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Tharanga Paranavitana      

Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Current age 35 years 75 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Abahani Limited, Kandurata, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 32 60 5 1792 111 32.58 4274 41.92 2 11 206 5 27 0
First-class 192 316 31 12992 236 45.58 25142 51.67 35 58 197 0
List A 115 113 18 4052 116* 42.65 5536 73.19 6 28 63 0
T20s Insights on t20 29 29 2 642 67* 23.77 496 129.43 0 5 72 19 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 32 6 102 86 1 1/26 1/26 86.00 5.05 102.0 0 0 0
First-class 192 2787 1450 34 4/39 42.64 3.12 81.9 1 0 0
List A 115 1154 925 20 4/25 4/25 46.25 4.80 57.7 1 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 29 13 96 117 4 1/3 1/3 29.25 7.31 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Feb 21-25, 2009 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Nov 25-29, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Feb 5-7, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Jaffna District v Kandy District at Colombo (CCC), Mar 29, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Colombo Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Wayamba United v Kandurata Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24 Jaffna v Kandy Colombo (CCC) 29 Mar 2017 LA
9* Jaffna v Vauniya Kaluthara 25 Mar 2017 LA
79* Jaffna v Kilinochchi Colombo (PSS) 22 Mar 2017 LA
35 Jaffna v Kilinochchi Colombo (Moors) 15 Mar 2017 LA
4, 14 Tamil Union v SL Army Colombo (SSC) 5 Feb 2017 FC
109, 0/43, 36 Tamil Union v Ragama Colombo (RPS) 28 Jan 2017 FC
30, 0/4, 24, 0/6 Tamil Union v Col CC Colombo (Colts) 20 Jan 2017 FC
30, 0/14 Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 6 Jan 2017 FC
60, 36 Tamil Union v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 28 Dec 2016 FC
0, 30 Tamil Union v Badureliya Colombo (PSS) 19 Dec 2016 FC
Profile

Tharanga Paranavitana is a tall, upright opening batsman who came into prominence during the Emerging Team Trophy in Sri Lanka in 2003. A run of consistent scores on the domestic scene followed, but it was Paranavitana's career-best 236 off 392 balls that helped Sinhalese SC clinch the 2007-08 Premier League Tier A title which furthered his opportunities at the international level. He made three hundreds during SSC's successful campaign and finished as the leading run-getter for the season with 893 runs at 74.41, and followed up with a century and two half-centuries in the unofficial Tests that Sri Lanka A played in South Africa. Named after that tour by coach Chandika Hathurusingha as a future prospect for Sri Lanka, Paranavitana earned a maiden Test cap in Pakistan in early 2009.
Cricinfo staff July 2009

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Nov 27, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana cuts, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, November 27, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana cuts

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Nov 18, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled in the first over, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, November 18, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled in the first over

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Nov 15, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana prepares to catch a ball during practice, Galle, November 15, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana prepares to catch a ball during practice

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