Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 28 years 100 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 59 72 31 229 27* 5.58 515 44.46 0 0 27 7 25 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 59 97 6433 4350 120 5/36 7/113 36.25 4.05 53.6 8 2 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 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
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
4/40, 2*, 0/1 Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A Moratuwa 25 Oct 2014 FC
0*, 3/28 Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A Matara 18 Oct 2014 FC
0/7 Rulers v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 T20
13, 1/90, 0, 1/55 Sri Lanka v England Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
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

Results
Moors v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 5-8, 2013
Sinhalese won by 6 wickets
Badureliya v Chilaw at Kaluthara - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Bloomfield v Colts at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Bloomfield won by an innings and 163 runs
Col CC v SLPACC at Colombo (CCC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Kurunegala - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Navy won by 6 wickets
Lankan CC v Ragama at Katunayake - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Ragama won by 201 runs
Moors v Panadura at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Moors won by 7 runs
Saracens v SL Army at Panagoda - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Army won by an innings and 2 runs
SL Air SC v Burgher at Colombo (Riffle) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
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