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Nuwan Pradeep      

Full name Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

Born October 19, 1986, Negombo

Current age 28 years 318 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 13 22 8 66 17* 4.71 189 34.92 0 0 10 0 2 0
ODIs 5 3 3 3 3* - 5 60.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 70 90 39 266 27* 5.21 620 42.90 0 0 30 9 28 0
List A 48 20 10 64 21 6.40 91 70.32 0 0 9 1 9 0
Twenty20 20 6 3 15 9* 5.00 16 93.75 0 0 1 1 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 26 2530 1588 34 4/62 7/180 46.70 3.76 74.4 3 0 0
ODIs 5 5 224 213 4 2/63 2/63 53.25 5.70 56.0 0 0 0
First-class 70 118 8386 5427 166 5/36 9/113 32.69 3.88 50.5 10 4 0
List A 48 47 1925 1683 67 5/30 5/30 25.11 5.24 28.7 2 2 0
Twenty20 20 20 367 454 26 5/17 5/17 17.46 7.42 14.1 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18-22, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 22, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Panadura Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Panadura, Jan 18-20, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 28-Sep 1, 2015 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 Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 22, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ruhuna v Basnahira North at Colombo (Moors), Mar 26, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 8, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/52, 2*, 4/62, 0 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015 Test # 2179
0*, 3/98, 3, 0/8 Sri Lanka v India Galle 12 Aug 2015 Test # 2176
0*, 0/9 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 22 Jul 2015 ODI # 3671
0/47, 3* Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 19 Jul 2015 ODI # 3670
1/42 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Pallekele 15 Jul 2015 ODI # 3669
0, 3/29, 4*, 0/51 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Pallekele 3 Jul 2015 Test # 2169
4, 2/71, 0*, 0/18 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Galle 17 Jun 2015 Test # 2167
1/12 Bloomfield v Chilaw Colombo (SSC) 8 Apr 2015 T20
5/17 Bloomfield v SL Air SC Colombo (Bloomfield) 7 Apr 2015 T20
2/11 Bloomfield v Moors Colombo (Bloomfield) 6 Apr 2015 T20
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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Aug 31, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates after dismissing Virat Kohli,  Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, August 31, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates after dismissing Virat Kohli

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Aug 30, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep struck twice in two overs, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 3rd day, August 30, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep struck twice in two overs

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Aug 13, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 13, 2015

Nuwan Pradeep celebrates after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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