Tharanga Paranavitana      

Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Current age 34 years 15 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 183 301 31 12351 236 45.74 23862 51.76 33 55 188 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 183 2562 1342 33 4/39 40.66 3.14 77.6 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 Galle Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Colts), Mar 3-5, 2016 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
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
117, 150* Tamil Union v Chilaw Colombo (PSS) 15 Jan 2016 FC
91, 6* Tamil Union v Saracens Mattegoda 8 Jan 2016 FC
4, 34* Tamil Union v Ragama Colombo (PSS) 2 Jan 2016 FC
38, 15* Tamil Union v SLPACC Colombo (Colts) 26 Dec 2015 FC
67 Tamil Union v Moors Colombo (PSS) 18 Dec 2015 FC
0/33, 42 Tamil Union v Nondescripts Colombo (NCC) 15 Dec 2015 LA
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

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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

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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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