Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 32 years 305 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 28 50 17 132 17* 4 361 36.56 0 0 19 0 5 0
ODIs 40 19 12 28 7 4 75 37.33 0 0 2 1 6 0
T20Is 9 4 3 0 0* 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 88 123 50 351 27* 4.8 834 42.08 0 0 40 11 34 0
List A 94 39 20 103 21 5.42 170 60.58 0 0 13 3 22 0
T20s 40 14 10 29 9* 7.25 43 67.44 0 0 3 1 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 53 5077 3003 70 6/132 7/180 42.90 3.54 72.5 6 1 0
ODIs 40 38 1886 1886 52 4/31 4/31 36.26 6.00 36.2 2 0 0
T20Is 9 9 159 287 7 2/37 2/37 41.00 10.83 22.7 0 0 0
First-class 88 150 11379 7076 208 6/132 9/113 34.01 3.73 54.7 13 5 0
List A 94 91 4114 3747 128 5/30 5/30 29.27 5.46 32.1 5 2 0
T20s 40 40 708 968 39 5/17 5/17 24.82 8.20 18.1 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18-22, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Oct 6-10, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 28, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Mar 16, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Panadura Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Panadura, Jan 18-20, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Colombo Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 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 Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 28, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Ruhuna v Basnahira North at Colombo (Moors), Mar 26, 2009 scorecard
Last T20s Sinhalese Sports Club v Panadura Sports Club at Panagoda, Feb 21, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/53 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 28 Jul 2019 ODI # 4194
0*, 3/51 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 26 Jul 2019 ODI # 4193
1*, 1/38 Sri Lanka v England Leeds 21 Jun 2019 ODI # 4168
0/88, 0 Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 15 Jun 2019 ODI # 4159
0, 4/31 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Cardiff 4 Jun 2019 ODI # 4149
1/28 Sri Lanka v Australia Southampton 27 May 2019 Other OD
2/77 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cardiff 24 May 2019 Other OD
4/34 Sri Lanka v Scotland Edinburgh 21 May 2019 ODI # 4142
2/68, 10* Kandy v Dambulla Dambulla 10 Apr 2019 LA
0/66 Kandy v Colombo Pallekele 6 Apr 2019 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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Jun 4, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates dismissing Rashid Khan, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates dismissing Rashid Khan

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May 27, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep took the new ball, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019 warm-up, Southampton, May 27, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep took the new ball

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May 21, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates after taking his second wicket of the day, Scotland v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Edinburgh, May 21, 2019

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates after taking his second wicket of the day

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