Tharanga Paranavitana      

Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Current age 32 years 248 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 105 104 15 3738 116* 42.00 5213 71.70 6 26 57 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 105 1106 862 20 4/25 4/25 43.10 4.67 55.3 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 Sinhalese Sports Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 16, 2014 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
3 Sinhalese v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 16 Dec 2014 LA
3, 1/4 Sinhalese v Saracens Colombo (SSC) 14 Dec 2014 LA
41 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (SSC) 11 Dec 2014 LA
0/27, 19* Sinhalese v SL Army Panagoda 9 Dec 2014 LA
1/9, 50* Sinhalese v Tamil Union Colombo (PSS) 7 Dec 2014 LA
100* Sinhalese v Col CC Colombo (SSC) 5 Dec 2014 LA
0/36, 10 Sinhalese v Madras CC Singapore 24 Aug 2014 Other T20
0/13, 0 Sinhalese v Melbourne CC Singapore 24 Aug 2014 Other T20
2 Sinhalese v Singapore CA Singapore 23 Aug 2014 Other T20
12, 0/16 Sinhalese v Madras CC Singapore 22 Aug 2014 Other T20
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

© Associated Press

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

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