Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 28 years 314 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 12 20 7 64 17* 4.92 182 35.16 0 0 10 0 1 0
ODIs 5 3 3 3 3* - 5 60.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 69 88 38 264 27* 5.28 613 43.06 0 0 30 9 27 0
List A 48 20 10 64 21 6.40 91 70.32 0 0 9 1 9 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 12 24 2296 1474 29 4/63 7/180 50.82 3.85 79.1 2 0 0
ODIs 5 5 224 213 4 2/63 2/63 53.25 5.70 56.0 0 0 0
First-class 69 116 8152 5313 161 5/36 9/113 33.00 3.91 50.6 9 4 0
List A 48 47 1925 1683 67 5/30 5/30 25.11 5.24 28.7 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 Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Aug 12-15, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 22, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Panadura Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Panadura, Jan 18-20, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v India at Galle, Aug 12-15, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Burgher Recreation Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 8, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 22, 2015 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
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
0/47, 3* Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 19 Jul 2015 ODI # 3670
1/42 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Pallekele 15 Jul 2015 ODI # 3669
0, 3/29, 4*, 0/51 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Pallekele 3 Jul 2015 Test # 2169
4, 2/71, 0*, 0/18 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Galle 17 Jun 2015 Test # 2167
1/12 Bloomfield v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 8 Apr 2015 T20
5/17 Bloomfield v SL Air SC Colombo (Bloomfield) 7 Apr 2015 T20
2/11 Bloomfield v Moors Colombo (Bloomfield) 6 Apr 2015 T20
9*, 2/34 Bloomfield v Nondescripts Colombo (Colts) 5 Apr 2015 T20
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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Aug 13, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 13, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan

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Jun 16, 2015

Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Pradeep wait for their turn to bowl, Galle, June 16, 2015

Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Pradeep wait for their turn to bowl

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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

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Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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