Kaushal can’t bowl doosra

Sri Lankan off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal – who was reported for a suspect action – has been cleared to resume playing provided he does not bowl the “doosra”, the global Cricket Council said on Tuesday.


During the test, Kaushal was required to provide 12 trials from over the wicket and 6 trials from around the wicket for each delivery.

Starting next month, Sri Lanka will host West Indies in a series featuring two Test matches, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20s. A few trials were discarded on the basis of incorrect line and length, but the assessors had been satisfied Kaushal was replicating his match action throughout.

Meanwhile, ICC additional stated that the outcomes additionally confirmed that Kaushal’s elbow extension for all deliveries is underneath the laws, including that he might bowl off-breaks. Elbow extension for his doosra was measured at as low as 12 degrees, with the highest measurements coming in at 21 degrees, for two separate balls.

The biomechanical test had taken place in the presence of 3 biomechanists, a sports physician and an independent bowling coach and it involved the use of specialized motion-capture system and 2 rapid cameras. But, they were anxious about the legality of his doosra.

The average flexion for his doosra was 16 degrees. Sri Lanka had begun to groom Kaushal as the team’s next spin spearhead.

“Under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions, Kaushal will run the risk of being cited again if he bowls the Doosra in an global match”.


Kaushal has picked up 24 wickets from six Tests since making his global debut last December.

Tharindu Kaushal's Doosra was found to exceed the 15-degree level of tolerance