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Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 29 years 117 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 17 29 10 75 17* 3.94 222 33.78 0 0 11 0 3 0
ODIs 7 4 4 3 3* - 6 50.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 74 97 41 275 27* 4.91 653 42.11 0 0 31 9 29 0
List A 50 21 11 64 21 6.40 92 69.56 0 0 9 1 10 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 17 34 3183 1953 42 4/62 7/180 46.50 3.68 75.7 4 0 0
ODIs 7 7 344 337 7 2/55 2/55 48.14 5.87 49.1 0 0 0
First-class 74 126 9039 5792 174 5/36 9/113 33.28 3.84 51.9 11 4 0
List A 50 49 2045 1807 70 5/30 5/30 25.81 5.30 29.2 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Dec 18-21, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Panadura Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Panadura, Jan 18-20, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Dec 18-21, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 8, 2007 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 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
1/69, 0* Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 5 Jan 2016 ODI # 3721
2/55 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Nelson 31 Dec 2015 ODI # 3717
2*, 2/39, 0, 0/43 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Dec 2015 Test # 2194
4/112, 3, 0/52, 4* Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 10 Dec 2015 Test # 2192
0/44 Sri Lankans v NZ Board PXI Queenstown 3 Dec 2015 Other
0, 0/24, 0, 0/11 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (PSS) 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
0, 1/56, 1/28 Sri Lanka v West Indies Galle 14 Oct 2015 Test # 2181
1/52, 2*, 4/62, 0 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015 Test # 2179
0*, 3/98, 3, 0/8 Sri Lanka v India Galle 12 Aug 2015 Test # 2176
0*, 0/9 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 22 Jul 2015 ODI # 3671
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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Dec 19, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep fends the ball away, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 2nd day, December 19, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep fends the ball away

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Dec 11, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep finished with 4 for 112, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day, December 11, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep finished with 4 for 112

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Oct 24, 2015

Jermaine Blackwood takes a catch to dismiss Nuwan Pradeep, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, October 24, 2015

Jermaine Blackwood takes a catch to dismiss Nuwan Pradeep

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Super Eight: Col CC v Colts at Colombo (PSS) - Feb 11-14
Colts 529 Col CC 221 & 66/1 (16 ov) (f/o)
Super Eight: Moors v Nondescripts at Colombo (Colts) - Feb 11-14
Moors 228 & 101/4 (24 ov) Nondescripts 255
Super Eight: Ragama v Galle CC at Colombo (SSC) - Feb 11-14
Ragama 344 & 97/2 (25 ov) Galle CC 209
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (Moors) - Feb 11-14
Tamil Union 238 & 100/1 (28 ov) Sinhalese 167
3rd Place Play-off: B'desh U19 v S Lanka U19 at Fatullah
Feb 13, 2016 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
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