Nuwan Kulasekara      

Full name Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

Born July 22, 1982, Nittambuwa

Current age 32 years 348 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 168 113 35 1181 73 15.14 1459 80.94 0 3 82 32 42 0
T20Is 41 20 6 148 31 10.57 122 121.31 0 0 8 6 13 0
First-class 87 114 22 1684 95 18.30 0 5 35 0
List A 262 172 60 1822 84 16.26 2399 75.94 0 5 65 0
Twenty20 79 43 14 325 31 11.20 258 125.96 0 0 18 15 29 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 168 166 7684 6205 182 5/22 5/22 34.09 4.84 42.2 3 1 0
T20Is 41 41 859 1040 46 4/32 4/32 22.60 7.26 18.6 1 0 0
First-class 87 12461 6585 272 7/27 24.20 3.17 45.8 11 9 1
List A 262 11817 9063 324 5/22 5/22 27.97 4.60 36.4 10 2 0
Twenty20 79 78 1657 2020 84 4/32 4/32 24.04 7.31 19.7 1 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at King City (NW), Oct 11, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 18, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 9, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 1/18 Colts v Sinhalese Colombo (SSC) 9 Apr 2015 T20
1/19 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 7 Apr 2015 T20
0/31 Colts v Bloomfield Panagoda 4 Apr 2015 T20
0/3 Colts v SL Air SC Colombo (Colts) 2 Apr 2015 T20
1/25 Colts v Moors Colombo (CCC) 1 Apr 2015 T20
1, 0/13 Sri Lanka v South Africa Sydney 18 Mar 2015 ODI # 3640
18*, 3/20 Sri Lanka v Scotland Hobart 11 Mar 2015 ODI # 3632
1/78, 10 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3599
9, 1/23 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
1/18 Sri Lanka v South Africa Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
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 11, 2015

Nuwan Kulasekara is congratulated by his team-mates after dismissing Freddie Coleman, Scotland v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart, March 11, 2015

Nuwan Kulasekara is congratulated by his team-mates after dismissing Freddie Coleman

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Feb 14, 2015

Corey Anderson dismissed Nuwan Kulasekara for 10, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group A, World Cup 2015, Christchurch, February 14, 2015

Corey Anderson dismissed Nuwan Kulasekara for 10

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Jan 23, 2015

Nuwan Kulasekara had Martin Guptill caught behind first ball , New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015

Nuwan Kulasekara had Martin Guptill caught behind first ball

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Results
Sui Gas v WAPDA at Karachi - Apr 19, 2013
Sui Gas won by 32 runs
National Bnk v WAPDA at Karachi - Apr 18, 2013
WAPDA won by 119 runs
Habib Bank v Sui Gas at Karachi - Apr 16, 2013
Sui Gas won by 8 wickets (with 157 balls remaining)
Habib Bank v United Bank at Karachi - Apr 13, 2013
Habib Bank won by 7 wickets (with 77 balls remaining)
Khan RL v Port Qasim A at Lahore - Apr 13, 2013
Khan RL won by 40 runs
National Bnk v Sui Gas at Lahore - Apr 13, 2013
Sui Gas won by 76 runs
PIA v State B of P at Karachi - Apr 13, 2013
PIA won by 8 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
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