Lankan cricket team. He has also played for the Kandurata, Colombo Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A and the Chennai Super Kings.
Chamara Kapugedera has been playing first class cricket since 2005. He made his debut in International cricket in a One day International match against Australia at Perth in 2006. Kapugedera scored 22 runs off 25 balls which also included two boundaries before getting caught by Hogg on a ball by Lee. Australia went on to win the match by 6 wickets. He made his test debut in a match against England the same year at the Lords’. Kapugedera unfortunately was sent back for a golden duck on a leg before wicket appeal by Mahmood who was also appearing his debut match for England. In the second innings Kapugedera scored 10 runs and was caught out by Jones off a ball by Flintoff. The match however resulted in a draw. In the final of the VB series he hit a small but a wonderful knock of 38 runs from just 21 balls which included two fours and three sixes.
Kapugedera was also a part of the 2007 World Cup Sri Lankan team. Since then he has been in and out of the National side as he has not been able to keep up to his form nor his fitness.However, He was later signed by the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League keeping in mind his attacking style of play which can suit the Twenty20 format.
In a total of 87 One day Internationals’, Kapugedera has scored 1443 runs with a high score of 95 runs and a strike rate of 72.95. He also has a total of 418 runs in the 8 test matches that he has played.