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Nuwan Kulasekara      

Full name Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

Born July 22, 1982, Nittambuwa

Current age 33 years 309 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bandaranayake College Gampha, Basnahira North, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Combined Provinces, Galle Cricket Club, Kandurata Maroons

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 28 1 391 64 14.48 930 42.04 0 1 47 8 8 0
ODIs 173 116 35 1273 73 15.71 1570 81.08 0 4 88 38 43 0
T20Is 50 26 6 193 31 9.65 163 118.40 0 0 11 7 17 0
First-class 87 114 22 1684 95 18.30 0 5 35 0
List A 267 175 60 1914 84 16.64 2510 76.25 0 6 66 0
Twenty20 96 50 15 370 31 10.57 300 123.33 0 0 21 16 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 38 3567 1794 48 4/21 8/58 37.37 3.01 74.3 3 0 0
ODIs 173 171 7810 6339 186 5/22 5/22 34.08 4.86 41.9 3 1 0
T20Is 50 50 1057 1280 56 4/32 4/32 22.85 7.26 18.8 1 0 0
First-class 87 12461 6585 272 7/27 24.20 3.17 45.8 11 9 1
List A 267 11943 9197 328 5/22 5/22 28.03 4.62 36.4 10 2 0
Twenty20 96 95 2017 2415 104 4/12 4/12 23.22 7.18 19.3 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Napier, Apr 4-8, 2005 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla, Nov 18, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at King City (NW), Oct 11, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Bangalore, Mar 20, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v West Indies at Bangalore, Mar 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7, 0/17 Sri Lanka v West Indies Bangalore 20 Mar 2016 T20I # 543
1/43 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Kolkata 17 Mar 2016 T20I # 538
0/30, 7 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Kolkata 14 Mar 2016 Other T20
- Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mumbai 10 Mar 2016 Other T20
1/20 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dhaka 4 Mar 2016 T20I # 518
13, 2/21 Sri Lanka v India Dhaka 1 Mar 2016 T20I # 515
1/44, 0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Feb 2016 T20I # 513
7, 3/10 Sri Lanka v U.A.E. Dhaka 25 Feb 2016 T20I # 510
2/26, 14 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 7 Jan 2016 T20I # 474
3/53, 15 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 5 Jan 2016 ODI # 3721
Profile

Kulasekara made an instant impression in his first ODI, against England at Dambulla in November 2003, after being selected from relative obscurity. From a bustling run-up and whippy open-chested action, he generates a lively pace, moves the ball off the seam and can reverse-swing the ball. Most importantly though, he can maintain a tight line and length. He started his career as a softball enthusiast before he shifted his focus to cricket, joining Nugegoda Cricket Club and then Galle Cricket Club. He also won the best bowler award in the 2002-03 domestic competition. A maiden test fifty against England at Lord's in 2006 showed his natural batting abilities in the lower order. But his bowling during the same tour lacked penetration and he dropped out of the squad for eight months. However, having worked hard on his action and gaining an extra yard of pace, he secured a place in Sri Lanka's World Cup squad. He rose to become one of Sri Lanka's strike bowlers, and in a 11-month period starting April 2008, he took 47 wickets. That helped him jump to the top of the ICC ODI rankings the following March.
Charlie Austin March 2009

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Mar 1, 2016

Rohit Sharma was caught at slip off Nuwan Kulasekara's bowling, India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2016, Mirpur, March 1, 2016

Rohit Sharma was caught at slip off Nuwan Kulasekara's bowling

© Associated Press

Mar 1, 2016

Nuwan Kulasekara got rid of Shikhar Dhawan in the second over, India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2016, Mirpur, March 1, 2016

Nuwan Kulasekara got rid of Shikhar Dhawan in the second over

© Associated Press

Feb 28, 2016

Nuwan Kulasekara got rid of Soumya Sarkar for a duck, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20, Mirpur, February 28, 2016

Nuwan Kulasekara got rid of Soumya Sarkar for a duck

© Associated Press

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Jun 24, 2010
India won by 81 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Jun 22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dambulla - Jun 21, 2010
Pakistan won by 139 runs
India v Pakistan at Dambulla - Jun 19, 2010
India won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla - Jun 18, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 126 runs
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