Matches (20)
IND v ENG (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (3)
Ranji Trophy (4)
WI 4-Day (4)
NZ v AUS (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana


April 15, 1982, Kegalle


41y 315d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Opening Batter


St. Mary's College, Kegalle

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

Tharanga Paranavitana Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A13012820462011842.77629073.44830--680


List A130-1178952204/254/2547.604.8458.9100
Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana

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Tharanga Paranavitana cuts
Tharanga Paranavitana was bowled in the first over
Tharanga Paranavitana prepares to catch a ball during practice
Junaid Khan dismissed Tharanga Paranavitana
Junaid Khan had Tharanga Paranavitana caught at slip
Tharanga Paranavitana survived the first session