Dilhara Lokuhettige

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Dilhara Lokuhettige
දිල්හාර ලොකුහෙට්ටිගේ
Personal information
Full nameLoku Hettige Danushka Dilhara
BornJuly 3, 1980 (1980-07-03) (age 38)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBatsman, wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 124)30 July 2005 v India
Last ODI9 July 2013 v India
T20I debut (cap 6)10 October 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I12 October 2008 v Canada
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I
Matches 9 2
Runs scored 83 18
Batting average 9.22 -
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 29 18*
Balls bowled 330 30
Wickets 6 2
Bowling average 43.50 15.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/30 2/6
Catches/stumpings 3/- 0/-
Source: Cricinfo], 10 April 2017
Medal record
Men's cricket
Representing  Sri Lanka
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Team

Loku Hettige Danushka Dilhara (born July 3, 1980 in Colombo), known as Dilhara Lokuhettige, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played limited over cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.

Lokuhittege had captained Colombo's Asoka Vidalaya from Under-13s to senior level.

Fixing allegations[edit]

Dilhara Lokuhettige was suspected by Al Jazeera along with Jeevantha Kulatunga for being involved in match fixing during a fake T20 series in the United Arab Emirates.[1]

The Al Jazeera's Investigation Unit also revealed that former Pakistani cricketer Hasan Raza, Jeevantha Kulatunga and Dilhara Lokuhettige were preparing to make money by organising and arranging a fake tournament in the UAE solely to make huge collection of money to fix matches in the future.[2]

International career[edit]

When he was first picked for the Indian Oil Cup in 2005, there was relative shock, as Lokuhettige was picked practically out of obscurity after moderate domestic performances. However, he proved a quality acquisition, capturing both good batting and bowling statistics.

Domestic career[edit]

His big break came when he joined Bloomfield and met Ruchira Palliyaguru in 1999, who recommended him to the cricketing academy, he has Twenty-20 cricket since 2004 and was picked for the national team for the first time in July 2005.


Lokuhettige announced his retirement from Tests and ODIs on 24 September 2016, he criticized captain Angelo Mathews by stating that he cannot enter to the squad until Mathews playing for the team.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Cricket world shocked once again by match-fixing allegations - Sri Lanka News|News 1st|Sirasa News|Politics|Weather|Sports|Breaking News|Latest News". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | Breaking News and Latest News provider | Political | Sports | International | Business. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Exclusive: Al Jazeera exposes players cashing in on match-fixing". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Dilhara Lokuhettige retires from Test and ODIs". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Dilhara Lokuhettige calls it quits". The Papare. Retrieved 11 March 2017.