Tharanga Paranavitana      

Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Current age 32 years 99 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Abahani Limited, Kandurata, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 32 60 5 1792 111 32.58 4274 41.92 2 11 206 5 27 0
First-class 164 270 25 10794 236 44.05 20879 51.69 28 48 169 0
List A 99 98 12 3522 116* 40.95 4964 70.95 5 25 54 0
Twenty20 29 29 2 642 67* 23.77 496 129.43 0 5 72 19 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 32 6 102 86 1 1/26 1/26 86.00 5.05 102.0 0 0 0
First-class 164 2460 1269 32 4/39 39.65 3.09 76.8 1 0 0
List A 99 1058 822 18 4/25 4/25 45.66 4.66 58.7 1 0 0
Twenty20 29 13 96 117 4 1/3 1/3 29.25 7.31 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Feb 21-25, 2009 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Nov 25-29, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Sinhalese Sports Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Panagoda, Apr 3-6, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Gazi Tank Cricketers v Abahani Limited at Fatullah, Oct 7, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Colombo Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Oct 16, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Wayamba United v Kandurata Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24, 0/18 Sinhalese v Nondescripts Panagoda 3 Apr 2014 FC
0/39, 72, 0/0 Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (NCC) 20 Mar 2014 FC
88, 2/50, 20 Sinhalese v Col CC Colombo (PSS) 13 Mar 2014 FC
30, 0/0 Sinhalese v SL Army Colombo (Moors) 6 Mar 2014 FC
18, 114 Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 21 Feb 2014 FC
61, 10 Sinhalese v Panadura Colombo (SSC) 14 Feb 2014 FC
151, 0/48 Sinhalese v Bloomfield Colombo (SSC) 7 Feb 2014 FC
59, 14 Sinhalese v SLPACC Colombo (SSC) 31 Jan 2014 FC
14 Sinhalese v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 24 Jan 2014 FC
31, 2 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (SSC) 17 Jan 2014 FC
Profile

Tharanga Paranavitana is a tall, upright opening batsman who came into prominence during the Emerging Team Trophy in Sri Lanka in 2003. A run of consistent scores on the domestic scene followed, but it was Paranavitana's career-best 236 off 392 balls that helped Sinhalese SC clinch the 2007-08 Premier League Tier A title which furthered his opportunities at the international level. He made three hundreds during SSC's successful campaign and finished as the leading run-getter for the season with 893 runs at 74.41, and followed up with a century and two half-centuries in the unofficial Tests that Sri Lanka A played in South Africa. Named after that tour by coach Chandika Hathurusingha as a future prospect for Sri Lanka, Paranavitana earned a maiden Test cap in Pakistan in early 2009.
Cricinfo staff July 2009

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Nov 27, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana cuts, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, November 27, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana cuts

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Nov 18, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled in the first over, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, November 18, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled in the first over

© Associated Press

Nov 15, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana prepares to catch a ball during practice, Galle, November 15, 2012

Tharanga Paranavitana prepares to catch a ball during practice

© AFP

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS) - Nov 25-29, 2012
New Zealand won by 167 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle - Nov 17-19, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 12, 2012
No result
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 10, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele - Nov 6, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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