Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 27 years 181 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 6 8 2 35 17* 5.83 104 33.65 0 0 6 0 0 0
ODIs 2 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 53 64 27 209 27* 5.64 475 44.00 0 0 25 7 21 0
List A 41 15 6 48 21 5.33 73 65.75 0 0 7 1 9 0
Twenty20 13 5 2 6 5 2.00 12 50.00 0 0 1 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 12 1006 714 8 3/62 5/112 89.25 4.25 125.7 0 0 0
ODIs 2 2 108 115 3 2/63 2/63 38.33 6.38 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 53 87 5399 3723 99 5/36 7/113 37.60 4.13 54.5 5 2 0
List A 41 40 1635 1420 62 5/30 5/30 22.90 5.21 26.3 2 2 0
Twenty20 13 13 251 324 12 3/19 3/19 27.00 7.74 20.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18-22, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 4-8, 2014 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 Badureliya Sports Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Katunayake, Mar 21-22, 2014 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 (Bloomfield), Dec 19, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ruhuna v Basnahira North at Colombo (Moors), Mar 26, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kandurata Maroons v Ruhuna Reds at Colombo (RPS), Aug 10, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 3/36, 18*, 3/59 Bloomfield v Badureliya Katunayake 21 Mar 2014 FC
27*, 1/36 Bloomfield v Colts Katunayake 14 Mar 2014 FC
3/72, 6*, 0/6 Bloomfield v Ragama Colombo (Moors) 21 Feb 2014 FC
1/88, 10*, 0 Bloomfield v SLPACC Colombo (Bloomfield) 14 Feb 2014 FC
4*, 0/96, 0/33 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Chittagong 4 Feb 2014 Test # 2117
3/62, 3, 2/50 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 8 Jan 2014 Test # 2114
21, 1/28 Bloomfield v SLPACC Colombo (Bloomfield) 19 Dec 2013 LA
1/18 Bloomfield v Chilaw Colombo (Moors) 9 Dec 2013 LA
2/19 Bloomfield v Moors Colombo (RPS) 7 Dec 2013 LA
0, 0/21 Bloomfield v Sinhalese Colombo (Bloomfield) 3 Dec 2013 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 14, 2014

Chaminda Vaas and Nuwan Pradeep at a training session, Sharjah, January 14, 2014

Chaminda Vaas and Nuwan Pradeep at a training session

© AFP

Jan 10, 2014

The Sri Lankans celebrate Khurram Manzoor's wicket, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day, January 10, 2014

The Sri Lankans celebrate Khurram Manzoor's wicket

© AFP

Jan 8, 2014

Nuwan Pradeep and Shaminda Eranga congratulate each other, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day, January 8, 2014

Nuwan Pradeep and Shaminda Eranga congratulate each other

© AFP

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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