Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 28 years 258 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Burgher Recreation Club, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Nickname Sirasa

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Vidhyaloka Maha Vidyalaya, Katana

Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 16 5 57 17* 5.18 171 33.33 0 0 9 0 1 0
ODIs 2 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 67 84 36 257 27* 5.35 602 42.69 0 0 29 9 27 0
List A 45 18 8 61 21 6.10 86 70.93 0 0 9 1 9 0
Twenty20 20 6 3 15 9* 5.00 16 93.75 0 0 1 1 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 20 1912 1288 23 4/63 7/180 56.00 4.04 83.1 2 0 0
ODIs 2 2 108 115 3 2/63 2/63 38.33 6.38 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 67 112 7768 5127 155 5/36 9/113 33.07 3.96 50.1 9 4 0
List A 45 44 1809 1585 66 5/30 5/30 24.01 5.25 27.4 2 2 0
Twenty20 20 20 367 454 26 5/17 5/17 17.46 7.42 14.1 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18-22, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jun 17-21, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 4, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Panadura Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Panadura, Jan 18-20, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jun 17-21, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 8, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo (Burgher), Dec 15, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ruhuna v Basnahira North at Colombo (Moors), Mar 26, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 8, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 2/71, 0*, 0/18 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Galle 17 Jun 2015 Test # 2167
1/12 Bloomfield v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 8 Apr 2015 T20
5/17 Bloomfield v SL Air SC Colombo (Bloomfield) 7 Apr 2015 T20
2/11 Bloomfield v Moors Colombo (Bloomfield) 6 Apr 2015 T20
9*, 2/34 Bloomfield v Nondescripts Colombo (Colts) 5 Apr 2015 T20
0/23 Bloomfield v Colts Panagoda 4 Apr 2015 T20
4/26 Bloomfield v SLPACC Colombo (CCC) 1 Apr 2015 T20
11*, 3/71, 0, 0/9 Bloomfield v SL Army Colombo (Moors) 26 Mar 2015 FC
2/56, 4, 3/14 Bloomfield v Col CC Colombo (PSS) 19 Mar 2015 FC
1/47, 7*, 3/72 Bloomfield v SLPACC Pallekele 5 Mar 2015 FC
Profile

Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep didn't play with a cricket ball till he was 20 but less than three years later he was in Sri Lanka's Test squad. He won a pace contest in 2007, impressing the talent scouts in a soft-ball event, and was sent straight to Sri Lanka Cricket's academy. He follows in the Sri Lankan tradition of maverick bowlers with unconventional actions. Like Lasith Malinga, he has a slinging action and has troubled many batsmen in domestic cricket with his pace, generated from a long run-up. Pradeep toured Sri Lanka A to Australia in 2010, where he was among the quickest bowlers from both sides though he didn't bag many wickets. Less than a month later, he was rewarded with a call-up to the national squad for the second Test against India.
Cricinfo Staff July 2010

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Jun 16, 2015

Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Pradeep wait for their turn to bowl, Galle, June 16, 2015

Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Pradeep wait for their turn to bowl

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Jan 7, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep pats half-centurion Lahiru Thirimanne's back, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, January 7, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep pats half-centurion Lahiru Thirimanne's back

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Jan 7, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep was last man out, bowled by Tim Southee, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, January 7, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep was last man out, bowled by Tim Southee

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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