Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 28 years 136 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 9 14 4 53 17* 5.30 137 38.68 0 0 8 0 1 0
ODIs 2 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 63 78 33 231 27* 5.13 537 43.01 0 0 27 7 26 0
List A 45 18 8 61 21 6.10 86 70.93 0 0 9 1 9 0
Twenty20 14 5 2 6 5 2.00 12 50.00 0 0 1 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 18 1786 1199 21 4/63 7/180 57.09 4.02 85.0 2 0 0
ODIs 2 2 108 115 3 2/63 2/63 38.33 6.38 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 63 104 7066 4769 141 5/36 9/113 33.82 4.04 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 14 14 252 331 12 3/19 3/19 27.58 7.88 21.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18-22, 2011 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 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 Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (PSS), Feb 27-Mar 1, 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 Udarata Rulers v Western Troopers at Colombo (SSC), Jun 28, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 3/57, 1 Bloomfield v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 27 Feb 2015 FC
5/63, 1*, 4/50 Bloomfield v Colts Colombo (Bloomfield) 20 Feb 2015 FC
5/103, 0, 2/52, 0 Bloomfield v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 6 Feb 2015 FC
0/35, 0*, 2/59 Bloomfield v SL Air SC Katunayake 30 Jan 2015 FC
4/63, 0*, 3/117, 1 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 3 Jan 2015 Test # 2155
0/10 Sri Lankans v NZ Chairman Queenstown 21 Dec 2014 Other
10, 0/30 Bloomfield v SLPACC Colombo (Burgher) 15 Dec 2014 LA
2/51, 3* Bloomfield v Moors Colombo (Moors) 9 Dec 2014 LA
0/19 Bloomfield v Nondescripts Colombo (Bloomfield) 7 Dec 2014 LA
0*, 2/65 Bloomfield v Colts Colombo (Colts) 5 Dec 2014 LA
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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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

© AFP

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

© AFP

Jan 5, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep removed the openers in successive overs, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day, January 5, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep removed the openers in successive overs

© Getty Images

Country Fixtures Country Results
Super Eight: Badureliya v Moors at Hambantota
Mar 5-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Bloomfield v SLPACC at Pallekele
Mar 5-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Nondescripts v SL Army at Galle
Mar 5-8, 2015 (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 (RPS)
Mar 5-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Colts v Saracens at Colombo (Bloomfield)
Mar 6-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: Ragama v Chilaw at Colombo (Colts)
Mar 6-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Plate: SL Air SC v Sinhalese at Colombo (Moors)
Mar 6-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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