How good is Dimuth Karunaratne in Tests?

Dimuth is arguably Sri Lanka’s greatest-ever Test opener and the third greatest overall, having performed relatively better than the likes of Samaraweera, Hashan Tillakaratne, Aravinda de Silva, and Atapattu. In the post-Sangakkara era, he has been Sri Lanka’s best Test batsman, outperforming both Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal. Globally, in the last 5 years, he has been the second-best opener. However, his performance in WENAS countries has left a lot to be desired, pointing to his inability to grapple with pacer-friendly conditions. Nonetheless, with Tests scheduled to be played in England, and South Africa this year, he might be yet able to ameliorate his record there, which will boost his position among international openers further.

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