Nuwan Kulasekara      

Full name Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

Born July 22, 1982, Nittambuwa

Current age 34 years 310 days

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

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 183 122 37 1322 73 15.55 1624 81.40 0 4 94 39 45 0
T20Is 58 30 9 215 31 10.23 184 116.84 0 0 14 7 17 0
First-class 87 114 22 1684 95 18.30 0 5 35 0
List A 279 183 64 1976 84 16.60 2574 76.76 0 6 69 0
Twenty20 107 55 18 392 31 10.59 323 121.36 0 0 24 16 37 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 183 180 8245 6726 199 5/22 5/22 33.79 4.89 41.4 4 1 0
T20Is 58 58 1231 1530 66 4/31 4/31 23.18 7.45 18.6 2 0 0
First-class 87 12461 6585 272 7/27 24.20 3.17 45.8 11 9 1
List A 279 12480 9685 345 5/22 5/22 28.07 4.65 36.1 11 2 0
Twenty20 107 106 2255 2745 121 4/12 4/12 22.68 7.30 18.6 4 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 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Apr 1, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at King City (NW), Oct 11, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 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 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Apr 1, 2017 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 Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/47 Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 26 May 2017 Other OD
2/23 Sri Lanka v Scotland Beckenham 23 May 2017 Other OD
1/30, 2* Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 6 Apr 2017 T20I # 607
0/44 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 4 Apr 2017 T20I # 606
1*, 4/37 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 1 Apr 2017 ODI # 3858
2* Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 28 Mar 2017 ODI # 3856
2/36, 1* Kegalle v Puttalam Colombo (Colts) 22 Mar 2017 LA
0/40, 8* Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 22 Feb 2017 T20I # 598
4/31, 12 Sri Lanka v Australia Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
0/38 Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 596
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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Feb 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara apologizes to Aaron Finch after inadvertently hitting him, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 International, Adelaide, February 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara apologizes to Aaron Finch after inadvertently hitting him

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Jan 25, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara couldn't hold a swirling catch in the final over, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20, Cape Town, January 25, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara couldn't hold a swirling catch in the final over

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Jan 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara claimed Sri Lanka's first wicket, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg, January 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara claimed Sri Lanka's first wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Warm-up: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Birmingham
May 30, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Sri Lanka v South Africa at The Oval
Jun 3, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: India v Sri Lanka at The Oval
Jun 8, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Cardiff
Jun 12, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Eng Wn v SL Women at Chesterfield
Jun 19, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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