Tharanga Paranavitana      

Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Current age 34 years 278 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 32 60 5 1792 111 32.58 4274 41.92 2 11 206 5 27 0
First-class 189 310 31 12775 236 45.78 24684 51.75 34 58 194 0
List A 111 109 16 3905 116* 41.98 5369 72.73 6 27 61 0
Twenty20 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 32 6 102 86 1 1/26 1/26 86.00 5.05 102.0 0 0 0
First-class 189 2676 1397 34 4/39 41.08 3.13 78.7 1 0 0
List A 111 1154 925 20 4/25 4/25 46.25 4.80 57.7 1 0 0
Twenty20 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 Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Jan 6-8, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 15, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Wayamba United v Kandurata Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
100, 0/8, 18 Tamil Union v Chilaw Katunayake 15 Dec 2016 FC
84, 0/8 Tamil Union v Galle CC Galle 8 Dec 2016 FC
1/25, 66 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (PSS) 2 Dec 2016 FC
7, 67* Tamil Union v Galle CC Colombo (Colts) 3 Mar 2016 FC
11, 73 Tamil Union v Colts Colombo (Moors) 25 Feb 2016 FC
31, 75 Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (RPS) 18 Feb 2016 FC
35, 132 Tamil Union v Sinhalese Colombo (Moors) 11 Feb 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

© Associated Press

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

© Associated Press

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

© AFP

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Plate: Badureliya v Moors at Colombo (CCC)
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Bloomfield v Saracens at Colombo (Colts)
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Chilaw v SL Army at Katunayake
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Galle CC v Burgher at Colombo (Bloomfield)
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
KPCC v SL Air SC at Kaluthara
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Kurunegala Y v SLPACC at Kurunegala
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Lankan CC v SL Navy at Colombo (Moors)
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Nondescripts v Ragama at Colombo (NCC)
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Police SC v KTC at Hambantota
Jan 20-22, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Sinhalese v Colts at Colombo (SSC)
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Col CC at Colombo (PSS)
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
S Lanka U19 v Zim U19 at Paarl
Jan 20, 2017 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
1st T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion
Jan 20, 2017 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
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