Pulasthi Gunaratne
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Pulasthi Gunaratne

Pulasthi Gunaratne

india Updated: Jan 29, 2003 23:55 IST

 Date of Birth: 27 September 1973, Colombo
 Test Debut: -----
 ODI Debut: Against Bangladesh at Colombo in 2002
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Fast Medium

Pulasthi Gunaratne's call-up is somewhat of a surprise.

He did not make his international debut until 2002 despite beginning his first-class career back in 1994.

The player has not been shy of controversy over the years, having been called for throwing by Sri Lanka umpire D.N. Pathirana just three years ago.

He changed his style in order to comply with the rules.

Fortunes changed for the better when he made his one-day debut against Bangladesh in August 2002.

One of the reasons Gunaratne was called up for the World Cup may have something to do with his ability to bowl a containing line towards the end of an innings.


First Published: Jan 24, 2003 20:20 IST