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Tharanga Paranavitana      

Full name Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

Born April 15, 1982, Kegalle

Current age 33 years 109 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 173 284 26 11398 236 44.17 22054 51.68 30 50 177 0
List A 107 106 15 3765 116* 41.37 5252 71.68 6 26 60 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 173 2562 1342 33 4/39 40.66 3.14 77.6 1 0 0
List A 107 1130 892 20 4/25 4/25 44.60 4.73 56.5 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 Ragama Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 20-22, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (RPS), Dec 21, 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
0/36, 6 Sinhalese v Ragama Colombo (Bloomfield) 20 Mar 2015 FC
91 Sinhalese v Colts Dambulla 13 Mar 2015 FC
19, 1/13, 7 Sinhalese v SL Air SC Colombo (Moors) 6 Mar 2015 FC
30 Sinhalese v Chilaw Colombo (RPS) 27 Feb 2015 FC
16, 73 Sinhalese v Col CC Colombo (SSC) 20 Feb 2015 FC
38, 46 Sinhalese v Moors Colombo (SSC) 6 Feb 2015 FC
29, 5 Sinhalese v SLPACC Colombo (NCC) 30 Jan 2015 FC
16, 0/24, 104* Sinhalese v Saracens Katunayake 23 Jan 2015 FC
124, 0/0 Sinhalese v SL Army Panagoda 16 Jan 2015 FC
0/30, 20 Sinhalese v Colts Colombo (RPS) 21 Dec 2014 LA
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

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Aug 6-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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Aug 12-16, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS)
Aug 20-24, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC)
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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