Matches (22)
IND v ENG (1)
PSL 2024 (3)
WPL (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
CWC Play-off (3)
NZ v AUS (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
WI 4-Day (4)
BPL 2024 (2)

Full Name

Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

Born

July 22, 1982, Nittambuwa

Age

41y 219d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

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

Nuwan Kulasekara Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests213835671794484/218/5837.373.0174.3300
ODIs184181826367511995/225/2233.924.9041.5410
T20Is585812311530664/314/3123.187.4518.6200
FC87-1246165852727/27-24.203.1745.81191
List A286-1273298563545/225/2227.844.6435.91220
T20s112111235728681254/124/1222.947.3018.8400

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests212813916414.4893042.040147880
ODIs1841233713277315.43162981.46049539460
T20Is583092153110.23184116.8400147170
FC871142216849518.30--05--350
List A2861876420428416.60262977.6706--720
T20s11256193953110.67329120.06002416390
Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara

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Nuwan Kulasekara and family watch the third ODI in Colombo
Nuwan Kulasekara got felicitated after the final ODI
Nuwan Kulasekara ended his career as Sri Lanka's third-highest ODI wicket-taker among seamers
Nuwan Kulasekara apologizes to Aaron Finch after inadvertently hitting him
Nuwan Kulasekara couldn't hold a swirling catch in the final over
Nuwan Kulasekara claimed Sri Lanka's first wicket