Nuwan Kulasekara      

Full name Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

Born July 22, 1982, Nittambuwa

Current age 34 years 246 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bandaranayake College Gampha, Basnahira North, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Combined Provinces, Galle Cricket Club, Kandurata Maroons, Sussex

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 181 120 35 1319 73 15.51 1621 81.36 0 4 94 39 44 0
T20Is 56 29 8 213 31 10.14 179 118.99 0 0 14 7 17 0
First-class 87 114 22 1684 95 18.30 0 5 35 0
List A 277 181 62 1973 84 16.57 2571 76.74 0 6 68 0
Twenty20 105 54 17 390 31 10.54 318 122.64 0 0 24 16 37 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 181 179 8200 6689 195 5/22 5/22 34.30 4.89 42.0 3 1 0
T20Is 56 56 1183 1456 65 4/31 4/31 22.40 7.38 18.2 2 0 0
First-class 87 12461 6585 272 7/27 24.20 3.17 45.8 11 9 1
List A 277 12435 9648 341 5/22 5/22 28.29 4.65 36.4 10 2 0
Twenty20 105 104 2207 2671 120 4/12 4/12 22.25 7.26 18.3 4 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 Cape Town, Feb 7, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at King City (NW), Oct 11, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 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 Kegalle District v Puttalam District at Colombo (Colts), Mar 22, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/36, 1* Kegalle v Puttalam Colombo (Colts) 22 Mar 2017 LA
0/40, 8* Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 22 Feb 2017 T20I # 598
4/31, 12 Sri Lanka v Australia Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
0/38 Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 596
0/74, 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 7 Feb 2017 ODI # 3833
1/76, 12 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 1 Feb 2017 ODI # 3830
17, 0/20 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 28 Jan 2017 ODI # 3828
1/30 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 25 Jan 2017 T20I # 591
2/10, 0* Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 22 Jan 2017 T20I # 590
2/27 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 20 Jan 2017 T20I # 589
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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Feb 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara apologizes to Aaron Finch after inadvertently hitting him, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 International, Adelaide, February 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara apologizes to Aaron Finch after inadvertently hitting him

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Jan 25, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara couldn't hold a swirling catch in the final over, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20, Cape Town, January 25, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara couldn't hold a swirling catch in the final over

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Jan 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara claimed Sri Lanka's first wicket, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg, January 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara claimed Sri Lanka's first wicket

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Tour Results
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg - Jan 22, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Kimberley - Jan 20, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein - Jan 17, 2012
South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at East London - Jan 14, 2012
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl - Jan 11, 2012
South Africa won by 258 runs
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