Nuwan Kulasekara      

Full name Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

Born July 22, 1982, Nittambuwa

Current age 36 years 85 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bandaranayake College Gampha, Basnahira North, Chennai Super Kings, Colts Cricket Club, Combined Provinces, Galle Cricket Club, Kandurata Maroons, Sussex

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 21 28 1 391 64 14.48 930 42.04 0 1 47 8 8 0
ODIs Insights on odi 184 123 37 1327 73 15.43 1629 81.46 0 4 95 39 46 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 58 30 9 215 31 10.23 184 116.84 0 0 14 7 17 0
First-class 87 114 22 1684 95 18.30 0 5 35 0
List A 285 187 64 2042 84 16.60 2629 77.67 0 6 70 0
T20s Insights on t20 112 56 19 395 31 10.67 329 120.06 0 0 24 16 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 21 38 3567 1794 48 4/21 8/58 37.37 3.01 74.3 3 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 184 181 8263 6751 199 5/22 5/22 33.92 4.90 41.5 4 1 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 58 58 1231 1530 66 4/31 4/31 23.18 7.45 18.6 2 0 0
First-class 87 12461 6585 272 7/27 24.20 3.17 45.8 11 9 1
List A 285 12684 9820 353 5/22 5/22 27.81 4.64 35.9 12 2 0
T20s Insights on t20 112 111 2357 2868 125 4/12 4/12 22.94 7.30 18.8 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Napier, Apr 4-8, 2005 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla, Nov 18, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at King City (NW), Oct 11, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Apr 6, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Mar 21, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Colombo (Moors), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Colts Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Katunayake, Mar 4, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
22, 1/42 Colts v Nondescripts Colombo (SSC) 21 Mar 2018 LA
0/12 Colts v Lankan CC Kaluthara 18 Mar 2018 LA
11, 4/12 Colts v Galle CC Colombo (Colts) 14 Mar 2018 LA
1/8 Colts v Chilaw Colombo (Colts) 12 Mar 2018 LA
2/36, 28 Colts v SL Army Panagoda 10 Mar 2018 LA
1/50, 3* Colts v Nondescripts Katunayake 4 Mar 2018 T20
1/17 Colts v Lankan CC Colombo (Burgher) 1 Mar 2018 T20
0/20 Colts v SLPACC Colombo (CCC) 27 Feb 2018 T20
1/15 Colts v Galle CC Colombo (Police) 25 Feb 2018 T20
1/21 Colts v SL Air SC Panagoda 24 Feb 2018 T20
Profile

Kulasekara made an instant impression in his first ODI, against England at Dambulla in November 2003, after being selected from relative obscurity. From a bustling run-up and whippy open-chested action, he generates a lively pace, moves the ball off the seam and can reverse-swing the ball. Most importantly though, he can maintain a tight line and length. He started his career as a softball enthusiast before he shifted his focus to cricket, joining Nugegoda Cricket Club and then Galle Cricket Club. He also won the best bowler award in the 2002-03 domestic competition. A maiden test fifty against England at Lord's in 2006 showed his natural batting abilities in the lower order. But his bowling during the same tour lacked penetration and he dropped out of the squad for eight months. However, having worked hard on his action and gaining an extra yard of pace, he secured a place in Sri Lanka's World Cup squad. He rose to become one of Sri Lanka's strike bowlers, and in a 11-month period starting April 2008, he took 47 wickets. That helped him jump to the top of the ICC ODI rankings the following March.
Charlie Austin March 2009

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Feb 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara apologizes to Aaron Finch after inadvertently hitting him, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 International, Adelaide, February 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara apologizes to Aaron Finch after inadvertently hitting him

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Jan 25, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara couldn't hold a swirling catch in the final over, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20, Cape Town, January 25, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara couldn't hold a swirling catch in the final over

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Jan 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara claimed Sri Lanka's first wicket, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg, January 22, 2017

Nuwan Kulasekara claimed Sri Lanka's first wicket

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